Searching For Real Value In Market Debris At Paychex Inc. (NASDAQ: PAYX)

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As a NASDAQ listed company, PAYX falls under the Industrials sector while operating within the Staffing & Employment Services industry segment. The current market capitalization of Paychex Inc. is $43.89B. A total of 2.72 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.86M shares.

In the most recent transaction, FLASCHEN DAVID J S bought 45 shares of PAYX for 122.31 per share on Aug 24 ’24. After the transaction, the Director now owns 6,289 company shares. In a previous transaction on May 24 ’24, FLASCHEN DAVID J S sold 19,709 shares at 124.55 per share. PAYX shares that Director owns now total 5,383.

Among the insiders who sold shares, VELLI JOSEPH M disposed of 10,850 shares on May 17 ’24 at a per-share price of $124.28. This resulted in the Director holding 69,855 shares of PAYX after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Gioja Michael E sold 40,068 shares at $121.89 per share on Feb 07 ’24. Company shares held by the Sr. Vice President now total 19,194.


Investors prefer companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook. Paychex Inc. pays an annual dividend of $3.65, resulting in a dividend yield of 2.99%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 26.59. PAYX’s most recent ex-dividend date was 5/9/2024 when it declared a $0.98 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 5/30/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 2/27/2024 with an ex-dividend date of 2/12/2024. The PAYX stock dividend was $0.89 per share in cash.

In spite of price targets being rarely accurate, it tends to exert some kind influence from time to time, and was often accepted by the market as having some value. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, PAYX has a high of $129.70 and a low of $106.27.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

The balance sheet of a company shows what assets and liabilities a company has, as well as the amount, equity investors have invested. With the help of this information, a company’s financial ratios can be calculated to give investors an overview of the company’s prospects. PAYX’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $1.22B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2022. There were $881.20M in debt and $5.27B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $10.41, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $3.09B.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for PAYX is Buy with a score of 2.72.

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