Robert W. Baird reaffirmed their hold rating on shares of Amedisys Inc (NASDAQ:AMED) in a research report released on Wednesday. The firm currently has a $50.00 target price on the health services provider’s stock.

A number of other research analysts have also issued reports on AMED. BidaskClub lowered Amedisys from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Saturday, August 5th. Bank of America Corporation assumed coverage on Amedisys in a report on Monday, August 21st. They issued a neutral rating and a $55.00 target price for the company. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reiterated a buy rating and issued a $60.00 target price on shares of Amedisys in a report on Friday, September 15th. Finally, Mizuho lowered Amedisys from a buy rating to a neutral rating and set a $50.00 target price for the company. in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Amedisys presently has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $55.44.

Shares of Amedisys (NASDAQ AMED) traded down 0.06% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $53.47. The company had a trading volume of 230,414 shares. Amedisys has a 12 month low of $34.58 and a 12 month high of $65.91. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.81 billion, a PE ratio of 45.70 and a beta of 0.87. The company has a 50-day moving average of $51.90 and a 200 day moving average of $55.18.

Amedisys (NASDAQ:AMED) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The health services provider reported $0.62 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.12. The firm had revenue of $378.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $380.80 million. Amedisys had a return on equity of 13.71% and a net margin of 2.70%. Amedisys’s revenue was up 5.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.42 earnings per share. On average, analysts expect that Amedisys will post $2.21 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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In other Amedisys news, insider David B. Pearce sold 1,000 shares of Amedisys stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.00, for a total transaction of $50,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 10,488 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $524,400. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Bruce D. Perkins purchased 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 3rd. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $46.60 per share, with a total value of $93,200.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 15,825 shares in the company, valued at $737,445. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 2.00% of the stock is owned by insiders.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in AMED. Riverhead Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in Amedisys by 75.5% during the 2nd quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 1,931 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $121,000 after buying an additional 831 shares during the last quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA lifted its holdings in Amedisys by 2.3% during the 2nd quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 1,929 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $122,000 after buying an additional 44 shares during the last quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. purchased a new stake in Amedisys during the 1st quarter worth about $123,000. CIBC Asset Management Inc purchased a new stake in Amedisys during the 2nd quarter worth about $230,000. Finally, SG Americas Securities LLC lifted its holdings in Amedisys by 48.7% during the 2nd quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 3,743 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $235,000 after buying an additional 1,226 shares during the last quarter. 96.55% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Amedisys Company Profile

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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