Russell Investments Group Ltd. lifted its position in shares of Amn Healthcare Services Inc (NYSE:AMN) by 52.0% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 283,402 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 96,958 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd.’s holdings in Amn Healthcare Services were worth $16,083,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its position in Amn Healthcare Services by 35.7% during the first quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 3,177 shares of the company’s stock valued at $180,000 after purchasing an additional 836 shares during the last quarter. US Bancorp DE boosted its position in Amn Healthcare Services by 3.1% during the first quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 34,872 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,980,000 after purchasing an additional 1,034 shares during the last quarter. Advisor Group Inc. boosted its position in Amn Healthcare Services by 29.3% during the fourth quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 6,331 shares of the company’s stock valued at $311,000 after purchasing an additional 1,434 shares during the last quarter. Comerica Bank boosted its position in Amn Healthcare Services by 3.1% during the first quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 51,555 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,444,000 after purchasing an additional 1,533 shares during the last quarter. Finally, First National Bank of Omaha boosted its position in Amn Healthcare Services by 0.8% during the first quarter. First National Bank of Omaha now owns 220,099 shares of the company’s stock valued at $12,490,000 after purchasing an additional 1,646 shares during the last quarter.

AMN has been the subject of several recent research reports. Robert W. Baird cut Amn Healthcare Services from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $43.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Friday, May 4th. Zacks Investment Research cut Amn Healthcare Services from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 9th. Credit Suisse Group increased their price target on Amn Healthcare Services from $62.00 to $67.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 10th. ValuEngine cut Amn Healthcare Services from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, May 4th. Finally, SunTrust Banks increased their price target on Amn Healthcare Services to $74.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, April 20th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $62.10.

NYSE:AMN opened at $56.20 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53, a quick ratio of 1.95 and a current ratio of 1.95. The company has a market capitalization of $2.73 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.95, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.35 and a beta of 0.38. Amn Healthcare Services Inc has a 12-month low of $34.85 and a 12-month high of $68.20.

Amn Healthcare Services (NYSE:AMN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 3rd. The company reported $0.81 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $522.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $518.97 million. Amn Healthcare Services had a return on equity of 24.50% and a net margin of 7.11%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.65 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that Amn Healthcare Services Inc will post 3.26 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Amn Healthcare Services news, insider Susan R. Salka sold 31,952 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.63, for a total value of $1,745,537.76. Following the sale, the insider now owns 238,025 shares in the company, valued at $13,003,305.75. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, Director R Jeffrey Harris sold 19,524 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $54.38, for a total value of $1,061,715.12. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 88,189 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,795,717.82. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 55,521 shares of company stock worth $3,044,603 in the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 2.18% of the company’s stock.

About Amn Healthcare Services

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc provides healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Nurse and Allied Solutions, Locum Tenens Solutions, and Other Workforce Solutions. The company offers travel nurse staffing under the American Mobile, Onward Healthcare, Nurses Rx, and O'Grady-Peyton brands; rapid response nurse staffing and labor disruption services, a shorter-term staffing solution under the NurseChoice brand; local, or per diem, staffing for daily shift work or on as-needed basis under the Nursefinders brand; and locum tenens staffing for specialties, clinicians, and dentists on an independent contractor basis on temporary assignments from a few days up to one year under the Staff Care and Locum Leaders brands.

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