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Latest Trend: Maximus (NYSE: MMS)

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Maximus trades as part of the industrials sector and business services industry. The company CEO is Bruce L. Caswell. Maximus Inc provides business process services to government health and human services agencies in the United States and to foreign governments.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The MMS stock showed a previous change of 0.19% with an open at 74.96 and a close of 74.56. It reached an intraday high of 75.26 and a low of 73.64.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $4.8b with 63.8m shares outstanding, of which the float is 60.6m shares. Trading volume reached 260,611 shares compared to its average volume of 284,138 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Maximus shares returned 0.92% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 1.59%. Over three months, it changed 5.29%. In one year it has changed 20.45% and within that year its 52-week high was 75.48 and its 52-week low was 60.00. MMS stock is 24.27% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 68.22 and a 50 day moving average of 71.91. Currently MMS stock is trading 9.30% above its 200 day moving average.

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Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 3.35 that ended on 30th of September 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 22.26. Based on 5 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.80. The TTM EPS is 3.32, which comes to a TTM PE of 22.46. Historically, the PE high was 33.20 and the PE low was 16.20. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 53.78, which is a decrease of -27.87%.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 05/09/2019): 0.96
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 02/07/2019): 0.86
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 11/20/2018): 0.71
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 08/09/2018): 0.91
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 05/10/2018): 0.84

The dividend per share is currently 1.00, which is a dividend yield of 1.34%. Also, the payout ratio is 30.12%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 87.09, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 14.39%.

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest was 1,169,945, which was 1.83% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 4.33. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 0.93.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 21.01%, return on assets is 14.98%, profit margin is 8.76%, price-to-sales is 1.86 and price-to-book is 4.08.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 2  :Valuation Score
 2  :Past Performance Score
 5  :Financial Strength Score
 2  :Future Growth Score
 3  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

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