Automatic Data Processing, Inc. posted its fiscal first quarter adjusted earnings of $1.86 per share, up +13% year-over-year, and exceeding analysts’ expectations of $1.79 per share (according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters). Revenues in the quarter ending September grew +10% from the year-ago period to $4.2 billion. Revenue was up +11% in organic constant currency.
Looking ahead, the payroll management company boosted its full year outlook for revenue growth to a range of 8% to 9%; and adjusted EPS growth range of 15% to 17%.
The company announced that the appointment of Maria Black to succeed Carlos Rodriguez as chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2023. Rodriguez will serve as executive chair of the board.
ADP may jump back above the lower band and head toward the middle band. Traders may consider buying the stock or exploring call options. In of 34 cases where ADP's price broke its lower Bollinger Band, its price rose further in the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
Following a 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where ADP advanced for three days, in of 344 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Stochastic Oscillator may be shifting from an upward trend to a downward trend. In of 71 cases where ADP's Stochastic Oscillator exited the overbought zone, the price fell further within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
The Momentum Indicator moved below the 0 level on May 26, 2023. You may want to consider selling the stock, shorting the stock, or exploring put options on ADP as a result. In of 102 cases where the Momentum Indicator fell below 0, the stock fell further within the subsequent month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
The Moving Average Convergence Divergence Histogram (MACD) for ADP turned negative on May 25, 2023. This could be a sign that the stock is set to turn lower in the coming weeks. Traders may want to sell the stock or buy put options. Tickeron's A.I.dvisor looked at 48 similar instances when the indicator turned negative. In of the 48 cases the stock turned lower in the days that followed. This puts the odds of success at .
ADP moved below its 50-day moving average on May 24, 2023 date and that indicates a change from an upward trend to a downward trend.
Following a 3-day decline, the stock is projected to fall further. Considering past instances where ADP declined for three days, the price rose further in of 62 cases within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
The Aroon Indicator for ADP entered a downward trend on May 05, 2023. This could indicate a strong downward move is ahead for the stock. Traders may want to consider selling the stock or buying put options.
The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating low risk on high returns. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 82, placing this stock better than average.
The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating very strong sales and a profitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.
The Tickeron Seasonality Score of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is slightly undervalued in the industry. The Tickeron Seasonality score describes the variance of predictable price changes around the same period every calendar year. These changes can be tied to a specific month, quarter, holiday or vacation period, as well as a meteorological or growing season.
The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating steady price growth. ADP’s price grows at a higher rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to average earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is slightly overvalued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: P/B Ratio (23.753) is normal, around the industry mean (7.871). P/E Ratio (27.174) is within average values for comparable stocks, (25.224). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (2.323) is also within normal values, averaging (1.983). Dividend Yield (0.022) settles around the average of (0.037) among similar stocks. ADP's P/S Ratio (5.222) is slightly higher than the industry average of (1.523).
The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows