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Stock Highlights: Paychex (NASDAQ: PAYX)


Paychex is in the industrials sector and business services industry. The company CEO is Martin Mucci. Paychex Inc operates in payroll outsourcing industry. The company provides integrated payroll, human resource, insurance, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small and medium-sized businesses in the United States.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The PAYX stock showed a previous change of -0.09% with an open at 66.86 and a close of 67.23. It reached an intraday high of 67.41 and a low of 66.71.

PR Newswire:  Latest Paychex Flex® Release Features Several Enhancements to HR Solutions


The stock has a market cap of $24.1b with 359.1m shares outstanding, of which the float is 320.2m shares. Trading volume reached 1,225,246 shares compared to its average volume of 2,355,656 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Paychex shares returned 1.33% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -3.85%. Over three months, it changed -0.30%. In one year it has changed 1.81% and within that year its 52-week high was 76.02 and its 52-week low was 59.36. PAYX stock is 13.26% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 67.07 and a 50 day moving average of 66.95. Currently PAYX stock is trading 0.23% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.

PR Newswire:  Latest Paychex Flex® Release Features Several Enhancements to HR Solutions


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 2.48 that ended on 31st of May 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 27.11. Based on 13 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.61. The TTM EPS is 2.45, which comes to a TTM PE of 27.44. Historically, the PE high was 32.30 and the PE low was 22.60. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 55.37, which is a decrease of -17.64%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
11-30-2018:  0.65
08-31-2018:  0.67
05-31-2018:  0.61
02-28-2018:  0.63

The dividend per share is currently 2.24, which is a dividend yield of 3.33%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 48.55, which means it may be overvalued by -38.48%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 10.80% of insider ownership and 103.60% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 0, which is 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 0.00.

The current calculated beta is 0.97

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 45.70%, return on assets is 13.67%, profit margin is 27.99%, price-to-sales is 6.99 and price-to-book is 9.97.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 1  :Valuation Score
 4  :Past Performance Score
 5  :Financial Strength Score
 3  :Future Growth Score
 5  :Dividend Score
 3  :Overall Score

John Jones
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