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๐ŸŽ‰ This really just happened to the S&P 500

Updated: Apr 10

Hi friends,

What a nice boost to end the short trade week, with the S&P 500 breaking 4,000 ๐ŸŽ‰. This is the 4-day record (close date at 4/1/2021, as markets were closed on Friday):

I must break you
  • Dow Jones 30: 33,153.21 (1.64%, year-to-date: 8.32%)

  • S&P 500: 4,019.87 (2.82%, year-to-date: 7.02%)

  • Nasdaq: 13,480.11 (3.87%, year-to-date: 4.59%)

Facebook breach


With Microsoft being one of the more recent victims of a data breach, Facebook just recently joined the ranks of the hacked as over half a billion users' data has been compromised. You wanna prevent your personal data on social from being circulated? Step 1: Avoid posting sensitive information on social media.


Employment


The White House reports an addition of 916,000 jobs in the month of March, beating many economists' projections. Great news for the economy; let's cross our fingers and hope to see even more for this month.



A dose of reality



With over 160 million Covid-19 vaccine doses now administered in the United States, things may start to look brighter. Scientists fear that nations with a lower rate of vaccination could see spin-off mutations of the virus which may prove to be more resilient than the current strain, potentially spawning a rerun of the latest episode in the pandemic. I think we can all agree that this needs to be over already.

Next Week's Earnings

  • Paychex Inc. (PAYX) on 6th Apr 2021

  • Lamb Weston Holdings Inc (LW) on 7th Apr 2021

  • Conagra Brands (CAG) on 8th Apr 2021

  • Constellation Brands (STZ) on 8th Apr 2021

Paychex Inc. (PAYX)


The last time we looked at Paychex, things looked pretty good. Let's follow up and run fundamentals again. I hope that you're catching on; just because you're investing in something you thought was great a year ago, doesn't mean you should rest on your laurels and not do analysis periodically. Never celebrate too early.



Annual Top-Line Revenue:

  • 2016: $2.95B

  • 2017: $3.15B

  • 2018: $3.38B

  • 2019: $3.77B

  • 2020: $4.04B


Last 4 Earnings Result (from most recent):

  • Beat

  • Beat

  • Beat

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Historical Stock Returns:

  • 3-month: 5.95%

  • 1-year: 64.82%

  • 5-year: 81.48%

...and it still looks as bright as ever. Even so, remember to avoid the temptation of going "all-in" on something. Take things a little bit at a time. If you need a reminder how we like to do this, take a moment to go through the intro courses again. We like to play this like a steady game of chess and NOT like it's a casino

Who else occupies the same space as Paychex Inc?


PAYX competes with Intuit (INTU), Automatic Data Processing Inc (ADP), and Square (SQ). If you didn't know already, these companies (among several others) provide payroll services!

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