NASDAQ:AMED - Amedisys Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$116.86 -0.36 (-0.31 %)
(As of 11/13/2018 02:01 PM ET)
Previous Close$117.22
Today's Range$116.22 - $118.40
52-Week Range$49.80 - $127.38
Volume7,839 shs
Average Volume652,031 shs
Market Capitalization$3.84 billion
P/E Ratio52.87
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.22
Amedisys, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides healthcare services in the United States. It operates through three segments: Home Health, Hospice, and Personal Care. The Home Health segment offers a range of services in the homes of individuals for the recovery of patients from surgery, chronic disability, or terminal illness, as well as prevents avoidable hospital readmissions through its skilled nurses, physical and speech therapists, occupational therapists, and aides for its patients to complete their important personal tasks. The Hospice segment offers care that is designed to provide comfort and support for those who are dealing with a terminal illness, including heart disease, pulmonary disease, Alzheimer's, HIV/AIDS, and cancer. The Personal Care segment provides assistance for patients with the activities of daily living. As of February 27, 2018, the company owned and operated 421 care centers in 34 states. Amedisys, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Home health care services
Sub-IndustryHealth Care Services
SectorMedical
Current SymbolNASDAQ:AMED
Previous Symbol
CUSIP02343610
Phone225-292-2031

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.12
Current Ratio1.06
Quick Ratio1.06

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio52.87
Forward P/E Ratio32.64
P/E Growth1.79

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.53 billion
Price / Sales2.43
Cash Flow$2.6797 per share
Price / Cash43.61
Book Value$15.22 per share
Price / Book7.68

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.21
Net Income$30.30 million
Net Margins5.39%
Return on Equity23.27%
Return on Assets14.26%

Miscellaneous

Employees17,900
Outstanding Shares31,890,000
Market Cap$3.84 billion
OptionableOptionable

Amedisys (NASDAQ:AMED) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Amedisys' stock symbol?

Amedisys trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "AMED."

How were Amedisys' earnings last quarter?

Amedisys Inc (NASDAQ:AMED) announced its earnings results on Monday, October, 29th. The health services provider reported $0.95 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.77 by $0.18. The health services provider earned $417.34 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $411.05 million. Amedisys had a net margin of 5.39% and a return on equity of 23.27%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 11.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.56 EPS. View Amedisys' Earnings History.

When is Amedisys' next earnings date?

Amedisys is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February 26th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Amedisys.

What guidance has Amedisys issued on next quarter's earnings?

Amedisys issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Monday, October, 29th. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.54-3.60 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.40. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.65-1.67 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.65 billion.Amedisys also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $3.54-3.60 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for AMED?

12 brokers have issued 1-year price targets for Amedisys' shares. Their predictions range from $63.00 to $139.00. On average, they expect Amedisys' stock price to reach $107.8182 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 8.1%. View Analyst Price Targets for Amedisys.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Amedisys?

12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Amedisys in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Amedisys.

Has Amedisys been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about AMED stock have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, InfoTrie reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Amedisys earned a media sentiment score of 0.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the health services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future.

Are investors shorting Amedisys?

Amedisys saw a drop in short interest in October. As of October 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,258,473 shares, a drop of 38.3% from the September 28th total of 2,038,701 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 410,952 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.1 days. Currently, 4.0% of the company's stock are short sold. View Amedisys' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Amedisys' key competitors?

Who are Amedisys' key executives?

Amedisys' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Paul Berthold Kusserow, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 57)
  • Mr. Scott G. Ginn, Chief Financial Officer (Age 49)
  • Mr. Christopher T. Gerard, Chief Operating Officer (Age 51)
  • Mr. Michael P. North, Chief Information Officer (Age 53)
  • Mr. Pete Hartley, CTO & Sr. VP of Bus. Operations Systems

Who are Amedisys' major shareholders?

Amedisys' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (15.65%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.33%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (2.93%), Acadian Asset Management LLC (1.91%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (1.78%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.69%). Company insiders that own Amedisys stock include Bruce D Perkins, David B Pearce, David L Kemmerly, Jake L Netterville, Jeffrey A Rideout, Kkr Credit Advisors (Us) Llc, Lawrence R Pernosky, Michael Paul North and Scott G Ginn. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Amedisys.

Which institutional investors are selling Amedisys stock?

AMED stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including American Century Companies Inc., Wells Fargo & Company MN, BlackRock Inc., FMR LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, DNB Asset Management AS, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Moody Aldrich Partners LLC. Company insiders that have sold Amedisys company stock in the last year include David B Pearce, David L Kemmerly, Jake L Netterville, Jeffrey A Rideout, Kkr Credit Advisors (Us) Llc, Michael Paul North and Scott G Ginn. View Insider Buying and Selling for Amedisys.

Which institutional investors are buying Amedisys stock?

AMED stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Acadian Asset Management LLC, Alliancebernstein L.P., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd, Engineers Gate Manager LP and AXA. View Insider Buying and Selling for Amedisys.

How do I buy shares of Amedisys?

Shares of AMED can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Amedisys' stock price today?

One share of AMED stock can currently be purchased for approximately $117.34.

How big of a company is Amedisys?

Amedisys has a market capitalization of $3.84 billion and generates $1.53 billion in revenue each year. The health services provider earns $30.30 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.21 on an earnings per share basis. Amedisys employs 17,900 workers across the globe.

What is Amedisys' official website?

The official website for Amedisys is http://www.amedisys.com.

How can I contact Amedisys?

Amedisys' mailing address is 3854 AMERICAN WAY SUITE A, BATON ROUGE LA, 70816. The health services provider can be reached via phone at 225-292-2031 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Amedisys (NASDAQ AMED)

Community Ranking:  1.9 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  269 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  435 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  704
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Amedisys and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe AMED will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe AMED will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 11/13/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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