How is Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) managing its costs and how are those impacting profitability? A look at the firm?s financial scorecard for the previous fiscal year demonstrated it posted gross margin of 43.50% and operating margin of 21.10%. Net profit margin on the other hands was 14.30%.
The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 64% Buy with a Weakening short term outlook on maintaining the current direction. Longer term, the trend strength is Weak. The market is approaching overbought territory. Be watchful of a trend reversal.
Recently, Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) announced that Automatic Data Processing, Inc. to book EPS of $3.87. In respect of short-term earnings prospect, EPS for the current year is projected to move 12.40% from previous year’s EPS, and the imminent year?s EPS is predicted to grow 6.53%.
The long-term financial earnings outlook implies EPS will grow 5.40% over the imminent five years compared to 11.39% growth for the preceding five years.
For the topline, sales surged 3.50% in the previous five years.
That said, shareholders would do well to note that Automatic Data Processing, Inc. posted PEG of 2.32, while P/S and P/Free Cash Flow for the last 12 months was 3.71 and 68.01, respectively.
In respect to stock movements, shares of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. have hit 52-week high of $-3.02% and 52-week low of $20.24%. Over the previous 50 days, the stock has made a high of $-3.02% and a low of $7.31%.
As for the averages, Automatic Data Processing, Inc. shows 20-Day Simple Moving Average of $1.05%, 50-Day Simple Moving Average of $1.42% and 200-Day Simple Moving Average of $5.03%.
The stock’s average volume is 2.20M while its relative volume is 1.65.
Though stock is hovering around $102.48, analysts on the average expect it that it will be at $100.00 in the imminent 12 months. The equity’s weekly volatility is 1.40% while its monthly volatility is 1.17%. Its Average True Range is cited at 1.33.