News coverage about Cross Country Healthcare (NASDAQ:CCRN) has been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Cross Country Healthcare earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 45.091466137513 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.

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Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $18.00 target price on shares of Cross Country Healthcare in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. TheStreet cut shares of Cross Country Healthcare from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. BidaskClub raised shares of Cross Country Healthcare from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, December 30th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Cross Country Healthcare from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group began coverage on shares of Cross Country Healthcare in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $13.00 price objective for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $15.29.

Cross Country Healthcare (NASDAQ CCRN) opened at $14.19 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 2.14, a current ratio of 2.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46. The stock has a market cap of $519.49, a P/E ratio of 22.25, a P/E/G ratio of 1.89 and a beta of 0.75. Cross Country Healthcare has a 1-year low of $11.07 and a 1-year high of $16.38.

Cross Country Healthcare (NASDAQ:CCRN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The business services provider reported $0.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.18 by $0.05. Cross Country Healthcare had a net margin of 0.19% and a return on equity of 11.69%. The company had revenue of $228.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $228.97 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.24 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 6.3% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that Cross Country Healthcare will post 0.64 EPS for the current year.

In other Cross Country Healthcare news, General Counsel Susan E. Ball sold 25,000 shares of Cross Country Healthcare stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.19, for a total transaction of $354,750.00. Following the transaction, the general counsel now owns 126,921 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,801,008.99. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Thomas C. Dircks bought 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 6th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $11.77 per share, for a total transaction of $117,700.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 104,571 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,230,800.67. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 3.90% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Cross Country Healthcare Company Profile

Cross Country Healthcare, Inc is engaged in providing healthcare recruiting, staffing, recruiting and workforce solutions. The Company operates in three segments: Nurse and Allied Staffing, Physician Staffing and Other Human Capital Management Services. The Nurse and Allied Staffing segment provides traditional staffing, including temporary and permanent placement of travel nurses and allied professionals, and branch-based local nurses and allied staffing.

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