Briefing From The Editor -- PAYC Stock

Large-cap Technology company Paycom Software has moved -37.4% so far today on a volume of 3,331,065, compared to its average of 551,629. In contrast, the S&P 500 index moved 0.0%.

Paycom Software trades -59.59% away from its average analyst target price of $379.5 per share. The 16 analysts following the stock have set target prices ranging from $294.0 to $450.0, and on average have given Paycom Software a rating of buy.

Anyone interested in buying PAYC should be aware of the facts below:

  • Paycom Software's current price is 180.7% above its Graham number of $54.63, which implies that at its current valuation it does not offer a margin of safety

  • Paycom Software has moved -52.0% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of 13.0%

  • Based on its trailing earnings per share of 5.44, Paycom Software has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 28.2 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • PAYC has a forward P/E ratio of 16.6 based on its forward 12 month price to earnings (EPS) of $9.26 per share

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 1.5 — a number near or below 1 signifying that Paycom Software is fairly valued compared to its estimated growth potential

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 6.23 compared to its sector average of 6.23

  • Paycom Software, Inc. provides cloud-based human capital management (HCM) solution delivered as software-as-a-service for small to mid-sized companies in the United States.

  • Based in Oklahoma City, the company has 6,349 full time employees and a market cap of $8.89 Billion.

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