NASDAQ:ADP - Automatic Data Processing Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Hold
  • Consensus Price Target: $232.36
  • Forecasted Upside: 1.58 %
  • Number of Analysts: 11
  • Breakdown:
  • 1 Sell Ratings
  • 7 Hold Ratings
  • 3 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
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Analyst Price Target for ADP

Analyst Price Target is $232.36
▲ +1.58% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 11 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Automatic Data Processing in the last 3 months. The average price target is $232.36, with a high forecast of $250.00 and a low forecast of $205.00. The average price target represents a 1.58% upside from the last price of $228.75.

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Current Consensus is Hold

The current consensus among 11 investment analysts is to hold stock in Automatic Data Processing. This Hold consensus rating has held steady for over two years.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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Latest Recommendations

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
12/1/2021CitigroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$220.00 ➝ $238.00High
11/16/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$215.00 ➝ $235.00Medium
11/16/2021Robert W. BairdBoost Price TargetPositive ➝ Neutral$228.00 ➝ $242.00High
11/2/2021MizuhoBoost Price TargetBuy$230.00 ➝ $245.00Medium
10/29/2021BarclaysBoost Price TargetOverweight$227.00 ➝ $247.00Low
10/28/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$200.00 ➝ $215.00Low
10/28/2021BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Market Perform$208.00 ➝ $220.00Low
10/28/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetHold$210.00 ➝ $235.00Low
10/27/2021Jefferies Financial GroupBoost Price TargetHold$215.00 ➝ $250.00Low
8/17/2021JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeNeutral ➝ Underweight$224.00Low
8/16/2021Credit Suisse GroupDowngradeOutperform ➝ Neutral$215.00Low
8/10/2021CitigroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$212.00 ➝ $220.00Low
8/2/2021MizuhoBoost Price TargetBuy$220.00 ➝ $230.00Low
8/2/2021BarclaysBoost Price TargetOverweight$212.00 ➝ $227.00Low
7/29/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$185.00 ➝ $200.00Low
7/29/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetHold$192.00 ➝ $210.00Low
7/28/2021Jefferies Financial GroupBoost Price TargetHold$200.00 ➝ $215.00Low
5/27/2021MizuhoBoost Price TargetBuy$210.00 ➝ $220.00High
5/3/2021CitigroupBoost Price Target$190.00 ➝ $212.00Low
5/3/2021BarclaysBoost Price TargetOverweight$197.00 ➝ $212.00Medium
4/29/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$171.00 ➝ $185.00Medium
3/24/2021Jefferies Financial GroupBoost Price TargetHold$197.00 ➝ $200.00Medium
2/10/2021MizuhoInitiated CoverageBuy$210.00Low
2/1/2021BarclaysBoost Price TargetOverweight$180.00 ➝ $197.00Low
1/29/2021CitigroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$180.00 ➝ $190.00Medium
1/28/2021Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$159.00 ➝ $171.00Low
1/28/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetHold$150.00 ➝ $173.00Low
1/28/2021Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetOverweight$200.00 ➝ $205.00Low
1/12/2021Evercore ISIDowngradeOutperform ➝ Underperform$197.00 ➝ $143.00High
12/18/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyInitiated CoverageOverweight$200.00High
11/9/2020Credit Suisse GroupBoost Price TargetOutperform$185.00 ➝ $190.00Medium
11/2/2020BarclaysBoost Price TargetOverweight$145.00 ➝ $180.00Low
10/29/2020BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetPositive ➝ Market Perform$149.00 ➝ $165.00Medium
10/29/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$147.00 ➝ $159.00Medium
10/28/2020Jefferies Financial GroupBoost Price TargetHold$135.00 ➝ $168.00Medium
9/21/2020CowenDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market Perform$150.00 ➝ $143.00Medium
8/17/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetNeutral$138.00 ➝ $151.00Low
7/30/2020Stifel NicolausLower Price TargetHold$155.00 ➝ $142.00Low
7/30/2020Wolfe ResearchDowngradeMarket Perform ➝ UnderperformHigh
7/30/2020CitigroupLower Price TargetNeutral$148.00 ➝ $144.00High
7/14/2020The Goldman Sachs GroupInitiated CoverageSell$146.00Medium
6/23/2020CitigroupLower Price Target$185.00 ➝ $140.00Low
5/18/2020Bank of AmericaDowngradeNeutral ➝ Underperform$132.00High
4/30/2020BMO Capital MarketsLower Price TargetMarket Perform$179.00 ➝ $154.00Low
4/30/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$140.00 ➝ $147.00Medium
4/30/2020Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetHold$150.00 ➝ $155.00Medium
4/29/2020WedbushReiterated RatingNeutralMedium
4/29/2020CfraLower Price TargetHold$176.00 ➝ $161.00Low
4/24/2020CowenLower Price TargetOutperform$195.00 ➝ $158.00Low
4/15/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower Price TargetNeutral$189.00 ➝ $159.00Medium
4/14/2020CitigroupLower Price TargetNeutral$185.00 ➝ $140.00High
4/1/2020UBS GroupUpgradeSell ➝ NeutralMedium
3/24/2020Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$145.00 ➝ $137.00High
3/18/2020Morgan StanleyLower Price TargetEqual Weight$180.00 ➝ $145.00Low
2/2/2020Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingBuy$190.00Medium
1/23/2020Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$174.00 ➝ $180.00Low
1/22/2020Evercore ISIUpgradeIn-Line ➝ Outperform$212.00Low
1/14/2020CitigroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$170.00 ➝ $185.00Low
1/7/2020Moffett NathansonDowngradeBuy ➝ NeutralMedium
11/4/2019Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingBuy$185.00Low
10/31/2019Wolfe ResearchDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market PerformMedium
9/11/2019Bank of AmericaDowngradeBuy ➝ NeutralHigh
9/11/2019CowenInitiated CoverageOutperform$195.00High
8/15/2019Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$150.00 ➝ $174.00Low
8/5/2019BarclaysBoost Price TargetOverweight$180.00 ➝ $190.00Low
8/1/2019Robert W. BairdBoost Price TargetNeutral$167.00 ➝ $178.00Medium
8/1/2019JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetNeutral$170.00 ➝ $177.00Medium
7/31/2019Jefferies Financial GroupBoost Price TargetHold$176.00Low
5/6/2019BarclaysBoost Price TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$168.00 ➝ $180.00Low
5/2/2019CitigroupBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$147.00 ➝ $162.00Low
4/30/2019Sanford C. BernsteinDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market PerformLow
11/14/2018BarclaysInitiated CoverageOverweight$168.00High
11/1/2018Jefferies Financial GroupBoost Price TargetHold$167.00Low
11/1/2018BMO Capital MarketsLower Price TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$155.00 ➝ $150.00Low
11/1/2018CitigroupBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$137.00 ➝ $147.00Low
10/4/2018Moffett NathansonInitiated CoverageBuy ➝ Buy$180.00Low
10/1/2018Jefferies Financial GroupInitiated CoverageHold$160.00Low
8/20/2018GuggenheimInitiated CoverageBuy$175.00Low
8/13/2018ArgusBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$145.00 ➝ $150.00Low
8/10/2018Credit Suisse GroupInitiated CoverageOutperform$160.00Low
7/17/2018Wolfe ResearchInitiated CoverageOutperformLow
6/13/2018Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost Price TargetHold ➝ Hold$128.00 ➝ $138.00Low
6/13/2018Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$122.00 ➝ $134.00Low
6/13/2018BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$126.00 ➝ $138.00Low
6/13/2018WedbushBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$101.25 ➝ $145.00Low
6/6/2018Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetHold ➝ Hold$126.00 ➝ $148.00Low
6/4/2018ArgusBoost Price TargetBuy$130.00 ➝ $145.00Low
5/4/2018Bank of AmericaBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$138.00 ➝ $140.00Low
5/3/2018Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight ➝ Hold$114.00 ➝ $122.00Low
5/3/2018BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$118.00 ➝ $126.00High
4/19/2018BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$118.00Low
4/4/2018Stifel NicolausLower Price TargetHold ➝ Hold$133.00 ➝ $126.00High
4/2/2018Royal Bank of CanadaUpgradeSector Perform ➝ Outperform$119.00 ➝ $130.00Medium
2/1/2018Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold ➝ NeutralMedium
2/1/2018BMO Capital MarketsLower Price TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$122.00 ➝ $121.00Low
2/1/2018BarclaysBoost Price TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$121.00 ➝ $128.00High
2/1/2018Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetHold ➝ Hold$113.00 ➝ $133.00High
1/12/2018CitigroupReiterated RatingNeutral ➝ Neutral$110.00 ➝ $118.00Low
12/11/2017The Goldman Sachs GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$116.02 ➝ $135.00Medium
12/5/2017Bank of AmericaUpgradeNeutral ➝ BuyLow
11/15/2017Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingEqual WeightN/A
11/14/2017Morgan StanleyUpgradeUnderweight ➝ Equal$114.00N/A
11/6/2017Royal Bank of CanadaLower Price TargetSector Perform ➝ Sector Perform$100.00 ➝ $95.00N/A
11/3/2017BMO Capital MarketsLower Price TargetOutperform$122.00 ➝ $114.00N/A
10/31/2017Sanford C. BernsteinBoost Price TargetOutperform$115.00 ➝ $125.00N/A
10/26/2017BarclaysBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$105.00 ➝ $115.00N/A
10/13/2017Bank of AmericaBoost Price TargetNeutral$111.00 ➝ $114.00N/A
10/4/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingHold$108.00Low
9/15/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$95.00Low
8/21/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingMarket Perform$105.00Medium
8/21/2017Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftReiterated RatingHold$102.00Medium
8/20/2017Evercore ISIReiterated RatingIn-Line$115.00Low
8/17/2017CitigroupReiterated RatingNeutral$98.00 ➝ $110.00High
8/15/2017BarclaysReiterated RatingEqual Weight$105.00Low
8/9/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingMarket PerformLow
8/9/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingMarket Perform$105.00Low
8/3/2017ArgusBoost Price TargetBuy$118.00 ➝ $130.00Low
8/3/2017Morgan StanleyDowngradeEqual Weight ➝ Underweight$98.00 ➝ $100.00Medium
8/1/2017Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetSector Perform ➝ Sector Perform$94.00 ➝ $95.00Low
7/30/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingHold$103.00 ➝ $108.00Low
7/30/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingNeutral$95.00Low
7/28/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingOutperform$100.00 ➝ $105.00Low
7/21/2017William BlairDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market PerformMedium
7/18/2017BarclaysDowngradeOverweight ➝ Equal Weight$110.00 ➝ $105.00Low
6/20/2017The Goldman Sachs GroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$115.00 ➝ $108.00Medium
6/2/2017Evercore ISIDowngradeIn-Line ➝ Underperform$85.00High
6/2/2017Evercore ISIReiterated RatingIn-Line ➝ Underperform$85.00High
5/31/2017ArgusLower Price TargetBuy$118.00 ➝ $101.50Medium
4/27/2017BarclaysReiterated RatingBuyLow
4/25/2017BarclaysLower Price TargetOverweight$115.00 ➝ $113.00Low
4/5/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$98.00Low
2/7/2017William BlairReiterated RatingOutperformN/A
2/5/2017ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$118.00N/A
2/2/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingNeutral ➝ HoldN/A
1/30/2017Stifel NicolausLower Price TargetHold$105.00 ➝ $95.00N/A
1/30/2017Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetHold$95.00 ➝ $105.00N/A
1/20/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$99.00N/A
(Data available from 1/17/2017 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.50 (Buy)

Our news sentiment rating is based on the average sentiment of articles about this company published in the media in the last 30 days of headlines and can range from 2 (very positive sentiment) to -2 (very negative sentiment).

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Automatic Data Processing logo
Automatic Data Processing, Inc. engages in the provision of business outsourcing solutions specializes in cloud-based human capital management. It operates through the following business segments: Employer Services; and Professional Employer Organization Services; and Other. The Employer Services segment provides clients ranging from single-employee small businesses to large enterprises with tens of thousands of employees around the world, offering a range of human resources outsourcing and technology-based human capital management solutions, including strategic, cloud-based platforms. The Professional Employer Organization Services segment offers small and mid-sized businesses a human resources outsourcing solution through a co-employment mode. The company was founded by Henry Taub in 1949 and is headquartered in Roseland, NJ.
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Today's Range

Now: $228.75
Low: $226.93
High: $231.34

50 Day Range

MA: $235.56
Low: $226.87
High: $248.01

52 Week Range

Now: $228.75
Low: $159.31
High: $248.96


1,562,921 shs

Average Volume

1,620,890 shs

Market Capitalization

$96.39 billion

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Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of Automatic Data Processing?

The following Wall Street research analysts have issued reports on Automatic Data Processing in the last year: Barclays PLC, BMO Capital Markets, Citigroup Inc., Credit Suisse Group AG, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft, Jefferies Financial Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Mizuho, Morgan Stanley, Robert W. Baird, Wells Fargo & Company, and Zacks Investment Research.
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What is the current price target for Automatic Data Processing?

11 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Automatic Data Processing in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $232.36, suggesting a possible upside of 1.6%. Jefferies Financial Group Inc. has the highest price target set, predicting ADP will reach $250.00 in the next twelve months. Wells Fargo & Company has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $205.00 for Automatic Data Processing in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for Automatic Data Processing?

Automatic Data Processing currently has 1 sell rating, 7 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Hold." A "hold" rating indicates that analysts believe investors should keep any existing positions they have in ADP, but not buy more shares or sell existing shares.
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How do I contact Automatic Data Processing's investor relations team?

Automatic Data Processing's physical mailing address is ONE ADP BOULVARD, ROSELAND NJ, 07068. The business services provider's listed phone number is (833) 800-0380 and its investor relations email address is [email protected] The official website for Automatic Data Processing is