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

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$32.54 -0.08 (-0.25 %)
(As of 03/20/2019 01:50 PM ET)
Previous Close$32.62
Today's Range$32.19 - $33.03
52-Week Range$16.29 - $38.15
Volume6,075 shs
Average Volume910,128 shs
Market Capitalization$2.77 billion
P/E Ratio38.68
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.64
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$598.29 million
Cash Flow$1.7968 per share
Book Value$8.50 per share

Profitability

Net Income$54.99 million

Miscellaneous

Employees2,500
Market Cap$2.77 billion
Next Earnings Date5/3/2019 (Estimated)
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 has authorized a stock buyback program on Saturday, November 4th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase $50,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are often an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were HMS's earnings last quarter?

HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:HMSY) released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February, 22nd. The business services provider reported $0.28 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.25 by $0.03. The business services provider earned $155.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $155.84 million. HMS had a net margin of 9.19% and a return on equity of 14.21%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 4.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.24 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, May 3rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for HMS.

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 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?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for HMS's stock. Their forecasts range from $28.00 to $38.00. On average, they expect HMS's stock price to reach $33.4444 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?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for HMS in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 7 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 Corp. is a leading provider of cost containment solutions in the U.S. healthcare marketplace. Using innovative technology as well as extensive data services and powerful analytics, the Company delivers coordination of benefits, payment integrity, and health management and member engagement solutions to help customers recover improper payments; prevent future improper payments; reduce fraud, waste and abuse; effectively engage their members and better manage the care they receive; and ensure regulatory compliance. The Company serves commercial health plans, state government agencies, federal programs, at-risk providers, pharmacy benefit managers and employers. " (3/20/2019)
  • 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?

Media stories about HMSY stock have trended somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. 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 daily sentiment score of 1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news stories about the business services provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future.

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), Rollins (ROL), Twitter (TWTR), General Electric (GE), Micron Technology (MU), Ubiquiti Networks (UBNT), Intel (INTC), Applied Materials (AMAT), Alibaba Group (BABA) and Cisco Systems (CSCO).

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 institutional and retail 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%), Norges Bank (1.82%) and FMR LLC (1.57%). 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 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 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 Norges Bank, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, FMR LLC, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Acadian Asset Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., ClariVest Asset Management LLC and Prudential Financial Inc.. 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 $32.54.

How big of a company is HMS?

HMS has a market capitalization of $2.77 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:  329 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  326 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  655
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This page was last updated on 3/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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