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 most optimistic price target was 68, which equates to a potential upside of 10.66 percent. The minimum price target given was 57, implying potential capital losses of -7.24 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.
Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -0.65 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0.66 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.33 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.16 percent.
People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 1 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.
Analysts estimate earnings of MMS to grow at a rate of -0.74 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of MMS is -27.05.
In the trailing 52-weeks, MMS hit 64.97 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 43.69. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 40.65 percent, 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.