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, implying a possible profit of 10.66 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 57, implying a possible loss of -7.24 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 1 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

MMS has an estimated earnings growth rate of -0.74 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. 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 below the 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 market cap of MMS is $3.99 billion. MMS's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.