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Present Movement: HMS Corp (NASDAQ: HMSY)


HMS Corp trades as part of the industrials sector and trades as part of the business services industry. The company CEO is William C. Lucia. HMS Corp is a United States-based holding company. It operates in the healthcare insurance benefit cost containment marketplace. The company’s primary offerings comprise coordination of benefits, payment integrity and eligibility verification.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The HMSY stock showed a previous change of -0.90% with an open at 32.28 and a close of 32.06. It reached an intraday high of 32.62 and a low of 31.99.

SeekingAlpha:  HMS Holdings: Strong Growth Continues


The stock has a market cap of $2.7b with 85.3m shares outstanding, of which the float is 83.1m shares. Trading volume reached 367,411 shares compared to its average volume of 740,906 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, HMS Corp shares returned 3.59% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 6.90%. Over three months, it changed -7.45%. In one year it has changed 83.62% and within that year its 52-week high was 38.15 and its 52-week low was 16.29. HMSY stock is 96.81% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 29.58 and a 50 day moving average of 30.81. Currently HMSY stock is trading 8.39% above its 200 day moving average.

SeekingAlpha:  HMS Holdings: Strong Growth Continues


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 0.9 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 50.09. Based on 6 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.23. The TTM EPS is 0.90, which comes to a TTM PE of 35.62. Historically, the PE high was 138.80 and the PE low was 25.00. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 22.50, which is a decrease of -29.81%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  0.28
09-30-2018:  0.28
06-30-2018:  0.20
03-31-2018:  0.14

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 28.84, which means it may be overvalued by -11.16%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 2.70% of insider ownership and 137.80% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 0, which is 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 0.00.

The current calculated beta is 1.64

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 8.33%, return on assets is 5.36%, profit margin is 9.19%, price-to-sales is 4.61 and price-to-book is 3.87.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 2  :Valuation Score
 3  :Past Performance Score
 6  :Financial Strength Score
 4  :Future Growth Score
 0  :Dividend Score
 3  :Overall Score

John Jones
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