Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 20.74 B. 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 57.35 (with a change from open of 0.00%), this in conjunction with a target price of 58.28. Volume today has so far reached 32164, with an average volume of about 2025.82. The GAP for this stock, is 0.26%.
The P/E ratio is 25.38, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 22.39. The current EPS for Paychex, Inc., is 2.25, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 8.00%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -6.04%.
Looking further into the growth statistics for Paychex, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 7.72% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 8.20%. Quarter over quarter is 9.90% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 5.90%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 8.30%. 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 10.50% and institutional ownership is 70.70%. Shares outstanding is 362.53, while shares float is at a value of 320.26. Float short for Paychex, Inc. is 4.10% and the short ratio is 6.48.
In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0, while the total debt/equity comes to 0. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.1, and the quick ratio is 1.1. The most recent gross margin is 70.80% and their operating margin is 39.30%. The profit margin is 25.90%.
Paychex, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 12.60%, and on investment, 41.50%. Return on equity is 42.70%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 3.09. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 6.58, with Price/book ratio coming to 10.51 and Price/cash is 64.12, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 101.75.
The simple moving averages are -1.80% and -2.69% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -9.01% and the 52 week low is 8.67%.
Paychex, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.22%, with a current price of 57.35. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 81.00%. 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 0.40%, with performance for the month coming to -5.47%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -2.14%, and for the half year the performance is -6.40%. Volatility for this week is 1.26% and for the month this is 1.37%.
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