2. As of noon trading, AthenaHealth ( ATHN) is up $1.40 (1.5%) to $95.19 on light volume Thus far, 166,694 shares of AthenaHealth exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 529,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $92.56-$95.49 after having opened the day at $93.33 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $93.79.

athenahealth, Inc., a business services company, provides ongoing billing, clinical-related, and other related services to medical group practices primarily in the United States. The company provides services through the athenaNet, a proprietary Internet-based practice management application. AthenaHealth has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 187.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 28.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate AthenaHealth a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates AthenaHealth as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full AthenaHealth Ratings Report now.

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