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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 21178.8. It is in the Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 28.33, a forward P/E of 24.65 and EPS of 2.09. At a stock price of 59.07 (-0.22%) it has a dividend yield of 3.11%.

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 8.59% 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 -1.89%. For the last month performance for Paychex, Inc. is 6.61%. While the last quarter is 12.99% and half year, 28.54%. Finally for the year, performance is 31.14%.

The 52-week high for Paychex, Inc., is at -4.53%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 45.64%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.89% and 12.42% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.13%, and for the month it is 1.38%. Paychex, Inc., has a target price of 52.5.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0, and for total debt/equity Paychex, Inc. has 0. The gross margin is 71.00%, while operating margin is 38.80%, the profit margin is 25.60%. The current ratio is 1.1 and the quick ratio is 1.1.

Insider ownership is at 10.60%, with instituitional ownership at 70.60%. Paychex, Inc. has a payout ratio of 80.10%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 357.75. The shares float is 320.93, with the float short at 5.74%, with short ratio coming to 8.53.

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 52.5, reached soon?

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