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up 39.78 %

Amedisys Inc (AMED) downgraded to Hold by Stifel Nicolaus

Posted on: Thursday,  Mar 25, 2010  8:25 AM ET by Stifel Nicolaus

Stifel Nicolaus rated Hold Amedisys Inc (NASDAQ: AMED) on 03/25/2010. Previously Stifel Nicolaus rated Buy Amedisys Inc (NASDAQ: AMED) on 10/28/2009.,
when the stock price was $41.72. Since then, Amedisys Inc has gained 39.79% as of 03/25/2010's recent price of $58.32.
If you would have followed the previous Stifel Nicolaus's recommendation on AMED, you would have gained 39.78% of your investment in 148 days.

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.

Stifel Nicolaus research focuses on all market caps, but is a leader in small- and mid-cap research. The department is staffed predominately with industry professionals from outside Wall Street. In fact, approximately 50% of its analysts have hands-on work experience in the industry that they research. Stifel Nicolaus believes industry experience, its opportunistic approach, and broad market cap coverage drive excess returns and its award-winning franchise.
Stock Market Advice
Date/Time (ET)SymbolRatingTermPrice (*)Target
3/25/2010 8:25 AM Hold
None
58.32
as of 12/31/2010
1 Week   
1 Month   
3 Months   
1 YTD up  20.00 %
Previous Recommendations
Date/Time (ET)SymbolRatingTermPrice (*)Target
10/28/2009 8:25 AM Buy
None
41.72 57.00
10/31/2007 9:25 AM Hold
None
42.52

(*) Stock Price at the time of the recommendation.
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