Analyst Ratings for Paycom Software Inc. (PAYC)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Analysts covering Paycom Software Inc. (NYSE:PAYC) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. Last month, PAYC received an average rating of Buy.

Of the 13 analysts covering the stock, 8 gave it a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 4 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 1. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for PAYC. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 80, which equates to a potential upside of 13.04 percent. The lowest price target was 56, implying a possible loss of -20.87 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -16.27 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.45 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.29 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of PAYC to grow at a rate of -15.76 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. PAYC has a PEG ratio of -5.22.

In the last 52-weeks, PAYC has achieved a high of 73.61 and a low of 39.15. Currently the stock is 80.77 percent higher than its low, and 3.86 percent lower than its 52-week high. PAYC has a price/earnings ratio of 82.29. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The PAYC value stock report compares PAYC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of PAYC is $4.22 billion. PAYC's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.