First Premier Bank buys $423,712 stake in Paychex (PAYX)

Paychex (PAYX) : First Premier Bank scooped up 450 additional shares in Paychex during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Oct 13, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 7,534 shares of Paychex which is valued at $423,712.Paychex makes up approximately 0.32% of First Premier Bank’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Private Trust Co Na boosted its stake in PAYX in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 356 additional shares and now holds a total of 6,985 shares of Paychex which is valued at $392,836. Paychex makes up approx 0.10% of Private Trust Co Na’s portfolio.Weaver C. Barksdale Associates reduced its stake in PAYX by selling 475 shares or 2.57% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 18,027 shares of PAYX which is valued at $1,010,053. Paychex makes up approx 1.73% of Weaver C. Barksdale Associates’s portfolio.Advisory Services Network reduced its stake in PAYX by selling 17 shares or 0.19% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 9,098 shares of PAYX which is valued at $514,219. Paychex makes up approx 0.10% of Advisory Services Network’s portfolio.Burns J W Co Incny reduced its stake in PAYX by selling 396 shares or 0.72% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 54,898 shares of PAYX which is valued at $3,118,206. Paychex makes up approx 0.97% of Burns J W Co Incny’s portfolio.

Paychex closed down -0.64 points or -1.13% at $56.03 with 16,36,491 shares getting traded on Tuesday. Post opening the session at $56.59, the shares hit an intraday low of $55.75 and an intraday high of $56.62 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Tuesday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Paychex reported $0.60 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.03 according to the earnings call on Sep 28, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.57. The company had revenue of $785.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $782.62 million. The company’s revenue was up 8.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.52 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Paychex. Wedbush Initiated Paychex on Sep 9, 2016 to “Neutral”, Price Target of the shares are set at $65.

Paychex Inc. is a provider of integrated payroll human Resource insurance and benefits outsourcing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses. The Company focuses on providing payroll and human Resource services; delivering these services; growing its client base through the efforts of its direct sales force; improving client service through its leading-edge technology; capitalizing on the growth opportunities within its existing client base and from new clients; investing in business through expansion of its services and product offerings; and supplementing its growth through strategic acquisitions. The Company offers services and products that allow its clients to meet their diverse payroll and human Resource needs. These include: payroll processing; payroll tax administration services; employee payment services; regulatory compliance services; Paychex HR Services; retirement services administration; insurance services; and online HR administration services.

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