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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS)?

The company in question is, MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) currently with a stock price of 54.67 (0.02% today). The market cap for MAXIMUS, Inc. is 3579.68, and is in the sector Services, and Business Services industry. The target price for MAXIMUS, Inc. is *TBA. Currently MAXIMUS, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 22.38, and a forward P/E of 17.71. Average volume for MAXIMUS, Inc. is 274.18 and so far today it is 45687.

Performance in the last year for MAXIMUS, Inc. has been -14.05%. For EPS growth, MAXIMUS, Inc. has seen a growth of 11.40%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 16.67%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 19.40% over the last five years and could be 17.50% for the next five years. MAXIMUS, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 7.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 27.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is -5.18%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 0.45%.

Since the IPO date for MAXIMUS, Inc. on the 6/13/1997, MAXIMUS, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be -2.58%. With MAXIMUS, Inc. trading at 54.67, the dividend yield is 0.33%, and the EPS is 2.44.

So could MAXIMUS, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 22.38. The PEG is 1.28, P/S is 1.52 and the P/B is at 5.12. The P/cash is 70.74, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

MAXIMUS, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.9, and the quick ratio is 1.9. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.3, and total debt/equity at 0.3.

In terms of margins, MAXIMUS, Inc. has a gross margin of 22.70%, an operating margin of 11.30% and a profit margin of 6.90%.Payout ratio for MAXIMUS, Inc. is 7.30%. Return on assets come to 12.60% with return on investment coming to 19.40%.

Insider ownership for MAXIMUS, Inc., is at 1.80% and institutional ownership comes to 97.30%. Outstanding shares are at 65.49. While shares float is 63.76. The float short is currently 5.80%, and short ratio is 13.49.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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