Stock Upgraded: HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY)

Chardan Capital upgraded shares of HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY) from a neutral rating to a buy rating in a research report released on Monday. They currently have $41.00 target price on the business services provider’s stock, up from their prior target price of $37.00.

The insider ownership percentage is the key indicator, can be used by investors, to measure the outlook of senior management has on their company. Insider ownership for the HMSY is 1.30%. Institutional ownership refers to the ownership stake in a company that is held by large financial organizations, pension funds or endowments.

Insider trading is the buying or selling of any publicly traded company’s stock and this can be done by someone who has non-public, material information about that HMSY. Insider trading can be illegal or legal depending on when the insider makes the trade. It is illegal when the material information is still non-public. The insider transactions of the company (6-month change in insider ownerships) for the HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY) is -47.88%.

Institutional ownership is the amount of a HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY)’s available stock owned by mutual or pension funds, insurance companies, investment firms, private foundations, endowments or other large entities that actually manage the funds on the behalf of others, so its an interesting element for the traders to note it, and the Institutional ownership for the HMSY is 4.33%.

a Services sector firm, HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY) stock advanced 4.04% on Monday and when day-trade ended the stock finally concluded at $33.70 and number of shares that changed hands during the day are 1.04 Million. The number of shares HMSY stock currently held by all its shareholders are 85.85 and floated shares, the number of shares are available for trading in an open market on last trading day are 85.75. The average volume of shares for 3 months is 510.24 and HMSY stock value has moved between $21.46 – 38.3 in last one year.

The HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY)’s latest earnings date is 8/2/2019. The Gross margin is the difference between the revenue and the cost of goods sold (COGS), divided by revenue. In other words, Gross Margin is a percentage value, while Gross Profit is a monetary value. The valuable gross margin for HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY) is 33.40% and the profit margin is 11.30% and the stock has gained 19.80% in 2019 to date.

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U.S. traded shares of HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY)’s monthly stock performance is 10.75%, the quarterly performance is 12.15%, the half year performance is calculated as 19.38%. The yearly performance of HMSY is 55.01%.

The higher the volatility, the riskier the security. For example, when the stock market rises and falls more than one percent over a sustained period of time, it is called a “volatile” market, if the stock price stays relatively stable, the security has low volatility. The HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY) weekly volatility is measured as 3.00% and monthly volatility measured as 3.20%.

Return on assets (ROA) is a main indicator of how profitable a company is relative to its total assets. HMSY return on assets is 6.50%, the return on equity (ROE) of the HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY) is 9.90%, while the most important return on investment is calculates as a percentage and is typically used for personal financial decisions, and HMSY return on investment is 6.80%.

The price to earnings ratio is 43.48, price to sales ratio is 4.78, and price to book ratio is 3.80, price to cash per share ration is 13.16, price to free cash flow is 29.11.

Analysts mean target price for HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY) is $39.08 while analysts mean recommendation is 1.50. The current share price indicates that stock is -11.66% away from its one year high and is moving 57.04% ahead of its 52-week low. HMSY’s distance from 20 day simple moving average is 8.80% and distance from 50-Day simple moving average is 9.65%.

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