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How to buy Change Healthcare stock | 15.09

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Change Healthcare Inc is a health information services business based in the US. Change Healthcare shares (CHNG) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Change Healthcare employs 15,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$891 million.

How to buy shares in Change Healthcare

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 Change Healthcare Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CHNG. 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 Change Healthcare 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$15.09, 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 Change Healthcare, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Change Healthcare. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Change Healthcare's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Change Healthcare's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$15.09, which is 5.75% down on its pre-crash value of USD$16.01 and 144.17% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$6.18.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Change Healthcare shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$528.12 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$976.62.

Change Healthcare share price

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Change Healthcare shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-14.
Latest market closeUSD$15.09
52-week rangeUSD$6.18 - USD$17.57
50-day moving average USD$14.3474
200-day moving average USD$12.1448
Wall St. target priceUSD$18
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.959

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Is it a good time to buy Change Healthcare stock?

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Change Healthcare price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $15.09 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-10-13) 1.82%
1 month (2020-09-18) 2.44%
3 months (2020-07-20) 38.06%
6 months (2020-04-20) 44.68%
1 year (2019-10-18) 18.73%
2 years (2018-10-16) N/A
3 years (2017-10-16) N/A
5 years (2015-10-16) N/A

Is Change Healthcare under- or over-valued?

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

Change Healthcare's PEG ratio

Change Healthcare's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 943.3665. 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 Change Healthcare's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Change Healthcare financials

Revenue TTM USD$891 million
Gross profit TTM USD$112.7 million
Return on assets TTM -1.77%
Return on equity TTM -44.33%
Profit margin -108.73%
Book value $15.598
Market capitalisation USD$4.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Change Healthcare shares

There are currently 12.5 million Change Healthcare shares held short by investors – that's known as Change Healthcare's "short interest". This figure is 10.8% down from 14.0 million last month.

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

Change Healthcare's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Change Healthcare's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Change Healthcare shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Change Healthcare shares traded daily (recently around 2.8 million). Change Healthcare's SIR currently stands at 4.47. In other words for every 100,000 Change Healthcare shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4470 shares are currently held short.

However Change Healthcare's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Change Healthcare shares, or, against the total number of tradable Change Healthcare shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Change Healthcare's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Change Healthcare shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0512% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Change Healthcare shares, roughly 51 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Change Healthcare.

Find out more about how you can short Change Healthcare stock.

Change Healthcare share dividends

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

Change Healthcare overview

Change Healthcare Inc., an independent healthcare technology platform, provides data and analytics-driven solutions to enhance clinical, financial, administrative, and patient engagement outcomes in the United States healthcare system. It operates through three segments: Software and Analytics, Network Solutions, and Technology-Enabled Services. The Software and Analytics segment offers software and analytics solutions for financial performance, payment accuracy, clinical decision management, value-based payment, provider and consumer engagement, and imaging and clinical workflow. The Network Solutions segment enables financial, administrative, and clinical transactions; electronic business-to-business and consumer-to-business payments; and aggregation and analytics of clinical and financial data. The Technology-Enabled Services segment provides solutions for financial and administrative management, value-based care, communication and payment, pharmacy benefits administration, and healthcare consulting. The company was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee.

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