Analyst Ratings for AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (AHS)Updated: 2016-10-25
Many analysts weighed in on price targets for AHS. The maximum price target given was 54, implying a possible profit of 61.39 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 18, implying potential capital losses of -46.2 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.
Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -1.79 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.65 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.68 percent in FY estimates.
Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.
Analysts estimate earnings of AHS to grow at a rate of 6.52 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of AHS is 2.38.
In the trailing 52-weeks, AHS hit 44.99 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 21.24. Today's price is 57.53 percent above the 52-week low, and 25.63 percent below the high. AHS has a price/earnings ratio of 15.51. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The AHS value stock report compares AHS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.62 billion. AHS is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 2016-11-03, days from today.