Aspen Investment Management Inc Lowers stake in Automatic Data Processing (ADP)

Automatic Data Processing (ADP) : Aspen Investment Management Inc reduced its stake in Automatic Data Processing by 3.22% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 6,763 shares of Automatic Data Processing which is valued at $611,375 after selling 225 shares in Automatic Data Processing , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 9, 2016.Automatic Data Processing makes up approximately 0.48% of Aspen Investment Management Inc’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Simmons Bank reduced its stake in ADP by selling 347 shares or 3.74% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 8,925 shares of ADP which is valued at $787,096. Automatic Data Processing makes up approx 0.09% of Simmons Bank’s portfolio.Tradition Capital Management reduced its stake in ADP by selling 368 shares or 4.57% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 7,682 shares of ADP which is valued at $677,476. Automatic Data Processing makes up approx 0.22% of Tradition Capital Management’s portfolio.United Bank reduced its stake in ADP by selling 89 shares or 1.45% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 6,045 shares of ADP which is valued at $576,935. Automatic Data Processing makes up approx 0.26% of United Bank’s portfolio.Jag Capital Management reduced its stake in ADP by selling 953 shares or 3.64% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 25,216 shares of ADP which is valued at $2,406,615. Automatic Data Processing makes up approx 0.46% of Jag Capital Management’s portfolio.

Automatic Data Processing closed down -0.23 points or -0.26% at $89.33 with 17,73,478 shares getting traded on Wednesday. Post opening the session at $89.8, the shares hit an intraday low of $88.79 and an intraday high of $89.86 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Wednesday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Automatic Data Processing reported $0.69 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.02 according to the earnings call on Jul 28, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.67. The company had revenue of $2898.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2934.72 million. The company’s revenue was up 7.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.55 EPS.

Investors should note that on Aug 2, 2016, Automatic Data Processing announced a cash dividend of $0.5300. The company’s management has announced Sep 7, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Sep 9, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Oct 1, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Automatic Data Processing. Robert W. Baird Downgraded Automatic Data Processing on Jul 29, 2016 to ” Neutral”, Price Target of the shares are set at $94.Company shares were Upgraded by Bernstein on Jul 11, 2016 to ” Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 110 from a previous price target of $97 .

Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP) is a provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions and business process outsourcing. The Company operates through two segments: Employer Services and Professional Employer Organization (PEO) Services. The Employer Services segment offers a range of business outsourcing and technology-enabled HCM solutions. These offerings include payroll services benefits administration recruiting and talent management human resources management insurance services retirement services and payment and compliance solutions. The Company’s PEO business ADP TotalSource offers small and mid-sized businesses human resources (HR) outsourcing solution through a co-employment model. ADP TotalSource includes HR management and employee benefits functions including HR administration employee benefits and employer liability management into a single-source solution including HR administration employee benefits and employer liability management.

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