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Amedisys Inc (AMED) rated Hold with price target $11 by Argus

Posted on: Wednesday,  Mar 13, 2013  2:25 PM ET by Argus

Amedisys Inc (NASDAQ: AMED)
rated Hold with price target $11 by Argus.

Amedisys, Inc. (Amedisys) is a provider of home health services to the chronic, co-morbid, aging American population. The services that the Company provides include both home health and hospice services with approximately 87% of its revenue derived from Medicare. As of December 31, 2008, Amedisys owned and operated 480 Medicare-certified home health agencies, 48 Medicare-certified hospice agencies and managed the operations of four Medicare-certified home health and two Medicare-certified hospice agencies in 37 states within the United States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Its home health patient is Medicare eligible, approximately years old and takes approximately 12 different medications on a daily basis and has multiple co-morbidities. For the Company?s home health patients, it receives a 60-day, episodic-based payment from Medicare. On March 26, 2008, the Company completed the acquisition of TLC Health Care Services, Inc.

Argus Research is an independent research firm, and our business is producing, distributing and marketing high-quality investment and economic research. Our recommendations - BUY, HOLD and SELL - reflect the judgment of an analyst about a company's prospects as an investment in terms of value, expected growth and risks. Argus Research does not bring companies public, advise companies on mergers and acquisitions, broker trades, make markets in stocks or manage money. Our independence allows us to make critical judgments about companies that we might not be so free to make were we competing for a firm's underwriting business. Because we're not a broker/dealer, we don't have "inventory" of a stock that we have to move with a tainted recommendation. We have developed a six-point system for analyzing the stocks in our Universe of Coverage. We believe that this system
Stock Market Advice
Date/Time (ET)SymbolRatingTermPrice (*)Target
3/13/2013 2:25 PM Hold
None
11.10 11.00
as of 1/1/0001
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(*) Stock Price at the time of the recommendation.
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