Analysts See $0.77 EPS for MAXIMUS, Inc. (MMS); Two Sigma Securities Cut Its International Business Machs (Put) (IBM) Holding

January 14, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

Analysts expect MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) to report $0.77 EPS on February, 8.They anticipate $0.06 EPS change or 8.45% from last quarter’s $0.71 EPS. MMS’s profit would be $50.16 million giving it 23.34 P/E if the $0.77 EPS is correct. After having $0.81 EPS previously, MAXIMUS, Inc.’s analysts see -4.94% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.21% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $71.89. About 277,748 shares traded. MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) has risen 15.99% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.71% the S&P500.

Two Sigma Securities Llc decreased International Business Machs (Put) (IBM) stake by 63.7% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Two Sigma Securities Llc sold 5,265 shares as International Business Machs (Put) (IBM)’s stock declined 15.88%. The Two Sigma Securities Llc holds 3,000 shares with $435,000 value, down from 8,265 last quarter. International Business Machs (Put) now has $151.03 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.65% or $1.06 during the last trading session, reaching $163.14. About 5.03 million shares traded. International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) has risen 4.86% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.84% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.74 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 0.72 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 70 investors sold IBM shares while 676 reduced holdings. 100 funds opened positions while 451 raised stakes. 519.10 million shares or 2.22% less from 530.91 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Tdam Usa stated it has 57,706 shares. Orca Inv Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 2.21% stake. Wall Street Access Asset, New York-based fund reported 1,741 shares. Wealthcare Cap Ltd Liability Corporation holds 425 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Toronto Dominion Natl Bank has invested 0.23% in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). Wellington Gp Llp invested in 2.93 million shares. Glenmede Trust Na has invested 0.26% in International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM). Piedmont Investment Advsrs Llc accumulated 233,441 shares. Bartlett & Com Ltd Liability reported 78,919 shares stake. Acg Wealth owns 3,186 shares or 0.08% of their US portfolio. Hutchin Hill Cap Lp reported 8,615 shares. Atwood And Palmer invested in 8,724 shares. Aviance Capital Partners Lc holds 4,280 shares. M&R owns 13,888 shares. Cap Mgmt Corporation Va reported 1,477 shares.

Two Sigma Securities Llc increased Vanguard Star Fd (VXUS) stake by 10,439 shares to 20,588 valued at $1.13 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Vanguard Intl Equity Index F (VEU) stake by 5,856 shares and now owns 64,754 shares. Edwards Lifesciences Corp (NYSE:EW) was raised too.

Analysts await International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) to report earnings on January, 18. They expect $5.16 earnings per share, up 2.99% or $0.15 from last year’s $5.01 per share. IBM’s profit will be $4.78 billion for 7.90 P/E if the $5.16 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.30 actual earnings per share reported by International Business Machines Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 56.36% EPS growth.

Among 31 analysts covering International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), 11 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 35% are positive. International Business Machines had 113 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, April 26 the stock rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Market Perform”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) on Thursday, January 12 with “Buy” rating. The stock of International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) earned “Hold” rating by Societe Generale on Monday, September 26. The rating was maintained by UBS on Wednesday, July 19 with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by S&P Research with “Buy” on Wednesday, October 21. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Underweight” rating and $133 target in Wednesday, October 18 report. Bernstein maintained the stock with “Market Perform” rating in Tuesday, April 19 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) rating on Monday, November 13. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $160.0 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Wednesday, March 22. Wedbush initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, August 3 report.

MAXIMUS, Inc. provides business process services to government health and human services programs in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Singapore, and Saudi Arabia. The company has market cap of $4.68 billion. The company??s Health Services segment offers various BPS, appeals, and assessments, as well as related consulting services for state, provincial, and national government programs comprising Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program, the Affordable Care Act, Health Insurance British Columbia, the Health Assessment Advisory Service, and Preadmission Screening and Resident Reviews. It has a 22.68 P/E ratio. The Company’s services include health insurance exchange customer contact center activities and support; health insurance program eligibility and enrollment; beneficiary outreach and education; application assistance and independent health plan enrollment counseling; premium payment processing and administration; eHealth solutions; independent disability, long-term sick, and health assessments; occupational health clinical assessments; and specialized program consulting services.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.39 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.01, from 1.4 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 22 investors sold MAXIMUS, Inc. shares while 77 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 96 raised stakes. 57.34 million shares or 3.44% less from 59.39 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Fdx Advsr holds 9,924 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Swiss Retail Bank owns 108,007 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Martingale Asset Mngmt Ltd Partnership holds 90,922 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt owns 150 shares. Boston Prns accumulated 474,202 shares. Parametric Port Assoc Ltd Liability Com has 0.02% invested in MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) for 230,244 shares. Glenmede Na reported 11,758 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Eqis Cap Mngmt Inc has invested 0.02% in MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS). 107,776 were accumulated by Mutual Of America. Makaira Ptnrs Limited Com, California-based fund reported 142,249 shares. Putnam Investments Limited Liability Company reported 37,420 shares. Washington Capital holds 6,530 shares or 0.45% of its portfolio. Connecticut-based Aqr Capital Lc has invested 0.01% in MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS). Trexquant Inv Lp reported 0.08% of its portfolio in MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS). Segall Bryant & Hamill Ltd Co holds 0.09% or 63,243 shares.

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