Stocks Views And Recommendations: Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP), Aramark (ARMK)

Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) shares were trading higher by 0.4 percent ($0.44) at $111.53 a piece in Monday’s session. It had closed the previous session at $111.09. ADP trades with a P/S ratio of 3.98. This is lower than the industry’s 4.71 but higher compared with the wider sector’s 2.86. A low price-to-sales ratio, typically less than 1.0, is considered a good value. Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 25.85 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 28.31. Shares of ADP have downtrended -0.04% in the past three months, while the S&P 500 has moved -3.48% in that time. Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) has a market cap of $49.85 billion and over the last 12 months, Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) has gone stronger by 22.45%. During the last 52 weeks, the (NASDAQ:ADP) price has been as high as $121.77 and as low as $90.45. Automatic Data Processing, Inc. earnings have risen with an annualized rate of 6.6% over the last 5 years.

Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (Mean Target Price: $109.68)

The average 1-year price target for Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) — averaging the work of different analysts — reveals a mean PT of $109.68/share. That’s a potential -1.66 decrease relative to where Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) has been trading recently. The current price is seen ranging between $110.55 and $112.055. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $80. And then on the other side of the spectrum one analyst entrenched in the bullish camp has a target as high as $125.

Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) Consensus Recommendation

The collective rating of 2.8 for Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) also leans strongly towards the neutral end of the spectrum. Of the 17 analysts surveyed by Reuters that track ADP 15 of them rate its stock a hold. The other 2, though not evenly; between analysts who think you should buy Automatic Data Processing, Inc. versus those who think you should sell it. A 2 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while0 believe that investors should either steer clear of ADP or, if they already own its stock, sell it.

Is Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) Cheap From Peers?

Aramark (ARMK) pulled off a 0.4 percent gain and now trades for $42.85. ARMK comes in with a P/S ratio of 0.73 that’s below 1, potentially implying that it could be cheap relative to the overall sector (3160.44) and its peers (2.95). Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 19.42 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 31.32. During the last 52 weeks, the price has been as high as $44.12 and as low as $32.73. Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) earnings have declined with a quarterly rate of % over the last 5 years. Shares of ARMK have sank % in the past three monthswhile the has gained 2.54% in that time.

Aramark (Price Objective: $45.09)

Aramark (NYSE:ARMK) has a market cap of $10.52 billion and over the last 12 months, ARMK has risen by 18.34%. The average 1-year price target for (ARMK) reveals an average price target of $45.09 per share. That’s a potential 5.23 gain from where (NYSE:ARMK) has been trading recently. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $35. And then on the other side of the spectrum one analyst entrenched in the bullish camp has a target as high as $50.

Analyst Thoughts About Aramark (NYSE:ARMK)

The consensus recommendation — averaging the work of 12 analysts — of 2.2 for Aramark (ARMK) points to moderate case. Of the analysts surveyed by Reuters that track Aramark 4 of them rate its stock a hold. The other 8 are split, though not evenly, between analysts who think you should buy its stock versus those who think you should sell it. A 8 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while 0 believe that investors should either steer clear of (NYSE:ARMK) or, if they already own its stock, sell it.