AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (NYSE:AMN) insider Denise L. Jackson sold 5,014 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $62.18, for a total transaction of $311,770.52. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 20,152 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,253,051.36. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Shares of NYSE:AMN traded down $0.55 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $62.52. The stock had a trading volume of 7,130 shares, compared to its average volume of 227,156. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.00, a quick ratio of 1.47 and a current ratio of 1.47. The company has a market cap of $2.95 billion, a PE ratio of 19.01, a P/E/G ratio of 1.53 and a beta of 0.82. AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. has a 12-month low of $45.04 and a 12-month high of $65.81. The company’s 50 day moving average is $60.88 and its 200-day moving average is $57.40.

AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AMN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 31st. The company reported $0.81 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.73 by $0.08. The business had revenue of $567.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $562.69 million. AMN Healthcare Services had a net margin of 5.64% and a return on equity of 22.47%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 7.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.84 EPS. On average, equities research analysts predict that AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. will post 3.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Financial Advantage Inc. purchased a new stake in AMN Healthcare Services in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $27,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. purchased a new stake in AMN Healthcare Services in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $119,000. SG Americas Securities LLC purchased a new stake in AMN Healthcare Services in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $120,000. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc purchased a new stake in AMN Healthcare Services in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $141,000. Finally, ETF Managers Group LLC lifted its position in AMN Healthcare Services by 55.2% in the 2nd quarter. ETF Managers Group LLC now owns 3,915 shares of the company’s stock worth $210,000 after buying an additional 1,393 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 99.34% of the company’s stock.

AMN has been the subject of several research analyst reports. ValuEngine downgraded shares of AMN Healthcare Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, December 16th. Benchmark upped their price target on shares of AMN Healthcare Services from $65.00 to $68.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 19th. Finally, William Blair restated an “outperform” rating on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a research report on Friday, September 20th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. AMN Healthcare Services currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $68.00.

About AMN Healthcare Services

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc provides healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services to healthcare facilities 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; 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 under the Staff Care and Locum Leaders brands.

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