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ADP $140.57 -0.67 (-0.47%)

Automatic Data Processing Inc


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Ideas, Updates & Analysis


I'm Taking Profits Today
Thu, Jun 14, 2018

This stock has basically gone straight up in the few weeks since my post on Thu, May 24, 2018.

This $9 gain is a 7% return.

That's ok, but what if it continues to run up to $150 or higher?

Selling is just as important as buying.

Because I don't have a crystal ball, I have to make a decision based on information available today.

This stock has had a 17% upside move since earnings.

In my opinion, quick moves like this on large companies tend to eventually stall or retrace.

So there may be an opportunity to "buy the dip" in the future.

Also, there are a few other companies on Symbol Surfing that look good.

Or maybe I don't jump into something else.

There's nothing wrong with cash.


Thu, Jun 14, 2018 ADP @ $139.82

Boring Winners
Thu, May 24, 2018

Automatic Data Processing, Inc. or ADP, quietly hit a new all-time high again today.

Not only is this a great stock, but also ADP is a very important company to the stock market.

As you know, one of the major macroeconomic factors is the unemployment rate.

A couple of others are economic output and inflation.

If you have trouble falling asleep, take a deep dive into any of the topics.

Sleep tight!

Ok, back to ADP.

Because it is arguably the largest payroll company in the United States, ADP definitely knows what is happening regarding employment, wages and more.

In fact, they publish quite a bit of this information.

https://www.adpemploymentreport.com

You most likely have seen this data mentioned on CNBC.

In my opinion, ADP is a great "buy and hold" stock and it pays a 2% dividend.

It is actually one of the Dividend Aristocrats.

For a shorter term trade, I have another idea that has worked for me a few times.

I am sure there is an official name for this, but I sometimes refer to it as the Weather Balloon strategy.

Using weather balloons scientists can plot out weather conditions for days in advance.

In this situation with ADP, I look for other companies in the same industry that could be poised to move higher as well.

It's like the saying "A rising tide lifts all boats."

So the other company that usually shadows ADP's stock price is...PAYX.

Paychex hit a record high at around $73 a few months ago on January 23, 2018.

Since then it has retraced down to about $60 and rallied up to $65.

I like PAYX here at $65.

If it moves from $65 back up to $73, that is a 12% return.

Also, PAYX pays a higher dividend of 3.4%.


Thu, May 24, 2018 ADP @ $130.27

ADP Stock Charts

The 5 year and 1 year stock charts are below.


ADP 5 year stock chart
ADP 5 year stock chart

50 Day Moving Average

The 50 Day Moving Average is at $136.88 which is 2.70% below the stock price of $140.57.

200 Day Moving Average

The 200 Day Moving Average is at 122.71 which is 14.55% below the stock price of $140.57.

ADP Stock Price

Below are a few key dates for the stock price.


Year To Date

Aug
16
Today

The most recent stock price is $140.57.

The Year To Date (YTD) return is +21.19%.

52 Week Low

Aug 2017
23
Wednesday

The 52 Week Low stock price is $102.81 set on Wed, Aug 23, 2017 which is 358 days ago.

The current price per share is 36.73% above the 52 week low.

52 Week High

Aug
16
Today

The 52 Week High stock price is $141.85 set on Thu, Aug 16, 2018 which is Today. View all of today's 52 week highs.

The current price per share is -0.90% below the 52 week high.

All Time High

Aug
16
Today

The All Time High stock price is $141.85 set on Thu, Aug 16, 2018 which is Today.

The current price per share is -0.90% below the all time high.

Earnings

Below is the EPS, P/E Ratio and Earnings Date.


The Earnings Per Share (EPS) is $3.66.

The Price To Earnings (P/E) Ratio is 38.59.

Earnings Dates

Stocks can make big percentage moves on the earnings announcement.

Companies announce earnings either before the market open or after the close.

May
02
Wednesday

The Earnings Release Date for Automatic Data Processing Inc was Wed, May 2, 2018.

Since this earnings release 106 days ago, the stock price is up by +18.32%.

Aug
01
Wednesday

The most recent Earnings Release Date was on Wed, Aug 1, 2018, which was 15 days ago.

Since this earnings date, the stock price is up by +4.13%.

ADP Dividend

Below is important Dividend information.


The Annual Dividend Yield is 2.00%.

Automatic Data Processing Inc is one of the few S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats stocks.

The Ex-Date is Thu, Sep 13, 2018 which is in 28 Days.

2018-09-13 06:00:002018-09-13 13:00:00America/New_YorkAutomatic Data Processing Inc (ADP) Ex-Dividend DateVisit http://www.symbolsurfing.com/ADP for more information.United StatesSymbol Surfinginfo@symbolsurfing.com
Declaration Date Amount Ex-Date Record Date Pay Date
Fri, Aug 3, 2018$0.69Thu, Sep 13, 2018Fri, Sep 14, 2018Mon, Oct 1, 2018
Wed, Apr 11, 2018$0.69Thu, Jun 7, 2018Fri, Jun 8, 2018Sun, Jul 1, 2018
Tue, Jan 16, 2018$0.63Thu, Mar 8, 2018Fri, Mar 9, 2018Sun, Apr 1, 2018
Tue, Nov 7, 2017$0.63Thu, Dec 7, 2017Fri, Dec 8, 2017Mon, Jan 1, 2018
Tue, Aug 1, 2017$0.57Thu, Sep 7, 2017Fri, Sep 8, 2017Sun, Oct 1, 2017
Wed, Apr 5, 2017$0.57Wed, Jun 7, 2017Fri, Jun 9, 2017Sat, Jul 1, 2017
Tue, Jan 17, 2017$0.57Wed, Mar 8, 2017Fri, Mar 10, 2017Sat, Apr 1, 2017
Tue, Nov 8, 2016$0.57Wed, Dec 7, 2016Fri, Dec 9, 2016Sun, Jan 1, 2017
Tue, Aug 2, 2016$0.53Wed, Sep 7, 2016Fri, Sep 9, 2016Sat, Oct 1, 2016
Wed, Apr 6, 2016$0.53Wed, Jun 8, 2016Fri, Jun 10, 2016Fri, Jul 1, 2016
Tue, Jan 19, 2016$0.53Wed, Mar 9, 2016Fri, Mar 11, 2016Fri, Apr 1, 2016
Tue, Nov 10, 2015$0.53Wed, Dec 9, 2015Fri, Dec 11, 2015Fri, Jan 1, 2016
Tue, Aug 4, 2015$0.49Wed, Sep 9, 2015Fri, Sep 11, 2015Thu, Oct 1, 2015
Wed, Apr 8, 2015$0.49Wed, Jun 10, 2015Fri, Jun 12, 2015Wed, Jul 1, 2015
Thu, Jan 22, 2015$0.49Wed, Mar 11, 2015Fri, Mar 13, 2015Wed, Apr 1, 2015
Tue, Nov 11, 2014$0.49Wed, Dec 10, 2014Fri, Dec 12, 2014Thu, Jan 1, 2015
Tue, Aug 5, 2014$0.48Wed, Sep 10, 2014Fri, Sep 12, 2014Wed, Oct 1, 2014
Wed, Apr 9, 2014$0.48Wed, Jun 11, 2014Fri, Jun 13, 2014Tue, Jul 1, 2014
Thu, Jan 23, 2014$0.48Wed, Mar 12, 2014Fri, Mar 14, 2014Tue, Apr 1, 2014
Wed, Nov 13, 2013$0.48Wed, Dec 11, 2013Fri, Dec 13, 2013Wed, Jan 1, 2014
Wed, Aug 7, 2013$0.44Wed, Sep 11, 2013Fri, Sep 13, 2013Tue, Oct 1, 2013
Wed, Apr 10, 2013$0.44Wed, Jun 12, 2013Fri, Jun 14, 2013Mon, Jul 1, 2013
Fri, Jan 25, 2013$0.44Wed, Mar 6, 2013Fri, Mar 8, 2013Mon, Apr 1, 2013
Tue, Nov 13, 2012$0.44Wed, Dec 12, 2012Fri, Dec 14, 2012Tue, Jan 1, 2013
Wed, Aug 8, 2012$0.40Wed, Sep 12, 2012Fri, Sep 14, 2012Mon, Oct 1, 2012
Thu, Apr 26, 2012$0.40Wed, Jun 6, 2012Fri, Jun 8, 2012Sun, Jul 1, 2012
Fri, Jan 27, 2012$0.40Wed, Mar 7, 2012Fri, Mar 9, 2012Sun, Apr 1, 2012
Wed, Nov 9, 2011$0.40Wed, Dec 7, 2011Fri, Dec 9, 2011Sun, Jan 1, 2012
Wed, Aug 10, 2011$0.36Wed, Sep 7, 2011Fri, Sep 9, 2011Sat, Oct 1, 2011
Fri, Apr 29, 2011$0.36Wed, Jun 8, 2011Fri, Jun 10, 2011Fri, Jul 1, 2011
Wed, Feb 9, 2011$0.36Wed, Mar 9, 2011Fri, Mar 11, 2011Fri, Apr 1, 2011
Wed, Nov 10, 2010$0.36Wed, Dec 8, 2010Fri, Dec 10, 2010Sat, Jan 1, 2011
Tue, Aug 10, 2010$0.34Wed, Sep 8, 2010Fri, Sep 10, 2010Fri, Oct 1, 2010
Fri, Apr 30, 2010$0.34Wed, Jun 9, 2010Fri, Jun 11, 2010Thu, Jul 1, 2010
Wed, Feb 10, 2010$0.34Wed, Mar 10, 2010Fri, Mar 12, 2010Thu, Apr 1, 2010
Wed, Nov 11, 2009$0.34Wed, Dec 9, 2009Fri, Dec 11, 2009Fri, Jan 1, 2010
Fri, Aug 14, 2009$0.33Wed, Sep 9, 2009Fri, Sep 11, 2009Thu, Oct 1, 2009
Fri, May 1, 2009$0.33Wed, Jun 10, 2009Fri, Jun 12, 2009Wed, Jul 1, 2009
Wed, Feb 11, 2009$0.33Wed, Mar 11, 2009Fri, Mar 13, 2009Wed, Apr 1, 2009
Wed, Nov 12, 2008$0.33Wed, Dec 10, 2008Fri, Dec 12, 2008Thu, Jan 1, 2009
Fri, Aug 15, 2008$0.29Wed, Sep 10, 2008Fri, Sep 12, 2008Wed, Oct 1, 2008
Wed, Apr 30, 2008$0.29Wed, Jun 11, 2008Fri, Jun 13, 2008Tue, Jul 1, 2008
Thu, Jan 31, 2008$0.29Wed, Mar 12, 2008Fri, Mar 14, 2008Tue, Apr 1, 2008
Tue, Nov 13, 2007$0.29Wed, Dec 12, 2007Fri, Dec 14, 2007Tue, Jan 1, 2008
Thu, Aug 9, 2007$0.23Wed, Sep 12, 2007Fri, Sep 14, 2007Mon, Oct 1, 2007
Wed, Apr 25, 2007$0.23Wed, Jun 13, 2007Fri, Jun 15, 2007Sun, Jul 1, 2007
Fri, Jan 26, 2007$0.23Wed, Mar 7, 2007Fri, Mar 9, 2007Sun, Apr 1, 2007
Tue, Nov 14, 2006$0.23Wed, Dec 6, 2006Fri, Dec 8, 2006Mon, Jan 1, 2007
Thu, Aug 10, 2006$0.19Wed, Sep 13, 2006Fri, Sep 15, 2006Sun, Oct 1, 2006
Thu, Apr 27, 2006$0.19Wed, Jun 7, 2006Fri, Jun 9, 2006Sat, Jul 1, 2006
Fri, Jan 27, 2006$0.19Wed, Mar 8, 2006Fri, Mar 10, 2006Sat, Apr 1, 2006
Tue, Nov 8, 2005$0.19Wed, Dec 7, 2005Fri, Dec 9, 2005Sun, Jan 1, 2006
Thu, Aug 11, 2005$0.16Wed, Sep 7, 2005Fri, Sep 9, 2005Sat, Oct 1, 2005
Wed, May 11, 2005$0.16Wed, Jun 8, 2005Fri, Jun 10, 2005Fri, Jul 1, 2005
Thu, Jan 27, 2005$0.16Thu, Mar 10, 2005Mon, Mar 14, 2005Fri, Apr 1, 2005
Tue, Nov 9, 2004$0.16Wed, Dec 8, 2004Fri, Dec 10, 2004Sat, Jan 1, 2005
Wed, Aug 11, 2004$0.14Wed, Sep 8, 2004Fri, Sep 10, 2004Fri, Oct 1, 2004
Tue, May 11, 2004$0.14Wed, Jun 9, 2004Fri, Jun 11, 2004Thu, Jul 1, 2004
Thu, Jan 29, 2004$0.14Thu, Mar 11, 2004Mon, Mar 15, 2004Thu, Apr 1, 2004
Tue, Nov 11, 2003$0.14Wed, Dec 10, 2003Fri, Dec 12, 2003Thu, Jan 1, 2004
Mon, Aug 11, 2003$0.12Wed, Sep 10, 2003Fri, Sep 12, 2003Wed, Oct 1, 2003
Tue, May 13, 2003$0.12Wed, Jun 11, 2003Fri, Jun 13, 2003Tue, Jul 1, 2003
Wed, Jan 29, 2003$0.12Wed, Mar 12, 2003Fri, Mar 14, 2003Tue, Apr 1, 2003
Tue, Nov 12, 2002$0.12Wed, Dec 11, 2002Fri, Dec 13, 2002Wed, Jan 1, 2003
Mon, Aug 12, 2002$0.12Wed, Sep 11, 2002Fri, Sep 13, 2002Tue, Oct 1, 2002
Tue, May 14, 2002$0.12Wed, Jun 12, 2002Fri, Jun 14, 2002Mon, Jul 1, 2002
Wed, Jan 16, 2002$0.12Wed, Mar 13, 2002Fri, Mar 15, 2002Mon, Apr 1, 2002
Tue, Nov 13, 2001$0.12Wed, Dec 12, 2001Fri, Dec 14, 2001Tue, Jan 1, 2002
Mon, Aug 13, 2001$0.10Wed, Sep 12, 2001Fri, Sep 14, 2001Mon, Oct 1, 2001
Tue, May 15, 2001$0.10Wed, Jun 6, 2001Fri, Jun 8, 2001Sun, Jul 1, 2001
Tue, Jan 23, 2001$0.10Wed, Mar 7, 2001Fri, Mar 9, 2001Sun, Apr 1, 2001
Tue, Nov 14, 2000$0.10Thu, Dec 7, 2000Mon, Dec 11, 2000Mon, Jan 1, 2001
Mon, Aug 14, 2000$0.09Wed, Sep 13, 2000Fri, Sep 15, 2000Sun, Oct 1, 2000
Tue, May 16, 2000$0.09Wed, Jun 7, 2000Fri, Jun 9, 2000Sat, Jul 1, 2000
Tue, Jan 25, 2000$0.09Wed, Mar 8, 2000Fri, Mar 10, 2000Sat, Apr 1, 2000
Tue, Nov 9, 1999$0.09Wed, Dec 8, 1999Fri, Dec 10, 1999Sat, Jan 1, 2000
Tue, Aug 10, 1999$0.08Wed, Sep 8, 1999Fri, Sep 10, 1999Fri, Oct 1, 1999
Wed, May 19, 1999$0.08Wed, Jun 9, 1999Fri, Jun 11, 1999Thu, Jul 1, 1999
Tue, Jan 26, 1999$0.08Wed, Mar 10, 1999Fri, Mar 12, 1999Thu, Apr 1, 1999
Tue, Nov 10, 1998$0.08Wed, Dec 9, 1998Fri, Dec 11, 1998Fri, Jan 1, 1999
Thu, Aug 13, 1998$0.07Wed, Sep 9, 1998Fri, Sep 11, 1998Thu, Oct 1, 1998
Mon, May 18, 1998$0.07Wed, Jun 10, 1998Fri, Jun 12, 1998Wed, Jul 1, 1998
Sun, Jan 25, 1998$0.07Wed, Mar 11, 1998Fri, Mar 13, 1998Wed, Apr 1, 1998
Tue, Nov 11, 1997$0.07Wed, Dec 10, 1997Fri, Dec 12, 1997Thu, Jan 1, 1998
Wed, Aug 13, 1997$0.06Wed, Sep 10, 1997Fri, Sep 12, 1997Wed, Oct 1, 1997
Mon, May 19, 1997$0.06Wed, Jun 11, 1997Fri, Jun 13, 1997Tue, Jul 1, 1997
Mon, Jan 27, 1997$0.06Wed, Mar 12, 1997Fri, Mar 14, 1997Tue, Apr 1, 1997
Tue, Nov 12, 1996$0.06Wed, Dec 11, 1996Fri, Dec 13, 1996Wed, Jan 1, 1997
Wed, Aug 14, 1996$0.05Wed, Sep 11, 1996Fri, Sep 13, 1996Tue, Oct 1, 1996
Thu, May 23, 1996$0.05Wed, Jun 12, 1996Fri, Jun 14, 1996Mon, Jul 1, 1996
Mon, Jan 29, 1996$0.05Wed, Mar 13, 1996Fri, Mar 15, 1996Mon, Apr 1, 1996
Tue, Nov 14, 1995$0.05Wed, Dec 13, 1995Fri, Dec 15, 1995Mon, Jan 1, 1996
Mon, Aug 14, 1995$0.04Wed, Sep 13, 1995Fri, Sep 15, 1995Sun, Oct 1, 1995
Fri, May 19, 1995$0.04Wed, Jun 14, 1995Fri, Jun 16, 1995Sat, Jul 1, 1995
Mon, Jan 23, 1995$0.04Mon, Mar 13, 1995Fri, Mar 17, 1995Sat, Apr 1, 1995
Tue, Nov 15, 1994$0.04Mon, Dec 12, 1994Fri, Dec 16, 1994Sun, Jan 1, 1995
Mon, Aug 15, 1994$0.04Mon, Sep 12, 1994Fri, Sep 16, 1994Sat, Oct 1, 1994
Tue, May 24, 1994$0.04Tue, Jun 7, 1994Mon, Jun 13, 1994Fri, Jul 1, 1994
Mon, Jan 24, 1994$0.03Tue, Mar 8, 1994Mon, Mar 14, 1994Fri, Apr 1, 1994
Tue, Nov 9, 1993$0.03Mon, Dec 6, 1993Fri, Dec 10, 1993Sat, Jan 1, 1994
Tue, Aug 17, 1993$0.03Tue, Sep 7, 1993Mon, Sep 13, 1993Fri, Oct 1, 1993
Mon, May 24, 1993$0.03Tue, Jun 8, 1993Mon, Jun 14, 1993Thu, Jul 1, 1993
Fri, Feb 5, 1993$0.03Mon, Mar 8, 1993Fri, Mar 12, 1993Thu, Apr 1, 1993
Tue, Nov 10, 1992$0.03Mon, Dec 7, 1992Fri, Dec 11, 1992Fri, Jan 1, 1993
Fri, Aug 14, 1992$0.03Tue, Sep 8, 1992Mon, Sep 14, 1992Thu, Oct 1, 1992
Mon, May 18, 1992$0.03Tue, Jun 2, 1992Mon, Jun 8, 1992Wed, Jul 1, 1992
Mon, Jan 20, 1992$0.03Tue, Mar 10, 1992Mon, Mar 16, 1992Wed, Apr 1, 1992
Tue, Nov 12, 1991$0.03Tue, Dec 10, 1991Mon, Dec 16, 1991Wed, Jan 1, 1992
Thu, Aug 15, 1991$0.03Tue, Sep 10, 1991Mon, Sep 16, 1991Tue, Oct 1, 1991
Tue, Mar 26, 1991$0.03Tue, Jun 11, 1991Mon, Jun 17, 1991Mon, Jul 1, 1991
Thu, Nov 15, 1990$0.02Tue, Mar 12, 1991Mon, Mar 18, 1991Mon, Apr 1, 1991
Thu, Nov 15, 1990$0.02Tue, Dec 11, 1990Mon, Dec 17, 1990Tue, Jan 1, 1991
Wed, Aug 15, 1990$0.02Tue, Sep 11, 1990Mon, Sep 17, 1990Mon, Oct 1, 1990
Tue, May 22, 1990$0.02Thu, Jun 14, 1990Wed, Jun 20, 1990Sun, Jul 1, 1990
Thu, Jan 25, 1990$0.02Tue, Mar 13, 1990Mon, Mar 19, 1990Sun, Apr 1, 1990
Thu, Nov 2, 1989$0.02Tue, Dec 12, 1989Mon, Dec 18, 1989Mon, Jan 1, 1990
Thu, Aug 17, 1989$0.02Tue, Sep 12, 1989Mon, Sep 18, 1989Sun, Oct 1, 1989
Fri, May 26, 1989$0.02Tue, Jun 13, 1989Mon, Jun 19, 1989Sat, Jul 1, 1989
Thu, Jan 19, 1989$0.02Tue, Mar 14, 1989Mon, Mar 20, 1989Sat, Apr 1, 1989
Thu, Nov 3, 1988$0.02Mon, Dec 12, 1988Fri, Dec 16, 1988Sun, Jan 1, 1989
Wed, Aug 17, 1988$0.02Tue, Sep 13, 1988Mon, Sep 19, 1988Sat, Oct 1, 1988
Fri, May 20, 1988$0.02Tue, Jun 14, 1988Mon, Jun 20, 1988Fri, Jul 1, 1988
Fri, Jan 22, 1988$0.01Tue, Mar 15, 1988Mon, Mar 21, 1988Fri, Apr 1, 1988
Thu, Nov 5, 1987$0.01Mon, Dec 14, 1987Fri, Dec 18, 1987Fri, Jan 1, 1988
Mon, Aug 24, 1987$0.01Mon, Sep 14, 1987Fri, Sep 18, 1987Thu, Oct 1, 1987
Fri, May 22, 1987$0.01Mon, Jun 15, 1987Fri, Jun 19, 1987Wed, Jul 1, 1987
Fri, Jan 23, 1987$0.01Tue, Jan 27, 1987Mon, Feb 2, 1987Wed, Apr 1, 1987
Thu, Nov 6, 1986$0.01Thu, Dec 11, 1986Wed, Dec 17, 1986Thu, Jan 1, 1987
Thu, Aug 21, 1986$0.01Mon, Sep 15, 1986Fri, Sep 19, 1986Wed, Oct 1, 1986
Thu, Mar 27, 1986$0.01Fri, Jun 13, 1986Thu, Jun 19, 1986Tue, Jul 1, 1986
Thu, Jan 23, 1986$0.01Mon, Mar 17, 1986Fri, Mar 21, 1986Tue, Apr 1, 1986
Thu, Nov 7, 1985$0.01Tue, Dec 10, 1985Mon, Dec 16, 1985Wed, Jan 1, 1986
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ADP Company Profile

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Automatic Data Processing Inc LogoAutomatic Data Processing Inc is a Technology stock that trades on the NASDAQ and has a market capitalization of $61.87 Billion.

http://www.adp.comAutomatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) is a provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions to employers, offering solutions to businesses of various sizes. The Company also provides business process outsourcing solutions. Its segments include Employer Services and Professional Employer Organization (PEO) Services. The Employer Services segment offers a range of human resources (HR) business process outsourcing and technology-enabled HCM solutions. These offerings include payroll services, benefits administration, talent management, HR management, time and attendance management, insurance services, retirement services, and tax and compliance services. ADP TotalSource, ADP's PEO business, offers small and mid-sized businesses a HR outsourcing solution through a co-employment model. As a PEO, ADP TotalSource provides HR management services while the client continues to direct the day-to-day job-related duties of the employees.

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