Top and Bottom Line Picture for athenahealth Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN)?


How far has the stock of athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN) come to trade at their current price of $130.07, which gives it a market cap of $5.17B.

To trade now at $130.07, the stock has emerged from a 52-week low of $44.35%. But the current price also compares with the 52-week peak of $-8.66%.

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 48% Buy with a Strengthening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction. Longer term, the trend strength is Maximum. Long term indicators mostly agree with the trend.

Recently, athenahealth, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATHN) announced the expansion of the company’s Guarantee Program to include a Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 3 Guarantee for hospitals. The Meaningful Use Stage 3 Guarantee for hospitals joins a growing portfolio of quality initiatives support offered by the company, including a Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) guarantee and client support program.

The stock’s journey to the current price can be understood by looking at its performance from the last week down to the 12 months. The stock?s weekly performance stands at 19.56% and its monthly performance is 13.08%. For the quarter, the stock has moved 11.23% and for half-year it has shifted 26.15%. So far this year the stock has moved -0.64% and for the last 12 months it has moved 23.68%.

Studying simple moving averages also tell the stock’s journey thus far. The 20-Day Simple Moving Average is $18.88%, the 50-Day Simple Moving Average is $16.71%, while the 200-Day Simple Moving Average is $13.85%.

In terms of financial performance, athenahealth, Inc. reported gross margin of 20.40% for the trailing 12 months and operating margin of 2.50% for the same period. Net profit margin was booked at 1.80%. With that, athenahealth, Inc. posted EPS of $0.51.

while P/Free Cash Flow for the trailing 12 months is 232.66. Dividend yield and payout ratio calculate to – and 0.00%. For perspective, payout ratio provides insight into a company’s ability to sustain dividend distributions. As such, a lower payout ratio is preferred to a higher payout ratio is it implies a company is preserving more cash for investments and other needs that it releases to shareholders.

That said, athenahealth, Inc. has P/E of 256.04 and PEG of 12.80. EPS growth this year is expected to be 48.10%% and Forward P/E is calculated to 52.94.

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