Heathbridge Capital Management Ltd. Lowers stake in Automatic Data Processing (ADP)

Automatic Data Processing (ADP) : Heathbridge Capital Management Ltd. reduced its stake in Automatic Data Processing by 2.08% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 264,050 shares of Automatic Data Processing which is valued at $23,870,120 after selling 5,600 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 5.99% of Heathbridge Capital Management Ltd.’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Herndon Capital Management added ADP to its portfolio by purchasing 42 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $3,736.Dt Investment Partners reduced its stake in ADP by selling 304 shares or 7.67% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 3,658 shares of ADP which is valued at $325,379. Automatic Data Processing makes up approx 0.09% of Dt Investment Partners’s portfolio.Markston International boosted its stake in ADP in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 14,323 additional shares and now holds a total of 185,870 shares of Automatic Data Processing which is valued at $17,644,639. Automatic Data Processing makes up approx 1.60% of Markston International’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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