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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for PAYC. The most optimistic price target was 80, implying a possible profit of 13.04 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 56, implying a possible loss of -20.87 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which 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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.29 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of PAYC to grow at a rate of -15.76 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at 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. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, 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.

PAYC has traded between a high of 73.61 and a low of 39.15 over the past year. Today's price is 80.77 percent above the 52-week low, and 3.86 percent lower than its 52-week high. PAYC has a P/E 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.