Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) has a beta value of 0.86 and has seen 0.85 million shares traded in the recent trading session. The company, currently valued at $97.59B, closed the recent trade at $225.51 per share which meant it lost -$13.64 on the day or -5.71% during that session. The ADP stock price is -21.91% off its 52-week high price of $274.92 and 14.74% above the 52-week low of $192.26. If we look at the company’s 10-day average daily trading volume, we find that it stood at 1.67 million shares traded. The 3-month trading volume is 1.66 million shares.
The consensus among analysts is that Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP) is a Hold stock at the moment, with a recommendation rating of 3.00. 3 analysts rate the stock as a Sell, while 1 rate it as Overweight. 15 out of 21 have rated it as a Hold, with 2 advising it as a Buy. 0 have rated the stock as Underweight. The expected earnings per share for the stock is $1.94.
Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) trade information
Sporting -5.71% in the red today, the stock has traded in the green over the last five days, with the highest price hit on Tuesday, 01/24/23 when the ADP stock price touched $225.51 or saw a rise of 6.76%. Year-to-date, Automatic Data Processing Inc. shares have moved 0.12%, while the 5-day performance has seen it change 1.00%. Over the past 30 days, the shares of Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) have changed -3.19%. Short interest in the company has seen 5.85 million shares shorted with days to cover at 3.12.
Wall Street analysts have a consensus price target for the stock at $251.47, which means that the shares’ value could jump 10.32% from the levels at last check today. The projected low price target is $213.00 while the price target rests at a high of $285.00. In that case, then, we find that the latest price level in today’s session is -26.38% off the targeted high while a plunge would see the stock lose 5.55% from the levels at last check today.
Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP) estimates and forecasts
Figures show that Automatic Data Processing Inc. shares have outperformed across the wider relevant industry. The company’s shares have gained 9.51% over the past 6 months, with this year growth rate of 15.83%, compared to 6.80% for the industry. Other than that, the company has, however, increased its growth outlook for the 2023 fiscal year revenue. Growth estimates for the current quarter are 17.60% and 12.70% for the next quarter. Revenue growth from the last financial year stood is estimated to be 8.60%.
13 analysts offering their estimates for the company have set an average revenue estimate of $4.37 billion for the current quarter. 13 have an estimated revenue figure of $4.88 billion for the next quarter concluding in Mar 2023.
If we evaluate the company’s growth over the last 5-year and for the next 5-year period, we find that annual earnings growth was 12.00% over the past 5 years. Earnings growth for 2023 is a modest 15.40% while over the next 5 years, the company’s earnings are expected to increase by 13.85%.
Automatic Data Processing Inc. is expected to release its next earnings report on January 25 this year, and investors are excited at the prospect of better dividends despite the company’s debt issue. The forward dividend is 5.00 at a share yield of 2.09%. The company’s dividend yield has gone up over the past 12 months.
Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP)’s Major holders
Insiders own 0.11% of the company shares, while shares held by institutions stand at 80.57% with a share float percentage of 80.66%. Investors are also buoyed by the number of investors in a company, with Automatic Data Processing Inc. having a total of 2,444 institutions that hold shares in the company. The top two institutional holders are Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) with over 39.08 million shares worth more than $8.21 billion. As of Jun 29, 2022, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) held 9.41% of shares outstanding.
The other major institutional holder is Blackrock Inc., with the holding of over 33.89 million shares as of Jun 29, 2022. The firm’s total holdings are worth over $7.12 billion and represent 8.16% of shares outstanding.
Also the top two Mutual Funds that are holding company’s shares are Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund and Vanguard 500 Index Fund. As of Jun 29, 2022, the former fund manager holds about 2.96% shares in the company for having 12.3 million shares of worth $2.58 billion while later fund manager owns 9.25 million shares of worth $1.94 billion as of Jun 29, 2022, which makes it owner of about 2.23% of company’s outstanding stock.