NASDAQ:ADP - Automatic Data Processing Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$138.20 -1.37 (-0.98 %)
(As of 12/13/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$139.57
Today's Range$136.76 - $139.57
52-Week Range$107.61 - $153.51
Volume1.72 million shs
Average Volume2.40 million shs
Market Capitalization$61.28 billion
P/E Ratio31.77
Dividend Yield1.97%
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. provides business process outsourcing services worldwide. It operates through two segments, Employer Services and Professional Employer Organization (PEO) Services. The Employer Services segment offers various human resources (HR) outsourcing and technology-based human capital management solutions. Its offerings include payroll, benefits administration, talent management, HR management, time and attendance management, insurance, retirement, and compliance services. This segment provides a range of solutions, which businesses of various types and sizes can use to activate talent, as well as recruit, pay, manage, and retain their workforce. It serves approximately 630,000 clients through its cloud-based strategic software as a service offering. The PEO Services segment provides HR outsourcing solutions through a co-employment model. This segment offers HR administration services, including employee recruitment, payroll and tax administration, time and attendance management, benefits administration, employee training and development, online HR management tools, and employee leave administration. It also provides employee benefits that enable eligible worksite employees with access to a 401(k) retirement savings plan, health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts, group term life and disability coverage, and an employee assistance program, as well as group health, dental, and vision coverage. In addition, this segment offers employer liability management services comprising workers' compensation program, unemployment claims management, safety compliance guidance and access to safety training, access to employment practices liability insurance, and guidance on compliance with the United States federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations. The company was founded in 1949 and is headquartered in Roseland, New Jersey.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Data processing & preparation
Sub-IndustryData Processing & Outsourced Services
SectorBusiness Services
Current SymbolNASDAQ:ADP
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.43
Current Ratio1.03
Quick Ratio1.03


Trailing P/E Ratio31.77
Forward P/E Ratio26.22
P/E Growth2.13

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$13.33 billion
Price / Sales4.54
Cash Flow$5.3277 per share
Price / Cash Flow25.94
Book Value$7.85 per share
Price / Book17.61


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.35
Net Income$1.62 billion
Net Margins12.71%
Return on Equity50.96%
Return on Assets5.03%


Outstanding Shares437,730,000
Market Cap$61.28 billion

Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Automatic Data Processing's stock symbol?

Automatic Data Processing trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ADP."

How often does Automatic Data Processing pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Automatic Data Processing?

Automatic Data Processing declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, November 6th. Investors of record on Friday, December 14th will be given a dividend of $0.79 per share on Tuesday, January 1st. This represents a $3.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.30%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 13th. This is a positive change from Automatic Data Processing's previous quarterly dividend of $0.69. View Automatic Data Processing's Dividend History.

How were Automatic Data Processing's earnings last quarter?

Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October, 31st. The business services provider reported $1.20 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.11 by $0.09. The business services provider earned $3.32 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.28 billion. Automatic Data Processing had a net margin of 12.71% and a return on equity of 50.96%. Automatic Data Processing's revenue was up 8.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.94 EPS. View Automatic Data Processing's Earnings History.

When is Automatic Data Processing's next earnings date?

Automatic Data Processing is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, January 30th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Automatic Data Processing.

What guidance has Automatic Data Processing issued on next quarter's earnings?

Automatic Data Processing issued an update on its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Wednesday, October, 31st. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $5.35-5.30 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $5.18. The company issued revenue guidance of $14.125-14.259 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $14.16 billion.

What price target have analysts set for ADP?

15 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Automatic Data Processing's stock. Their forecasts range from $130.00 to $180.00. On average, they anticipate Automatic Data Processing's share price to reach $152.2857 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 10.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Automatic Data Processing.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Automatic Data Processing?

15 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Automatic Data Processing in the last year. There are currently 7 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Automatic Data Processing.

Has Automatic Data Processing been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about ADP stock has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Automatic Data Processing earned a news sentiment score of 2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the business services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days.

Who are some of Automatic Data Processing's key competitors?

Who are Automatic Data Processing's key executives?

Automatic Data Processing's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Carlos A. Rodriguez, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 54)
  • Mr. Jan Siegmund, Corp. VP & CFO (Age 54)
  • Mr. Michael Anthony Bonarti, Corp. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 53)
  • Mr. Dermot J. O'Brien, Chief Transformation Officer (Age 52)
  • Mr. Donald Weinstein, Corp. VP of Global Product & Technology (Age 49)

Who are Automatic Data Processing's major shareholders?

Automatic Data Processing's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.44%), BlackRock Inc. (6.72%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.19%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (1.97%), Morgan Stanley (1.74%) and Polen Capital Management LLC (1.63%). Company insiders that own Automatic Data Processing stock include Brock Albinson, Carlos A Rodriguez, Dermot J O'brien, Don Mcguire, Donald Weinstein, Edward B Flynn III, Jan Siegmund, John Ayala, John P Jones III, Maria Black, Michael A Bonarti, Michael C Eberhard, Stuart Sackman and Thomas J Perrotti. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Automatic Data Processing.

Which institutional investors are selling Automatic Data Processing stock?

ADP stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, Marshall Wace North America L.P., Bessemer Group Inc., Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Cincinnati Insurance Co., Bahl & Gaynor Inc., Korea Investment CORP and The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company . Company insiders that have sold Automatic Data Processing company stock in the last year include Brock Albinson, Carlos A Rodriguez, Don Mcguire, Donald Weinstein, Edward B Flynn III, John P Jones III, Maria Black, Michael A Bonarti, Michael C Eberhard, Stuart Sackman and Thomas J Perrotti. View Insider Buying and Selling for Automatic Data Processing.

Which institutional investors are buying Automatic Data Processing stock?

ADP stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Deutsche Bank AG, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., First Trust Advisors LP, Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. and Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp. View Insider Buying and Selling for Automatic Data Processing.

How do I buy shares of Automatic Data Processing?

Shares of ADP can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Automatic Data Processing's stock price today?

One share of ADP stock can currently be purchased for approximately $137.48.

How big of a company is Automatic Data Processing?

Automatic Data Processing has a market capitalization of $61.28 billion and generates $13.33 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $1.62 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.35 on an earnings per share basis. Automatic Data Processing employs 57,000 workers across the globe.

What is Automatic Data Processing's official website?

The official website for Automatic Data Processing is

How can I contact Automatic Data Processing?

Automatic Data Processing's mailing address is ONE ADP BOULVARD, ROSELAND NJ, 07068. The business services provider can be reached via phone at 973-974-5000 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ ADP)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  471 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  555 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,026
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Automatic Data Processing and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe ADP will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe ADP will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/13/2018 by Staff

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