Finder is committed to editorial independence. While we receive compensation when you click links to partners, they do not influence our content.
How to buy Paylocity Holding Corporation stock | $169.83
Learn how to easily invest in Paylocity Holding Corporation stock.
Paylocity Holding Corporation is a software-application business based in the US. Paylocity Holding Corporation shares (PCTY) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Paylocity Holding Corporation employs 3,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
How to buy shares in Paylocity Holding Corporation
- Compare share trading platforms.Use our comparison table to help you find a platform that fits you.
- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – PCTY – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
- Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
What's in this guide?
- PCTY shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is PCTY stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Can I short PCTY shares?
- Are PCTY shares over-valued?
- Paylocity Holding Corporation's financials
- How volatile are PCTY shares?
- Does Paylocity Holding Corporation pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
Paylocity Holding Corporation stock price (NASDAQ: PCTY)Use our graph to track the performance of PCTY stocks over time.
Paylocity Holding Corporation shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$169.83|
|52-week range||$124.75 - $218.34|
|50-day moving average||$191.28|
|200-day moving average||$186.34|
|Wall St. target price||$205.53|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.13|
Buy Paylocity Holding Corporation shares from these brokeragesCompare special offers, low fees and a wide range of types of investments among top trading platforms.
*Signup bonus information updated weekly.
The value of any investment can go up or down depending on news, trends and market conditions. We are not investment advisers, so do your own due diligence to understand the risks before you invest.
Is it a good time to buy Paylocity Holding Corporation stock?
The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.
This chart is not advice or a guarantee of success. Rather, it gauges the real-time recommendations of three popular technical indicators: moving averages, oscillators and pivots. Finder is not responsible for how your stock performs.
Paylocity Holding Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2021-07-22)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-07-02)||-12.93%|
|3 months (2021-04-30)||-12.11%|
|6 months (2021-01-29)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-07-29)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-07-29)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-07-29)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-07-29)||N/A|
Is Paylocity Holding Corporation under- or over-valued?
Valuing Paylocity Holding Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Paylocity Holding Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Paylocity Holding Corporation's P/E ratio
Paylocity Holding Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 181x. In other words, Paylocity Holding Corporation shares trade at around 181x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Paylocity Holding Corporation's PEG ratio
Paylocity Holding Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.3801. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Paylocity Holding Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Paylocity Holding Corporation's EBITDA
Paylocity Holding Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $78.6 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Paylocity Holding Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Paylocity Holding Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||$598.8 million|
|Operating margin TTM||9.85%|
|Gross profit TTM||$379.3 million|
|Return on assets TTM||1.5%|
|Return on equity TTM||15.41%|
|Market capitalisation||$11.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Paylocity Holding Corporation shares
There are currently 597,458 Paylocity Holding Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Paylocity Holding Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 5.1% down from 629,376 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Paylocity Holding Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Paylocity Holding Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Paylocity Holding Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Paylocity Holding Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Paylocity Holding Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 164136.81318681). Paylocity Holding Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.64. In other words for every 100,000 Paylocity Holding Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3640 shares are currently held short.
However Paylocity Holding Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Paylocity Holding Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Paylocity Holding Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Paylocity Holding Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Paylocity Holding Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0152% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Paylocity Holding Corporation shares, roughly 15 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Paylocity Holding Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Paylocity Holding Corporation stock.
Paylocity Holding Corporation share dividends
We're not expecting Paylocity Holding Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Paylocity Holding Corporation share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Paylocity Holding Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $124.75 up to $218.3425. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Paylocity Holding Corporation's is 1.2671. This would suggest that Paylocity Holding Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Paylocity Holding Corporation overview
Paylocity Holding Corporation provides cloud-based payroll and human capital management software solutions for medium-sized organizations in the United States. The company offers Payroll module that enables clients to automate key payroll processes and manage compliance; Core HR module, which provides a set of HR capabilities enabling clients to manage HR data; and Talent module that enable clients to manage their talent throughout employees' tenures, starting at recruiting and carrying through onboarding, learning, and performance management. It also provides Workforce Management module for time and attendance and scheduling functionality, enabling clients to collect hourly data for employees, improve productivity, and help organizations control labor costs; Benefits modules, which offers benefit management solutions that integrate with insurance carrier systems to provide automated administrative processes. In addition, the company offers third-party administrative services for clients designed to modernize the administration of flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, transportation management accounts, premium only plans, and health reimbursement arrangements for their employees. Further, it provides implementation and training, client, and tax and regulatory services. The company sells its products through sales representatives. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois.
Stocks similar to Paylocity Holding Corporation
Paylocity Holding Corporation in the news
Earnings Preview: Paylocity (PCTY) Q4 Earnings Expected to Decline
Billionaire Steve Sarowitz Buys French-Inspired Santa Monica Villa
Paylocity price target raised to $212 from $194 at Citi
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Paylocity Holding Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 27.921% of Paylocity Holding Corporation shares are held by insiders and 72.829% by institutions. How many people work for Paylocity Holding Corporation?
Latest data suggests 3,600 work at Paylocity Holding Corporation. When does the fiscal year end for Paylocity Holding Corporation?
Paylocity Holding Corporation's fiscal year ends in June. Where is Paylocity Holding Corporation based?
Paylocity Holding Corporation's address is: 1400 American Lane, Schaumburg, IL, United States, 60173 What is Paylocity Holding Corporation's ISIN number?
Paylocity Holding Corporation's international securities identification number is: US70438V1061 What is Paylocity Holding Corporation's CUSIP number?
Paylocity Holding Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 70438V106
More guides on Finder
How to buy Argus Capital Corp (ARGU) stock when it goes public
Everything we know about the Argus Capital Corp IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
How to buy RenovoRx (RNXT) stock when it goes public
Everything we know about the RenovoRx IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
How to buy Draganfly (DPRO) stock when it goes public
Everything we know about the Draganfly IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
How to buy Society Pass Incorporated (SOPA) stock when it goes public
Everything we know about the Society Pass Incorporated IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
How to buy Guardforce AI Co (GFAI) stock when it goes public
Everything we know about the Guardforce AI Co IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
How to buy IsoPlexis Corporation (ISO) stock when it goes public
Everything we know about the IsoPlexis Corporation IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
How to buy Marpai (MRAI) stock when it goes public
Everything we know about the Marpai IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
How to buy DoubleDown Interactive (DDI) stock when it goes public
Everything we know about the DoubleDown Interactive IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
How to buy Omniq Corp (OMQS) stock when it goes public
Everything we know about the Omniq Corp IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
How to buy Mechanical Technology (MKTYP) stock when it goes public
Everything we know about the Mechanical Technology IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
Ask an Expert