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Amedisys Inc (AMED) rated Hold with price target $36 by Collins Stewart

Posted on: Tuesday,  Apr 5, 2011  8:25 AM ET by Collins Stewart

Amedisys Inc (NASDAQ: AMED)
rated Hold with price target $36 by Collins Stewart.

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.

Collins Stewart's research department is built around a number of sector-specialist teams. Our analysts are leaders in their area of specialisation and combine deep industry knowledge with decades of stock broking experience to produce insightful, independent sector research. Our research approach encompasses Questâ„¢ principles and focuses on cash-driven valuation techniques. Research is a Collins Stewart cornerstone; it is leveraged throughout the organisation.
Stock Market Advice
Date/Time (ET)SymbolRatingTermPrice (*)Target
4/5/2011 8:25 AM Hold
None
32.27 36.00
as of 1/1/0001
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(*) Stock Price at the time of the recommendation.
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