Paychex Reaches New 52-Week High (PAYX)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Paychex (Nasdaq: PAYX) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $34.37, above its previous 52-week high of $34.34 with 328,251 shares traded as of 10:20 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.7 million shares over the past 30 days.

Paychex has a market cap of $12.23 billion and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 13.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Paychex, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small to medium-sized businesses in the United States and Germany. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.3, equal to the average diversified services industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Paychex as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Paychex Ratings Report.

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