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How has Paychex, Inc. performed recently?

Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 20865.24. It is in the Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 26.34, a forward P/E of 24.3 and EPS of 2.21. At a stock price of 58.08 (-0.24%) it has a dividend yield of 3.17%.

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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 6.98% and more long-term 8.44% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 12.40%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 7.20% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 5.70%.

For performance, Paychex, Inc. the past week has seen a gain of -1.09%. For the last month performance for Paychex, Inc. is -6.79%. While the last quarter is -4.13% and half year, 5.87%. Finally for the year, performance is 11.92%.

The 52-week high for Paychex, Inc., is at -7.85%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 16.46%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.06% and -1.25% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 0.97%, and for the month it is 1.17%. Paychex, Inc., has a target price of 58.6.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0, and for total debt/equity Paychex, Inc. has 0.03. The gross margin is 70.80%, while operating margin is 39.20%, the profit margin is 25.80%. The current ratio is 1.1 and the quick ratio is 1.1.

Insider ownership is at 10.50%, with instituitional ownership at 70.10%. Paychex, Inc. has a payout ratio of 81.00%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 359.25. The shares float is 320.41, with the float short at 4.08%, with short ratio coming to 6.75.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Paychex, Inc., get 12.50%, with its returns on investment at 39.40%. Return on equity is 42.00%. So will the investors see the target price of 58.6, reached soon?

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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