News stories about AMN Healthcare Services (NYSE:AMN) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. AMN Healthcare Services earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 45.3562309317545 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on AMN shares. Wells Fargo & Company started coverage on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a report on Tuesday, June 27th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $45.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of AMN Healthcare Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $44.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of AMN Healthcare Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, August 12th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 price objective on shares of AMN Healthcare Services in a report on Friday, September 1st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. AMN Healthcare Services has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $46.00.

AMN Healthcare Services (AMN) traded up 0.282% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $44.525. 114,723 shares of the company were exchanged. AMN Healthcare Services has a 12-month low of $26.00 and a 12-month high of $46.60. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.13 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.787 and a beta of 0.45. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $39.62 and its 200-day moving average price is $38.60.

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

In other AMN Healthcare Services news, insider Ralph Henderson sold 6,906 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $46.00, for a total value of $317,676.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 31,772 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,461,512. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. 2.49% of the stock is 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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