Amedisys Inc (AMED) Price Target Increased to $60.00 by Analysts at Robert W. Baird

Amedisys Inc (NASDAQ:AMED) had its target price boosted by Robert W. Baird from $50.00 to $60.00 in a research note published on Friday morning. They currently have a neutral rating on the health services provider’s stock.

AMED has been the topic of several other research reports. Mizuho upgraded shares of Amedisys from a neutral rating to a buy rating and boosted their price target for the company from $55.00 to $65.00 in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Benchmark Co. upgraded shares of Amedisys from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $56.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Amedisys from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a buy rating and set a $60.00 price target on shares of Amedisys in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. reiterated a buy rating and set a $60.00 price target on shares of Amedisys in a research report on Monday, October 9th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $61.00.

Amedisys (AMED) traded down $0.14 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $56.25. 310,900 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 485,523. Amedisys has a 12-month low of $38.00 and a 12-month high of $65.91. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,908.96, a PE ratio of 26.91, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.37 and a beta of 0.68. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16, a current ratio of 1.33 and a quick ratio of 1.21.

Amedisys (NASDAQ:AMED) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 7th. The health services provider reported $0.56 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.54 by $0.02. Amedisys had a net margin of 2.88% and a return on equity of 14.68%. The firm had revenue of $380.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $384.59 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.36 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.1% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that Amedisys will post 2.22 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in AMED. American Century Companies Inc. grew its holdings in Amedisys by 41.4% in the third quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 1,671,680 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $93,547,000 after purchasing an additional 489,220 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its holdings in Amedisys by 29.7% in the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 1,484,041 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $83,048,000 after purchasing an additional 339,825 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. grew its holdings in Amedisys by 662.7% in the second quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 276,808 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $17,387,000 after purchasing an additional 240,513 shares during the period. Balyasny Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in Amedisys in the second quarter worth about $7,736,000. Finally, TimesSquare Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in Amedisys by 15.7% in the second quarter. TimesSquare Capital Management LLC now owns 731,670 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $45,956,000 after purchasing an additional 99,380 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 96.36% of the company’s stock.

About Amedisys

Amedisys, Inc is a healthcare services company. The Company’s segments are Home Health, Hospice, Personal Care and Other. The Company is a provider of home health, hospice and personal care services. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned and operated 327 Medicare-certified home healthcare centers, 79 Medicare-certified hospice care centers and 14 personal-care care centers in 34 states within the United States and the District of Columbia.

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