What Can Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) Tell Us About Its Growth?

Weinstein Donald, Corporate VP, subtracted 1,706 shares of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) from its portfolio at the rate of $165.01 per share valuing $281,514 on Apr 23. The insider left behind 24,514 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) was $164.45. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $165.60, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $166.76. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $163.31 and a 2nd Support Level at $162.18. Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) stock has gained $0.15, or 0.09%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $7.19, or 4.57%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $11.61, or 7.60%. This year-to-date, Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) shares have gained $33.33, or 25.42%.

Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) stock, 20% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Buy .” Meanwhile, 75% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .” Looking further ahead, 100% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Buy .”

With 435,228 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $71,908,368K. Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) generates $13,326 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $1,621 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of 17.18%, a 3-Year Total Return of 87.71%, and a 5-year Total Return of 135.96%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 48.24%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.790 per share on 06/13/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 1.91%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 3.16.

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Mar-19, Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) reported earnings of $1.77 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $1.69 per share, representing a 0.08 difference and 5.02% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Dec-18, the reported earnings of $1.34 represented a 0.16 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $1.18 per share, which was a 13.19% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 06/2019, the average earnings estimate is $1.13 per share. This estimate came from a total of 9 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $1.15 and the low estimate was $1.12. In the year-ago quarter, Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) generated per-share earnings of $0.92. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +22.83% .

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 6 purchases (42,262 shares in total) and 6 sale (34,652 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 29 insider buys amounting to 174,031 shares and 37 insider sales amounting to 206,468 shares. In the past full year, 74 insider purchases were made (involving 564,699 shares) and 84 insider sell-offs equivalent to 513,161 shares.

Moving onto liquidity, Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) has a Current Ratio of 1.05, a Quick Ratio of 1.05 and a Cash Ratio of 0.07. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 57.88, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 36.66, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 5.40. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 57.88 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 36.66.