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How to buy HMS (HMSY) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in HMS stocks.

HMS is a health information services business based in the US. HMS stocks (HMSY.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. HMS employs 3,170 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $673.3 million.

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Is it a good time to buy HMS stock?

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HMS stock price (NASDAQ:HMSY)

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HMS shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-05-30.
52-week range$35.97 - $37.22
50-day moving average $36.84
200-day moving average $33.25
Wall St. target price$37.00
PE ratio 47.4038
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.78

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Is HMS under- or over-valued?

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

HMS's P/E ratio

HMS's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 47x. In other words, HMS shares trade at around 47x recent earnings.

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

HMS's PEG ratio

HMS's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.2724. 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 HMS's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


HMS's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $132.7 million.

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

HMS financials

Revenue TTM $673.3 million
Operating margin TTM 13.85%
Gross profit TTM $237.9 million
Return on assets TTM 4.53%
Return on equity TTM 7.78%
Profit margin 10.42%
Book value $10.71
Market capitalisation $3.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

HMS share dividends

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

Have HMS's shares ever split?

HMS's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 16 August 2011. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your HMS shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for HMS shares which in turn could have impacted HMS's share price.

HMS share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, HMS's shares have ranged in value from as little as $35.965 up to $37.22. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HMSY.US volatility(beta: 0.8)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 HMS's is 0.797. This would suggest that HMS's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

HMS overview

HMS Holdings Corp. , through its subsidiaries, provides cost containment solutions in the United States healthcare marketplace. The company offers coordination of benefits services to government and commercial healthcare payers to ensure that the correct party pays the claim; and population management solutions that provide risk-bearing organizations with intelligence across their member populations to identify risks, and enhance patient and member engagement and outcomes, as well as payment integrity, care management and consumer engagement, and analytical solutions. It serves the United States Federal and state government agencies, commercial health plans, federal government health agencies, government and employers, children's health insurance program, and other healthcare payers, as well as a subcontractor. The company was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Irving, Texas. .

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