• Staffing and Outsourcing Companies Are Gaining Momentum

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: MAN, PAYX, RHI

    Staffing and outsourcing companies are like catalysts, aiding companies in this transitional phase of the economy. As companies come out of recession, they look to staffing companies for hiring new talent. According to Staffing Industry Analysts, the U.S. staffing industry revenue is estimated to reach $160 billion by 2018 from $128.6 billion in 2012.

    Outsourcing companies are always in demand because they optimize revenue for clients with the 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Prep Your Portfolio for Yield

    By J.A. Graham - June 30, 2013 | Tickers: GRMN, LDR, PAYX

    There comes a time in the lives of most investors when they realize the carefree days of investing in speculative growth stocks and trading in and out of equities before the bytes of the last trade fade on the screen aren't reliable ways to generate income once they retire. Smart investors on the brink of retiring begin to search for ways to generate steady income with low risk of 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 Investment in Tax Preparation

    By Dan Moskowitz - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: HRB, INTU, PAYX

    H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) is no stranger to drama. Over the past several years, it has attracted a lot of negative attention. However, this hasn’t affected the stock price. Can H&R Block continue its relentless ascent, or is there a long-term threat that should keep potential investors on the sidelines?

    The H&R Block soap opera

    A software glitch led to to delayed refunds for at least more »

  • How Thinking Small Makes You Big Profits

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - June 20, 2013 | Tickers: CTCT, INTU, PAYX

    Small business owners believe (59%) that running a small business is decidedly more difficult than five years ago and most cite the economy (can't help you much there) and the challenges of technology.

    This finding comes from a study conducted by Constant Contact (NASDAQ: CTCT), a company that specializes in email and social media marketing, event marketing, and online surveys for small business. The study also reported 84% of more »

  • Robert Half International - Behind the Numbers

    By Anthony Parsons - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: MAN, PAYX, RHI

    Today I would like to take a look at Robert Half International (NYSE: RHI) and provide some insight into the company's numbers.

    Robert Half provides staffing and risk consulting services in five continents throughout the world. Adding in the company's 1.8% current dividend yield, the performance has roughly matched that of the S&P 500 for the previous 52 weeks.

    In its most recent 10-Q statement for 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 »

  • Is Now the Time to Bet on This Personal Finance Software Company?

    By Nicholas Kitonyi - June 3, 2013 | Tickers: HRB, INTU, PAYX

    Intuit (NASDAQ: INTU) faces an uphill task as it confronts the challenge of migration to mobile. Yet again, the company wants to make mobile tools for filing taxes a part of its future. Intuit is the market leader in personal finance software and associated accounting packages. The company’s rivals, H&R Block (NYSE: HRB) and Paychex (NASDAQ: PAYX) continue to languish behind the Mountain View, CA-based application software company more »

  • Time to Buy Intuit?

    By Lee Samaha - May 31, 2013 | Tickers: HRB, INTU, PAYX

    Investing is often about weighing the possibilities of various outcomes and then trying to assign a value to the stock on a balance of probabilities. With Intuit (NASDAQ: INTU), I think investors are getting a fundamentally cheap company that has disappointed in its core activity this year but is performing very well in its fast-growing non-core businesses. Furthermore the question marks over its core activity (tax returns) won’t be 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Don't Let Negative Interest Rates Scare you Away

    By Joshua Bondy - May 14, 2013 | Tickers: CALM, CPSI, PAYX, QSII, SPY

    With real U.S. short term interest rates around -1.25%, a recent study found that the stock market's real five year returns should be around 3.6%. A real return of 3.6% is is less than what many people and pension funds expect, but at least it is a positive figure. By investing in quality companies with strong yields, you can remove a large amount of stress 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 »

  • Should Investors Play These Job Recovery Stocks?

    By Jacob Wolinsky - April 10, 2013 | Tickers: PAYX, UNF, VRNT

    As the employment picture improves, these stocks could be a nice way to benefit from the positive sentiment as investors start accumulating stocks that appear poised to outperform alongside a growing job market.

    Verint Systems (NASDAQ: VRNT), UniFirst (NYSE: UNF), and Paychex, (NASDAQ: PAYX) are companies that are scheduled to reports earnings soon.  Since these companies have presented encouraging earnings results in the recent past, investors could look favorably at 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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