Home Sectors Industrials Love or Hate: Paychex (NASDAQ: PAYX)

Love or Hate: Paychex (NASDAQ: PAYX)


Paychex is in the industrials sector and is part of the 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 0.11% with an open at 79.36 and a close of 79.32. It reached an intraday high of 79.56 and a low of 78.66.

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The stock has a market cap of $28.5b with 359.1m shares outstanding, of which the float is 320.2m shares. Trading volume reached 1,197,911 shares compared to its average volume of 2,000,788 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 2.03% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 9.45%. Over three months, it changed 24.30%. In one year it has changed 25.58% and within that year its 52-week high was 79.56 and its 52-week low was 59.36. PAYX stock is 33.63% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 69.53 and a 50 day moving average of 72.93. Currently PAYX stock is trading 14.08% above its 200 day moving average.

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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 31.98. 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 32.38. 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 55.36, which is a decrease of -30.20%.

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 2.82%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 57.57, which means it may be overvalued by -37.77%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 10.80% of insider ownership and 101.80% 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 1.04

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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 27.30%, price-to-sales is 10.97 and price-to-book is 11.73.

Company Scores:

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

John Jones
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