NASDAQ:PAYX - Paychex Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $75.78 +0.61 (+0.81 %) (As of 02/17/2019 08:54 AM ET)Previous Close$75.78Today's Range$75.57 - $76.0152-Week Range$59.36 - $76.02Volume2.84 million shsAverage Volume2.05 million shsMarket Capitalization$27.21 billionP/E Ratio29.72Dividend Yield2.98%Beta0.99 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Paychex, Inc. provides payroll, human resource (HR), retirement, and insurance services for small to medium-sized businesses in the United States and Europe. The company offers payroll processing services; 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, including 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, and commercial auto, as well as 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, recruiting, and onboarding 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. The company markets its products and services through direct sales force. Paychex, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Rochester, New York. Receive PAYX News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for PAYX and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Engineering, accounting, research, management & related services Sub-IndustryData Processing & Outsourced Services SectorBusiness Services Current SymbolNASDAQ:PAYX Previous Symbol CUSIP70432610 Webwww.paychex.com Phone585-385-6666Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio1.23 Quick Ratio1.23Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio29.72 Forward P/E Ratio26.50 P/E Growth3.01 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$3.38 billion Price / Sales8.05 Cash Flow$3.1483 per share Price / Cash Flow24.07 Book Value$5.64 per share Price / Book13.44Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.55 Net Income$933.70 million Net Margins27.99% Return on Equity41.61% Return on Assets13.03%Miscellaneous Employees14,600 Outstanding Shares359,091,000Market Cap$27.21 billion OptionableOptionable 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 Friday, January 18th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.56 per share on Friday, February 15th. This represents a $2.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.96%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 31st. View Paychex's Dividend History. How were Paychex's earnings last quarter? Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, December, 19th. The business services provider reported $0.65 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.02. The business services provider earned $858.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $860.61 million. Paychex had a return on equity of 41.61% and a net margin of 27.99%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 7.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.59 earnings per share. View Paychex's Earnings History. When is Paychex's next earnings date? Paychex is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, March 25th 2019. 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, December, 19th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.83-2.86 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.85. What price target have analysts set for PAYX? 16 brokers have issued 1 year target prices for Paychex's shares. Their predictions range from $63.00 to $82.00. On average, they anticipate Paychex's share price to reach $72.60 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 4.2%. View Analyst Price Targets for Paychex. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Paychex? 16 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Paychex in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 14 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Paychex. Has Paychex been receiving favorable news coverage? Press coverage about PAYX stock has been trending positive on Sunday, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Paychex earned a news impact score of 2.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the business services provider a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term. Who are some of Paychex's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Paychex include Accenture (ACN), Automatic Data Processing (ADP), S&P Global (SPGI), Recruit (RCRRF), Waste Management (WM), Fidelity National Information Servcs (FIS), Fiserv (FISV), Iqvia (IQV), Worldpay (WP), FleetCor Technologies (FLT), EXPERIAN PLC/ADR (EXPGY), Thomson Reuters (TRI), Republic Services (RSG), First Data (FDC) and Waste Connections (WCN). Who are Paychex's key executives? Paychex's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Martin Mucci, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 59)Mr. Efrain Rivera, Sr. VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 62)Mr. Mark A. Bottini, Sr. VP of Sales (Age 58)Mr. Michael E. Gioja, Sr. VP of Product Devel. & Information Technology (Age 61)Mr. John B. Gibson, Sr. VP of Service (Age 52) Who are Paychex's major shareholders? Paychex's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.81%), Lunia Capital LP (3.02%), Bank of America Corp DE (2.49%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.34%), Northern Trust Corp (1.55%) and Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (1.52%). 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 and Stephanie L Schaeffer. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Paychex. Which institutional investors are selling Paychex stock? PAYX stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including American International Group Inc., Millennium Management LLC, Bank of Nova Scotia, Gotham Asset Management LLC, Bank of America Corp DE, London Co. of Virginia, Wedge Capital Management L L P NC and Acadian Asset Management LLC. 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 Doody, 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 institutional investors are buying Paychex stock? PAYX stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Lunia Capital LP, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, BlackRock Inc., Bahl & Gaynor Inc., California Public Employees Retirement System, Marathon Asset Management LLP, Guinness Asset Management Ltd and Geode Capital Management LLC. 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 $75.78. How big of a company is Paychex? Paychex has a market capitalization of $27.21 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 14,600 workers across the globe. What is Paychex's official website? The official website for Paychex is http://www.paychex.com. 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: 1.5 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 257 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 615 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 872MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Paychex and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe PAYX will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe PAYX will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 2/17/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is Cost of Goods Sold (COGS)?