Analysts who follow Automatic Data Processing Inc (ADP) on average expect it to rise 1.51% over the next twelve months. Those same analysts give the stock an average rating of Sell.
That average rating earns the stock an Analyst Ranking of 4, which means it ranks higher than 4 of stocks, based on data compiled by InvestorsObserver.
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What's Happening With Automatic Data Processing Inc Stock Today?
Automatic Data Processing Inc (ADP) stock is trading at $160.50 as of 11:30 AM on Friday, Jan 15, a decline of -$1.41, or -0.87% from the previous closing price of $161.91. The stock has traded between $159.31 and $161.59 so far today. Volume today is less active than usual. So far 666,622 shares have traded compared to average volume of 1,561,332 shares.