Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) went up by 0.70% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $182.32. The company’s stock price has collected 3.07% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 09/30/20 that ADP National Employment Report: Private Sector Employment Increased by 749,000 Jobs in September
Is It Worth Investing in Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NASDAQ :ADP) Right Now?
Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 24.40 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for ADP is at 0.76. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 4 analysts out of 20 who provided ratings for Automatic Data Processing Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 13 rated it as “hold,” and 2 as “sell.”
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The average price from analysts is $149.29, which is $10.62 above the current price. ADP currently public float of 429.25M and currently shorts hold a 1.18% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of ADP was 2.10M shares.
ADP’s Market Performance
ADP stocks went up by 3.07% for the week, with a monthly drop of -2.67% and a quarterly performance of -8.00%, while its annual performance rate touched -11.98%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.40% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.78% for Automatic Data Processing Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 2.32% for ADP stocks with a simple moving average of -6.98% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of ADP
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for ADP stocks, with Cowen repeating the rating for ADP by listing it as a “Market Perform.” The predicted price for ADP in the upcoming period, according to Cowen is $143 based on the research report published on September 21st of the current year 2020.
Goldman, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see ADP reach a price target of $146. The rating they have provided for ADP stocks is “Sell” according to the report published on July 14th, 2020.
ADP Trading at 0.60% from the 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, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -23.94% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 2.78%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.40%, as shares sank -0.34% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -5.65% lower at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, ADP rose by +3.07%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -17.62% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $135.50. In addition, Automatic Data Processing Inc. saw -18.67% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at ADP starting from Rodriguez Carlos A, who sale 11,634 shares at the price of $135.88 back on Sep 10. After this action, Rodriguez Carlos A now owns 91,641 shares of Automatic Data Processing Inc., valued at $1,580,832 using the latest closing price.
Rodriguez Carlos A, the President & CEO of Automatic Data Processing Inc., sale 52,229 shares at $136.85 during a trade that took place back on Sep 09, which means that Rodriguez Carlos A is holding 91,641 shares at $7,147,301 based on the most recent closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for ADP
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +21.53 for the present operating margin
- +45.96 for the gross margin
The net margin for Automatic Data Processing Inc. stands at +16.91. The total capital return value is set at 39.58, while invested capital returns managed to touch 34.02. Equity return is now at value 44.90, with 5.80 for asset returns.
Based on Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP), the company’s capital structure generated 42.73 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 29.94. Total debt to assets is 6.28, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 23.42. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 16.41.
Currently, EBITDA for the company is 668.50M with total debt to EBITDA at 0.56. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 4.45, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.04. The receivables turnover for the company is 5.98 and the total asset turnover is 0.36. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.05.