AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (NYSE:AMN) shares reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $51.95 and last traded at $51.30, with a volume of 343400 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $50.90.

AMN has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised AMN Healthcare Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 price target for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $54.00 price target on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a report on Monday, January 22nd. Benchmark reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 price objective (up from $52.00) on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a research report on Monday, January 8th. ValuEngine upgraded AMN Healthcare Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Finally, SunTrust Banks reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $58.00 price objective on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a research report on Friday, December 8th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $51.67.

The company has a quick ratio of 1.81, a current ratio of 1.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,570.00, a PE ratio of 22.54 and a beta of 0.47.

AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AMN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.63 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $494.41 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $493.89 million. AMN Healthcare Services had a return on equity of 25.55% and a net margin of 5.99%. The company’s revenue was up 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.62 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. will post 2.57 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, Director Mark G. Foletta sold 2,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.03, for a total transaction of $117,575.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 3,525 shares in the company, valued at approximately $165,780.75. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, insider Ralph Henderson sold 8,219 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, January 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.00, for a total value of $427,388.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 30,052 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,562,704. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 239,459 shares of company stock valued at $11,234,999. Corporate insiders own 2.49% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of AMN. Riverhead Capital Management LLC grew its position in shares of AMN Healthcare Services by 85.2% during the 2nd quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 2,963 shares of the company’s stock worth $116,000 after buying an additional 1,363 shares during the period. Creative Planning acquired a new position in shares of AMN Healthcare Services during the 4th quarter worth about $209,000. Jaffetilchin Investment Partners LLC acquired a new position in shares of AMN Healthcare Services during the 3rd quarter worth about $217,000. Pinebridge Investments L.P. grew its position in shares of AMN Healthcare Services by 1.4% during the 2nd quarter. Pinebridge Investments L.P. now owns 6,312 shares of the company’s stock worth $246,000 after buying an additional 87 shares during the period. Finally, Amalgamated Bank grew its position in shares of AMN Healthcare Services by 4.5% during the 2nd quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 6,547 shares of the company’s stock worth $256,000 after buying an additional 284 shares during the period.

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About AMN Healthcare Services

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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