$0.84 EPS Expected for MAXIMUS, Inc. (MMS); Hitchwood Capital Management LP Upped Its Sherwin Williams Co (SHW) Position

April 24, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

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Analysts expect MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) to report $0.84 EPS on May, 3.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 5.00% from last quarter’s $0.8 EPS. MMS’s profit would be $54.79 million giving it 20.80 P/E if the $0.84 EPS is correct. After having $0.78 EPS previously, MAXIMUS, Inc.’s analysts see 7.69% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.22% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $69.88. About 224,679 shares traded. MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) has risen 5.08% since April 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.47% the S&P500.

Hitchwood Capital Management Lp increased Sherwin Williams Co (SHW) stake by 319.64% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Hitchwood Capital Management Lp acquired 255,170 shares as Sherwin Williams Co (SHW)’s stock declined 5.42%. The Hitchwood Capital Management Lp holds 335,000 shares with $137.36 million value, up from 79,830 last quarter. Sherwin Williams Co now has $36.29B valuation. The stock decreased 1.19% or $4.68 during the last trading session, reaching $387.71. About 743,716 shares traded or 12.42% up from the average. The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) has risen 26.25% since April 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.70% the S&P500.

Among 8 analysts covering MAXIMUS (NYSE:MMS), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. MAXIMUS had 36 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, August 18 by Jefferies. On Wednesday, June 7 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold”. The stock of MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, April 7 by Canaccord Genuity. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, September 16 by Canaccord Genuity. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 9 by Robert W. Baird. As per Friday, May 5, the company rating was downgraded by Maxim Group. The firm has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Thursday, November 9. The stock of MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) earned “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, December 13. Jefferies maintained MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) on Thursday, November 9 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, November 13 by Jefferies.

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 $4.56 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 20.86 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 1.1 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.29, from 1.39 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 22 investors sold MAXIMUS, Inc. shares while 101 reduced holdings. 46 funds opened positions while 89 raised stakes. 58.07 million shares or 1.27% more from 57.34 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Hancock Com invested in 6,294 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Parametrica Mgmt Ltd owns 4,079 shares. Carroll Fincl Assocs invested in 0% or 114 shares. Stifel Corporation owns 9,489 shares. First Republic Management Incorporated holds 4,577 shares. Nomura Incorporated accumulated 0% or 12,823 shares. Principal Fincl Grp accumulated 281,601 shares. Renaissance Techs Ltd reported 28,700 shares. Ranger Lp holds 2.31% or 439,428 shares. Moreover, Strs Ohio has 0.01% invested in MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) for 26,800 shares. The Ohio-based Keybank National Association Oh has invested 0.01% in MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS). Comerica National Bank stated it has 79,181 shares. 226,584 are held by Columbia Wanger Asset Mngmt Ltd Com. Navellier Assoc Inc stated it has 0.08% of its portfolio in MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS). Falcon Point Ltd Liability holds 1.37% or 113,775 shares.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 selling transactions for $2.53 million activity. BELIVEAU RUSSELL A sold $66,550 worth of stock or 1,000 shares. Andrekovich Mark sold $194,400 worth of stock or 2,700 shares. $2.04M worth of MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) shares were sold by MONTONI RICHARD A. FRANCIS DAVID also sold $232,200 worth of MAXIMUS, Inc. (NYSE:MMS) on Tuesday, February 13.

Since March 14, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $306,945 activity. The insider IPPOLITO PETER J. sold 750 shares worth $306,945.

Among 30 analysts covering Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW), 22 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. Sherwin-Williams Company had 67 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, February 2 by Seaport Global. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 22 by CLSA. The stock has “Buy” rating by Longbow on Tuesday, June 13. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Thursday, July 13. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Tuesday, April 4 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, June 23 by Citigroup. The company was downgraded on Monday, July 11 by Seaport Global. The stock has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 4. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of SHW in report on Wednesday, November 25 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, January 28.

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