Sawgrass Asset Management LLC Purchases Shares of 16,680 Amedisys Inc (AMED)

Sawgrass Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in Amedisys Inc (NASDAQ:AMED) during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 16,680 shares of the health services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $1,048,000.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Victory Capital Management Inc. raised its holdings in Amedisys by 1.5% during the second quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 702,239 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $44,108,000 after acquiring an additional 10,080 shares in the last quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. raised its holdings in Amedisys by 140.0% during the first quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 11,760 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $601,000 after acquiring an additional 6,861 shares in the last quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc. raised its holdings in Amedisys by 3.5% during the first quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc. now owns 446,147 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $22,794,000 after acquiring an additional 15,289 shares in the last quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans raised its holdings in Amedisys by 3.8% during the first quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 15,703 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $802,000 after acquiring an additional 570 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. bought a new stake in Amedisys during the first quarter worth about $123,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 96.55% of the company’s stock.

Several analysts recently issued reports on the company. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $56.00 target price on shares of Amedisys in a report on Monday, June 5th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 target price on shares of Amedisys in a report on Friday, September 15th. Mizuho lowered Amedisys from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $50.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. BidaskClub lowered Amedisys from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, Bank of America Corporation assumed coverage on Amedisys in a report on Monday, August 21st. They set a “neutral” rating and a $55.00 target price on the stock. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $56.44.

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In other Amedisys news, Director Bruce D. Perkins acquired 2,000 shares of Amedisys stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 3rd. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $46.60 per share, for a total transaction of $93,200.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 15,825 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $737,445. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider David B. Pearce sold 1,000 shares of Amedisys stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.00, for a total transaction of $50,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 10,488 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $524,400. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.80% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Shares of Amedisys Inc (NASDAQ AMED) traded up 0.64% during trading on Friday, reaching $51.68. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 12,410 shares. The firm has a market cap of $1.75 billion, a PE ratio of 44.17 and a beta of 0.84. Amedisys Inc has a 12 month low of $34.58 and a 12 month high of $65.91. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $50.25 and its 200-day moving average price is $54.94.

Amedisys (NASDAQ:AMED) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The health services provider reported $0.62 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.50 by $0.12. The company had revenue of $378.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $380.80 million. Amedisys had a net margin of 2.70% and a return on equity of 13.71%. Amedisys’s revenue was up 5.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.42 EPS. Equities analysts predict that Amedisys Inc will post $2.21 EPS for the current year.

About Amedisys

Amedisys, Inc is a healthcare services company. The Company’s segments are Home Health, Hospice, Personal Care and Other. The Company is a provider of home health, hospice and personal care services. As of December 31, 2016, the Company owned and operated 327 Medicare-certified home healthcare centers, 79 Medicare-certified hospice care centers and 14 personal-care care centers in 34 states within the United States and the District of Columbia.

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