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Stock in the Spotlight Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NYSE: ADP)


Automatic Data Processing Inc.(ADP) trades as part of theIndustrialssector and is in theBusiness Servicesindustry. Automatic Data Processing Inc is a provider of miscellaneous business solutions. Its business includes provision of technology-based outsourcing solutions to employers, vehicle retailers and manufacturers.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

TheBusiness Servicescompany showed a previous change of-0.16% with an open at127.56and a close of127.34. It reached an intraday high of127.72and a low of126.45.


The stock has a market cap of $56.0bwith440.5mshares outstanding, of which the float is431.9mshares. Trading volume reached323,783shares compared to its average volume of2,672,079shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity isgood.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days,Automatic Data Processing Inc.shares returned1.41% and in the past 30 trading days it returned12.39%. Over three months, it changed13.60%. In one year it has changed32.21% and within that year its 52-week high was127.92and its 52-week low was96.76.ADP stock is 31.60% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of113.54and a 50 day moving average of117.34. CurrentlyADPstock is trading12.15%aboveits 200 day moving average.


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at3.85that ended onJune 30, 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 33.02. Based on10analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is0.85. The TTM EPS is3.74, which comes to a TTM PE of33.99.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
Mar 31, 2018: 1.52
Dec 31, 2017: 0.99
Sep 30, 2017: 0.91
Jun 30, 2017: 0.65

The dividend per share is currently 2.76, which is a dividend yield of 2.17%.

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 81.80% of institutional ownership.

Short-interest is4,898,311, which is1.11% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is1.96.This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is0.86.

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company's return on equity is 40.51%, return on assets is 3.75%, profit margin is 12.67%, price-to-sales is 4.29andprice-to-book is 13.92.

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