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NASDAQ:AMED

Amedisys - AMED Stock Forecast, Price & News

$122.45
+0.12 (+0.10%)
(As of 08/11/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$121.30
$124.85
50-Day Range
$105.12
$131.14
52-Week Range
$101.61
$188.88
Volume
215,004 shs
Average Volume
373,178 shs
Market Capitalization
$3.97 billion
P/E Ratio
28.54
Dividend Yield
N/A
Price Target
$158.53

Amedisys MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.50 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
29.5% Upside
$158.53 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
5.36% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
N/A
Sustainability
-0.61
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.14mentions of Amedisys in the last 14 days
Based on 12 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$64,055 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
11.42%
From $5.34 to $5.95 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

3.05 out of 5 stars

Medical Sector

18th out of 1,112 stocks

Home Health Care Services Industry

1st out of 9 stocks

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About Amedisys (NASDAQ:AMED) Stock

Amedisys, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides healthcare services in the United States. It operates through three segments: Home Health, Hospice, Personal Care, and High Acuity 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; rehabilitation therapists specialized in physical, speech, and occupational therapy; and social workers and aides for assisting its patients. The Hospice segment offers services that is designed to provide comfort and support for those who are dealing with a terminal illness, including cancer, heart disease, pulmonary disease, or Alzheimer's. The Personal Care segment provides assistance for patients with the activities of daily living. The High Acuity Care offers essential elements of inpatient hospital, skilled nursing facility care and palliative care to patients in their homes. As of December 31, 2021, the company owned and operated 331 home health care centers, 175 hospice care centers, and 14 personal-care, and 8 high acuity care centers in 38 states within the United States and the District of Columbia. Amedisys, Inc. was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

A number of analysts have weighed in on AMED shares. Stephens lowered their price target on Amedisys from $155.00 to $125.00 and set an "equal weight" rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, June 21st. Stifel Nicolaus started coverage on Amedisys in a research report on Tuesday, June 28th. They issued a "hold" rating and a $128.00 price target on the stock. Bank of America cut Amedisys from a "neutral" rating to an "underperform" rating and lowered their price target for the company from $145.00 to $102.00 in a research report on Tuesday, June 21st. SVB Leerink lowered their price target on Amedisys from $117.00 to $107.00 and set a "market perform" rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, June 21st. Finally, Oppenheimer decreased their target price on Amedisys from $200.00 to $175.00 in a report on Friday, July 29th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat, the stock presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $158.53.

Amedisys Trading Up 2.4 %

Shares of AMED opened at $122.33 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.92, a current ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43. Amedisys has a 12-month low of $101.61 and a 12-month high of $193.86. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.97 billion, a PE ratio of 28.52, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.32 and a beta of 0.95. The stock's fifty day simple moving average is $118.70 and its 200-day simple moving average is $134.39.

Amedisys (NASDAQ:AMED - Get Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 27th. The health services provider reported $1.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.23 by $0.24. Amedisys had a return on equity of 17.81% and a net margin of 6.33%. The business had revenue of $557.89 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $583.12 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.69 earnings per share. The firm's revenue for the quarter was down 1.1% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, research analysts predict that Amedisys will post 5.34 earnings per share for the current year.

Insider Activity

In other Amedisys news, insider Denise M. Bohnert sold 557 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, June 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $115.00, for a total value of $64,055.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 11,850 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,362,750. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. 2.10% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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AMED Stock News Headlines

Amedisys (NASDAQ:AMED) Stock Rating Lowered by UBS Group
Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMED) Short Interest Up 24.6% in July
Amedisys (NASDAQ:AMED) Price Target Cut to $175.00
Amedisys (NASDAQ:AMED) PT Lowered to $165.00
Amedisys (NASDAQ:AMED) Shares Gap Down on Analyst Downgrade
Amedisys: Q2 Earnings Snapshot - Greenwich Time
Amedisys (AMED) Q2 Earnings Beat Estimates
Amedisys (AMED) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Wednesday
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AMED Company Calendar

Last Earnings
7/27/2022
Today
8/11/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
11/01/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Home health care services
Sub-Industry
Health Care Services
Sector
Medical
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:AMED
CUSIP
02343610
Employees
21,000
Year Founded
1982

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$158.53
High Stock Price Forecast
$213.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$95.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+29.5%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.50
Research Coverage
16 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$209.07 million
Pretax Margin
8.44%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$2.21 billion
Cash Flow
$8.43 per share
Book Value
$32.03 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
31,762,000
Market Cap
$3.97 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.95

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AMED Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Amedisys stock right now?

16 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Amedisys in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 4 hold ratings and 10 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" AMED shares.
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What is Amedisys' stock price forecast for 2022?

16 brokers have issued 1-year price objectives for Amedisys' stock. Their AMED share price forecasts range from $95.00 to $213.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $158.53 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 29.1% from the stock's current price.
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How have AMED shares performed in 2022?

Amedisys' stock was trading at $161.88 at the beginning of the year. Since then, AMED shares have decreased by 24.1% and is now trading at $122.80.
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When is Amedisys' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, November 1st 2022.
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How were Amedisys' earnings last quarter?

Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMED) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July, 27th. The health services provider reported $1.47 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.23 by $0.24. The health services provider earned $557.89 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $583.12 million. Amedisys had a net margin of 6.33% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 17.81%. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 1.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.69 EPS.

How will Amedisys' stock buyback program work?

Amedisys announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase plan on Wednesday, August 4th 2021, which permits the company to buyback $100,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to buy up to 1.2% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

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

Amedisys issued an update on its FY 2022 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 4th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $5.23-$5.45 for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.30. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.29 billion-$2.31 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.35 billion.

What is Paul B. Kusserow's approval rating as Amedisys' CEO?

478 employees have rated Amedisys Chief Executive Officer Paul B. Kusserow on Glassdoor.com. Paul B. Kusserow has an approval rating of 79% among the company's employees. 60.0% of employees surveyed would recommend working at Amedisys to a friend.

What other stocks do shareholders of Amedisys own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Amedisys investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Alibaba Group (BABA), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Pfizer (PFE), Adobe (ADBE), Intel (INTC), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Broadcom (AVGO), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Home Depot (HD).

What is Amedisys' stock symbol?

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

Who are Amedisys' major shareholders?

Amedisys' stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include JPMorgan Chase & Co. (5.20%), Riverbridge Partners LLC (5.15%), Mackenzie Financial Corp (3.10%), Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (1.33%), Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC (1.21%) and Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.95%). Insiders that own company stock include Bruce D Perkins, Bruce D Perkins, Christopher Gerard, David L Kemmerly, David L Kemmerly, Denise M Bohnert, Donald A Washburn, Jake L Netterville, Jeffrey A Rideout, Julie D Klapstein, Michael Paul North, Richard A Lechleiter, Scott G Ginn, Sharon Brunecz, Teresa L Kline and Vickie L Capps.
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How do I buy shares of Amedisys?

Shares of AMED stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Amedisys' stock price today?

One share of AMED stock can currently be purchased for approximately $122.80.

How much money does Amedisys make?

Amedisys (NASDAQ:AMED) has a market capitalization of $3.98 billion and generates $2.21 billion in revenue each year. The health services provider earns $209.07 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.29 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Amedisys have?

The company employs 21,000 workers across the globe.

When was Amedisys founded?

Amedisys was founded in 1982.

How can I contact Amedisys?

Amedisys' mailing address is 3854 AMERICAN WAY SUITE A, BATON ROUGE LA, 70816. The official website for the company is www.amedisys.com. The health services provider can be reached via phone at (225) 292-2031, via email at ir@amedisys.com, or via fax at 225-292-8163.

This page (NASDAQ:AMED) was last updated on 8/11/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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