The CEO & President of Paychex is Exercising Options

By Carrie Williams

Today, the CEO & President of Paychex, Martin Mucci, exercised options of Paychex (NASDAQ: PAYX) for $5.21M.

Following Martin Mucci’s last PAYX Sell transaction on October 10, 2017, the stock climbed by 7.8%. In addition to Martin Mucci, 8 other PAYX executives reported Sell trades in the last month.

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Based on Paychex’s latest earnings report for the quarter ending May 31, the company posted quarterly revenue of $871 million and quarterly net profit of $229 million. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of $799 million and had a net profit of $195 million. PAYX’s market cap is $25.12B and the company has a P/E ratio of 27.12. Currently, Paychex has an average volume of 1.28M.

Nine different firms, including Bernstein and Merrill Lynch, currently also have a Sell rating on the stock. Based on 3 analyst ratings, the analyst consensus is Moderate Sell with an average price target of $66.33, reflecting a 5.1% upside.

The insider sentiment on Paychex has been negative according to 45 insider trades in the past three months. This sentiment is lower than the average sentiment of company insiders in this sector.

Martin Mucci’s trades have generated a -18.1% average return based on past transactions. DailyInsider proprietary algorithm detects trades by the most influential insiders and selects attractive trading opportunities daily. To subscribe to the DailyInsider visit this page.

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Paychex, Inc. engages in the provision of payroll, human resource, insurance, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small and medium sized businesses. It offers payroll processing, payroll tax administration services, employee payment services, regulatory compliance services, Paychex HR Solutions, retirement services administration, insurance services, and eServices and other human resource services and products. The company was founded by Blase Thomas Golisano in 1971 and is headquartered in Rochester, NY.