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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 41540.85. It is in the Business Software & Services industry and sector Technology, with a current P/E of 28.93, a forward P/E of 24.89 and EPS of 3.17. At a stock price of 89.13 (-2.83%) it has a dividend yield of 2.31%.

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 13.66% 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 -3.32%. For the last month performance for Automatic Data Processing, Inc. is 4.33%. While the last quarter is 3.58% and half year, 15.01%. Finally for the year, performance is 14.20%.

The 52-week high for Automatic Data Processing, Inc., is at -7.16%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 42.12%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.08% and 3.37% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.06%, and for the month it is 1.08%. Automatic Data Processing, Inc., has a target price of 90.5.

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 452.86. The shares float is 452.86, with the float short at 1.15%, with short ratio coming to 2.57.

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 90.5, reached soon?

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