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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 41325.67. It is in the Business Software & Services industry and sector Technology, with a current P/E of 27.74, a forward P/E of 21.01 and EPS of 3.17. At a stock price of 88.1 (0.14%) it has a dividend yield of 2.41%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 5.40%, more recently this last year it has grown by 12.40%. The next year growth is going to be about 14.30% and more long-term 11.00% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 15.00%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 3.50% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 8.50%.

For performance, Automatic Data Processing, Inc. the past week has seen a gain of -8.10%. For the last month performance for Automatic Data Processing, Inc. is -5.15%. While the last quarter is -0.34% and half year, 8.39%. Finally for the year, performance is 12.57%.

The 52-week high for Automatic Data Processing, Inc., is at -8.23%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 40.47%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.46% and 2.09% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.78%, and for the month it is 1.09%. Automatic Data Processing, Inc., has a target price of 92.5.

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 19.40%, the profit margin is 13.00%. The current ratio is 1.1 and the quick ratio is 1.1.

Insider ownership is at 0.10%, with instituitional ownership at 79.20%. Automatic Data Processing, Inc. has a payout ratio of 63.70%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 469.77. The shares float is 454.92, 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 3.50%, with its returns on investment at 22.30%. Return on equity is 33.50%. So will the investors see the target price of 92.5, reached soon?

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