Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. Yesterday, Dec. 11, 2013, 145 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $117.00 to $353,142,000.00. Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders: Maximus (MMS) - FREE Research Report Lederer Paul R who is Director at Maximus sold 1,700 shares at $43.94 on Dec. 11, 2013. Following this transaction, the Director owned 97,081 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 1.72% with the 1,700-share transaction. The shares most recently traded at $43.47, down $0.47, or 1.08% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Maximus go as follows:
4-Week # shares sold: 6,198
12-Week # shares sold: 45,793
24-Week # shares sold: 46,793
The average volume for Maximus has been 411,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Maximus has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 38.82% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. MAXIMUS, Inc. provides business process services to government health and human services agencies in the United States, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Saudi Arabia. The company operates in two segments, Health Services and Human Services. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.4%. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.5. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Maximus a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold. Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on MMS - FREETheStreet Quant Ratings rates Maximus as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Maximus Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.