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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for HMSY. The maximum price target given was 25, which equates to a potential upside of 27.1 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 20, which equates to a potential downside of 1.68 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -2.78 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -11.51 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.62 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 1 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of HMSY to grow at a rate of 69.12 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 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. Today's price is 23.4 percent above the 52-week low, and 18.04 percent lower than its 52-week high. HMSY has a price/earnings 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.