|Bid||84.01 x 800|
|Ask||84.55 x 800|
|Day's Range||84.53 - 86.15|
|52 Week Range||61.32 - 88.43|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.88|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||29.57|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.48 (2.90%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
CEO & President of Paychex Inc (NASDAQ:PAYX) Martin Mucci sold 19,759 shares of PAYX on 07/06/2019 at an average price of $85.31 a share.
Paychex Inc NASDAQ/NGS:PAYXView full report here! Summary * Bearish sentiment is low Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is low for PAYX with fewer than 5% of shares on loan. The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NeutralETF activity is neutral. The net inflows of $7.94 billion over the last one-month into ETFs that hold PAYX are not among the highest of the last year and have been slowing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NeutralAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Industrials sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however. Credit worthinessCredit default swapCDS data is not available for this security.Please send all inquiries related to the report to email@example.com.Charts and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.
Editor's note: This story was previously published in March 2019. It has since been updated and republished.One of the most popular investment strategies is to focus on fast-charging growth companies. The appeal, of course, is that you can get in on the ground floor of a paradigm-shifting industry. But remember the adage cash is king. The most dependable stocks to buy are usually what people call "cash cows."Source: Shutterstock While no one will criticize sharply rising growth metrics, cash flow represents a business' lifeblood. A weakened cash position can lead to severe problems further down the road, even with strong growth. No matter how viable an organization, it must find a way to keep the lights on. That's why some of the best investments also feature consistent free cash flow.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsAnother reason to look at a company's money outflows as opposed to strictly its income statement is flexibility. Simply put, well-financed operations have more options. They can choose to put money to work through key investments, or to expand operations. * 7 A-Rated Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 And if the worst happens, and the underlying industry hits a recession, cash cows can better weather the storm. Because of this dynamic, you'll want to at least peek at the cash flow statement for your target investments.Below are the eight best cash cow stocks to buy now: McDonald's (MCD)I'm going to make a confession straight off the bat. I don't understand why people eat at McDonald's (NYSE:MCD), particularly those who do so regularly. Admittedly, they make great coffee and their French fries are to die for, but the rest of it? Not quite so appetizing.Source: Shutterstock Nevertheless, I don't need to understand a phenomenon to recognize that it's working. Moreover, those who are looking primarily for reliable stocks to invest in should seriously consider MCD stock.Last year, the iconic fast-food company generated nearly $5.6 billion in cash flow from operations. In their most recent quarter, MCD produced $4.96 billion in earnings, up over 12.15 million over estimates.Additionally, McDonald's enjoys consistent FCF every year, offering invaluable confidence in a rising, but unpredictable market. Plus, MCD pays out a 2.20% dividend yield, which management should have no problems sustaining. Aflac (AFL)We often say that there are two guarantees in life: death and taxes. In reality, we should add a third, which is random events that conspire to ruin your day. Whether it's a massive accident or a debilitating illness, stuff happens. When it does, Aflac's (NYSE:AFL) insurance products can help you or your family recover financially.Source: Shutterstock It's amazing how much a relatively common occurrence, such as a broken leg, can add up to serious out-of-pocket expenses. Just for the consistent demand, AFL should be on most people's list of stocks to buy. And as you might expect, Aflac enjoys robust cash flows from operations. * 7 Retail Stocks to Buy That Are Down in 2019 AFL is one of those conservative stocks to buy that have performed well in the markets. On a year-to-date basis, shares are up nearly 24.8%. Better yet, Aflac pays out a 1.9% dividend yield. Steady growth and passive income? AFL is too good to ignore. Paychex (PAYX)If you're asked to come down to the human resources department, chances are, it's for unpleasant reasons. Nevertheless, HR plays a crucial role as it deals directly with a company's most valuable asset: people. You can never go wrong with experts in this field, which is why Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX) is a consistent winner.Source: Shutterstock But another factor boosting PAYX is their product flexibility. Despite their big-name brand, they offer scaled solutions for virtually any organization. From tiny businesses with a lone employee to major, multinational firms, PAYX can tailor-fit an effective, efficient platform. That will come in handy over the next few years as new businesses focus on agility rather than brute size.As you might expect, Paychex features a healthy balance between growth and cash flows; PAYX is up 84% year-over-year. Activision Blizzard (ATVI)The video game sector offers some of the best stocks to invest in. Thanks to gaming culture and tournaments going mainstream, this is an industry that will perpetually rise higher. Over the longer-term, this presents a viable tailwind for Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI).Source: Shutterstock Admittedly, though, the ride in ATVI hasn't been an easy one. While its YTD performance is pretty much flat, shares have gyrated severely multiple times. Investors have an understandable concern that they're buying into ATVI near at or near its highs. Moreover, Activision has suffered significant competition; namely, Epic Games' "Fortnite." * 10 Stocks That Should Be Every Young Investor's First Choice Still, I'm not worried. In terms of first-person shooting games, ATVI is still the king. Its "Call of Duty" series is legitimately a cash cow. Furthermore, Activision's financials have consistently demonstrated rising cash flow from operations. That might take a hit this year due to the competitive environment.However, don't count out ATVI. Not only can Activision leverage its own strengths in shooter games, "Fortnite" mania may be peaking. Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL)Out of all the cash cow stocks to buy, Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) stands alone. One of the chief reasons why is due to the company's prevalence across multiple lucrative markets. From laptops to cloud computing to driverless-vehicle technology, GOOG disrupts any sector it wishes.Source: Shutterstock \ But the biggest reason I like Alphabet is that it dominates the internet. I realize that it's a tired argument because everybody has mentioned it. That doesn't mean, though, that the argument is any less valid.For instance, we all know that Google is the most popular search engine, but the gap between first place and second-ranked Bing is a whopping 66%!Moreover, Google is the unquestioned leader of mobile and tablet search engines with a 93% market share. In order to get anything done online, you essentially must go through Alphabet. And if your company doesn't rank well on Google, you're dead in the water. Philip Morris International (PM)On the surface, it appears big tobacco firms like Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM) face a double-whammy.Source: Taber Andrew Bain Via FlickrFirst, Americans are smoking cigarettes at a significantly reduced rate. Also, the under-18 crowd isn't taking up the habit like prior generations had. Second, the vaping market has exploded in popularity thanks to its cleaner platform.I don't think it's over for Philip Morris. For one thing, several markets, including the eastern Mediterranean and Africa, have witnessed a lift in smoking rates. That, of course, suits PM perfectly, which is the international arm of the iconic tobacco firm. PM stock has resurged this year. On a YTD basis, shares have gained nearly 20%. * 7 F-Rated Stocks to Sell for Summer Second, PM is intently focused on IQOS, which is a type of vaporizer. What makes IQOS distinct from the vaping competition is authenticity. PM understands the nuances that smokers are looking for, and they seek to replicate that experience in a digital platform.Best of all, Philip Morris is a cash-rich organization. That provides substantial confidence in the company's generous 5.69% dividend yield. Gilead Sciences (GILD)Thanks to an unpredictable political environment, and an extremely-competitive atmosphere, several pharmaceuticals have underperformed this year. Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) is no exception, with GILD shares having gained only a little more than 8% YTD under choppy conditions.Source: Shutterstock But in the long run, I don't expect this pressured situation to continue. Recently, Gilead announced positive results from a late-stage clinical trial of a rheumatoid arthritis drug. Additionally, management is looking forward to developing iterations of its HIV drug, Biktarvy. GILD could develop an injectable version of Biktarvy for patients who are resistant to the drug.If nothing else, GILD belongs on your list of stocks to buy thanks to its cash position. Even under a challenging environment, Gilead managed nearly $12 billion in operating cash flow last year. The company is more than stable enough to continue supporting its dividend yield, which currently stands at 3.68%. BCE (BCE)As Canada's biggest communications firm, BCE (NYSE:BCE) essentially has a moat. In this day and age, no one can survive without internet access. As such, BCE leverages extensive broadband and wireless networks that have a value north of $4 billion. The company's broadband footprint extends out to 9.2 million locations, and it offers LTE wireless coverage for almost every Canadian.Source: Shutterstock These impressive stats finally have started to translate into market success. So far this year, BCE shares are up more than 16%. * The 7 Top Small-Cap Stocks Of 2019 Shares have grown slowly and steadily since the beginning of the year, suggesting the worst of the volatility is behind it. Second, BCE's revenues have steadily increased over the past three years, and we're on pace for a fourth. Finally, BCE offers a generous 5.15% dividend yield, which the company can support.Last year, the telecom firm had $5.8 billion in operating cash flow, and $2.6 billion FCF. Unless Canadians suddenly stop using the internet, you can trust BCE.As of this writing, Josh Enomoto did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Retail Stocks to Buy That Are Down in 2019 * 7 of the Best SPDR ETFs -- Besides SPY and GLD * 5 Dividend Stocks to Buy From Across the Globe The post The 8 Best Cash Cow Stocks to Buy for Stable Returns appeared first on InvestorPlace.
On Mad Money's "Executive Decision" segment Monday night, Jim Cramer talked with Marty Mucci, president and CEO of Paychex, Inc. The stock has been bouncing back after last week's punishing post-earnings price action. Mucci said the company delivered on what most expectations were calling for, and felt good about PAYX moving forward.
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Pay attention to Paychex Inc. . Shares of the payroll services and human resources company have formed a significant technical pattern. The PAYX chart, below, shows the stock having had a substantial run up in price from the lows of last December to middle of June with a very definable uptrend line commencing in February.
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Paychex shares slip as the payroll-software and -services provider reports earnings short of analysts' forecasts and provides a less-rosy outlook.
Paychex (PAYX) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -3.08% and 0.26%, respectively, for the quarter ended May 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
Shares of Paychex Inc. dropped 1.7% in premarket trading Wednesday, after the human resources services provider reported a fiscal fourth-quarter profit that came up short of expectations and provided a downbeat outlook. Net income for the quarter to May 31 rose to $230.4 million, or 64 cents a share, from an adjusted $217.7 million, or 60 cents a share, in the same period a year ago. Excluding non-recurring items, adjusted EPS for the latest quarter rose 9% to 63 cents, below the FactSet consensus of 64 cents. Total revenue grew 16% to $980.4 million, above the FactSet consensus of $979.4 million. Services revenue rose 16% to $958.2 million, just shy of the FactSet consensus of $958.3 million, while interest on funds held for clients increased 25% to $22.2 million to beat expectations of $21.2 million. For fiscal 2020, Paychex expects adjusted EPS growth of 8% to 9%, while the current FactSet consensus of $3.10 implies 9.2% growth of 2019 adjusted EPS of $2.84; revenue is expected to grow 10% to 11%, while current expectations of $4.17 billion implies 10.5% growth. The stock has run up 30% year to date through Tuesday, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average has advanced 14%.
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Paychex (NASDAQ: PAYX ) releases its next round of earnings this Wednesday, June 26. Here's Benzinga's essential guide to Paychex's Q4 earnings report. Earnings and Revenue Sell-side analysts expect Paychex's ...
Traders were willing to buoy the market up to April's record highs on Thursday of last week, but no more. The S&P 500 lost 0.13% of its value on Friday, leaving most market participants wondering if the surprisingly bullish June to date is nothing more than a mirage.Source: Allan Ajifo via Wikimedia (Modified)Altria Group (NYSE:MO) was arguably the biggest drag, off 4.5% on doubts that its much-lauded Juul e-cigarette brand would be able to secure the needed approval of the Food and Drug Administration when those products have to get the regulatory agency's green lights. Pot stock Canopy Growth (NYSE:CGC) was the bigger disappointment though. It fell more than 8% after investors had a chance to parse the details of Thursday afternoon's quarterly earnings report. Sales of recreational marijuana fell, sequentially, when they're supposed to continue rising on the wake of recent legalization in Canada.Overstock (NASDAQ:OSTK) did more than its part to keep the market in the black, gaining 15% in response to reports that a couple of potential buyers were mulling the purchase of its e-commerce arm, which is being shed so the company can focus on cryptocurrency.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsIt just wasn't enough. * 10 Best High-Growth Stocks to Buy for Young Investors Headed into Monday's trading, however, it's the stock charts of AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV), Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX) and Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) that merit the closest looks. Here's why, and what to look for. AbbVie (ABBV)In late April it was noted that AbbVie was being squeezed into the tip of a converging wedge pattern, formed by a horizontal support line that had been holding up since October, and a falling resistance line that extended back to last May's high. Although the odds favored a bullish outcome despite the trajectory, it was clear that anything could happen. Waiting on one side or the other to flinch was the key.We're still waiting. Although ABBV shares slipped below that key floor a couple of times in the meantime, the floor mostly remains intact. Some new falling resistance lines have since come into play, though the old one marked with a dashed blue line remains part of the equation. Either way, we're getting closer to a decision, if only because there's not much room left to meander between support and resistance. Click to Enlarge * The floor, of course, is still the support area right around $77, marked in yellow on both stock charts, though you could make the case that a slightly declining one has since materialized. It's plotted in red. * It became noteworthy again on Friday just because of the amount of bullish volume that materialized. * While the bulls may be pushing again, it's clear they're struggling just to break above the gray 100-day moving average line that has quelled a couple of rally efforts since early April. Medtronic (MDT)Back in March we looked at Medtronic as it was toying with the idea of a major break above a resistance line around $94, plotted in blue on the daily chart. That didn't happen … at least not right away. As it turns out, MDT would have to peel back one more time and then try again. This month's effort did the job.The speed and distance of that move, however, has also spurred concerns that this usually volatile name is already due for some profit-taking again. When one takes a step back and looks at the longer-term view, however, it's clear there's room for a bit more upside until the upper boundary of a major trading range is encountered again. * 7 Top S&P 500 Stocks of 2019 (So Far) Click to Enlarge * The upper part of the weekly chart's bullish trading range is right around $110, but rising. * On that same weekly chart we see a relatively new bullish MACD crossover in conjunction with a push up and off the lower edge of the long-term trading channel, suggesting this effort's got some "oomph." * In the meantime, last week's high of right around $100, marked with a yellow line, shouldn't be taken lightly. That's more or less where Medtronic shares peaked a couple of times in the last part of last year. Paychex (PAYX)Finally, with nothing more than a quick glance at the Paychex chart, it appears the stock is still in an uptrend, though a slowing one. And, perhaps that benign outcome is what lies ahead. Only time will tell.But, given the sheer scope of the rally since late last year, the slowdown is concerning simply because it may point to an outright reversal into a downtrend. The pump for such a pullback is certainly primed. The good news is, we know exactly where the make-or-break lines are, and what they are. Click to Enlarge * It hasn't come into play yet, but at the current rate of things, it will soon. That is, the purple 50-day moving average line at $84.98 may or may not keep PAYX propped up on its next, impending test as support. * Zooming out to the weekly chart we can see just how unusual the past six months have been. Paychex should have rolled over in March somewhere around $79, at the upper boundary of an established trading range. * We have not yet seen a bearish MACD crossunder in the weekly timeframe, but we're getting closer. That will likely coincide with a break below the 50-day average line.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Telecom Stocks to Set on Speed Dial * 6 Stocks to Sell in the Back Half of 2019 * 7 Top S&P 500 Stocks of 2019 (So Far) Compare Brokers The post 3 Big Stock Charts for Monday: Medtronic, Paychex and AbbVie appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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