Fruth Investment Management Lowers stake in Automatic Data Processing (ADP)

Automatic Data Processing (ADP) : Fruth Investment Management reduced its stake in Automatic Data Processing by 2.5% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 35,148 shares of Automatic Data Processing which is valued at $3,025,891 after selling 900 shares in Automatic Data Processing , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Oct 12, 2016.Automatic Data Processing makes up approximately 1.53% of Fruth Investment Management’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Osborn Rohs Williams Donohoe Ltd reduced its stake in ADP by selling 10 shares or 0.03% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 34,123 shares of ADP which is valued at $2,937,649. Automatic Data Processing makes up approx 0.57% of Osborn Rohs Williams Donohoe Ltd’s portfolio.Carroll Financial Associates reduced its stake in ADP by selling 967 shares or 4.2% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 22,074 shares of ADP which is valued at $1,937,435. Automatic Data Processing makes up approx 0.29% of Carroll Financial Associates’s portfolio.Ronna Sue Cohen reduced its stake in ADP by selling 202 shares or 0.78% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 25,681 shares of ADP which is valued at $2,254,021. Automatic Data Processing makes up approx 1.71% of Ronna Sue Cohen’s portfolio.Hefty Wealth Partners boosted its stake in ADP in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 630 additional shares and now holds a total of 749 shares of Automatic Data Processing which is valued at $65,597. Automatic Data Processing makes up approx 0.05% of Hefty Wealth Partners’s portfolio.

Automatic Data Processing closed down -1.68 points or -1.91% at $86.09 with 19,63,464 shares getting traded on Tuesday. Post opening the session at $87.67, the shares hit an intraday low of $85.72 and an intraday high of $87.67 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Tuesday 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.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Automatic Data Processing. Wedbush Initiated Automatic Data Processing on Sep 9, 2016 to “Neutral”, Price Target of the shares are set at $11.Robert W. Baird Downgraded Automatic Data Processing on Jul 29, 2016 to ” Neutral”, Price Target of the shares are set at $94.

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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