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

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$29.58 +0.10 (+0.34 %)
(As of 01/20/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$29.58
Today's Range$29.17 - $29.77
52-Week Range$14.88 - $38.15
Volume597,372 shs
Average Volume616,906 shs
Market Capitalization$2.48 billion
P/E Ratio68.79
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.52
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$1.0583 per share
Book Value$7.21 per share

Profitability

Net Income$40.05 million

Miscellaneous

Employees2,500
Market Cap$2.48 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 declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock buyback plan on Saturday, November 4th 2017, which allows the company to buyback $50,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are usually an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

How were HMS's earnings last quarter?

HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:HMSY) released its earnings results on Friday, November, 2nd. The business services provider reported $0.31 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.10. The business services provider earned $154.20 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $140.93 million. HMS had a return on equity of 10.63% and a net margin of 8.01%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 22.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.19 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 2018 earnings guidance on Friday, November, 2nd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $595-600 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $582.09 million.

What price target have analysts set for HMSY?

9 brokerages have issued twelve-month price targets for HMS's stock. 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 11.9% 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.

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. " (1/18/2019)
  • 2. Canaccord Genuity analysts commented, "We reiterate our BUY rating and raise our PT to $24 after recently hosting investor meetings with HMS CFO Jeff Sherman. Although shares have rebounded from depressed levels, we contend there is room to move higher as the benefits from improved workflows and technology investments take hold. A scenario is coming into focus for accelerated revenue growth driven by double-digit increases in payment integrity and the new population health offering and steady margin expansion through artificial intelligence and automation. With the acquisition of competitor Cotiviti, HMS will be the only publicly traded vehicle focused on ensuring payment integrity in healthcare." (7/2/2018)

Has HMS been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about HMSY stock has trended neutral recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing 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 0.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the business services provider a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days.

Are investors shorting HMS?

HMS saw a increase in short interest in December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totalling 1,326,617 shares, an increase of 57.8% from the December 14th total of 840,936 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 868,849 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.5 days. Currently, 1.6% of the company's shares 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 60)
  • Mr. Jeffrey S. Sherman, Exec. VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 52)
  • Ms. Semone Wagner Neuman, Exec. VP of Operations & Information Technology (Age 54)
  • Ms. Meredith W. Bjorck, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 42)
  • Mr. Douglas M. Williams Jr., Pres of Markets & Product (Age 59)

Who are HMS's major shareholders?

HMS's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Scout Investments Inc. (0.17%), DNB Asset Management AS (0.06%), Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.04%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.03%) and Virtu Financial LLC (0.01%). 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 DNB Asset Management AS, Scout Investments Inc. and Louisiana State Employees Retirement System. 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Virtu Financial LLC and State of Alaska Department of Revenue. 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 $29.58.

How big of a company is HMS?

HMS has a market capitalization of $2.48 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:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  321 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  306 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  627
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 1/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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