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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 20299.18. It is in the Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 26.94, a forward P/E of 23.69 and EPS of 2.11. At a stock price of 56.8 (-0.46%) it has a dividend yield of 3.24%.

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 8.02% and more long-term 9.60% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 3.60%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 7.20% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 8.60%.

For performance, Paychex, Inc. the past week has seen a gain of -1.22%. For the last month performance for Paychex, Inc. is -7.25%. While the last quarter is -5.53% and half year, 9.14%. Finally for the year, performance is 20.94%.

The 52-week high for Paychex, Inc., is at -7.82%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 27.23%. The 20-day simple moving average is -4.68% and 4.97% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.50%, and for the month it is 1.57%. Paychex, Inc., has a target price of 55.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0, and for total debt/equity Paychex, Inc. has 0.03. The gross margin is 70.90%, while operating margin is 38.90%, the profit margin is 25.40%. The current ratio is 1.2 and the quick ratio is 1.2.

Insider ownership is at 10.60%, with instituitional ownership at 71.90%. Paychex, Inc. has a payout ratio of 81.10%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 357.38. The shares float is 323.12, with the float short at 5.73%, with short ratio coming to 9.35.

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 40.10%. So will the investors see the target price of 55, reached soon?

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