Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) went down by -1.19% from its latest closing price when compared to the 1-year high value of $88.43 and move down -2.21%, while PAYX stocks collected -0.18% of loss with the last five trading sessions.

Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) Worth an Investment?

Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX) scored price to earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 31.67 times of increase in earnings at the present.

PAYX Market Performance

PAYX stocks went down by -0.18% for the week, with the monthly drop of -0.72% and a quarterly performance of 10.30%, while its annual performance rate touched 23.74%. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -0.01% for PAYX stocks with the simple moving average of 15.48% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion on Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX)

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for PAYX stocks, with Bernstein repeating the rating for PAYX shares by setting it to “Underperform”. The predicted price for PAYX socks in the upcoming period according to Bernstein is $48 based on the research report published on April 30, 2019.

BofA/Merrill, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see PAYX stock at the price of $48. The rating they have provided for PAYX stocks is “Neutral” according to the report published on January 8, 2019.

MoffettNathanson gave “Neutral” rating to PAYX stocks, setting the target price at $79 in the report published on October 4, 2018.

PAYX Stocks 1.95% Far from 50 Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought PAYX to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, Paychex, Inc. was unable to take a rebound, for now settling with -2.16% of loss for the given period.

The stock volatility was left at 1.28%, however, within the period of a single month, the volatility rate increased by 1.33%, while the shares surge at the distance of +0.53% for the moving average in the last 20 days. In oppose to the moving average for the last 50 days, trading by +6.63% upper at the present time.

In the course of the last 5 trading sessions, PAYX went down by -0.18%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200 days to the total of +18.39% of gains for the stock in comparison to the 20-day moving average settled at $86.55. In addition, Paychex, Inc. saw 32.80% in overturn over the period of a single year with a tendency to cut further gains.

PAYX Stock Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at Paychex, Inc. (PAYX), starting from Schaeffer Stephanie L, who sold 14,893 shares at the price of $86.76 back on May 16. After this action, Rushing now owns 48,146 shares of Paychex, Inc., valued at $1,292,117 with the latest closing price.

JOSEPH PAMELA A, the Director of Paychex, Inc., sold 15,052 shares at the value of $84.39 during a trade that took place back on May 14, which means that JOSEPH PAMELA A is holding 5,762 shares at the value of $1,270,238 based on the most recent closing price.

PAYX Stock Fundamentals

The current profitability levels are settled at +39.05 for the present operating margin and +69.90 for gross margin. The net margin for Paychex, Inc. stands at +27.62. Total capital return value is set at 66.34, while invested capital returns managed to touch 46.92. Equity return holds the value 42.30%, with 12.80% for asset returns.

The receivables turnover for Paychex, Inc. is 6.11 with the total asset turnover at the value of 0.47. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.09.