No Stopping Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NASDAQ: ADP) These Days

Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) does about 1.46M shares in volume on a normal day but saw 1807996 shares change hands in Friday trading. The company now has a market cap of 96.41B USD. Its current market price is $235.56, marking a decrease of -0.57% compared to the previous close of $236.91. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $256.84 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $205.53.

Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP) has a 20-day trading average at $243.33 and the current price is -8.29% off the 52-week high compared with 14.61% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $244.96 and its 200-day simple moving average is $240.84. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 1.57%, which increases to 1.71% over 1 month. It is also key to look at other market indicators of price movement for the stock, where we see that the relative strength index (RSI) is at 36.59 to suggest the stock is neutral.

The consensus objective for the share price is $260.81, suggesting that the stock has a potential upside of 9.68% over the period.

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The company shares received a number of brokerage firm price updates over the past month, with the latest being on January 17, 2024 when BofA Securities upgraded the stock to “Neutral” and issued a price target of between $217 and $243. UBS initiated its price target at $235.

Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP) stock is down -0.73% over the week and -4.12% over the past month. Its price is 1.11% year-to-date and 7.22% over the past year.

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To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to grow 9.68 percent from here.

The company has a return on investment of 46.67% and return on equity of 88.92%. The price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 26.30 while the forward price to earnings ratio is 23.60. The beta has a value of 0.79. Price to book ratio is 20.86 and price to sales ratio is 5.10.

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