Amedisys Inc (AMED) Earns “Buy” Rating from Craig Hallum

Craig Hallum reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Amedisys Inc (NASDAQ:AMED) in a report published on Thursday morning, The Fly reports. Craig Hallum currently has a $68.00 price target on the health services provider’s stock, up from their prior price target of $55.00.

Other equities analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reissued a buy rating and set a $60.00 price target on shares of Amedisys in a research report on Friday, September 15th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a buy rating and set a $60.00 price target on shares of Amedisys in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $60.00 price objective on shares of Amedisys in a research report on Monday, October 9th. BidaskClub cut shares of Amedisys from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, Mizuho reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $65.00 price objective (up from $55.00) on shares of Amedisys in a research report on Wednesday. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $61.00.

Shares of Amedisys (AMED) traded down $0.14 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $56.25. 310,900 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 485,523. The company has a market capitalization of $1,908.96, a PE ratio of 26.91, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.37 and a beta of 0.68. Amedisys has a 52 week low of $38.00 and a 52 week high of $65.91. The company has a current ratio of 1.33, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16.

Amedisys (NASDAQ:AMED) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The health services provider reported $0.56 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.54 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $380.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $384.59 million. Amedisys had a net margin of 2.88% and a return on equity of 14.68%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 5.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.36 earnings per share. analysts forecast that Amedisys will post 2.22 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Riverhead Capital Management LLC increased its stake in Amedisys by 75.5% in the 2nd quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 1,931 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $121,000 after buying an additional 831 shares during the last quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA increased its stake in Amedisys by 2.3% in the 2nd quarter. Federated Investors Inc. PA now owns 1,929 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $122,000 after buying an additional 44 shares during the last quarter. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new stake in Amedisys in the 3rd quarter valued at $205,000. CIBC Asset Management Inc acquired a new stake in Amedisys in the 2nd quarter valued at $230,000. Finally, SG Americas Securities LLC increased its stake in Amedisys by 48.7% in the 2nd quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 3,743 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $235,000 after buying an additional 1,226 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 96.36% of the company’s stock.

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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