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HMS Stock Price, News & Analysis (NASDAQ:HMSY)

$33.25
-0.31 (-0.92 %)
(As of 10/23/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$32.78
Now: $33.25
$33.52
50-Day Range
$32.91
MA: $35.29
$37.76
52-Week Range
$26.22
Now: $33.25
$40.67
Volume230,729 shs
Average Volume559,413 shs
Market Capitalization$2.90 billion
P/E Ratio39.58
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.22
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. Read More…

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$1.76 per share
Book Value$8.50 per share

Profitability

Net Income$54.99 million

Miscellaneous

Employees2,500
Market Cap$2.90 billion
Next Earnings Date11/1/2019 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable

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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 share repurchase plan on Saturday, November 4th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback $50,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually an indication that the company's board of directors 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, 2nd. The business services provider reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.18. The business services provider had revenue of $168.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $158.25 million. HMS had a net margin of 16.08% and a return on equity of 15.22%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 14.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.25 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, November 1st 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, November 1st at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

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

HMS updated its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Friday, August, 2nd. The company provided EPS guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $650-660 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $647.27 million.

What price target have analysts set for HMSY?

10 brokerages have issued 1-year target prices for HMS's shares. Their forecasts range from $31.86 to $50.00. On average, they anticipate HMS's stock price to reach $42.98 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 29.3% 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 2 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 exited the first quarter on a solid note, with earnings and revenues beating the consensus mark. The company continues to gain from its core COB unit, which saw strong year-over-year growth in the quarter. Additionally, commercial and state government revenues rose in the quarter under review. A strong guidance for 2019 buoys optimism in the stock. HMS Holdings is consistently improving margins and profitability on product-yield enhancements and process improvements. On the flip side, HMS Holdings has witnessed sluggishness in its Analytical Services in the quarter. Federal revenues declined in the quarter. Cutthroat competition in the U.S. medical cost containment space is an added concern. Further, the company looks a tad expensive at the moment." (5/10/2019)
  • 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 somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. HMS earned a media sentiment score of 0.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the business services provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days. View News Stories for HMS.

Are investors shorting HMS?

HMS saw a increase in short interest during the month of September. As of September 30th, there was short interest totalling 2,930,000 shares, an increase of 17.2% from the August 30th total of 2,500,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 547,100 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 5.4 days. Currently, 3.4% of the company's shares are short sold. View HMS's Current Options Chain.

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), Micron Technology (MU), Visa (V), Square (SQ), AT&T (T), Cisco Systems (CSCO), NVIDIA (NVDA), Generac (GNRC), Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI) and Intel (INTC).

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)
  • Mr. Emmet O'Gara, Group Pres of Total Population Management (Age 50)
  • Mr. Greg D. Aunan, Chief Accounting Officer & Sr. VP (Age 50)

Who are HMS's major shareholders?

HMS's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Stephens Investment Management Group LLC (1.65%), Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (0.44%), Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP (0.36%), Rhumbline Advisers (0.30%), Scout Investments Inc. (0.24%) and Rhenman & Partners Asset Management AB (0.11%). 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 major investors are selling HMS stock?

HMSY stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Alberta Investment Management Corp, Stephens Investment Management Group LLC, Bowling Portfolio Management LLC, Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors LP, Cambiar Investors LLC, Scout Investments Inc. and Strs Ohio. 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 major investors are buying HMS stock?

HMSY stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Convergence Investment Partners LLC, Bridge City Capital LLC, Rhumbline Advisers, Meeder Asset Management Inc. and Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank . 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is HMS's stock price today?

One share of HMSY stock can currently be purchased for approximately $33.25.

How big of a company is HMS?

HMS has a market capitalization of $2.90 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.View Additional Information About HMS.

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:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  361 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  378 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  739
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 10/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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