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

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$32.21 +0.94 (+3.01 %)
(As of 02/17/2019 08:37 AM ET)
Previous Close$32.21
Today's Range$31.36 - $32.23
52-Week Range$15.06 - $38.15
Volume448,839 shs
Average Volume526,403 shs
Market Capitalization$2.70 billion
P/E Ratio74.91
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.5
HMS Holdings Corp., through its subsidiaries, provides cost containment solutions in the United States healthcare marketplace. It provides coordination of benefits services to government and commercial healthcare payers and sponsors to coordinate benefits for claims; and payment integrity services that ensure healthcare claims billed are accurate and appropriate, as well as offers care management and consumer engagement solutions. The company's services also enable customers to recover improper payments; prevent future improper payments; reduce fraud, waste, and abuse; improve outcomes and increase retention; and ensure regulatory compliance. It serves state Medicaid programs, commercial health plans, federal government health agencies, government and private employers, children's health insurance programs, and other healthcare payers and sponsors. 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$521.21 million
Cash Flow$1.1065 per share
Book Value$7.21 per share

Profitability

Net Income$40.05 million

Miscellaneous

Employees2,500
Market Cap$2.70 billion
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 announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock buyback program on Saturday, November 4th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback $50,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are generally an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

How were HMS's earnings last quarter?

HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:HMSY) announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, August, 3rd. The business services provider reported $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.19 by $0.06. The business services provider earned $146.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $139.22 million. HMS had a net margin of 8.01% and a return on equity of 10.63%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 10.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.16 earnings per share. View HMS's Earnings History.

When is HMS's next earnings date?

HMS is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, February 22nd 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, February 22nd at 8:30 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8773037208.

What price target have analysts set for HMSY?

9 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for HMS's shares. Their predictions range from $28.00 to $38.00. On average, they anticipate HMS's share price to reach $33.1111 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 2.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for HMS.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for HMS?

9 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for HMS in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for HMS.

Has HMS been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about HMSY stock have trended positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. HMS earned a media sentiment score of 2.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media coverage about the business services provider a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

Are investors shorting HMS?

HMS saw a increase in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 2,614,234 shares, an increase of 34.7% from the January 15th total of 1,940,918 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 467,133 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 5.6 days. Approximately 3.2% of the shares of the company are short sold. View HMS's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of HMS's key competitors?

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)
  • Ms. Meredith W. Bjorck, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 43)
  • Ms. Semone Wagner Neuman, Exec. Officer (Age 55)
  • Mr. Douglas M. Williams Jr., Pres of Markets & Product (Age 60)

Who are HMS's major shareholders?

HMS's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (14.84%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.77%), American Capital Management Inc. (2.63%), Standard Life Aberdeen plc (2.00%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.37%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.31%). 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, Richard H Stowe, Semone Neuman, Teresa South, William C Lucia and William F Miller III. View Institutional Ownership Trends for HMS.

Which major investors are selling HMS stock?

HMSY stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Mackenzie Financial Corp, Pembroke Management LTD, Kornitzer Capital Management Inc. KS, American Capital Management Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, DNB Asset Management AS and Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL. Company insiders that have sold HMS company stock in the last year include Cora M Tellez, Cynthia Nustad, Douglas M Williams, Ellen A Rudnick, Greg D Aunan, Jeffrey Scott Sherman, Richard H Stowe, Semone Neuman, Teresa South, William C Lucia and William F Miller III. View Insider Buying and Selling for HMS.

Which major investors are buying HMS stock?

HMSY stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Acadian Asset Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., ClariVest Asset Management LLC, Prudential Financial Inc., Oberweis Asset Management Inc. and Two Sigma Investments LP. 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 $32.21.

How big of a company is HMS?

HMS has a market capitalization of $2.70 billion and generates $521.21 million in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $40.05 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.43 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://investor.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:  327 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  315 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  642
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 2/17/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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