Mondrian Investment Partners LTD reduced its stake in MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) by 2.0% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 873,465 shares of the health services provider’s stock after selling 17,954 shares during the quarter. MAXIMUS comprises 2.0% of Mondrian Investment Partners LTD’s holdings, making the stock its 19th largest holding. Mondrian Investment Partners LTD owned about 1.37% of MAXIMUS worth $61,999,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund increased its holdings in MAXIMUS by 6,329.9% in the fourth quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 1,656,085 shares of the health services provider’s stock worth $25,000 after purchasing an additional 1,630,329 shares in the last quarter. Norges Bank bought a new stake in shares of MAXIMUS during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $49,088,000. Mackenzie Financial Corp increased its holdings in shares of MAXIMUS by 17.6% during the fourth quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp now owns 1,853,213 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $120,626,000 after acquiring an additional 277,775 shares in the last quarter. Ranger Investment Management L.P. increased its holdings in shares of MAXIMUS by 113.2% during the fourth quarter. Ranger Investment Management L.P. now owns 467,032 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $30,399,000 after acquiring an additional 248,002 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its holdings in shares of MAXIMUS by 117.0% during the third quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 403,700 shares of the health services provider’s stock valued at $26,265,000 after acquiring an additional 217,700 shares in the last quarter. 95.94% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded MAXIMUS from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, April 12th. ValuEngine downgraded MAXIMUS from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, February 28th.
Shares of NYSE MMS opened at $72.30 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.71 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.26, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.02 and a beta of 0.96. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11, a quick ratio of 2.32 and a current ratio of 2.32. MAXIMUS, Inc. has a twelve month low of $60.00 and a twelve month high of $74.18.
MAXIMUS (NYSE:MMS) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, May 9th. The health services provider reported $0.96 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.91 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $736.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $757.29 million. MAXIMUS had a return on equity of 20.09% and a net margin of 8.94%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 20.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.84 EPS. Research analysts forecast that MAXIMUS, Inc. will post 3.66 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 31st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, May 15th will be given a dividend of $0.25 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 14th. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.38%. MAXIMUS’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 29.41%.
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MAXIMUS, Inc provides business process services (BPS) to government health and human services programs worldwide. The company's Health Services segment offers various BPS, appeals, and assessments for state, provincial, and national government programs, including Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program, Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance British Columbia, Health Assessment Advisory Service contract, and Preadmission Screening and Resident Reviews.
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