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How to buy Allscripts Healthcare Solutions stock | $14

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Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc is a health information services business based in the US. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions shares (MDRX) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions employs 9,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.7 billion.

How to buy shares in Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: MDRX. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Allscripts Healthcare Solutions reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$14, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions share price

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Allscripts Healthcare Solutions shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-28.
Latest market closeUSD$14
52-week rangeUSD$4.56 - USD$14.91
50-day moving average USD$13.6455
200-day moving average USD$9.6636
Wall St. target priceUSD$12.74
PE ratio 6.3419
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.252

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Allscripts Healthcare Solutions price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $14 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-11) -9.79%
1 month (2020-12-18) 14
3 months (2020-10-16) 26.47%
6 months (2020-07-17) 94.17%
1 year (2020-01-17) 44.33%
2 years (2019-01-18) 14.85%
3 years (2018-01-18) 15.09
5 years (2016-01-15) 14.28

Is Allscripts Healthcare Solutions under- or over-valued?

Valuing Allscripts Healthcare Solutions stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions's P/E ratio

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions shares trade at around 6x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions's PEG ratio

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 18.0238. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Allscripts Healthcare Solutions's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions's EBITDA

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$69.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Allscripts Healthcare Solutions's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 0.19%
Gross profit TTM USD$829.6 million
Return on assets TTM 0.06%
Return on equity TTM -3.73%
Profit margin -2.77%
Book value $7.649
Market capitalisation USD$2.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Allscripts Healthcare Solutions shares

There are currently 17.4 million Allscripts Healthcare Solutions shares held short by investors – that's known as Allscripts Healthcare Solutions's "short interest". This figure is 0.6% down from 17.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Allscripts Healthcare Solutions shares can be evaluated.

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions shares traded daily (recently around 1.2 million). Allscripts Healthcare Solutions's SIR currently stands at 14.2. In other words for every 100,000 Allscripts Healthcare Solutions shares traded daily on the market, roughly 14200 shares are currently held short.

However Allscripts Healthcare Solutions's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Allscripts Healthcare Solutions shares, or, against the total number of tradable Allscripts Healthcare Solutions shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Allscripts Healthcare Solutions's short interest could be expressed as 0.14% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Allscripts Healthcare Solutions shares in existence, roughly 140 shares are currently held short) or 0.2352% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Allscripts Healthcare Solutions shares, roughly 235 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Allscripts Healthcare Solutions.

Find out more about how you can short Allscripts Healthcare Solutions stock.

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions share dividends

We're not expecting Allscripts Healthcare Solutions to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Allscripts Healthcare Solutions's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.56 up to $14.91. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MDRX.US volatility(beta: 1.17)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Allscripts Healthcare Solutions's is 1.1727. This would suggest that Allscripts Healthcare Solutions's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions overview

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. provides information technology solutions and services to healthcare organizations in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It offers electronic health records (EHR), information connectivity, private cloud hosting, outsourcing, analytics, patient access, and population health management solutions. The company operates in two segments, Provider and Veradigm. The Provider segment provides integrated clinical software applications, financial management, and patient engagement solutions, which primarily include EHR-related software, connectivity and coordinated care solutions, and financial and practice management software solutions, as well as related installation, support and maintenance, outsourcing, private cloud hosting, revenue cycle management, training, and electronic claims administration services. The Veradigm segment offers data-driven clinical insights with actionable tools for clinical workflow, research, analytics, and media. The company serves physicians, hospitals, governments, health systems, health plans, life-sciences companies, retail clinics, retail pharmacies, pharmacy benefit managers, insurance companies, and employer wellness clinics, as well as post-acute organizations, such as home health and hospice agencies. Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

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