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Amedisys Inc (NASDAQ: AMED) upgraded to Mkt Perform by Raymond James

Monday,  Jan 11, 2016  10:25 AM ET by Lynn Gilbert

Raymond James upgraded Amedisys Inc (NASDAQ: AMED) to Mkt Perform. Previously, Raymond James rated Amedisys Inc (NASDAQ: AMED) to Underperform on
02/21/2013, when the stock price was valued at $11.88. Since then, Amedisys Inc's stock price has gained 235% as of 01/11/2016's recent price of $39.81.
If you had followed Raymond James's previous recommendation on AMED, you would have lost 235% of your investment in 1054 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.

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