NASDAQ:PAYX - Paychex Stock Price, News, Headlines & Rumors

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$70.46 -0.47 (-0.66 %)
(As of 08/15/2018 12:18 PM ET)
Previous Close$70.68
Today's Range$70.31 - $70.92
52-Week Range$54.76 - $73.10
Volume57,362 shs
Average Volume2.23 million shs
Market Capitalization$25.50 billion
P/E Ratio27.74
Dividend Yield3.15%
Paychex logoPaychex, Inc. provides payroll, human resource (HR), retirement, and insurance services for small to medium-sized businesses in the United States and Germany. The company offers payroll processing services that include payroll tax administration services; employee payment services; and regulatory compliance services, such as new-hire reporting and garnishment processing. It also provides HR outsourcing services, such as Paychex HR solutions comprising payroll, employer compliance, HR and employee benefits administration, risk management outsourcing, and the on-site availability of a professionally trained HR representative; and retirement services administration, including plan implementation, ongoing compliance with government regulations, employee and employer reporting, participant and employer online access, electronic funds transfer, and other administrative services. In addition, the company offers insurance services for property and casualty coverage, such as workers' compensation, business-owner policies, commercial auto, and health and benefits coverage, including health, dental, vision, and life; cloud-based HR administration software products for employee benefits management and administration, time and attendance, and recruiting solutions; and other HR services and products, such as employee handbooks, management manuals, and personnel and required regulatory forms. Further, it provides various accounting and financial services to small to medium-sized businesses comprising payroll funding and outsourcing services, which include payroll processing, invoicing, and tax preparation; and various services, such as payment processing services, financial fitness programs, and a small-business loan resource center. Paychex, Inc. markets its products and services through direct sales force. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Rochester, New York.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Engineering, accounting, research, management & related services
Sub-IndustryData Processing & Outsourced Services
SectorBusiness Services


Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio1.09
Quick Ratio1.09


Trailing P/E Ratio27.74
Forward P/E Ratio24.81
P/E Growth3.05

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.38 billion
Price / Sales7.48
Cash Flow$3.1012 per share
Price / Cash22.72
Book Value$5.64 per share
Price / Book12.49


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.55
Net Income$933.70 million
Net Margins27.62%
Return on Equity44.29%
Return on Assets11.94%


Outstanding Shares359,000,000
Market Cap$25.50 billion

Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Paychex's stock symbol?

Paychex trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "PAYX."

How often does Paychex pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Paychex?

Paychex declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, July 12th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.56 per share on Thursday, August 23rd. This represents a $2.24 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.18%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, July 31st. View Paychex's Dividend History.

How were Paychex's earnings last quarter?

Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, June, 27th. The business services provider reported $0.61 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.62 by $0.01. The business services provider earned $871.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $868.60 million. Paychex had a return on equity of 44.29% and a net margin of 27.62%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.54 EPS. View Paychex's Earnings History.

When is Paychex's next earnings date?

Paychex is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, October, 2nd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Paychex.

What guidance has Paychex issued on next quarter's earnings?

Paychex issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday, June, 27th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of +11% to ~$2.83 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $2.77. The company issued revenue guidance of +6-7% to ~$3.58-3.62, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $3.60 billion.

What price target have analysts set for PAYX?

12 brokers have issued twelve-month price targets for Paychex's shares. Their predictions range from $63.00 to $73.00. On average, they expect Paychex's stock price to reach $67.8182 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.8%. View Analyst Price Targets for Paychex.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Paychex?

12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Paychex in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 9 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Paychex.

Are investors shorting Paychex?

Paychex saw a drop in short interest in July. As of July 13th, there was short interest totalling 9,073,504 shares, a drop of 11.5% from the June 29th total of 10,256,269 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,121,888 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.3 days. Currently, 2.8% of the shares of the stock are short sold. View Paychex's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Paychex's key competitors?

Who are Paychex's key executives?

Paychex's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Martin Mucci, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 58)
  • Mr. Efrain Rivera, Sr. VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 61)
  • Mr. Mark A. Bottini, Sr. VP of Sales (Age 57)
  • Mr. Michael E. Gioja, Sr. VP of Product Devel. & Information Technology (Age 60)
  • Mr. John B. Gibson, Sr. VP of Service (Age 51)

Has Paychex been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about PAYX stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Paychex earned a coverage optimism score of 0.04 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 44.35 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days. View Recent Headlines for Paychex.

Who are Paychex's major shareholders?

Paychex's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (6.90%), Bank of America Corp DE (2.56%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (2.28%), FMR LLC (2.22%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.18%) and Select Equity Group L.P. (2.17%). Company insiders that own Paychex stock include David J S Flaschen, Efrain Rivera, Grant M Inman, Jennifer R Vossler, John B Gibson, Joseph Doody, Joseph M Tucci, Joseph M Velli, Laurie L Zaucha, Mark Anthony Bottini, Martin Mucci, Michael E Gioja, Pamela A Joseph and Stephanie L Schaeffer. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Paychex.

Which major investors are selling Paychex stock?

PAYX stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of America Corp DE, Voya Investment Management LLC, Select Equity Group L.P., Morgan Stanley, FMR LLC, American International Group Inc., Federated Investors Inc. PA and Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Paychex company stock in the last year include David J S Flaschen, Efrain Rivera, Grant M Inman, Jennifer R Vossler, John B Gibson, Joseph M Tucci, Joseph M Velli, Laurie L Zaucha, Mark Anthony Bottini, Martin Mucci, Michael E Gioja and Stephanie L Schaeffer. View Insider Buying and Selling for Paychex.

Which major investors are buying Paychex stock?

PAYX stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including American Century Companies Inc., Marshall Wace LLP, Donaldson Capital Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Scout Investments Inc., Teacher Retirement System of Texas and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Paychex.

How do I buy shares of Paychex?

Shares of PAYX 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 Paychex's stock price today?

One share of PAYX stock can currently be purchased for approximately $70.52.

How big of a company is Paychex?

Paychex has a market capitalization of $25.50 billion and generates $3.38 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $933.70 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.55 on an earnings per share basis. Paychex employs 14,300 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Paychex?

Paychex's mailing address is 911 PANORAMA TRAIL SOUTH, ROCHESTER NY, 14625. The business services provider can be reached via phone at 585-385-6666.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Paychex (NASDAQ PAYX)

Community Ranking:  1.4 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  217 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  563 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  780
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This page was last updated on 8/15/2018 by Staff

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