Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact AMN Healthcare Services (AMN) Stock Price

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Media coverage about AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AMN) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AMN Healthcare Services earned a daily sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.4883698345321 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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AMN has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. SunTrust Banks increased their target price on AMN Healthcare Services to $74.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, April 20th. Lake Street Capital increased their target price on AMN Healthcare Services to $70.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 10th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded AMN Healthcare Services from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 12th. BMO Capital Markets increased their target price on AMN Healthcare Services from $59.00 to $64.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, March 22nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded AMN Healthcare Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, May 4th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $62.10.

NYSE AMN opened at $60.80 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53, a quick ratio of 1.95 and a current ratio of 1.95. AMN Healthcare Services has a 52 week low of $34.85 and a 52 week high of $68.20. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.93 billion, a PE ratio of 23.75, a P/E/G ratio of 1.45 and a beta of 0.38.

AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AMN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 3rd. The company reported $0.81 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.02. AMN Healthcare Services had a return on equity of 24.50% and a net margin of 7.11%. The firm had revenue of $522.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $518.97 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.65 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that AMN Healthcare Services will post 3.26 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, Director R Jeffrey Harris sold 19,524 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.38, for a total value of $1,061,715.12. Following the transaction, the director now owns 88,189 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,795,717.82. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Susan R. Salka sold 31,952 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.63, for a total value of $1,745,537.76. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 238,025 shares in the company, valued at approximately $13,003,305.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 88,021 shares of company stock worth $4,959,053 in the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 2.18% of the company’s stock.

AMN Healthcare Services Company Profile

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc provides healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Nurse and Allied Solutions, Locum Tenens Solutions, and Other Workforce Solutions. The company offers travel nurse staffing under the American Mobile, Onward Healthcare, Nurses Rx, and O'Grady-Peyton brands; rapid response nurse staffing and labor disruption services, a shorter-term staffing solution under the NurseChoice brand; local, or per diem, staffing for daily shift work or on as-needed basis under the Nursefinders brand; and locum tenens staffing for specialties, clinicians, and dentists on an independent contractor basis on temporary assignments from a few days up to one year under the Staff Care and Locum Leaders brands.

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