MAXIMUS (MMS) was Reiterated by Maxim Group to “Buy” according to the research note released today. The brokerage firm has raised the Price Target to $ 74 from a previous price target of $71 . Maxim Group advised their investors in a research report released on Aug 4, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on MAXIMUS. KeyBanc Capital Mkts Initiated MAXIMUS on Jul 11, 2016 to “Overweight”, Price Target of the shares are set at $63.
On the company’s financial health, MAXIMUS reported $0.79 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.09 according to the earnings call on Aug 4, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.70. The company had revenue of $617.09 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $625.08 million. The company’s revenue was up 7.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.62 EPS.
MAXIMUS closed down -1.37 points or -2.31% at $57.81 with 2,92,707 shares getting traded on Tusday. Post opening the session at $59.1, the shares hit an intraday low of $57.76 and an intraday high of $59.36 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Tusday session in Red.
Investors should note that on Jul 12, 2016, MAXIMUS announced a cash dividend of $0.0450. The company’s management has announced Aug 11, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Aug 15, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Aug 31, 2016.
In a different news, on Aug 2, 2016, David Francis (General Counsel) sold 1,500 shares at $58.91 per share price. According to the SEC, on Jul 15, 2016, Raymond B Ruddy (director) sold 18,000 shares at $60.00 per share price. On Jun 22, 2016, Bruce Caswell (President) sold 30,000 shares at $56.34 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
MAXIMUS Inc. provides business process services (BPS) to Government health and human services agencies. The Company is primarily focused on operating Government-sponsored programs such as Medicaid children’s health insurance program (CHIP) health insurance exchanges and other health care reform initiatives Medicare welfare-to-work child support services and other Government programs. It provides health and human services to Governments in the United States Australia Canada the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia. The Company’s United States federal services business provides various contract vehicles. The Company’s Health Services segment provides a range of business process services as well as related consulting services for state provincial and federal Government programs. The Company’s Human Services segment provides federal national state and county human services agencies with a range of business process services as well as related consulting services.