Paychex, Inc. (PAYX): Price and Financial Metrics

Paychex, Inc. (PAYX): $103.27

-0.39 (-0.38%)

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  • Quality is the dimension where PAYX ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 96.62% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for PAYX is in Momentum, which has been heading down over the past 31 weeks.
  • PAYX's current lowest rank is in the Growth metric (where it is better than 13.44% of US stocks).

PAYX Stock Summary

  • Paychex Inc's market capitalization of $37,354,924,649 is ahead of 93.03% of US-listed equities.
  • Paychex Inc's stock had its IPO on November 7, 1988, making it an older stock than 89.05% of US equities in our set.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, PAYX is more volatile than only 9.64% of stocks we're observing.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Paychex Inc are TT, CTSH, HRL, CMI, and RSG.
  • Visit PAYX's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

PAYX Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Industrials stock, PAYX's price/sales ratio is 433.33% higher, now standing at 9.6.
  • PAYX's price/earnings ratio has moved down $22.4 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for PAYX.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
PAYX 2017-07-25 6.5 10.6 25.3 16.4
PAYX 2015-04-09 6.6 9.6 27.2 17.1
PAYX 2009-04-07 4.5 7.1 17.0 10.8
PAYX 2008-05-21 6.4 11.3 23.2 15.6
PAYX 2006-06-08 8.7 8.9 31.8 21.6
PAYX 2005-10-03 9.3 9.6 35.4 23.5

PAYX Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of PAYX, see our PAYX price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $98.34 Average Broker Recommendation 1.98 (Hold)

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PAYX Price/Volume Stats

Current price $103.27 52-week high $105.17
Prev. close $103.66 52-week low $69.96
Day low $102.87 Volume 415,965
Day high $103.72 Avg. volume 1,740,150
50-day MA $100.45 Dividend yield 2.55%
200-day MA $91.97 Market Cap 37.21B

Paychex, Inc. (PAYX) Company Bio

Paychex Inc. provides payroll, human resource, insurance, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small to medium-sized businesses in the United States and Germany. The company was founded in 1979 and is based in Rochester, New York.

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Latest PAYX News From Around the Web

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Senator Shaheen (D-NH) to Discuss The Paycheck Protection Program’s Impact and The Path Toward Economic Recovery for Small BusinessesNEW YORK, June 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Biz2Credit, Paychex, Inc., and today announced that they will co-host an online forum featuring U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a leading advocate in the U.S. Senate for small business owners. The Paycheck Protection Program – A Retrospective and The Path Forward with Jeanne Shaheen panel discussion will inclu

Yahoo | June 21, 2021

We Have a New Technical Strategy for Paychex

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Yahoo | June 21, 2021

Paychex (PAYX) Earnings Expected to Grow: What to Know Ahead of Next Week's Release

Paychex (PAYX) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

Yahoo | June 18, 2021

Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX) Might Be Having Difficulty Using Its Capital Effectively

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Yahoo | June 17, 2021

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Yahoo | June 15, 2021

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PAYX Price Returns

1-mo 2.50%
3-mo 7.21%
6-mo 10.53%
1-year 43.28%
3-year 61.50%
5-year 113.09%
YTD 12.34%
2020 13.25%
2019 34.53%
2018 -1.08%
2017 14.51%
2016 18.98%

PAYX Dividends

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