Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP)went down by -1.94% from its latest closing price when compared to the 1-year high value of $174.50 and move down -8.29%, while ADP stocks collected -5.05% of loss with the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 09/05/19 that ADP National Employment Report: Private Sector Employment Increased by 195,000 Jobs in August
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) Worth an Investment?
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADP) scored price to earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 30.75 times of increase in earnings at the present.
ADP Market Performance
ADP stocks went down by -5.05% for the week, with the monthly drop of -2.85% and a quarterly performance of -2.47%, while its annual performance rate touched 9.60%. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -4.13% for ADP stocks with the simple moving average of 3.98% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion on Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP)
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for ADP stocks, with Cowen repeating the rating for ADP shares by setting it to “Outperform”. The predicted price for ADP socks in the upcoming period according to Cowen is $195 based on the research report published on September 11, 2019.
BofA/Merrill, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see ADP stock at the price of $195. The rating they have provided for ADP stocks is “Neutral” according to the report published on September 11, 2019.
Bernstein gave “ Mkt Perform” rating to ADP stocks, setting the target price at $195 in the report published on April 30, 2019.
ADP Stocks -3.26% Far from 50 Day Moving Average
After a stumble in the market that brought ADP to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, Automatic Data Processing, Inc. was unable to take a rebound, for now settling with -7.66% of loss for the given period.
The stock volatility was left at 1.87%, however, within the period of a single month, the volatility rate increased by 2.63%, while the shares sank at the distance of -4.49% for the moving average in the last 20 days. In oppose to the moving average for the last 50 days, trading by -3.16% lower at the present time.
In the course of the last 5 trading sessions, ADP went down by -5.05%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200 days to the total of +14.22% of gains for the stock in comparison to the 20-day moving average settled at $167.70. In addition, Automatic Data Processing, Inc. saw 22.90% in overturn over the period of a single year with a tendency to cut further gains.
ADP Stock Insider Trading
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP), starting from Albinson Brock, who sold 6,683 shares at the price of $167.87 back on Sep 03. After this action, Rushing now owns 5,029 shares of Automatic Data Processing, Inc., valued at $1,121,887 with the latest closing price.
Ayala John, the Corp. VP of Automatic Data Processing, Inc., sold 23,128 shares at the value of $168.04 during a trade that took place back on Sep 03, which means that Ayala John is holding 13,094 shares at the value of $3,886,509 based on the most recent closing price.
ADP Stock Fundamentals
The current profitability levels are settled at +21.20 for the present operating margin and +46.70 for gross margin. The net margin for Automatic Data Processing, Inc. stands at +16.17. Total capital return value is set at 45.78, while invested capital returns managed to touch 35.65. Equity return holds the value 45.70%, with 5.50% for asset returns.
Based on Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP), the company’s capital structure generated 41.93 points for debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is set at the value of 29.54. Total debt to assets is settled at the value of 5.41 with long-term debt to equity ratio rests at 37.08 and long-term debt to capital is 26.12.
EBITDA value lies at +729.70 M with total debt to EBITDA carrying the value of 0.66. The value for Enterprise to Sales is 5.33 with debt to enterprise value settled at 0.03. The receivables turnover for Automatic Data Processing, Inc. is 6.41 with the total asset turnover at the value of 0.36. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.05.