Stock Price Targets in Spotlight: Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP), LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE:LNKD), PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:PNC)

For the current quarter, analysts are expecting Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) to report EPS of $1.23. This consensus estimate is provided by Zacks Research. After the period that ended on 2016-12-31, Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) reported an EPS actual of $0.87. The difference between the actual and estimate resulted in a surprise factor of 7.41%. The company is expected to release their next earnings report on or around 2017-05-03. Interested parties will be watching to see how company results compare to what the Street was projecting for the fiscal period.

Shares of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) have a current ABR or average broker rating of 2.5. This consensus recommendation is also provided by Zacks Research. The recommendation falls on a scale between 1 and 5. A broker rating of 1 would translate into a Strong Buy. A rating of 5 would indicate a Strong Sell recommendation. This consensus broker rating may help shed some light on how the sell-side is currently viewing company stock.

Covering analysts often provide target price projections for company shares. The current Zacks consensus target price on shares of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) is $100.6. The top analyst target is $115, and the lowest target is $81 on the stock. Because of the different techniques used to gauge a company target price, estimates may be quite different from one analyst to another.

Research analysts covering LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE:LNKD) are projecting that the shares reach $N/A within the next 12-18 months.  This is the consensus number derived from the N/A analyst reports taken into consideration. The most bullish, or aggressive analyst target pins the projected price at $N/A, while the most bearish, or conservative analyst sees the stock reaching $N/A.

Broker Rating Update on LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE:LNKD)

Zacks provides analysts with an Average Broker Rating (or ABR), basing it on sell-side recommendations. Shares of LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE:LNKD) currently have an ABR of N/A. This is based on a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.  Moving to earnings estimates, for this current fiscal period, Wall Street analysts have projected that the company will post $N/A earnings per share. This is the current Zacks consensus EPS which was calculated at the time of writing. Analysts will likely revise their estimates leading in to the actual results date.  

taking a look at the most recent period, which closed on N/A, LinkedIn Corporation reported EPS of $N/A for a surprise factor of 44.44%, calculated by being $0.12 away from analyst projections.

Investors will be marking their calendars for N/A, when the company is planning to release their quarterly results.

In the most recent session, PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:PNC) shares have traded -1.05%. Following the stock price relative to moving averages may offer enhanced perspective on stock performance. After a recent review, the stock has been noted $-0.56 away from the 50-day moving average of $120.31 and $4.86 away from the 200-day moving average of $114.89. From a different angle, the stock has been recently recorded -9.16% off of the 52-week high of 131.83 and +54.72% removed from the 52-week low of 77.40. 

Currently, PNC Financial Services Group, I has a price to earnings ratio of 15.79. Analysts and investors may also opt to evaluate a company's PEG or price to earnings growth ratio. The PEG ratio represents the ratio of the price to earnings to the anticipated future growth rate of the company. If a company has a PEG Ratio below one, it may be viewed as undervalued. If a company has a PEG Ratio above one, it may show that the company is overvalued. A PEG Ratio near one may be viewed as fair value. The stock currently has a PEG Ratio of 1.72.

Price Target Update

Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters have set a consensus target price of $128.43 on shares. Target prices may vary from one analyst to another due to the various ways they may proceed to calculate future price targets. This is a near-term estimation for the next 12-18 months.

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