Maximus Stock To Go Ex-dividend Monday (MMS)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Maximus (NYSE: MMS) is Monday, February 13, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 9 cents per share. At a price of $44.40 as of 9:40 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.8%.

The average volume for Maximus has been 210,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Maximus has a market cap of $1.53 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 8.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

MAXIMUS, Inc. provides business process outsourcing services to government health and human services agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.4, below the average diversified services industry P/E ratio of 19.9 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Maximus as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Maximus Ratings Report.

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