Automatic Data Processing

  • These Stocks Aren't Cool, and That's Pretty Cool

    By Ryan Palmer - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: ADP, CALM, SLCA

    As many investors know, the greatest record in the history of the mutual fund industry belongs to a man named Peter Lynch. He managed the Fidelity Magellan fund, which between 1977 and 1990 grew at a compound annual growth rate of 29.2%. Or in other words each dollar invested with Lynch in 1977 grew to nearly $28 13 years later.

    Peter did a great service to the investing community more »

  • Can This High-Yield Play Really Keep Growing?

    By Lee Samaha - July 12, 2013 | Tickers: ADP, INTU, PAYX

    It’s always interesting to look at Paychex's (NASDAQ: PAYX) results, because the small business service provider usually gives good color on the economy. What do its latest results say about the small business environment, Paychex's own prospects, and can the company grow its relatively large dividend?

    Paychex gives mixed commentary

    Anyone hoping that Paychex would deliver an upbeat depiction of the economy would have been disappointed with more »

  • Looking Beyond Friday's Employment Figures

    By Declan Fallon - July 5, 2013 | Tickers: AMBA, ASBC, ADP, PAYX

    The new quarter rolls in and buyers were quick to grab some early holiday bargains. The Bernanke-induced sell-off has almost worked its way out of the market, although the May high will be a more substantial barrier to break. With the horse now bolted on the eventual tightening of the money flow, Friday's employment data has a fine line to walk: if the data is too good, then Fed more »

  • Potential Elephants for Warren Buffett

    By Federico Zaldua - July 3, 2013 | Tickers: ADP, BRK-A, V

    As many of us know, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) is generating an increasing amount of cash. As the company does not pay a dividend and very unusually buys its own shares (in 2012 Berkshire did a $1.3 billion share re-purchase), it must re-invest those proceedings somewhere.

    The good news for shareholders is that the man in charge of investing Berkshire's money is the best asset allocator in modern more »

  • Will Investing in These 3 Payroll Stocks Pay Off?

    By Leo Sun - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: ADP, INTU, PAYX

    The U.S. labor market has steadily recovered over the past three and a half years, with the unemployment rate declining from 10% at the end of 2009 to 7.6% in June. With more people getting back to work, human resource departments are processing more employee data and paychecks than ever before. Therefore, investors should pay attention to an often overlooked industry that deals with human resources and company more »

  • Buy Intuit As Increased Revenue Is Expected From the Death of DOMA

    By Erick Santos - June 29, 2013 | Tickers: ADP, HRB, INTU

    Intuit (NASDAQ: INTU) is a leader in tax preparation software. With the Supreme Court having effectively ended the Defense of Marriage Act this week, there is an expectation that thousands of same sex couples who married legally will now be redoing their taxes for the last three years. Many of them may go to their local CPAs, but Intuit stands to reap a good share of benefit since it can more »

  • What's an Investor to Think of ADP and Paychex?

    By Bob Ciura - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: ADP, PAYX

    The two major payroll processing companies in the United States, Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ: ADP) and Paychex (NASDAQ: PAYX), are favorites of many income investors. Both companies provide a critical service that nearly all companies need, and they pay their investors solid dividends.

    However, the painfully slow recovery in the U.S. labor market has served as an anchor on growth for both these companies, and Paychex’s fourth quarter more »

  • The Best American Business Services Provider

    By Awais Iqbal - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: ADP, FISV, GPN

    In current times, where companies have the objective of exploiting their core competence at the focal point, this need opens the door to opportunities for the providers of business services.

    The business service industry caters to demands that include marketing, consulting, staffing, security, telecommunications, internet services, logistics and waste handling.

    Eventually, demand is based on business spending, which in turn is determined by the financial health of the overall economy more »

  • Invest in This Stock for Turbo Growth

    By Mihir Mehta - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: ADP, HRB, INTU

    In late April, shares of Intuit (NASDAQ: INTU) plummeted when it lowered its guidance owing to a slowdown in its consumer tax business. It revised its third quarter EPS outlook to $2.92 to $2.94 per share because the performance of the consumer tax business disappointed management. Almost a month later, it announced its Q3 results, beating its guidance on revenue. The shares surged around 4% after the results more »

  • Dividend Investment Opportunities

    By Austin Higgins - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: ADP, IBM, MSFT

    Many investors pick stocks that will give them a strong dividend yield. With some uncertainty in the future of interest rates, finding the right income investment will be extremely important. Here are just a few options for investors looking to capitalize on strong dividend yields. 

    Payment processing tied to employment numbers

    One company with a strong dividend yield is Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ: ADP). ADP is a payroll processing company more »

  • How to Play the Data Processing Sector

    By Matthew Frankel - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: ADP, INTU, PAYX

    Paychex (NASDAQ: PAYX), one of the leading providers of payroll services in the United States, specializes in small and medium sized companies and serves almost 600,000 clients. Lately the company has performed well, with solid growth so far during the current fiscal year and strong stock performance. What caught my attention about Paychex was the company’s completely flat revenue numbers for the past five years or so, after more »

  • Wide-Moat Company Offers Long-Term Outperformance

    By Ted Cooper - May 24, 2013 | Tickers: ADP, MSFT, PAYX

    The biggest mistake most investors make is focusing on valuation instead of focusing on businesses. Any simple screen will turn up hundreds of companies trading at low multiples of earnings, but few of those companies are even worth considering as a long-term investment.

    A "cheap" stock is not a great investment if the business does not assure some base level of earning power that offers safety of principle and a more »

  • Do These 3 Service Stocks Offer Growth To Investors?

    By Victor Selva - May 23, 2013 | Tickers: ADP, FISV, FLT

    Business services have been on the rise as companies seeking to increase efficiency seek to outsource specific processes. FleetCor (NYSE: FLT), Fiserv (NASDAQ: FISV), and Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ: ADP) are three service companies, focused on financial-related activities, that offer interesting growth prospects thanks to their strong products, brand positioning, compelling business models, and wide moats.

    A company with high potential 

    FleetCor provides specialized payment products and services to commercial more »

  • These Two Industry Leaders Are Fully Valued

    By Bob Ciura - May 22, 2013 | Tickers: ADP, PAYX

    The two major payroll processing companies in the United States, Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ: ADP) and Paychex (NASDAQ: PAYX) are darlings of the income investor community. Both companies provide a critical service that nearly all companies need, and they pay their investors solid dividend yields that exceed the yield on the broader market.

    While ADP and Paychex provide new investors with dividend yields of 2.4% and 3.4%, respectively more »

  • Two Plays for Higher Interest Rates

    By Jordan Wathen - May 7, 2013 | Tickers: ADP, FII, TBT

    Think rising interest rates are around the corner?  So does everyone else. At near-zero, rates have only one way to go: up.

    Positioning yourself for rising rates isn't easy. Some say the best way to play higher rates is in complex ETFs like ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury ETF (NYSEMKT: TBT), which tracks inversely (and then doubles!) the change in daily Treasury prices. Shorting treasuries will make you money more »

  • 5 Dividend Stocks That Are as Safe as Treasuries

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: ADP, XOM, GE, JNJ, MSFT

    Standard & Poor’s currently gives United States Treasuries a credit rating of AA+, just below the maximum AAA credit rating (the other two major ratings agencies, Fitch and Moody’s, still give the U.S. their highest rating). Current Treasury yields are quite low, possibly reflecting a market view that U.S. debt has little risk. Meanwhile, some stocks with higher credit ratings pay considerably higher dividend yields and interest more »

  • This Industry Is Tied Directly to Job Numbers

    By Austin Higgins - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: ADP, NSP, PAYX

    The state of employment in the United States is very crucial to the investment community. In March, only 88,000 jobs were added. The unemployment rate dropped to 7.6%. While more jobs and lower unemployment is good news, it wasn’t good enough as the growth isn’t able to sustain population growth. One particular industry that gets hit with this news it the business outsourcing industry. So what more »

  • 5 Reasons You Will Like Paychex

    By Shas Dey - April 3, 2013 | Tickers: ADP, INTU, PAYX

    Paychex (NASDAQ: PAYX) is a leading provider of payroll, human resource and benefits outsourcing to over 567,000 small to medium sized business. Needless to say, this business is largely dependent on the economic recovery and unemployment rate. In the last couple of years, lower employment growth and interest rates have been headwinds for the company. However, just like the economy, Paychex is moving ahead slowly, corroborated by its 3Q12 more »

  • The Most Profitable Payroll Service Company

    By Anh HOANG - April 2, 2013 | Tickers: ADP, NSP, PAYX

    Since the end of 2012, Paychex (NASDAQ: PAYX) has witnessed a nice rally, climbing from around $31 per share to more than $35 per share, a gain of 12.9%. Recently, it announced impressive Q3 results, which beat analysts’ estimates. Is Paychex a decent investment opportunity at its current price? Let’s find out.

    Business snapshot

    Paychex is one of the leading providers of payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing more »

  • Where Next for This High Yield Play?

    By Lee Samaha - March 30, 2013 | Tickers: ADP, INTU, PAYX

    One of the most important parts of successful investing is to quickly discern the key drivers of a company’s stock price. Of course, it is easier said than done! It is a bit like deciding how an election is won. Different voters vote for different things. However, in the case of Paychex (NASDAQ: PAYX) I think I know what the campaign issues are likely to be.

    Paychex Pays You more »

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