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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 21913.95. It is in the Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 28.26, a forward P/E of 24.56 and EPS of 2.09. At a stock price of 59.01 (1.08%) it has a dividend yield of 3.12%.

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 8.63% and more long-term 9.60% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 10.80%. 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 -3.37%. For the last month performance for Paychex, Inc. is -0.47%. While the last quarter is 8.31% and half year, 10.54%. Finally for the year, performance is 31.75%.

The 52-week high for Paychex, Inc., is at -4.24%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 34.66%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.75% and 10.00% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 2.02%, and for the month it is 1.16%. 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 72.30%. Paychex, Inc. has a payout ratio of 80.10%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 371.36. The shares float is 321.64, with the float short at 5.44%, with short ratio coming to 8.26.

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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