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How to buy Amedisys (AMED) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Amedisys stocks.

Amedisys is a medical care facilities business based in the US. Amedisys stocks (AMED.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $270.32 – a decrease of 1.44% over the previous week. Amedisys employs 21,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.2 billion.

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Is it a good time to buy Amedisys stock?

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How has Coronavirus impacted Amedisys's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Amedisys's stock price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $146.79, which is 24.35% down on its pre-crash value of $194.03 and 10.41% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $132.9495.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Amedisys stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $938.56 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $819.09.

Amedisys stock price (NASDAQ:AMED)

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Amedisys shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-10.
Latest market close$146.79
52-week range$133.62 - $325.12
50-day moving average $162.92
200-day moving average $209.84
Wall St. target price$204.07
PE ratio 22.3686
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $6.66

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Amedisys price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $146.79 from 2022-01-14

1 week (2022-01-05) N/A
1 month (2021-12-16) -3.62%
3 months (2021-10-12) N/A
6 months (2021-07-16) -43.20%
1 year (2021-01-15) -50.05%
2 years (2020-01-16) -19.04%
3 years (2019-01-16) 16.04%
5 years (2017-01-13) 233.77%

Is Amedisys under- or over-valued?

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

Amedisys's P/E ratio

Amedisys's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 22x. In other words, Amedisys shares trade at around 22x recent earnings.

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

Amedisys's PEG ratio

Amedisys's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.8044. 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 Amedisys's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Amedisys's EBITDA

Amedisys's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $296.6 million.

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

Amedisys financials

Revenue TTM $2.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 12.06%
Gross profit TTM $911.2 million
Return on assets TTM 9.39%
Return on equity TTM 25.99%
Profit margin 9.98%
Book value $27.78
Market capitalisation $4.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Amedisys share dividends

We're not expecting Amedisys to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Amedisys's shares ever split?

Amedisys's shares were split on a 4:3 basis on 5 December 2006. So if you had owned 3 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Amedisys shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 25% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Amedisys shares which in turn could have impacted Amedisys's share price.

Amedisys share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Amedisys's shares have ranged in value from as little as $133.62 up to $325.12. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AMED.US volatility(beta: 0.69)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Amedisys's is 0.6893. This would suggest that Amedisys's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Amedisys overview

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; 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. As of December 31, 2020, the company owned and operated 320 home health care centers, 180 hospice care centers, and 14 personal-care care centers in 39 states within the United States and the District of Columbia.

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