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Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 20393.08. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Paychex, Inc. is 55.98 (with a change from open of 0.38%), this in conjunction with a target price of 55. Volume today has so far reached 544413, with an average volume of about 1839. The GAP for this stock, is -0.71%.

The P/E ratio is 26.65, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 23.42. The current EPS for Paychex, Inc., is 2.11, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 12.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 8.86%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Paychex, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 7.97% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 9.60%. Quarter over quarter is 3.60% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 8.60%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 8.00%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 7.20%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 10.60% and institutional ownership is 71.80%. Shares outstanding is 363.06, while shares float is at a value of 322.78. Float short for Paychex, Inc. is 5.73% and the short ratio is 10.06.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.03. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.2, and the quick ratio is 1.2. The most recent gross margin is 70.90% and their operating margin is 38.90%. The profit margin is 25.40%.

Paychex, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 11.90%, and on investment, 39.40%. Return on equity is 40.10%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.78. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 6.77, with Price/book ratio coming to 10.19 and Price/cash is 40.97, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 64.35.

The simple moving averages are -5.48% and 3.20% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -9.15% and the 52 week low is 25.40%.

Paychex, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.28%, with a current price of 55.98. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 81.10%. This is in an industry, Staffing & Outsourcing Services, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. Paychex, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry means that Paychex, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -1.11%, with performance for the month coming to -4.00%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -7.39%, and for the half year the performance is 16.60%. Volatility for this week is 1.15% and for the month this is 1.40%.

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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