Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact AMN Healthcare Services (AMN) Share Price

News stories about AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AMN) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public 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 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 47.0744121045881 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

AMN has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered AMN Healthcare Services from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 19th. ValuEngine lowered AMN Healthcare Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company initiated coverage on AMN Healthcare Services in a research note on Tuesday, June 27th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $45.00 price objective on the stock. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $45.50.

AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AMN) traded down 1.22% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $36.50. The stock had a trading volume of 537,174 shares. AMN Healthcare Services has a 52 week low of $26.00 and a 52 week high of $43.85. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $37.44 and its 200 day moving average price is $38.56. The company has a market capitalization of $1.75 billion, a PE ratio of 15.40 and a beta of 0.56.

AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AMN) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $489.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $489.79 million. AMN Healthcare Services had a return on equity of 26.83% and a net margin of 6.01%. The company’s revenue was up 3.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.61 EPS. On average, analysts expect that AMN Healthcare Services will post $3.12 EPS for the current year.

In related news, Director Mark G. Foletta sold 1,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.71, for a total transaction of $55,065.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 6,025 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $221,177.75. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Company insiders own 2.49% of the company’s stock.

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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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