NASDAQ:HMSY - HMS Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $31.04 +0.06 (+0.19 %) (As of 05/20/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$30.98Today's Range$30.3850 - $31.2852-Week Range$20.81 - $38.15Volume268,465 shsAverage Volume612,858 shsMarket Capitalization$2.70 billionP/E Ratio36.95Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.59 ProfileAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive HMSY News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for HMSY and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Business services, not elsewhere classified Sub-IndustryHealth Care Technology SectorMedical Current SymbolNASDAQ:HMSY Previous Symbol CUSIP40425J10 CIK1196501 Webwww.hms.com Phone214-453-3000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.34 Current Ratio5.34 Quick Ratio4.40Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio36.95 Forward P/E Ratio30.14 P/E Growth2.73 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$598.29 million Price / Sales4.52 Cash Flow$1.8078 per share Price / Cash Flow17.17 Book Value$8.73 per share Price / Book3.56Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.84 Net Income$54.99 million Net Margins11.28% Return on Equity14.02% Return on Assets9.19%Miscellaneous Employees2,500 Outstanding Shares87,096,000Market Cap$2.70 billion Next Earnings Date8/2/2019 (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 of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Saturday, November 4th 2017, which allows the company to buyback $50,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are typically a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued. How were HMS's earnings last quarter? HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:HMSY) announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, May, 3rd. The business services provider reported $0.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.12 by $0.16. The business services provider earned $148 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $144.13 million. HMS had a return on equity of 14.02% and a net margin of 11.28%. The company's revenue was up 4.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.22 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, August 2nd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for HMS. What guidance has HMS issued on next quarter's earnings? HMS updated its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Friday, February, 22nd. The company provided 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 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for HMS's stock. Their predictions range from $28.00 to $38.00. On average, they anticipate HMS's share price to reach $32.9333 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 6.1% 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 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 headlines about HMSY stock have been trending somewhat negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. HMS earned a news sentiment score of -1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the business services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future. Who are some of HMS's key competitors? Some companies that are related to HMS include WEX (WEX), Nielsen (NLSN), Fair Isaac (FICO), The Western Union (WU), Zillow Group (Z), Zillow Group (ZG), Alliance Data Systems (ADS), Etsy (ETSY), Farfetch (FTCH), CDK Global (CDK), GrubHub (GRUB), athenahealth (ATHN), MAXIMUS (MMS), Healthequity (HQY) and TriNet Group (TNET). 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), Rollins (ROL), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Intel (INTC), Ubiquiti Networks (UBNT), General Electric (GE), Generac (GNRC), Twitter (TWTR) and Ionis Pharmaceuticals (IONS). 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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (14.45%), Wellington Management Group LLP (9.44%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.18%), American Capital Management Inc. (2.54%), Van Berkom & Associates Inc. (2.43%) and Stephens Investment Management Group LLC (1.69%). 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 Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Morgan Stanley, Van Berkom & Associates Inc., Federated Investors Inc. PA, Acadian Asset Management LLC, Marshall Wace North America L.P., FMR LLC and Man Group plc. 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Voya Investment Management LLC, Wellington Management Group LLP, AQR Capital Management LLC, Nordea Investment Management AB, BlackRock Inc., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Loomis Sayles & Co. L P and Geode Capital Management LLC. 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 $31.04. How big of a company is HMS? HMS has a market capitalization of $2.70 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 337 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 346 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 683MarketBeat'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 5/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Short Selling Stocks and Day Traders Receive Analysts' Upgrades and Downgrades Daily Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.