• Return to Headlines

Lowest Projected Earnings Growth in the Health Care Technology Industry Detected in Shares of Computer Programs & Systems (CPSI, HMSY, CERN, HSTM, QSII)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Health Care Technology industry with the lowest projected earnings growth. The growth of earnings per share (current fiscal year estimated vs. last year actual) is important to gauge future profitability and relative value. Higher EPS growth generally justifies higher earnings multiples.

Computer Programs & Systems ranks lowest with a projected earnings growth of 1.2%. Following is HMS Holdings with a projected earnings growth of 6.8%. Cerner ranks third lowest with a projected earnings growth of 8.6%.

HealthStream follows with a projected earnings growth of 12.1%, and Quality Systems rounds out the bottom five with a projected earnings growth of 12.4%.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of HealthStream on February 24th, 2017 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $24.18. Since that recommendation, shares of HealthStream have risen 20.4%. We continue to monitor HealthStream for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

Keywords: lowest projected earnings growth computer programs & systems hms holdings cerner healthstream quality systems

Ticker(s): CPSI HMSY CERN HSTM QSII