Paychex, Inc. ( PAYX ) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 30, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.46 per share is scheduled to be paid on February 15, 2017. Shareholders who purchased PAYX prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 3rd quarter that PAYX has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of PAYX was $61.45, representing a -1.17% decrease from the 52 week high of $62.18 and a 34.08% increase over the 52 week low of $45.83.
PAYX is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as United Rentals, Inc. ( URI ) and Aercap Holdings N.V. ( AER ). PAYX's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.15. Zacks Investment Research reports PAYX's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 6.94%, compared to an industry average of 6.3%.
Interested in gaining exposure to PAYX through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have PAYX as a top-10 holding:
The top-performing ETF of this group is PWB with an increase of 3.55% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of PAYX at 1.48%.