Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, payroll and personnel services provider Paychex (NASDAQ:PAYX) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Paychex's business, and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Paychex facts

Headquarters (founded)

Rochester, N.Y. (1971)

Market Cap

$9.81 billion


Data Processing and Outsourced Services

TTM Revenue

$2.11 billion


Founder/Chairman Thomas Golisano
President/CEO Jonathan Judge

TTM Return on Equity


Dividend Yield



Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ:ADP)
Administaff (NYSE:ASF)

CAPS members bullish on PAYX also bullish on

General Electric (NYSE:GE)
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CAPS members bearish on PAYX also bearish on

Citigroup (NYSE:C) (NASDAQ:AMZN)

Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, fully 929 of the 979 members who have rated Paychex -- some 95% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Stars MFBriguy and TMFBuck, both of whom are ranked in the top 6% of our community.

Two weeks ago, MFBriguy noted that Paychex is "doing all the right things during this recession, investing in their current customer base, going the extra mile to retain existing business, expanding offerings and asking for referrals to others who would benefit." Our CAPS member concludes: "[T]hey getting better and stronger during the downturn and will emerge with more market share and a great platform for growth."

In a pitch from February, TMFBuck echoes that bullish sentiment:

What a phenomenal company. This is not a macro bet. I love this company, its margins, and its moat and now the price is right. Take the dividend and wait until things turn around in the economy. They also should get a nice boost when/if interest rates finally go up as they aren't earning much on their float these days. Sure they will lose some business as unemployment climbs. It will no doubt get worse than it is today but I think that and more is baked into this price.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Paychex and Johnson & Johnson are Motley Fool Income Investor picks. Administaff is a choice of Inside Value. Amazon is a selection of Stock Advisor. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.