Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) VP Jennifer R. Vossler sold 11,155 shares of Paychex stock in a transaction on Friday, October 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.07, for a total transaction of $703,545.85. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ PAYX) traded up 0.09% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $63.71. The company had a trading volume of 2,561,490 shares. Paychex, Inc. has a 52-week low of $52.78 and a 52-week high of $64.08. The company has a market capitalization of $22.90 billion, a P/E ratio of 28.32 and a beta of 0.98. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $58.51 and a 200 day moving average price of $58.20.

Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 3rd. The business services provider reported $0.62 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.60 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $816.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $816.34 million. Paychex had a return on equity of 43.01% and a net margin of 26.01%. The company’s revenue was up 4.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.60 EPS. On average, analysts forecast that Paychex, Inc. will post $2.38 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in PAYX. Salem Investment Counselors Inc. boosted its holdings in Paychex by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. Salem Investment Counselors Inc. now owns 1,796 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $102,000 after acquiring an additional 11 shares during the period. Dupont Capital Management Corp purchased a new position in Paychex during the 2nd quarter valued at about $129,000. Sun Life Financial INC boosted its holdings in Paychex by 23,260.0% during the 2nd quarter. Sun Life Financial INC now owns 2,336 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $133,000 after acquiring an additional 2,326 shares during the period. San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA purchased a new position in Paychex during the 2nd quarter valued at about $145,000. Finally, Kernodle & Katon Asset Management Group LLC boosted its holdings in Paychex by 37.7% during the 1st quarter. Kernodle & Katon Asset Management Group LLC now owns 3,166 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $186,000 after acquiring an additional 867 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 67.31% of the company’s stock.

Several research analysts have commented on PAYX shares. Morgan Stanley dropped their price objective on shares of Paychex from $56.00 to $55.00 and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, June 30th. William Blair lowered shares of Paychex from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 21st. BidaskClub lowered shares of Paychex from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, July 1st. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $60.00 price objective on shares of Paychex in a research note on Thursday, June 29th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $60.00 price objective (down from $62.00) on shares of Paychex in a research note on Friday, June 30th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $60.07.

Paychex Company Profile

Paychex, Inc is a provider of integrated human capital management (HCM) solutions for payroll, human resource (HR), retirement and insurance services for small- to medium-sized businesses in the United States. The Company also has operations in Germany. The Company offers services, including Payroll processing, Human Resource Services, and Accounting and Financial Services.

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