Maximus Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (MMS)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Maximus (NYSE: MMS) is tomorrow, May 11, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 9 cents per share. At a price of $46.74 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.8%.

The average volume for Maximus has been 200,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Maximus has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 13% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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 21.4, above the average diversified services industry P/E ratio of 20.4 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, solid stock price performance, increase in net income and notable return on equity. 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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