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Paychex Inc PAYX Stock Quote

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Last close prices updated as of Feb 06, 2023, 4:00 PM EST | USD | BATS BZX Real-Time Price
  • Last Close 116.66
  • Sector Industrials
  • Industry Staffing & Employment Services
  • Investment Style Large Blend
  • Day Range 116.45  –  118.29
  • Year Range 105.66  –  141.92
  • Market Cap 42.0520 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 1.1 Mil /  1.6 Mil
  • Price / Sales 8.79
  • Price / Book 13.12
  • Forward Div Yield 2.71%
  • Trailing Div Yield 2.71%

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Paychex Benefits From Resilient Labor Markets and Sticky Customers Despite Macroeconomic Headwinds

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Business Strategy and Outlook

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Paychex's offering appeals to businesses wishing to outsource mission-critical functions, manage and attract employees, and remain compliant with increasingly complex and evolving regulations. We expect increased regulatory complexity, tight labor markets, and a growing adoption of hybrid work will underpin strong demand for Paychex's suite of offerings supporting greater share of wallet and market share gains. This includes greater penetration of the outsourced payroll and human resources model in the small-business market. While we factor in market share gains, we expect increasing competition to limit Paychex's pricing power and force the company to maintain elevated expenditure on software development and innovation to remain competitive.

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Business Description

Paychex is a leading provider of payroll, human capital management, and insurance solutions servicing small and midsize clients primarily in the United States. The company, established in 1979, services over 730,000 clients and pays over 1 in 12 U.S. private-sector workers. Alongside its traditional payroll services, Paychex offers HCM solutions such as benefits administration and time and attendance software, as well as human resources outsourcing and insurance agency services.

911 Panorama Trail South
Rochester, NY, 14625-2396
Industry Staffing & Employment Services
Employees 16,000

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FAQs for Paychex Inc Stock

Yes. PAYX has a forward dividend yield of 2.66%. See PAYX’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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PAYX’s market cap is 42.05 Bil.
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PAYX’s stock style is Large Core.
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High-growth stocks tend to represent the technology, healthcare, and communications sectors. They rarely distribute dividends to shareholders, opting for reinvestment in their businesses. More value-oriented stocks tend to represent financial services, utilities, and energy stocks. These are established companies that reliably pay dividends.

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PAYX’s price/sales is 8.93.
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PAYX’s price/forward earnings is 26.81.
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PAYX’s price/book is 13.12.
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PAYX’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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