NASDAQ:HMSY - HMS Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $33.84 +2.60 (+8.32 %) (As of 02/22/2019 11:31 AM ET)Previous Close$31.24Today's Range$32.79 - $34.4152-Week Range$15.06 - $38.15Volume30,183 shsAverage Volume491,303 shsMarket Capitalization$2.84 billionP/E Ratio78.26Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.5 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst 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. 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. 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 Webinvestor.hms.com Phone214-453-3000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.37 Current Ratio4.04 Quick Ratio4.04Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio78.26 Forward P/E Ratio39.35 P/E Growth3.02 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$521.21 million Price / Sales5.45 Cash Flow$1.1340 per share Price / Cash Flow29.84 Book Value$7.21 per share Price / Book4.69Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.43 Net Income$40.05 million Net Margins8.01% Return on Equity10.63% Return on Assets6.77%Miscellaneous Employees2,500 Outstanding Shares83,910,000Market Cap$2.84 billion Next Earnings Date2/22/2019 (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 announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase plan 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 reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally a sign that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued. How were HMS's earnings last quarter? HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:HMSY) released its earnings results on Friday, February, 22nd. The business services provider reported $0.48 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.23. The business services provider had revenue of $155.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $155.84 million. HMS had a net margin of 8.01% and a return on equity of 10.63%. HMS's revenue was up 4.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior 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, February 22nd 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? 9 brokerages have issued 12 month target prices for HMS's shares. Their forecasts range from $28.00 to $38.00. On average, they expect HMS's share price to reach $33.1111 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 2.4%. 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 articles about HMSY stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, 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 media coverage about the business services provider a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days. 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 volume of 467,133 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 5.6 days. Approximately 3.2% of the company's shares are sold short. View HMS's Current Options Chain. Who are some of HMS's key competitors? Some companies that are related to HMS include Alliance Data Systems (ADS), Nielsen (NLSN), CIELO S A/S (CIOXY), The Western Union (WU), WEX (WEX), GrubHub (GRUB), CDK Global (CDK), Fair Isaac (FICO), Zillow Group (ZG), Zillow Group (Z), Etsy (ETSY), Farfetch (FTCH), athenahealth (ATHN), Healthequity (HQY) and MAXIMUS (MMS). 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), Twitter (TWTR), Applied Materials (AMAT), Intel (INTC), Micron Technology (MU), Ubiquiti Networks (UBNT), General Electric (GE), Rollins (ROL), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Netflix (NFLX). 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 many different 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%), 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 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 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 institutional 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 $33.94. How big of a company is HMS? HMS has a market capitalization of $2.85 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 327 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 317 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 644MarketBeat'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 2/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Asset Allocation Models, Which is Right For You?