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.

MMS was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 68, which equates to a potential upside of 10.66 percent. The lowest price target was 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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.33 percent. 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. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 1 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of MMS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -0.74 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. MMS has a PEG ratio of -27.05.

In the last 52-weeks, MMS has achieved a high of 64.97 and a low of 43.69. Currently the stock is 40.65 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 5.42 percent. MMS has a P/E 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.