Monitor The Insider Activity Of Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP)


As of Friday close, Automatic Data Processing Inc.’s (NASDAQ:ADP) stock was down -$2.58, moving down -1.20 percent to $213.22. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 3,674,800 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.34 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,237,665, while in the previous 50 days, it was 2,182,340.

Since last month, ADP stock retreated -6.42%. Shares of the company fell to $210.04 on 03/15/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $274.92 was reached on 01/13/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $196.61. Since the beginning of this year, ADP’s stock price has dropped by -10.73% or -$25.64, and marked a new high 6 times. However, the stock has declined by -22.44% since its 52-week high.

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ADP stock investors should be aware that Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 17 days ago on Mar 01. Albinson Brock, the Corp. VP of the company, disposed of 1,500 shares for $220.00 on Mar 01. It resulted in a $330,000 divestment by the insider. Weinstein Donald sold 5,075 shares at an average price of $245.00 on Jan 11. The insider now owns 32,950 shares following the transaction. On Jan 09, Executive Chair Rodriguez Carlos A sold 37,594 shares at $241.29 apiece. The transaction was valued at $9,071,170.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP) has a P/E ratio of about 28.33. The stock’s beta is 0.82. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 5.25, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 29.57, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 57.68 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $1.25 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $1.25. On Wednesday November 9 2022, a $0.21 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended December 30, Automatic Data Processing Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 1.00, while its current ratio was 1.00, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending December 30 was 1.00, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.00. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 43.70% percent. In the year ended December 30, operating margins totaled 23.70%. Based on annual data, ADP earned $7.04 billion in gross profit and brought in $16.5 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 47.10%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 96.90%.

In Automatic Data Processing Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for December 30, it reported total debt of $2.99 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. ADP’s revenue rose 8.33% to $4.22 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $4.39 billion. While analysts expected Automatic Data Processing Inc. to report $1.94 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.96 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 1.00%. During the quarter, the company generated $1.47 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of Automatic Data Processing Inc. were 51.47 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended December 30, and its total debt was $3.42 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $414.35 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Automatic Data Processing Inc.’s (ADP) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 16.97%, the RSI 9-day stood at 32.46% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Automatic Data Processing Inc. price is down by -0.16% percent or -$0.34. At present, ADP shares trade -6.27% below its 20-day simple moving average and -8.39% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -10.70% below its SMA50 and -4.36% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 24.71% and Stochastic coefficient D was 21.57%, while ATR was 4.20. Given the Stochastic reading of 19.40% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 34.73%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -2.04, while the 14-day reading stands at -4.30.


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