In today’s session Amsurg Corp (AMSG) registered an unusually high (1,640) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the November, 2016 call, expecting serious AMSG increase. With 1,640 contracts traded and 464 open interest for the Nov, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: AMSG161118C00060000 closed last at: $2.85 or 50% up. About 1.14 million shares traded hands or 9.62% up from the average. Amsurg Corp (NASDAQ:AMSG) has declined 19.91% since March 31, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.43% the S&P500.
Amsurg Corp (NASDAQ:AMSG) Ratings Coverage
Out of 9 analysts covering AmSurg (NASDAQ:AMSG), 8 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 1 “Hold”. This means 89% are positive. AmSurg has been the topic of 13 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The rating was initiated by Mizuho on Friday, April 1 with “Buy”. On Monday, September 26 the stock rating was initiated by Citigroup with “Buy”. The company was initiated on Wednesday, September 16 by JP Morgan. As per Wednesday, November 2, the company rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo. Stephens maintained the shares of AMSG in a report on Monday, December 14 with “Overweight” rating. The stock of Amsurg Corp (NASDAQ:AMSG) earned “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Monday, November 30. Mizuho maintained Amsurg Corp (NASDAQ:AMSG) on Friday, June 24 with “Buy” rating. Barclays Capital initiated the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Wednesday, January 6 report. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo given on Wednesday, June 15.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “AmSurg Corp. is in the business of developing, acquiring and operating practice-based ambulatory surgery centers, in partnerships with physician practice groups, throughout the United States. An AmSurg surgery center is typically located adjacent to or in the immediate vicinity of the specialty medical practice of a physician group partner’s office. Each of the surgery centers provides a narrow range of high volume, lower-risk surgical procedures, generally in a single specialty.”
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.86 in Q2 2016. Its down 0.13, from 0.99 in 2016Q1. The ratio worsened, as 29 funds sold all Amsurg Corp shares owned while 118 reduced positions. 39 funds bought stakes while 88 increased positions. They now own 52.50 million shares or 5.39% less from 55.50 million shares in 2016Q1.
Blackrock Inc last reported 32,740 shares in the company. Oxford Asset Management, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 51,546 shares. Wedge Mngmt L L P Nc holds 538,938 shares or 0.43% of its portfolio. Three Peaks Cap Limited Liability, a Colorado-based fund reported 81,429 shares. Boston Private Wealth Ltd Liability holds 29,820 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. Moreover, Hillsdale Mngmt has 0.11% invested in Amsurg Corp (NASDAQ:AMSG) for 4,800 shares. Moreover, Royal Retail Bank Of Canada has 0.03% invested in Amsurg Corp (NASDAQ:AMSG) for 711,228 shares. Alpine Prtn Vi Limited Liability Corp reported 4,998 shares or 0.18% of all its holdings. Prudential Incorporated, a New Jersey-based fund reported 32,353 shares. Invesco holds 72,574 shares or 0% of its portfolio. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Amsurg Corp (NASDAQ:AMSG) for 57,561 shares. Tci Wealth Advsr accumulated 126 shares or 0.01% of the stock. The Montana-based Da Davidson & has invested 0% in Amsurg Corp (NASDAQ:AMSG). Schwab Charles Invest Management Incorporated has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Amsurg Corp (NASDAQ:AMSG). Moreover, Loomis Sayles & Lp has 0.06% invested in Amsurg Corp (NASDAQ:AMSG) for 261,148 shares.
Insider Transactions: Since August 18, 2016, the stock had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $960,075 net activity. 7,500 Amsurg Corp (NASDAQ:AMSG) shares with value of $482,700 were sold by Coward Robert Jon.
AmSurg Corp. is a surgical center and physician services company. The company has a market cap of $3.54 billion. The Firm is an owner and operator of ambulatory surgery centers in the United States. It has a 21.15 P/E ratio. The Firm is also a well-known provider of outsourced physician services in the areas of anesthesiology, children’s services, emergency medicine and radiology.
AMSG Company Profile
AmSurg Corp., incorporated on the March 6, 1992, is a surgical center and physician services company. The Firm is an owner and operator of ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) in the United States. The Firm is also a well-known provider of outsourced physician services in the areas of anesthesiology, children’s services, emergency medicine and radiology. It operates through two divisions: ambulatory services and physician services. The Firm operates approximately 260 ASCs in over 30 states and the District of Columbia in partnership with approximately 2,000 physicians, and provides physician services to over 450 healthcare facilities in approximately 30 states.
More notable recent Amsurg Corp (NASDAQ:AMSG) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “AMSURG Corp. to Present at Stephens 2016 Fall Investment Conference” on November 02, 2016, also Streetinsider.com with their article: “Form 425 Envision Healthcare Hold Filed by: AMSURG CORP” published on November 02, 2016, Nasdaq.com published: “AmSurg Corp Enters Oversold Territory” on October 27, 2016. More interesting news about Amsurg Corp (NASDAQ:AMSG) were released by: Rttnews.com and their article: “AmSurg Corp. Q3 Profit Rises 22%” published on November 02, 2016 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Amsurg Corp.: Stagnant Stock Price Might Make This A Buy” with publication date: October 24, 2016.
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