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Paycom Software, Inc. (PAYC) stock has climbed +8.4% in 2021, even after a mostly disastrous summer. But the maker of human resources and payroll software could rise much higher as its software is embraced by more customers. But another likely reason is Big Money lifting the stock.
So, what’s Big Money? Said simply, that’s when a stock goes up in price alongside chunky volumes. It’s indicative of institutions betting on the shares.
Smart money managers are always looking for the next hot stock. And Paycom has many fundamental qualities that are attractive.
This sets up well for the stock going forward. But how the shares have been trading points to more upside. As I’ll show you, the Big Money has been consistent in the shares for some time.
You see, fund managers are always looking to bet on the next outlier stocks…the best in class. They spend countless hours sizing up companies, reading reports, speaking to analysts…you name it. When they find a company firing on all cylinders, they pounce in a big way.
That’s why I’ve learned how critical it is to gauge Big Money demand for shares. To show you what I mean, have a look at all the big money signals PAYC has made the last couple years.
Each green bar signals big trading volumes as the stock ramped in price:
Since 2019, the stock has attracted 24 Big Money buy signals. But, it’s been quietly gaining the past year.
Now, let’s check out technical action grabbing my attention:
6-month outperformance vs. Technology Select Sector SPDF Fund (+26.41% vs. XLK)
Outperformance is important for leading stocks.
Next, it’s a good idea to check under the hood. Meaning, I want to make sure the fundamental story is strong too. As you can see, Paycom has been growing sales at a double-digit rate. Take a look:
3-year sales growth rate (+25.0%)
3-year earnings growth rate (+39.3%)
Marrying great fundamentals with technically superior stocks is a winning recipe over the long-term.
In fact, PAYC has been a top-rated stock at my research firm, MAPsignals, for years. That means the stock saw buy pressure, strong technicals, and growing fundamentals. We have a ranking process that showcases stocks like this on a weekly basis.
PAYC has a lot of qualities that are attracting Big Money. And since 2015, it’s made this list 55 times, with its first appearance on 8/24/2015… and gaining 1,208.70% since. The blue bars below show the times that Paycom was a top pick since 2015:
It’s been a top stock in the technology sector according to the MAPsignals process. I wouldn’t be surprised if PAYC makes additional appearances in the years to come. Let’s tie this all together.
The Bottom Line
Paycom rally could have further to go. Big money buying in the shares is signaling to take notice. Shares could be positioned for further upside. Given the historical gains in share price and strong fundamentals, this stock could be worth a spot in a growth-oriented portfolio.
Disclosure: the author holds no positions in PAYC in personal or managed accounts at the time of publication.
Learn more about the MAPsignals process here.
This article was originally posted on FX Empire