Paychex (PAYX) Gets a Hold Rating from Barclays

Barclays analyst Ramsey El Assal maintained a Hold rating on Paychex (PAYX) on October 9 and set a price target of $83.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $96.59, close to its 52-week high of $97.13.

According to, Assal is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 19.1% and a 70.8% success rate. Assal covers the Technology sector, focusing on stocks such as Automatic Data Processing, BigCommerce Holdings, and Paypal Holdings.

Paychex has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $89.45, representing a -6.5% downside. In a report issued on October 7, Deutsche Bank also maintained a Hold rating on the stock with a $81.00 price target.

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Paychex’s market cap is currently $34.84B and has a P/E ratio of 33.40. The company has a Price to Book ratio of 52.18.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 63 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders selling their shares of PAYX in relation to earlier this year. Last month, Mark Anthony Bottini, the Sr. VP of Sales of PAYX sold 53,911 shares for a total of $4,972,212.

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Paychex, Inc. engages in the provision of human capital management solutions for payroll, human resource, insurance, and retirement for small and medium sized businesses. Its solutions include payroll services, hiring services, business insurance, time and attendance, employee benefits, finance and payments, human resources services, and startup services. The company was founded by Blase Thomas Golisano in 1971 and is headquartered in Rochester, NY.

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