• Consensus Rating: Hold
  • Consensus Price Target: $130.75
  • Forecasted Upside: -6.04 %
  • Number of Analysts: 12
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 9 Hold Ratings
  • 3 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
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Analyst Price Target for PAYX

Analyst Price Target is $130.75
▼ -6.04% Downside Potential
This price target is based on 12 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Paychex in the last 3 months. The average price target is $130.75, with a high forecast of $142.00 and a low forecast of $118.00. The average price target represents a -6.04% upside from the last price of $139.16.

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Current Consensus is Hold

The current consensus among 12 investment analysts is to hold stock in Paychex. 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
7/7/2022CitigroupLower TargetNeutral$145.00 ➝ $125.00N/A
6/30/2022Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight$140.00 ➝ $130.00Low
6/30/2022CowenLower TargetOutperform$140.00 ➝ $135.00Low
6/30/2022CowenLower TargetOutperform$140.00 ➝ $135.00Low
6/30/2022Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftLower TargetHold$145.00 ➝ $123.00Low
6/30/2022Credit Suisse GroupLower TargetOutperform$165.00 ➝ $140.00Low
6/30/2022BarclaysLower TargetEqual Weight$140.00 ➝ $127.00Low
6/29/2022William BlairReiterated RatingMarket PerformLow
6/29/2022Bank of AmericaLower Target$138.00 ➝ $124.00Low
6/21/2022CowenLower TargetOutperform$151.00 ➝ $140.00Low
6/21/2022CowenLower TargetOutperform$151.00 ➝ $140.00Low
5/23/2022Jefferies Financial GroupLower Target$140.00 ➝ $130.00Low
4/6/2022CitigroupBoost TargetNeutral$140.00 ➝ $145.00Medium
3/31/2022Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$135.00 ➝ $140.00Medium
3/31/2022Robert W. BairdBoost Target$137.00 ➝ $142.00Medium
3/9/2022Bank of AmericaUpgradeUnderperform ➝ Neutral$125.00High
1/11/2022CowenUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$130.00 ➝ $145.00Low
12/23/2021Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$105.00 ➝ $135.00Low
12/23/2021Stifel NicolausBoost TargetHold$118.00 ➝ $140.00Low
12/23/2021BarclaysBoost TargetEqual Weight$115.00 ➝ $140.00Low
10/13/2021CitigroupLower TargetBuy ➝ Neutral$125.00Medium
10/5/2021CitigroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$121.00 ➝ $125.00Medium
10/4/2021BarclaysBoost TargetEqual Weight$106.00 ➝ $115.00Low
10/4/2021Robert W. BairdBoost TargetPositive ➝ Neutral$111.00 ➝ $120.00Low
10/1/2021BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetMarket Perform$112.00 ➝ $118.00High
10/1/2021Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$97.00 ➝ $105.00Medium
10/1/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost TargetHold$103.00 ➝ $115.00High
9/30/2021Stifel NicolausBoost TargetIn-Line ➝ Hold$114.00 ➝ $118.00High
8/17/2021JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost TargetUnderweight$105.00 ➝ $111.00Medium
7/2/2021Wolfe ResearchBoost TargetUnderperform$94.00 ➝ $105.00Low
6/30/2021CitigroupBoost TargetBuy$105.00 ➝ $121.00Low
6/28/2021CowenBoost TargetPositive ➝ Market Perform$96.00 ➝ $106.00Medium
6/28/2021ArgusBoost TargetBuy$106.00 ➝ $118.00Medium
6/28/2021Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$90.00 ➝ $97.00Low
6/28/2021BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetMarket Perform$96.00 ➝ $108.00Medium
6/28/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost TargetHold$98.00 ➝ $103.00Medium
6/28/2021BarclaysBoost TargetEqual Weight$99.00 ➝ $106.00Medium
6/25/2021Jefferies Financial GroupBoost TargetPositive ➝ Hold$95.00 ➝ $115.00Low
4/13/2021Wolfe ResearchReiterated RatingPeer Perform ➝ Underperform$94.00N/A
4/7/2021The Goldman Sachs GroupBoost TargetSell$85.00 ➝ $89.00Medium
4/7/2021Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight$91.00 ➝ $90.00Medium
4/7/2021Robert W. BairdBoost TargetOutperform$82.00 ➝ $94.00Low
4/7/2021ArgusBoost TargetBuy$103.00 ➝ $105.00Low
4/7/2021BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetMarket Perform$93.00 ➝ $96.00Low
4/7/2021Wolfe ResearchDowngradeMarket Perform ➝ Underperform$94.00Low
1/5/2021Smith Barney CitigroupBoost Target$93.00 ➝ $105.00N/A
1/4/2021Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost TargetHold$81.00 ➝ $98.00N/A
1/4/2021ArgusBoost TargetBuy$92.00 ➝ $103.00N/A
12/28/2020Moffett NathansonBoost Target$100.00 ➝ $105.00N/A
12/28/2020Bank of AmericaBoost Target$70.00 ➝ $81.00N/A
12/28/2020Wolfe ResearchBoost TargetMarket Perform$78.00 ➝ $92.00N/A
12/24/2020BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetMarket Perform$82.00 ➝ $93.00N/A
12/24/2020Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$76.00 ➝ $91.00N/A
12/23/2020Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingPositive ➝ Hold$85.00 ➝ $95.00N/A
12/18/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyInitiated CoverageOverweight$105.00Medium
10/15/2020ArgusBoost Target$83.00 ➝ $92.00Low
10/12/2020BarclaysBoost TargetEqual Weight$73.00 ➝ $83.00Medium
10/8/2020CitigroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$75.00 ➝ $93.00Low
10/7/2020BMO Capital MarketsBoost Target$74.00 ➝ $82.00Low
10/7/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost TargetHold$75.00 ➝ $81.00Low
10/7/2020Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$74.00 ➝ $76.00Low
8/17/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost TargetUnderweight$72.00 ➝ $78.00Low
7/14/2020The Goldman Sachs GroupInitiated CoverageSell$64.00Low
7/8/2020BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetMarket Perform$70.00 ➝ $74.00Low
7/8/2020Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$68.00 ➝ $74.00Low
7/8/2020CitigroupBoost TargetNeutral$65.00 ➝ $75.00Low
7/7/2020Jefferies Financial GroupBoost TargetHold$68.00 ➝ $75.00Low
5/20/2020CowenBoost TargetMarket Perform$60.00 ➝ $65.00Medium
5/20/2020Morgan StanleyBoost TargetHold ➝ Equal Weight$64.00 ➝ $68.00Medium
5/20/2020Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftLower TargetHold$80.00 ➝ $75.00Medium
3/26/2020BMO Capital MarketsLower TargetMarket Perform$87.00 ➝ $70.00Medium
3/26/2020Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight$61.00 ➝ $65.00High
3/26/2020Robert W. BairdLower TargetNeutral$87.00 ➝ $67.00High
3/25/2020Jefferies Financial GroupLower TargetHold$82.00 ➝ $68.00High
3/24/2020Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight$67.00 ➝ $61.00High
3/24/2020Stifel NicolausLower TargetHold$87.00 ➝ $55.00High
3/18/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower TargetUnderweight$91.00 ➝ $70.00High
3/18/2020Morgan StanleyUpgradeUnderweight ➝ Equal Weight$74.00 ➝ $67.00High
3/18/2020CitigroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$65.00High
1/14/2020CitigroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$84.00 ➝ $97.00Low
12/19/2019Robert W. BairdBoost TargetNeutral$83.00 ➝ $87.00Low
12/18/2019Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingHold$84.00Low
10/7/2019BarclaysBoost TargetEqual Weight$80.00 ➝ $84.00High
10/3/2019ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$92.00Medium
9/11/2019CowenInitiated CoverageMarket Perform$74.00Low
8/15/2019Morgan StanleyDowngradeEqual Weight ➝ Underweight$77.00 ➝ $74.00High
6/27/2019William BlairReiterated RatingMarket PerformLow
6/26/2019Bank of AmericaDowngradeNeutral ➝ UnderperformLow
4/30/2019Sanford C. BernsteinDowngradeMarket Perform ➝ UnderperformLow
4/1/2019BarclaysBoost TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$78.00 ➝ $80.00Low
3/28/2019Credit Suisse GroupBoost TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$82.00 ➝ $84.00Low
1/8/2019Bank of AmericaUpgradeUnderperform ➝ Neutral$64.00 ➝ $68.00Low
12/20/2018BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingMarket PerformMedium
11/14/2018BarclaysInitiated CoverageEqual Weight$70.00Medium
10/4/2018Moffett NathansonInitiated CoverageNeutral ➝ Neutral$79.00Low
10/3/2018Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$67.00 ➝ $73.00High
10/3/2018Deutsche Bank AktiengesellschaftBoost TargetHold ➝ Hold$68.00 ➝ $79.00High
10/3/2018Stifel NicolausBoost TargetHold ➝ Hold$69.00 ➝ $73.00High
10/3/2018CitigroupBoost TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$67.00 ➝ $73.00High
10/3/2018BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$70.00 ➝ $77.00High
10/2/2018Credit Suisse GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$82.00Medium
10/1/2018Jefferies Financial GroupInitiated CoverageHold$75.00High
8/20/2018GuggenheimInitiated CoverageNeutral$75.00Low
8/14/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeNeutral ➝ Underweight$65.00Medium
8/10/2018Credit Suisse GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral$72.00N/A
7/17/2018Wolfe ResearchInitiated CoverageMarket PerformLow
6/28/2018Morgan StanleyBoost TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$66.00 ➝ $67.00Low
6/28/2018Robert W. BairdBoost TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$67.00 ➝ $70.00Low
6/28/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$64.00 ➝ $67.00Low
6/28/2018CitigroupBoost TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$64.00 ➝ $67.00High
6/28/2018Stifel NicolausBoost TargetHold ➝ Hold$66.00 ➝ $69.00High
4/17/2018Bank of AmericaDowngradeNeutral ➝ UnderperformHigh
4/2/2018Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingUnderperform ➝ Sector Perform$63.00Medium
4/2/2018Royal Bank of CanadaUpgradeUnderperform ➝ Sector Perform$63.00Medium
3/28/2018CitigroupLower TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$67.00 ➝ $64.00Low
3/27/2018BarclaysLower TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$75.00 ➝ $70.00Medium
3/27/2018Morgan StanleyLower TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$68.00 ➝ $66.00High
3/27/2018JPMorgan Chase & Co.Lower TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$69.00 ➝ $65.00High
3/27/2018BMO Capital MarketsLower TargetMarket Perform ➝ Positive$70.00 ➝ $63.00High
3/27/2018Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingHold ➝ Hold$68.00 ➝ $66.00Medium
1/24/2018BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$70.00High
1/9/2018Bank of AmericaDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$73.00N/A
12/22/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingHold$68.00Low
12/5/2017Bank of AmericaBoost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$68.00 ➝ $73.00Low
12/4/2017CitigroupUpgradeSell ➝ Neutral$67.00Medium
11/15/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingSell$57.00N/A
10/4/2017Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingEqual Weight$55.00 ➝ $59.00N/A
10/4/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost TargetMarket Perform$58.00 ➝ $60.00Low
10/4/2017Bank of AmericaBoost TargetBuy$64.00 ➝ $68.00Low
10/4/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingMarket Perform$60.00 ➝ $62.00Low
10/4/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingUnderperform ➝ Underperform$54.00 ➝ $57.00Low
10/4/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingHold$64.00Low
10/2/2017CitigroupReiterated RatingSell$53.00Low
(Data available from 8/19/2017 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.26 (Hold)

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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Paychex logo
Paychex, Inc. provides integrated human capital management solutions for human resources (HR), payroll, benefits, and insurance services for small to medium-sized businesses in the United States, Europe, and India. It offers payroll processing services; payroll tax administration services; employee payment services; and regulatory compliance services, such as new-hire reporting and garnishment processing. The company also provides HR solutions, including payroll, employer compliance, HR and employee benefits administration, risk management outsourcing, and the on-site availability of a professionally trained HR representative; and retirement services administration, including plan implementation, ongoing compliance with government regulations, employee and employer reporting, participant and employer online access, electronic funds transfer, and other administrative services. In addition, it offers cloud-based HR administration software products for employee benefits management and administration, time and attendance, digital communication solutions, recruiting, and onboarding solutions; plan administration outsourcing and state unemployment insurance services; various business services to small to medium-sized businesses comprising payroll funding and outsourcing services, which include payroll processing, invoicing, and tax preparation; and payment processing services, financial fitness programs, and a small-business loan resource center. Further, the company provides insurance services for property and casualty coverage, such as workers' compensation, business-owner policies, cyber security protection, and commercial auto, as well as health and benefits coverage, including health, dental, vision, and life. It markets and sells its services primarily through its direct sales force. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Rochester, New York.
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Today's Range

Now: $139.16
Low: $137.97
High: $139.47

50 Day Range

MA: $122.14
Low: $113.00
High: $139.16

52 Week Range

Now: $139.16
Low: $106.55
High: $141.92


1,067,754 shs

Average Volume

1,364,674 shs

Market Capitalization

$50.24 billion

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Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of Paychex?

The following Wall Street research analysts have issued research reports on Paychex in the last year: Bank of America Co., Barclays PLC, BMO Capital Markets, Citigroup Inc., Cowen Inc, Cowen Inc., Credit Suisse Group AG, Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft, Jefferies Financial Group Inc., Morgan Stanley, Robert W. Baird, Stifel Nicolaus, StockNews.com, and William Blair.
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What is the current price target for Paychex?

12 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Paychex in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $130.75, suggesting a possible downside of 6.0%. Robert W. Baird has the highest price target set, predicting PAYX will reach $142.00 in the next twelve months. BMO Capital Markets has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $118.00 for Paychex in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for Paychex?

Paychex currently has 9 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 PAYX, but not buy more shares or sell existing shares.
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How do I contact Paychex's investor relations team?

Paychex's physical mailing address is 911 PANORAMA TRAIL SOUTH, ROCHESTER NY, 14625. The business services provider's listed phone number is (585) 385-6666 and its investor relations email address is [email protected] The official website for Paychex is www.paychex.com. Learn More about contacing Paychex investor relations.