AMERIGROUP (NYSE: AGP) is one of 15 publicly-traded companies in the “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare AMERIGROUP to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for AMERIGROUP and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
69.5% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are held by institutional investors. 10.8% of shares of all “Hospitals, Clinics & Primary Care Services” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility & Risk
AMERIGROUP has a beta of 1.08, indicating that its stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, AMERIGROUP’s peers have a beta of 1.50, indicating that their average stock price is 50% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares AMERIGROUP and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Earnings & Valuation
This table compares AMERIGROUP and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
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|AMERIGROUP Competitors||$1.06 billion||-$22.56 million||806.31|
AMERIGROUP’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than AMERIGROUP. AMERIGROUP is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
AMERIGROUP peers beat AMERIGROUP on 8 of the 8 factors compared.
AMERIGROUP Corporation is a multi-state managed healthcare company focused on serving people who receive healthcare benefits through publicly funded healthcare programs, including Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Medicaid expansion programs and Medicare Advantage. The Company offers a continuum of care management, including disease management, pharmacy integration, centralized telephonic case management, in-person case management within healthcare facilities, and home visit case management for some of its members. As of December 31, 2011, the Company provided a number of healthcare products to approximately 2,024,000 members. Effective February 1, 2012, it provides managed care services in Louisiana. On May 1, 2012, it acquired Health Plus. In November 2012, the Company sold its Virginia health plan to Inova Health System Foundation. In December 2012, WellPoint Inc acquired the Company.
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