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How to buy AMN Healthcare Services stock | $68.44

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AMN Healthcare Services, Inc is a medical care facilities business based in the US. AMN Healthcare Services shares (AMN) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. AMN Healthcare Services employs 3,236 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.3 billion.

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  3. Search for AMN Healthcare Services. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AMN. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until AMN Healthcare Services reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$68.44, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of AMN Healthcare Services, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of AMN Healthcare Services. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

AMN Healthcare Services share price

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AMN Healthcare Services shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-26.
Latest market closeUSD$68.44
52-week rangeUSD$36.65 - USD$89.22
50-day moving average USD$65.3968
200-day moving average USD$57.1529
Wall St. target priceUSD$77.89
PE ratio 37.0535
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.87

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AMN Healthcare Services price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $68.44 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-14) -4.92%
1 month (2020-12-21) -0.03%
3 months (2020-10-21) 3.57%
6 months (2020-07-21) 30.16%
1 year (2020-01-21) 2.15%
2 years (2019-01-18) 9.03%
3 years (2018-01-19) 35.12%
5 years (2016-01-21) 144.25%

Is AMN Healthcare Services under- or over-valued?

Valuing AMN Healthcare Services stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of AMN Healthcare Services's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

AMN Healthcare Services's P/E ratio

AMN Healthcare Services's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 37x. In other words, AMN Healthcare Services shares trade at around 37x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

AMN Healthcare Services's PEG ratio

AMN Healthcare Services's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.8174. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into AMN Healthcare Services's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

AMN Healthcare Services's EBITDA

AMN Healthcare Services's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$268.4 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a AMN Healthcare Services's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

AMN Healthcare Services financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.72%
Gross profit TTM USD$743.5 million
Return on assets TTM 5.39%
Return on equity TTM 11.75%
Profit margin 3.78%
Book value $17.176
Market capitalisation USD$3.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting AMN Healthcare Services shares

There are currently 1.3 million AMN Healthcare Services shares held short by investors – that's known as AMN Healthcare Services's "short interest". This figure is 0.5% down from 1.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting AMN Healthcare Services shares can be evaluated.

AMN Healthcare Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

AMN Healthcare Services's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of AMN Healthcare Services shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of AMN Healthcare Services shares traded daily (recently around 347133.24099723). AMN Healthcare Services's SIR currently stands at 3.61. In other words for every 100,000 AMN Healthcare Services shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3610 shares are currently held short.

However AMN Healthcare Services's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of AMN Healthcare Services shares, or, against the total number of tradable AMN Healthcare Services shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case AMN Healthcare Services's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 AMN Healthcare Services shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.037% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable AMN Healthcare Services shares, roughly 37 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against AMN Healthcare Services.

Find out more about how you can short AMN Healthcare Services stock.

AMN Healthcare Services share dividends

We're not expecting AMN Healthcare Services to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

AMN Healthcare Services share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, AMN Healthcare Services's shares have ranged in value from as little as $36.65 up to $89.22. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AMN.US volatility(beta: 0.5)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while AMN Healthcare Services's is 0.5008. This would suggest that AMN Healthcare Services's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

AMN Healthcare Services overview

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. provides healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services to hospitals and healthcare facilities in the United States. It operates through three segments: Nurse and Allied Solutions, Locum Tenens Solutions, and Other Workforce Solutions. It offers travel nurse staffing under the American Mobile, Onward Healthcare, Nurses Rx, Advanced, and O'Grady-Peyton brands; nurse staffing and labor disruption services, a staffing solution under the NurseChoice and HealthSource Global Staffing brands; local, or per diem, staffing for daily shift work under the Nursefinders brand; and locum tenens staffing for specialties, clinicians, and dentists on an independent contractor basis on temporary assignments under the Staff Care and Locum Leaders brands. It also provides allied staffing services, such as skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation clinics, and retail and mail-order pharmacies under the Med Travelers and Club Staffing brands; physician permanent placement services to hospitals, healthcare facilities, and physician practice groups under the Merritt Hawkins brand, as well as physician executive leadership search services under the B.E. Smith brand; and executive and clinical leadership interim staffing, healthcare executive search, and advisory services. In addition, it offers managed services programs; vendor management systems, including ShiftWise and Medefis technologies; recruitment process outsourcing for permanent hiring needs; workforce optimization services comprising consulting, data analytics, predictive modeling, and SaaS-based scheduling technology under the Smart Square brand; medical coding, clinical documentation improvement, case management, clinical data registry, and auditing and advisory services; digital staffing services; flex pool management; and credentialing software solutions to clinicians and healthcare enterprises. AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is based in Dallas, Taxas.

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