Paylocity Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:PCTY)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by Mizuho in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. They presently have a $45.00 target price on the software maker’s stock. Mizuho’s price objective points to a potential downside of 8.70% from the company’s previous close.

Several other research firms have also recently weighed in on PCTY. ValuEngine raised shares of Paylocity Holding Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. SunTrust Banks, Inc. assumed coverage on shares of Paylocity Holding Corporation in a research report on Monday, June 26th. They set a “hold” rating and a $45.00 price objective for the company. Northland Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $55.00 price objective on shares of Paylocity Holding Corporation in a research report on Sunday, September 10th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Paylocity Holding Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. Finally, JMP Securities reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $54.00 target price on shares of Paylocity Holding Corporation in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Ten research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $51.46.

Shares of Paylocity Holding Corporation (NASDAQ PCTY) traded down 1.38% during trading on Thursday, reaching $49.29. 120,437 shares of the company traded hands. Paylocity Holding Corporation has a 12 month low of $29.69 and a 12 month high of $50.72. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.55 billion, a PE ratio of 410.75 and a beta of 2.23. The company has a 50-day moving average of $47.91 and a 200-day moving average of $45.06.

Paylocity Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:PCTY) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 10th. The software maker reported ($0.06) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.10) by $0.04. Paylocity Holding Corporation had a net margin of 2.24% and a return on equity of 6.13%. The business had revenue of $76.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $73.79 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted ($0.01) earnings per share. Paylocity Holding Corporation’s revenue was up 27.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts forecast that Paylocity Holding Corporation will post $0.79 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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In related news, CEO Steven R. Beauchamp sold 5,470 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, October 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.09, for a total value of $273,992.30. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CEO Steven R. Beauchamp sold 24,530 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.24, for a total transaction of $1,232,387.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 1,563,715 shares of company stock valued at $70,723,858. 53.10% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of PCTY. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. raised its holdings in Paylocity Holding Corporation by 22.6% in the 2nd quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 2,282 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $103,000 after buying an additional 421 shares during the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its holdings in Paylocity Holding Corporation by 562.6% in the 2nd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 3,293 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $149,000 after buying an additional 2,796 shares during the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can raised its holdings in Paylocity Holding Corporation by 1.2% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 3,419 shares of the software maker’s stock valued at $154,000 after buying an additional 42 shares during the last quarter. Turner Investments LLC bought a new position in Paylocity Holding Corporation in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $158,000. Finally, Invictus RG bought a new position in Paylocity Holding Corporation in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $198,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 60.87% of the company’s stock.

Paylocity Holding Corporation Company Profile

Paylocity Holding Corporation is a cloud-based provider of payroll and human capital management (HCM), software solutions for medium-sized organizations. The Company’s services are provided in a software-as-a-service delivery model utilizing its cloud-based platform. The cloud-based platform provides a suite of applications using a multi-tenant architecture.

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