Tufton Capital Management Lowers stake in Automatic Data Processing (ADP)

Automatic Data Processing (ADP) : Tufton Capital Management reduced its stake in Automatic Data Processing by 4.22% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 79,534 shares of Automatic Data Processing which is valued at $7,550,163 after selling 3,504 shares in Automatic Data Processing , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Jul 26, 2016.Automatic Data Processing makes up approximately 1.50% of Tufton Capital Management’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Wespac Advisors boosted its stake in ADP in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 2,095 additional shares and now holds a total of 16,576 shares of Automatic Data Processing which is valued at $1,573,560. Automatic Data Processing makes up approx 1.59% of Wespac Advisors’s portfolio.Huntington National Bank boosted its stake in ADP in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 64,843 additional shares and now holds a total of 281,873 shares of Automatic Data Processing which is valued at $26,758,204. Automatic Data Processing makes up approx 0.65% of Huntington National Bank’s portfolio.Gradient Investments reduced its stake in ADP by selling 99 shares or 27.89% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 256 shares of ADP which is valued at $24,302.Douglass Winthrop Advisors boosted its stake in ADP in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,330 additional shares and now holds a total of 92,645 shares of Automatic Data Processing which is valued at $8,814,245. Automatic Data Processing makes up approx 0.64% of Douglass Winthrop Advisors’s portfolio.Creative Planning boosted its stake in ADP in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,993 additional shares and now holds a total of 32,808 shares of Automatic Data Processing which is valued at $3,121,353. Automatic Data Processing makes up approx 0.02% of Creative Planning’s portfolio.

Automatic Data Processing closed down -2.78 points or -3.03% at $88.95 with 38,99,670 shares getting traded on Friday. Post opening the session at $91.38, the shares hit an intraday low of $88.925 and an intraday high of $91.38 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Friday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Automatic Data Processing reported $0.69 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.02 according to the earnings call on Jul 28, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.67. The company had revenue of $2898.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2934.72 million. The company’s revenue was up 7.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.55 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Automatic Data Processing. Robert W. Baird Downgraded Automatic Data Processing on Jul 29, 2016 to ” Neutral”, Price Target of the shares are set at $94.Company shares were Upgraded by Bernstein on Jul 11, 2016 to ” Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 110 from a previous price target of $97 .Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on May 2, 2016 to “Sector Perform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 90 from a previous price target of $87 .

Automatic Data Processing Inc. (ADP) is a provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions and business process outsourcing. The Company operates through two segments: Employer Services and Professional Employer Organization (PEO) Services. The Employer Services segment offers a range of business outsourcing and technology-enabled HCM solutions. These offerings include payroll services benefits administration recruiting and talent management human resources management insurance services retirement services and payment and compliance solutions. The Company’s PEO business ADP TotalSource offers small and mid-sized businesses human resources (HR) outsourcing solution through a co-employment model. ADP TotalSource includes HR management and employee benefits functions including HR administration employee benefits and employer liability management into a single-source solution including HR administration employee benefits and employer liability management.

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