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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for MMS. The most optimistic price target was 68, which equates to a potential upside of 10.66 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 57, implying a possible loss of -7.24 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, 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, 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. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of MMS is -27.05.

MMS has traded between a high of 64.97 and a low of 43.69 over the past year. Today's price is 40.65 percent above the 52-week low, and 5.42 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $3.99 billion. MMS's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.