Analyst Ratings for Maximus Inc. (MMS)

Updated: 2017-07-26

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Maximus Inc. (NYSE:MMS) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for MMS last month.

Of the 8 analysts covering the stock, 2 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 6 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 4 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Several price targets were given for MMS by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 68, which equates to a potential upside of 10.66 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 57, implying potential capital losses of -7.24 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -0.65 percent. That number becomes 0.66 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.33 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.16 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 1 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 1 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of MMS to grow at a rate of -0.74 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of MMS is -27.05.

MMS has a 52-week high of 64.97 and a 52-week low of 43.69. Today's price is 40.65 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 5.42 percent. MMS has a price/earnings ratio of 20.02. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The MMS value stock report compares MMS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of MMS is $3.99 billion. MMS will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.