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How has Automatic Data Processing, Inc.:(NASDAQ:ADP) performed recently?

Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADP) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 42102.4. It is in the Business Software & Services industry and sector Technology, with a current P/E of 29.43, a forward P/E of 25.29 and EPS of 3.17. At a stock price of 93.31 (0.60%) it has a dividend yield of 2.27%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 3.80%, more recently this last year it has grown by 12.50%. The next year growth is going to be about 13.75% and more long-term 10.40% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 12.70%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 4.10% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 7.40%.

For performance, Automatic Data Processing, Inc. the past week has seen a gain of 8.93%. For the last month performance for Automatic Data Processing, Inc. is 7.50%. While the last quarter is 4.60% and half year, 15.11%. Finally for the year, performance is 18.34%.

The 52-week high for Automatic Data Processing, Inc., is at 0.37%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 48.78%. The 20-day simple moving average is 6.63% and 9.93% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.95%, and for the month it is 1.34%. Automatic Data Processing, Inc., has a target price of 89.69.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.45, and for total debt/equity Automatic Data Processing, Inc. has 0. The gross margin is 43.00%, while operating margin is 18.80%, the profit margin is 13.50%. The current ratio is 1.1 and the quick ratio is 1.1.

Insider ownership is at 0.10%, with instituitional ownership at 78.80%. Automatic Data Processing, Inc. has a payout ratio of 60.60%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 451.21. The shares float is 451.21, with the float short at 1.01%, with short ratio coming to 2.23.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Automatic Data Processing, Inc., get 3.90%, with its returns on investment at 27.40%. Return on equity is 34.10%. So will the investors see the target price of 89.69, reached soon?

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