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Is Automatic Data Processing, Inc.(NASDAQ: ADP), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADP) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 04/06/1983. Automatic Data Processing, Inc. is in the Business Software & Services industry and Technology sector. Average volume for Automatic Data Processing, Inc., is 2061.97, and so far today it has a volume of 1822500. Performance year to date since the 04/06/1983 is 13.69%.

To help you determine whether Automatic Data Processing, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 30 and forward P/E is 25.79. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Automatic Data Processing, Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.88. P/S ratio is 3.75 and the P/B ratio is 9.6. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 14.47 and 131.58 respectively.

At the current price Automatic Data Processing, Inc. is trading at, 95.14 (0.71% today), Automatic Data Processing, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.23%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 60.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.17, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 13.75% after growing 12.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 12.70%, and 7.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 450.86, and the number of shares float is 450.86. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 78.70%. The float short is 1.01%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.2. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.90%, and also a return on investment of 27.40%.

The ability for Automatic Data Processing, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.1, and quick ratio is 1.1. Long term debt/equity is 0.45 and total debt/equity is 0. In terms of margins, Automatic Data Processing, Inc. has a gross margin of 43.00%, with its operating margin at 18.80%, and Automatic Data Processing, Inc. has a profit margin of 13.50%.

The 52 week high is 0.58%, with 51.70% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 8.28% and the 200 day simple moving average is 11.67%.

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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