Paycom Software, Inc. (PAYC) Reaches $88.75 52-Week High; Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (AWI) Had 5 Bulls

January 14, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

Among 16 analysts covering Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 31% are positive. Armstrong World Industries had 32 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of AWI in report on Monday, October 9 with “Hold” rating. The rating was initiated by Goldman Sachs with “Neutral” on Tuesday, October 6. On Wednesday, January 27 the stock rating was upgraded by BB&T Capital to “Buy”. On Friday, October 23 the stock rating was maintained by Macquarie Research with “Outperform”. The company was downgraded on Thursday, January 5 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, August 28 report. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, October 24 report. The stock of Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, September 19 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. JP Morgan maintained Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI) on Tuesday, February 23 with “Neutral” rating. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $54 target in Tuesday, October 13 report. See Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI) latest ratings:

12/12/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $62.0 Initiate
22/11/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $58.0 Maintain
21/11/2017 Broker: Nomura Rating: Buy New Target: $65.0
14/11/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $55.0 Maintain
27/10/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Buy New Target: $53.0 Maintain
24/10/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Hold Maintain
20/10/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Neutral Old Target: $52 New Target: $58 Maintain
09/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $50.0 Maintain
19/09/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Hold Maintain
28/08/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $50.0 Maintain

The stock of Paycom Software, Inc. (NYSE:PAYC) hit a new 52-week high and has $94.08 target or 6.00% above today’s $88.75 share price. The 7 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $5.17B company. The 1-year high was reported on Jan, 14 by Barchart.com. If the $94.08 price target is reached, the company will be worth $310.26M more. The stock increased 5.03% or $4.25 during the last trading session, reaching $88.75. About 1.25 million shares traded or 132.49% up from the average. Paycom Software, Inc. (NYSE:PAYC) has risen 61.78% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 45.08% the S&P500.

The stock decreased 1.02% or $0.65 during the last trading session, reaching $62.8. About 485,807 shares traded. Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI) has risen 6.90% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.80% the S&P500.

Armstrong World Industries, Inc. designs, makes, and sells ceiling systems for use primarily in the construction and renovation of residential, commercial, and institutional buildings worldwide. The company has market cap of $3.32 billion. The firm produces suspended fiber and metal ceiling systems, and complementary ceiling products, as well as acoustical ceiling, wall, and structural solutions; and sells suspension system products. It has a 22.99 P/E ratio. It sells its commercial ceiling materials and accessories to resale distributors and ceiling system contractors; and residential ceiling products to wholesalers and retailers, including large home centers.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.07, from 1.05 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 12 investors sold Armstrong World Industries, Inc. shares while 55 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 56.84 million shares or 3.27% less from 58.76 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Parametric Portfolio Assocs Llc invested in 0.01% or 162,134 shares. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado, a Colorado-based fund reported 8,555 shares. Cipher Cap Ltd Partnership stated it has 0.08% of its portfolio in Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI). Valueact Ltd Partnership has invested 4.73% in Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI). Two Sigma Limited Liability Company, New York-based fund reported 4,196 shares. Amalgamated Savings Bank owns 8,329 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. First Mercantile Tru holds 0.02% or 2,378 shares. Hsbc Holdg Public Ltd Liability holds 0% in Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI) or 6,472 shares. Blair William Company Il invested 0% of its portfolio in Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI). First Eagle Llc holds 0.13% of its portfolio in Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI) for 1.10 million shares. Bluecrest Limited invested in 0.05% or 26,036 shares. Panagora Asset Mgmt Inc reported 3,980 shares. Fmr Ltd reported 0% in Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI). Dean Capital Mngmt holds 43,345 shares or 1.04% of its portfolio. Advsr Asset holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI) for 19,836 shares.

Among 18 analysts covering Paycom Software (NYSE:PAYC), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Paycom Software had 55 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, August 2 by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Wednesday, November 1 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, August 5 by Canaccord Genuity. The stock of Paycom Software, Inc. (NYSE:PAYC) earned “Hold” rating by Mizuho on Tuesday, August 1. Pacific Crest downgraded Paycom Software, Inc. (NYSE:PAYC) on Monday, January 30 to “Sector Weight” rating. The stock of Paycom Software, Inc. (NYSE:PAYC) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, September 5 by Jefferies. On Thursday, September 21 the stock rating was initiated by Northland Capital with “Buy”. The stock has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, August 1. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo given on Friday, May 12. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Paycom Software, Inc. (NYSE:PAYC) on Thursday, October 5 with “Hold” rating.

Analysts await Paycom Software, Inc. (NYSE:PAYC) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $0.15 earnings per share, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.15 per share. PAYC’s profit will be $8.74M for 147.92 P/E if the $0.15 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.24 actual earnings per share reported by Paycom Software, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -37.50% negative EPS growth.

Paycom Software, Inc. provides cloud human capital management software solution that is delivered as software-as-a-service for small to mid-sized companies in the United States. The company has market cap of $5.17 billion. It provides functionality and data analytics that businesses need to manage the employment life cycle from recruitment to retirement. It has a 83.65 P/E ratio. The company??s HCM solution offers a suite of applications in the areas of talent acquisition, including applicant tracking, candidate tracker, background checks, on-boarding, E-Verify, and tax credit service applications; and time and labor management, such as time and attendance, scheduling/schedule exchange, time-off requests, labor allocation, labor management reports/push reporting, and geofencing/geotracking applications.

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