Analyst Ratings for HMS Holdings Corp. (HMSY)

Updated: 2017-07-27

HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for HMSY last month.

A buy rating was issued by 7 analysts, 2 gave an overweight rating, 3 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 2 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

HMSY was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 25, implying potential capital gains of 27.1 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 20, implying potential capital losses of 1.68 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -2.78 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -11.51 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.62 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 1 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

HMSY has an estimated earnings growth rate of 69.12 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of HMSY is 0.69.

In the last 52-weeks, HMSY has achieved a high of 24.00 and a low of 15.94. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 23.4 percent, and 18.04 percent below the high. HMSY has a P/E ratio of 47.98. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The HMSY value stock report compares HMSY to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.67 billion. HMSY is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.