Home Sectors Industrials Current Trend: Paychex (NASDAQ: PAYX)

Current Trend: Paychex (NASDAQ: PAYX)


Paychex is part of the business services industry and trades as part of the industrials sector. 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 0.03% with an open at 81.32 and a close of 81.61. It reached an intraday high of 81.69 and a low of 81.19.

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The stock has a market cap of $29.3b with 359.4m shares outstanding, of which the float is 320.5m shares. Trading volume reached 1,080,635 shares compared to its average volume of 1,819,639 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 -0.92% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 5.28%. Over three months, it changed 18.53%. In one year it has changed 41.03% and within that year its 52-week high was 82.64 and its 52-week low was 59.55. PAYX stock is 37.04% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 71.21 and a 50 day moving average of 78.40. Currently PAYX stock is trading 14.60% above its 200 day moving average.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 2.57 that ended on 31st of May 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 31.75. Based on 12 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.65. The TTM EPS is 2.50, which comes to a TTM PE of 32.64. 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 56.51, which is a decrease of -30.76%.

The dividend per share is currently 2.24, which is a dividend yield of 2.74%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 57.09, which means it may be overvalued by -42.96%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 10.80% of insider ownership and 98.60% 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 1.03

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 41.40%, return on assets is 11.17%, profit margin is 26.24%, price-to-sales is 8.00 and price-to-book is 11.29.

Company Scores:

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

John Jones
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