Automatic Data Processing Stock Hits New 52-Week High (ADP)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Automatic Data Processing (Nasdaq: ADP) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $59.80, above its previous 52-week high of $59.50 with 514,104 shares traded as of 10:05 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.9 million shares over the past 30 days.

Automatic Data Processing has a market cap of $28.51 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 9.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Automatic Data Processing, Inc. provides business outsourcing solutions. The company operates in three segments: Employer Services, Professional Employer Organization (PEO) Services, and Dealer Services. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.9, equal to the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Automatic Data Processing as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and reasonable valuation levels. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. You can view the full Automatic Data Processing Ratings Report.

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