AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AMN)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reissued by research analysts at Benchmark in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, Marketbeat reports. They presently have a $60.00 price objective on the stock, up from their prior price objective of $52.00. Benchmark’s target price indicates a potential upside of 21.83% from the company’s previous close.

Several other analysts have also recently weighed in on AMN. ValuEngine raised shares of AMN Healthcare Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of AMN Healthcare Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. KeyCorp assumed coverage on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a research note on Friday, November 17th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $50.00 price objective on the stock. SunTrust Banks reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $58.00 price objective on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a research note on Friday, December 8th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $48.00 price objective (up previously from $47.00) on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a research note on Sunday, November 12th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $51.00.

Shares of AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AMN) opened at $49.25 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $2,360.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.69 and a beta of 0.47. AMN Healthcare Services has a one year low of $33.61 and a one year high of $51.75. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60, a quick ratio of 1.81 and a current ratio of 1.81.

AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AMN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.63 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.03. AMN Healthcare Services had a net margin of 5.99% and a return on equity of 25.55%. The company had revenue of $494.41 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $493.89 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.62 earnings per share. AMN Healthcare Services’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect that AMN Healthcare Services will post 2.56 EPS for the current year.

In related news, insider Susan R. Salka sold 74,456 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.86, for a total value of $3,116,728.16. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 256,561 shares in the company, valued at $10,739,643.46. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director Paul E. Weaver sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.27, for a total transaction of $502,700.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 37,226 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,871,351.02. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 136,021 shares of company stock worth $6,108,554. 2.49% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Copper Rock Capital Partners LLC lifted its holdings in AMN Healthcare Services by 3.6% in the fourth quarter. Copper Rock Capital Partners LLC now owns 757,574 shares of the company’s stock valued at $37,614,000 after buying an additional 26,252 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio lifted its holdings in AMN Healthcare Services by 14.1% in the third quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 94,137 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,302,000 after buying an additional 11,653 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System lifted its holdings in AMN Healthcare Services by 46.1% in the third quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 22,347 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,021,000 after buying an additional 7,047 shares during the period. Simcoe Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in AMN Healthcare Services by 12.2% in the third quarter. Simcoe Capital Management LLC now owns 570,704 shares of the company’s stock valued at $26,081,000 after buying an additional 62,120 shares during the period. Finally, Stifel Financial Corp lifted its holdings in AMN Healthcare Services by 8.1% in the third quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 346,409 shares of the company’s stock valued at $15,816,000 after buying an additional 25,956 shares during the period.

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AMN Healthcare Services Company Profile

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc provides healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services at acute and sub-acute care hospitals and other healthcare facilities throughout the United States. The Company’s segments include nurse and allied solutions, locum tenens solutions and other workforce solutions.

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