Paychex, Inc. (PAYX): Consensus Estimates and Trading Data

In the past 52-week period, shares of Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) have moved within the range of $54.20 to $68.56. On the stock’s most recent trading day, the company’s shares ended the regular session at $68.41, which is 0.22% lower than its 52-week high.

Paychex, Inc. (PAYX) has demonstrated a 20-day simple moving average (SMA) of 4.43%, and a 50-day SMA of 6.72%. This public company’s current market capitalization stands at $24.29 billion.

Analyzing Consensus Estimates, Sales Revenue and Net Income

Gauging the level of enthusiasm that Wall Street analysts have for a particular stock is important when considering an investment. According to the latest data, the consensus recommendation for Paychex, Inc. (PAYX) is Hold.

When it comes to reporting sales figures, public companies typically post earnings and revenue that fall above or below the average Wall Street forecast. In the most recent quarterly financial report, for the quarter ending Aug. 2017, Paychex, Inc. (PAYX) delivered a 0.06% surprise with its net revenue. Sales reached $0.82 billion during the three-month period, compared to the average analyst estimate of $0.82 billion.

Meanwhile, during the same quarter Paychex, Inc. (PAYX) delivered a 2.63% earnings surprise. Net earnings for the quarter were posted at $0.62 per share, whereas Wall Street had forecast $0.60 per share.

Ownership at Paychex, Inc. (PAYX), According to Most Recent SEC Filings

A publicly-traded company’s most recent 13F filings give us important details about the organization’s institutional ownership. Paychex, Inc. (PAYX) has 0 billion shares outstanding currently, 69.48% of which belong to institutional investors. Those institutional holdings amount to $16.96 billion.

Additionally, according to the most recent 13F filing from Paychex, Inc. (PAYX), there were 50 new positions totaling 1,728,661 shares of the company’s stock. There were 71 sold out positions, on the other hand, totaling 1,297,876 shares.

Short, Medium and Long Term Indicators

Taking a look at a stock’s average volume – in the long, medium and short terms – is helpful for understanding investor sentiment and trading activity. Paychex, Inc. (PAYX) has had a 20-day average volume of 1,839,380 shares, with an average of 100% of short term indicators pointed at Buy.

The stock’s 50-day average volume has been 2,096,418 shares, with an average of 100% of medium term indicators pointing toward Buy. Finally, its 100-day average volume is 2,069,101 shares with 100% of long-term indicators pointing to Buy.