NASDAQ:HMSY - HMS Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$28.90 +0.51 (+1.80 %)
(As of 04/23/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$28.39
Today's Range$28.18 - $29.05
52-Week Range$17.11 - $38.15
Volume498,202 shs
Average Volume623,995 shs
Market Capitalization$2.52 billion
P/E Ratio34.40
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.61
HMS Holdings Corp., through its subsidiaries, provides cost containment solutions in the United States healthcare marketplace. The company offers coordination of benefits services to government and commercial healthcare payers to ensure that the correct party pays the claim; and population management solutions that provide risk-bearing organizations with intelligence across their member populations to identify risks, and enhance patient engagement and outcomes, as well as payment integrity, care management and consumer engagement, and analytical solutions. It serves state Medicaid programs, commercial health plans, federal government health agencies, government and private employers, children's health insurance program, and other healthcare payers, as well as a subcontractor. The company was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Business services, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustryHealth Care Technology
SectorMedical
Current SymbolNASDAQ:HMSY
CUSIP40425J10
Phone214-453-3000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$598.29 million
Cash Flow$1.8549 per share
Book Value$8.50 per share

Profitability

Net Income$54.99 million

Miscellaneous

Employees2,500
Market Cap$2.52 billion
Next Earnings Date5/3/2019 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable

HMS (NASDAQ:HMSY) Frequently Asked Questions

What is HMS's stock symbol?

HMS trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "HMSY."

How will HMS's stock buyback program work?

HMS declared that its board has approved a share repurchase program on Saturday, November 4th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase $50,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are usually a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were HMS's earnings last quarter?

HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:HMSY) issued its earnings results on Friday, February, 22nd. The business services provider reported $0.28 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.25 by $0.03. The business services provider earned $155.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $155.84 million. HMS had a return on equity of 14.21% and a net margin of 9.19%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 4.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.24 EPS. View HMS's Earnings History.

When is HMS's next earnings date?

HMS is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, May 3rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for HMS.

How can I listen to HMS's earnings call?

HMS will be holding an earnings conference call on Friday, May 3rd at 8:30 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8773037208.

What guidance has HMS issued on next quarter's earnings?

HMS issued an update on its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Friday, February, 22nd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $640-650 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $643.34 million.

What price target have analysts set for HMSY?

11 analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for HMS's stock. Their forecasts range from $28.00 to $38.00. On average, they expect HMS's stock price to reach $32.9333 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 14.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for HMS.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for HMS?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for HMS in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for HMS.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about HMS stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about HMS stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "HMS Holdings outperformed its industry in a year’s time. An upbeat guidance for 2019 is indicative of brighter prospects. At the Analytical Services segment, the company is likely to benefit from strong gains. Precisely, it expects double-digit growth in Analytical Services, which includes Payment Integrity, Medicare RAC, and Total Population Management and low-to-mid single-digit growth in COB unit. HMS Holdings is consistently improving margins and profitability on product-yield enhancements and process improvements. On the flip side, HMS Holdings has been witnessing sluggishness in the COB unit in recent times. Cutthroat competition in the U.S. medical cost containment space is an added concern. Further, the company looks a tad expensive." (4/13/2019)
  • 2. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, ". We reiterate our Neutral rating on HMSY shares and increase our 12-month price target to $34 from $31. This morning, HMSY reported 4Q18 results. Revenue was roughly inline with our estimates and FactSet consensus, while adjusted EPS were ahead of expectations. Adjusted EPS benefited by about $0.17 in discrete tax benefits. The company also provided 2019 guidance, with revenue below our expectation and adjusted EBITDA above our prior estimate. Although margin expansion guidance was not provided for 2019, the company appears to be executing on improving profitability through solid cost management and investments in automation." (2/22/2019)

Has HMS been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about HMSY stock has been trending positive recently, according to InfoTrie. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. HMS earned a news sentiment score of 2.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the business services provider a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term.

Who are some of HMS's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of HMS own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other HMS investors own include HCA Healthcare (HCA), Applied Materials (AMAT), Intel (INTC), Ubiquiti Networks (UBNT), General Electric (GE), Rollins (ROL), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Micron Technology (MU), Generac (GNRC) and Twitter (TWTR).

Who are HMS's key executives?

HMS's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. William C. Lucia, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 61)
  • Mr. Jeffrey S. Sherman, Exec. VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 53)
  • Mr. Douglas M. Williams Jr., Exec. VP & COO (Age 60)
  • Ms. Meredith W. Bjorck, Exec. VP, Chief Legal Officer, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 43)
  • Mr. Greg D. Aunan, Chief Accounting Officer & Sr. VP (Age 50)

Who are HMS's major shareholders?

HMS's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Pembroke Management LTD (1.05%), Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP (0.40%), Scout Investments Inc. (0.16%), Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.04%), Tibra Equities Europe Ltd (0.03%) and State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.03%). Company insiders that own HMS stock include Bart M Schwartz, Cora M Tellez, Cynthia Nustad, Douglas M Williams, Ellen A Rudnick, Greg D Aunan, Jeffrey Scott Sherman, Meredith W Bjorck, Richard H Stowe, Robert Becker, Semone Neuman, Teresa South, William C Lucia and William F Miller III. View Institutional Ownership Trends for HMS.

Which institutional investors are selling HMS stock?

HMSY stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP and Scout Investments Inc.. Company insiders that have sold HMS company stock in the last year include Bart M Schwartz, Cora M Tellez, Cynthia Nustad, Douglas M Williams, Ellen A Rudnick, Greg D Aunan, Jeffrey Scott Sherman, Meredith W Bjorck, Richard H Stowe, Robert Becker, Semone Neuman, Teresa South, William C Lucia and William F Miller III. View Insider Buying and Selling for HMS.

Which institutional investors are buying HMS stock?

HMSY stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Pembroke Management LTD, Tibra Equities Europe Ltd, Eqis Capital Management Inc., CAPROCK Group Inc., Financial Gravity Wealth Inc., State of Alaska Department of Revenue and Louisiana State Employees Retirement System. View Insider Buying and Selling for HMS.

How do I buy shares of HMS?

Shares of HMSY can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is HMS's stock price today?

One share of HMSY stock can currently be purchased for approximately $28.90.

How big of a company is HMS?

HMS has a market capitalization of $2.52 billion and generates $598.29 million in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $54.99 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.84 on an earnings per share basis. HMS employs 2,500 workers across the globe.

What is HMS's official website?

The official website for HMS is http://www.hms.com.

How can I contact HMS?

HMS's mailing address is 5615 High Point Drive, Irving TX, 75038. The business services provider can be reached via phone at 214-453-3000 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for HMS (NASDAQ HMSY)

Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  334 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  340 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  674
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about HMS and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe HMSY will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe HMSY will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 4/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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