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Amedisys Inc (AMED) [hlAlert]

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Amedisys Inc (AMED) rated Mkt Perform with price target $22 by FBR Capital

Posted on: Wednesday,  Aug 3, 2011  8:25 AM ET by FBR Capital

Amedisys Inc (NASDAQ: AMED) rated
Mkt Perform with price target $22 by FBR Capital.

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.

FBR Capital uses a highly disciplined analysis focused on intrinsic value, which we developed to critically examine the capital structure of the companies we cover, as well as their competitive positions and the growth opportunities within their industries. We apply this discipline – which helps us assess how effectively a company’s managers deploy the capital entrusted to them – not only in our published research but also when making investing and underwriting judgments.
Stock Market Advice
Date/Time (ET)SymbolRatingTermPrice (*)Target
8/3/2011 8:25 AM Hold
None
22.37 22.00
as of 12/30/2011
1 Week   
1 Month   
3 Months   
1 YTD   
Previous Recommendations
Date/Time (ET)SymbolRatingTermPrice (*)Target
2/23/2011 8:25 AM Hold
None
36.97 35.00
1/18/2011 8:25 AM Hold
None
33.06 31.00
10/27/2010 8:25 AM Hold
None
26.43 27.00
9/23/2010 8:25 AM Hold
None
28.28 29.00

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