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How has Paychex, Inc.:(NASDAQ:PAYX) performed recently?

Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 21661.24. It is in the Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 29.44, a forward P/E of 25.05 and EPS of 2.04. At a stock price of 60.09 (1.09%) it has a dividend yield of 2.80%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 8.00%, more recently this last year it has grown by 12.80%. The next year growth is going to be about 8.40% and more long-term 9.60% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 10.90%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 7.20% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 8.90%.

For performance, Paychex, Inc. the past week has seen a gain of 10.72%. For the last month performance for Paychex, Inc. is 9.83%. While the last quarter is 14.06% and half year, 18.57%. Finally for the year, performance is 29.08%.

The 52-week high for Paychex, Inc., is at 0.82%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 48.16%. The 20-day simple moving average is 11.82% and 17.22% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 2.62%, and for the month it is 1.56%. Paychex, Inc., has a target price of 51.38.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0, and for total debt/equity Paychex, Inc. has 0. The gross margin is 70.90%, while operating margin is 39.70%, the profit margin is 26.20%. The current ratio is 1.1 and the quick ratio is 1.1.

Insider ownership is at 10.50%, with instituitional ownership at 70.70%. Paychex, Inc. has a payout ratio of 80.10%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 360.48. The shares float is 321.31, with the float short at 5.66%, with short ratio coming to 9.04.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Paychex, Inc., get 11.90%, with its returns on investment at 39.40%. Return on equity is 40.70%. So will the investors see the target price of 51.38, reached soon?

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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