Maximus Stock Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

MMS -  USA Stock  

USD 89.39  0.39  0.44%

Considering the 90-day investment horizon and your typical level of risk aversion, our recommendation regarding Maximus is 'Strong Hold'. Macroaxis provides Maximus buy-hold-or-sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding Maximus positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Maximus' available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site.

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The advice is provided from Maximus' buy-and-hold perspective. Additionally, see Maximus Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with the current analyst consensus. To check ratings for multiple equity instruments, please use the Instant Ratings tool. We conduct extensive research on individual companies such as Maximus and provide practical buy, sell, or hold advice based on selected investing horizon and risk tolerance towards Maximus.

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Strong Hold


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Hype Condition

Low keyDetails

Current Valuation


Odds of Distress

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Economic Sensitivity

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Analyst Consensus


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For the selected time horizon Maximus has a Risk Adjusted Performance of (0.023923), Jensen Alpha of (0.07), Total Risk Alpha of (0.11) and Treynor Ratio of (0.28)
Macroaxis provides trade recommendations on Maximus to complement and cross-verify current analyst consensus on Maximus. Our advice engine determines the firm's potential to grow exclusively from the perspective of an investor's current risk tolerance and investing horizon. To make sure Maximus is not overpriced, please verify all Maximus fundamentals, including its cash flow from operations, and the relationship between the cash and equivalents and market capitalization . Given that Maximus has a price to earning of 20.06 X, we recommend you to check Maximus market performance and probability of bankruptcy to ensure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your last-minute risk tolerance and investing horizon.

Maximus Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

Maximus generates negative expected return over the last 90 days
Maximus has a strong financial position based on the latest SEC filings
Over 98.0% of the company shares are owned by institutional investors
Latest headline from Maximus to Release Earnings on Thursday - MarketBeat

Maximus current analysts advice

We track the performance of the top 100 financial experts across various large and mid-size financial boutiques. Maximus analyst recommendations are determined by taking all analyst recommendations and averaging them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, Strong Sell or Sell. There is no one specific way to measure analysis performance other than comparing it to the past results via a very sophisticated attribution analysis. Maximus analyst consensus and target price projections should be used in combination with other traditional techniques such as stock price forecasting, technical analysis, earnings estimate, and various momentum models.
Target Mean Price101.00
Target Median Price105.00
Target High Price115.00
Recommendation Mean2.40
Number Of Analyst Opinions5
Target Low Price83.00
Average Consensus Buy
The consensus estimates and target price estimation comprises individual analyst assessments, and may or may not mutch the Macroaxis buy or sell advice. It is determined by taking an average of all analyst recommendations and classifying them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, or Sell.

Maximus Returns Distribution Density

The distribution of Maximus' historical returns is an attempt to chart the future uncertainty of Maximus' future price movements. The chart of the probability distribution of Maximus stock daily returns describes the distribution of returns around its average expected value. We use Maximus price's Value At Risk and its Upside Potential as a relative measure of the distribution. The graph of the distribution of Maximus returns is essential to provide solid investment advice for Maximus stock.
Mean Return-0.05Value At Risk-1.67
Potential Upside1.63Standard Deviation1.30
 Return Density 
Investment risk management requires an estimate of the probability of extreme price changes. Therefore, the correct representation of the distribution of Maximus historical returns presented in an easy-to-digest graphical form helps investors and money managers understand the risk-reward trade-off of different investement strategies.

Maximus Cash Flow Accounts

201620172018201920202021 (projected)
Capital Expenditure(24.15 M)(26.52 M)(66.85 M)(40.71 M)(36.64 M)(39.53 M)
Depreciation Amortization and Accretion67.98 M62.19 M85.46 M100.16 M115.19 M91.99 M
Net Cash Flow or Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents99.43 M176.83 M(240.07 M)(27.93 M)(25.14 M)(25.8 M)
Net Cash Flow Business Acquisitions and Disposals(41.14 M)(1.64 M)(436.84 M)(3.82 M)(3.43 M)(3.71 M)
Issuance Purchase of Equity Shares(28.86 M)(66.92 M)(47.45 M)(166.96 M)(150.26 M)(154.22 M)
Issuance Repayment of Debt Securities(164.98 M)(137 K)9.52 M18.6 M16.74 M18.06 M
Payment of Dividends and Other Cash Distributions(11.67 M)(11.69 M)(63.89 M)(70.16 M)(63.14 M)(64.8 M)
Net Cash Flow from Financing(215.43 M)(91.88 M)(110.86 M)(230.09 M)(207.08 M)(212.53 M)
Net Cash Flow from Investing(25.22 M)(45.24 M)(483.88 M)(44.14 M)(39.72 M)(42.86 M)
Net Cash Flow from Operations336.42 M316.77 M356.73 M244.59 M281.28 M270.45 M
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash3.66 M(2.83 M)(2.05 M)1.71 M1.53 M1.66 M
Share Based Compensation21.36 M20.24 M20.77 M23.71 M27.26 M24 M

Maximus Greeks

Most traded equities are subject to two types of risk - systematic (i.e., market) and unsystematic (i.e., nonmarket or company-specific) risk. Unsystematic risk is the risk that events specific to Maximus or Industrials sector will adversely affect the stock's price. This type of risk can be diversified away by owning several different stocks in different industries whose stock prices have shown a small correlation to each other. On the other hand, systematic risk is the risk that Maximus stock's price will be affected by overall stock market movements and cannot be diversified away. So, no matter how many positions you have, you cannot eliminate market risk. However, you can measure a Maximus stock's historical response to market movements and buy it if you are comfortable with its volatility direction. Beta and standard deviation are two commonly used measures to help you make the right decision.
Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW0.21
Overall volatility
Information ratio -0.07

Maximus Volatility Alert

Maximus exhibits very low volatility with skewness of -1.06 and kurtosis of 4.39. However, we advise investors to further study Maximus technical indicators to make sure all market info is available and is reliable. Understanding different market volatility trends often help investors to time the market. Properly using volatility indicators enable traders to measure Maximus' stock risk against market volatility during both bullying and bearish trends. The higher level of volatility that comes with bear markets can directly impact Maximus' stock price while adding stress to investors as they watch their shares' value plummet. This usually forces investors to rebalance their portfolios by buying different stocks as prices fall.

Maximus Fundamentals Vs Peers

Comparing Maximus' fundamentals to the average values of its peers is one of the most widely used and accepted methods of equity analyses. It helps to analyze Maximus' direct or indirect competition across all of the common fundamentals between Maximus and the related equities. This way, we can detect undervalued stocks with similar characteristics as Maximus or determine the stocks which would be an excellent addition to an existing portfolio. Peer analysis of Maximus' fundamental indicators could also be used in its relative valuation, which is a method of valuing Maximus by comparing valuation metrics with those of similar companies.
 Better Than Average     
 Worse Than Average Compare Maximus to competition
FundamentalsMaximusPeer Average
Return On Equity21.75 %(0.31) %
Return On Asset10.74 %(0.14) %
Profit Margin7.31 %(1.27) %
Operating Margin12.17 %(5.51) %
Current Valuation6 B16.62 B
Shares Outstanding61.47 M571.82 M
Shares Owned by Insiders1.13 %10.09 %
Shares Owned by Institutions97.79 %39.21 %
Number of Shares Shorted1.22 M4.71 M
Price to Earning20.06 X28.72 X
Price to Book3.95 X9.51 X
Price to Sales1.45 X11.42 X
Revenue3.73 B9.43 B
Gross Profit711 M27.38 B
EBITDA453.91 M3.9 B
Net Income272.82 M570.98 M
Cash and Equivalents101.68 M2.7 B
Cash per Share1.65 X5.01 X
Total Debt456.71 M5.32 B
Debt to Equity0.33 %48.70 %
Current Ratio1.57 X2.16 X
Book Value Per Share22.28 X1.93 K
Cash Flow from Operations415.02 M971.22 M
Short Ratio4.15 X4.00 X
Earnings Per Share4.39 X3.12 X
Price to Earnings To Growth1.58 X4.89 X
Number of Employees34 K18.84 K
Market Capitalization5.42 B19.03 B
Total Asset1.35 B29.47 B
Retained Earnings986.1 M9.33 B
Working Capital280.22 M1.48 B
Current Asset620.98 M9.34 B
   Acquisition by Richard Nadeau of 400 shares of Maximus subject to Rule 16b-3 [view details]

Maximus Market Momentum

Traders often use several daily momentume indicators to supplement a more traditional technical analysis when analyzing securities such as Maximus . With many different options, investors must choose the best indicators for them and familiarize themselves with how they work. We suggest combining traditional momentum indicators with more near-term forms of technical analysis such as Accumulation Distribution or Daily Balance Of Power. With their quantitative nature, daily value technical indicators can also be incorporated into your automated trading systems.
Accumulation Distribution231.97
Daily Balance Of Power0.629
Rate Of Daily Change1.0
Day Median Price89.37
Day Typical Price89.38
Market Facilitation Index0.0
Price Action Indicator0.21

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 2018 2019 2020 2021 (projected)
Accounts Payable177.79 M253.34 M228 M246 M
Receivables600.57 M786.2 M707.58 M763.44 M

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The market value of Maximus is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Maximus that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Maximus' value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Maximus' true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Maximus' market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Maximus underlying business (such as pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Maximus' value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Maximus value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Maximus' price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.