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Is Paychex, Inc.(NASDAQ: PAYX), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/26/1990. Paychex, Inc. is in the Staffing & Outsourcing Services industry and Services sector. Average volume for Paychex, Inc., is 2110.51, and so far today it has a volume of 2719500. Performance year to date since the 3/26/1990 is 17.78%.

To help you determine whether Paychex, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 29.3 and forward P/E is 25.53. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Paychex, Inc. has a value for PEG of 3.05. P/S ratio is 7.38 and the P/B ratio is 11.53. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 61.88 and 69.39 respectively.

At the current price Paychex, Inc. is trading at, 61.24 (-0.15% today), Paychex, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.74%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 80.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.09, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 8.55% after growing 12.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 10.90%, and 8.90% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 355.78, and the number of shares float is 321.03. The senior management bring insider ownership to 10.50%, and institutional ownership is at 70.70%. The float short is 5.66%, with the short ratio at a value of 8.61. Management has seen a return on assets of 11.90%, and also a return on investment of 39.40%.

The ability for Paychex, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.1, and quick ratio is 1.1. Long term debt/equity is 0 and total debt/equity is 0. In terms of margins, Paychex, Inc. has a gross margin of 71.00%, with its operating margin at 38.80%, and Paychex, Inc. has a profit margin of 25.60%.

The 52 week high is -0.42%, with 50.99% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 12.54% and the 200 day simple moving average is 18.75%.

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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