NASDAQ:PAYX - Paychex Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $68.14 +0.91 (+1.35 %) (As of 01/16/2019 09:01 AM ET)Previous Close$67.23Today's Range$67.30 - $68.3752-Week Range$59.36 - $76.02Volume1.76 million shsAverage Volume2.09 million shsMarket Capitalization$24.14 billionP/E Ratio26.72Dividend Yield3.33%Beta1.01 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 Ratio26.72 Forward P/E Ratio23.83 P/E Growth2.69 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$3.38 billion Price / Sales7.24 Cash Flow$3.1693 per share Price / Cash Flow21.50 Book Value$6.75 per share Price / Book10.09Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.55 Net Income$933.70 million Net Margins27.99% Return on Equity41.61% Return on Assets13.03%Miscellaneous Employees14,300 Outstanding Shares359,090,000Market Cap$24.14 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 Thursday, October 11th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 1st will be given a dividend of $0.56 per share on Thursday, November 15th. This represents a $2.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.29%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, October 31st. View Paychex's Dividend History. How were Paychex's earnings last quarter? Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, December, 19th. The business services provider reported $0.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.02. The business services provider had revenue of $858.90 million for 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%. Paychex's quarterly revenue was up 7.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $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 updated 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 EPS estimate of $2.85. What price target have analysts set for PAYX? 16 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Paychex's stock. Their forecasts range from $63.00 to $82.00. On average, they anticipate Paychex's share price to reach $72.60 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 6.5% from the stock's current price. 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? Media stories about PAYX stock have trended positive this week, InfoTrie reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Paychex earned a daily sentiment score of 2.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the business services provider a news buzz of 7.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. 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), Thomson Reuters (TRI), Worldpay (WP), EXPERIAN PLC/ADR (EXPGY), Iqvia (IQV), Republic Services (RSG), FleetCor Technologies (FLT), Waste Connections (WCN) and IHS Markit (INFO). 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 a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Confluence Investment Management LLC (0.49%), Scout Investments Inc. (0.16%), Welch Group LLC (0.10%), Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co. (0.07%), Cullinan Associates Inc. (0.07%) and CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp (0.07%). 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 Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp, North Star Investment Management Corp., DNB Asset Management AS, Riverbridge Partners LLC, Cullinan Associates Inc., Louisiana State Employees Retirement System and Gateway Investment Advisers 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 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Scout Investments Inc., Confluence Investment Management LLC, YHB Investment Advisors Inc., Sheets Smith Wealth Management, Pennsylvania Trust Co, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co. and Webster Bank N. A.. 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 $68.14. How big of a company is Paychex? Paychex has a market capitalization of $24.14 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. 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: 254 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 612 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 866MarketBeat'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. 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