Paychex, Inc. ( PAYX ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 07, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.38 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 21, 2015. Shareholders who purchased PAYX prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that PAYX has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $49.09, the dividend yield is 3.1%.
The previous trading day's last sale of PAYX was $49.09, representing a -5.09% decrease from the 52 week high of $51.72 and a 22.63% increase over the 52 week low of $40.03.
PAYX is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Aercap Holdings N.V. ( AER ) and United Rentals, Inc. ( URI ). PAYX's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.8. Zacks Investment Research reports PAYX's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 8.1%, compared to an industry average of 13.8%.
Interested in gaining exposure to PAYX through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have PAYX as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Morningstar Mid-Cap ETF ( JKG ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is JKG with an increase of 3.24% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of PAYX at 1.03%.
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