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Amerigroup Corp (AGP)

Price: $71.46

Industry: Medical Care Chaikin Power Gauge Report | Generated: Wed Jul 27 11:30 EDT 2011 AGP Amerigroup Corp

$71.46

Power Gauge Rating

AGP - Neutral TM

Financial Metrics

The Chaikin Power Gauge Rating for AGP is neutral with very attractive financial metrics, very strong earnings performance, very bullish price/volume activity and very positive expert opinions. AGP's financial metrics are excellent due to a high return on equity.

Earnings Performance

AGP's financial metrics are excellent due to a high price to book value ratio. Price/Volume Activity

Despite these bullish factors, Chaikin Power Tools has identified a negative trend resulting in a neutral rating.

Expert Opinions

News Sentiment Rating

No News Stories AGP Amerigroup Co..

N/A

News Sentiment :No News Story

Power Trend - 5 Year Chart

The Power Gauge distills a 20 factor model into a concise picture of a stock's potential.

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High Potential

Neutral

Low Potential

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Financials & Earnings

Financial Metrics

Financial Metrics Rating

Very Bullish

LT Debt/Equity Ratio

AGP's financial metrics are excellent. The company yields a high return on shareholder's equity and has high revenue per share.

Price to Book Value

The rank is based on a high price to book value ratio, high return on equity, low price to sales ratio and relatively high cash flow.

Return on Equity

Price to Sales Ratio

Business Value

Assets and Liabilities

Valuation

Returns

Ratio

TTM

Ratio

TTM

Ratio

Current Ratio

1.22

Price/Book

3.04

Return on Invest

21.8%

LT Debt/Equity

0.21

Price/Sales

0.61

Return on Equity

26.5%

Earnings Performance

TTM

Earnings Performance Rating

Very Bullish

Earnings Growth

AGP's earnings performance has been very strong. The company has a history of strong earnings growth and has outperformed analysts' earnings estimates.

Earnings Surprise

The rank is based on high earnings growth over the past 3-5 years, better than expected earnings in recent quarters, an upward trend in earnings this year, a relatively high projected P/E ratio and consistent earnings over the past 5 years.

Earnings Trend

Projected P/E Ratio

Earnings Consistency

5 Year Revenue and Earnings Growth

Revenue(M) Rev % Growth EPS EPS % Growth

EPS Estimates

12/06

12/07

12/08

12/09

12/10

2,835.09

3,945.53

4,516.01

5,188.07

5,806.30

21.68%

39.17%

14.46%

14.88%

11.92%

$2.02

$2.16

$-0.96

$2.85

$5.40

98.04%

6.93%

-144.44%

396.88%

89.47%

EPS Surprise

Factor

Actual EPS Prev

EST EPS Current

Change

$1.68

$1.10

-0.58

Quarterly EPS Yearly EPS Factor

$5.40

$4.47

-0.93

Actual EPS Growth

Est EPS Growth

Change

20.42%

15.00%

-5.42

3-5 year EPS

EPS Quarterly Results Estimate

Actual

Difference

% Difference

FY

Qtr 1

Qtr 2

Qtr 3

Qtr 4

Total

Latest Qtr

$0.84

$1.37

$0.53

1 Qtr Ago

$1.12

$1.59

$0.47

63.10

12/09

$0.69

$0.94

$0.43

$0.79

$2.85

41.96

12/10

$0.82

$1.31

$1.68

$1.59

$5.40

2 Qtr Ago

$0.81

$1.68

3 Qtr Ago

$0.62

$1.31

$0.87

107.41

12/11

$1.37

-

-

-

-

$0.69

111.29

Fiscal Year End Month is December.

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Price Trend & Expert Opinions Price/Volume Activity

Price/Volume Activity Rating

Very Bullish

Relative Strength vs Market

Chaikin Money Flow

Price and volume activity for AGP is very bullish. AGP has outperformed the S&P 500 over 26 weeks and has a rising price trend.

Price Trend

The rank for AGP is based on its price strength versus the market, positive Chaikin money flow, a positive Chaikin price trend, a negative Chaikin price trend ROC and an increasing volume trend.

Price Trend ROC

Volume Trend

Relative Strength vs S&P500 Index

Chaikin Money Flow

Chart shows whether AGP is performing better or worse than the market.

Chaikin Money Flow analyzes supply and demand for a company's stock.

Price Activity

Price Activity

Volume Activity

Factor

Value

Factor

52 Week High

74.87

% Change Price - 4 Weeks

11.02%

Average Volume 20 Days

1,454,540

52 Week Low

31.29

% Change Price - 24 Weeks

35.93%

Average Volume 90 Days

968,391

% Change YTD Rel S&P 500

54.80%

Expert Opinions

Value

% Change Price - 4 Wks Rel to S&P

5.73%

% Change Price - 24 Wks Rel to S&P

33.78%

Factor

Value

Chaikin Money Flow Persistency

65%

Expert Opinions

Very Bullish

Earnings Estimate Revisions

Expert opinions about AGP are very positive. Analysts are raising their EPS estimates for AGP and insiders are net buyers of AGP's stock.

Short Interest

Insider Activity

The rank for AGP is based on analysts revising earnings estimates upward, a high short interest ratio, insiders purchasing stock, optimistic analyst opinions and price strength of the stock versus the Medical Care industry group.

Analyst Opinions

Relative Strength vs Industry

Earnings Estimate Revisions Current Current Qtr Next Qtr

1.10 1.10 Current

Current FY

4.46

Analyst Recommendations

7 Days Ago % Change 1.09 1.10

+0.92% 0.00%

30 Days Ago % Change 4.43

0.03

Factor Mean this Week Mean Last Week

EPS Estimates Revision Summary Value

Buy 0.00

Mean 5 Weeks Ago

Buy

Last 4 Weeks

Down

Up

Down

Curr Qtr

1

0

4

0

Curr Yr

1

0

4

0

Next Qtr

0

0

2

0

Next Yr

0

1

3

1

Buy

Change

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Last Week Up

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The Company & Its Competitors

News Headlines for AGP

AGP's Competitors in Medical Care Company

Power Gauge

Historic EPS growth

Projected EPS growth

Profit Margin

PEG

PE

Revenue(M)

AGP

20.42%

15.00%

5.05%

1.07

12.01

5,806

UNH

55.70%

12.12%

5.01%

0.97

11.49

94,155

CVH

13.07%

9.97%

3.83%

1.22

9.33

11,588

MHS

11.82%

14.00%

2.12%

1.13

17.36

65,968

AET

8.91%

10.25%

5.26%

0.95

10.79

34,246

HNT

3.05%

10.00%

0.58%

0.99

11.08

13,620

HUM

19.49%

8.00%

3.34%

1.40

10.81

33,868

WLP

6.06%

10.67%

5.03%

0.97

10.38

58,802

BRIEF: Two more Amerigroup Corp. directors sell shares - Dec 2, 2010 BRIEF: Amerigroup executive sells 2,700 shares - Nov 30, 2010

Company Details

Company Profile

AMERIGROUP CORP 4425 CORPORATION LANE SUITE 100 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23462 USA Phone: 7574906900 Fax: 757-518-3600 Website: http://http://www.amerigroupcorp.co m Full Time Employees: 4,500 Sector: Medical

Amerigroup Corporation is a multi-state managed healthcare company focused on serving people who receive healthcare benefits through state-sponsored programs, including Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, and Family Care. CHIP programs provide healthcare coverage to children not otherwise covered by Medicaid or other insurance programs. Family Care extends coverage to uninsured adults and parents of CHIP or Medicaid-eligible children.

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LM 2.3 DS 3.0 LS 2.1

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Stock Research Report for AGP as of 7/27/11 - Chaikin Power Tools