AMN Healthcare Services (AMN) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Shows

Media stories about AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AMN) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. AMN Healthcare Services earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.8215533875585 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE AMN) opened at $53.90 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,570.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.65 and a beta of 0.51. AMN Healthcare Services has a 1-year low of $34.71 and a 1-year high of $55.65. The company has a current ratio of 1.81, a quick ratio of 1.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on AMN shares. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $56.00 price objective on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a report on Thursday, December 7th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price objective (up from $47.00) on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a report on Sunday, November 12th. ValuEngine raised AMN Healthcare Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 price objective on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a report on Friday, December 8th. Finally, Robert W. Baird lifted their price objective on AMN Healthcare Services from $41.00 to $43.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $53.10.

In other AMN Healthcare Services news, CFO Brian M. Scott sold 6,366 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, February 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.15, for a total transaction of $351,084.90. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 62,987 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,473,733.05. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, CFO Brian M. Scott sold 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.19, for a total value of $1,003,800.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 56,916 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,856,614.04. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 169,588 shares of company stock valued at $8,492,501 in the last three months. 2.49% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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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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