Automatic Data Processing Inc. Shares Near 52-Week High - Market Mover

The shares closed 0.2% below its 52-week high of $192.98, with trading volume higher than its 30 day average

Mar 24, 2021 by Kwhen Finance Editors

Automatic Data Processing Inc. Shares Near 52-Week High - Market Mover
Automatic Data Processing Inc. shares closed today at 0.2% below its 52 week high of $192.98, giving the company a market cap of $82B. The stock is currently up 9.9% year-to-date, up 43.9% over the past 12 months, and up 142.4% over the past five years. This week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.8%, and the S&P 500 fell 0.1%.

Trading Activity

  • Trading volume this week was 11.2% lower than the 20-day average.
  • Beta, a measure of the stock’s volatility relative to the overall market stands at 1.0.

Technical Indicators

  • The Relative Strength Index (RSI) on the stock was above 70, indicating it may be overbought.
  • MACD, a trend-following momentum indicator, indicates an upward trend.
  • The stock closed below its Bollinger band, indicating it may be oversold.
  • The stock closed at 3.2% higher than its 5-day moving average, 5.4% higher than its 20-day moving average, and 11.1% higher than its 90-day moving average.

Fundamentals & Catalysts

  • Over the past 12 months the company generated $3 billion in earnings before interest and taxes from $14 billion in revenue. It currently holds $1 billion in cash and $39 billion in debt.
  • Its forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 29.330389391994586 is lower than its current P/E ratio of 33.22, implying that analysts are expecting an increase in earnings.
  • The company's price/earnings-to-growth ratio (PEG Ratio), a widely used indicator of a stock's true value while also factoring in expected earnings growth, currently stands at 15.43. A fairly valued company should have a PEG ratio of 1.0. When a company's PEG exceeds 1.0, it's considered overvalued while a stock with a PEG of less than 1.0 is considered undervalued.
  • The company's debt-to-equity ratio, which measures the extent to which it finances its operations through debt, currently stands at 8.36 which means it currently has $8.36 of debt for every $1 of equity. Generally speaking, a debt to equity ratio below 1.0 is seen as relatively safe, while ratios of 2.0 or higher would be considered risky. Some industries are known for having much higher debt to equity ratios than others.
  • The company's price-to-book ratio, which measures the market's valuation of a company relative to its book value, currently stands at 12.62. This means that the stock is trading at a premium of 13 times relative to the company's book value which reflects the total value of a company's assets that shareholders of that company would receive if the company were to be liquidated.
  • The company's price-to-sales ratio, which shows how much the market values every dollar of the company's sales, currently stands at 5.10.
  • The company's enterprise value-to-revenue multiple, which is often used to determine a company's valuation in the case of a potential acquisition, currently stands at 5.13.







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Market Comparative Performance

  • The company's share price is the same as the S&P 500 Index , lags it on a 1-year basis, and beats it on a 5-year basis
  • The company's share price is the same as the Dow Jones Industrial Average , lags it on a 1-year basis, and beats it on a 5-year basis
  • The company share price is the same as the performance of its peers in the Information Technology industry sector , lags it on a 1-year basis, and lags it on a 5 year basis
NameDoD %ΔYTD %Δ1 Yr %52-Week H %52-Week L %
Automatic Data Processing Inc.3.09.943.9-3.051.2
Dow Jones Industrial Average1.47.156.9-1.461.3
S&P 500 Index1.64.660.4-1.562.9
Information Technology2.10.375.1-9.077.1

Peer Group Comparative Performance

  • The company's stock price performance year-to-date lags the peer average by -9.7%
  • The company's stock price performance over the past 12 months lags the peer average by -49.7%
  • The company's price-to-earnings ratio, which relates a company's share price to its earnings per share, is 12.3% higher than the average peer.
NameMKT CAP (USD)P/EYTD %Δ1 Yr %Δ52-Week H %52-Week L %
Automatic Data Processing Inc.ADP33.29.943.9-3.051.2
Peer AvgN/A29.611.087.2-7.9126.4
Accenture Plc Class AACN34.27.966.4-4.384.3
Intuit Inc.INTU59.1-0.753.0-12.972.8
Paychex Inc.PAYX34.39.058.7-2.972.4
Equifax Inc.EFX42.7-5.251.5-9.769.1
Fidelity National Financial Inc. - FNF GroupFNF8.45.753.7-4.481.8
Iron Mountain Inc.IRM31.328.658.7-8.791.5
Alliance Data Systems CorporationADS27.660.6221.0-4.0357.4
TriNet Group Inc.TNET19.1-2.496.9-10.5139.5
Insperity Inc.NSP23.22.9117.0-13.2175.0
Barrett Business Services Inc.BBSI15.83.594.7-8.7119.9

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