Paychex Inc. stock falls Thursday, underperforms market

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Shares of Paychex Inc. PAYX, -0.27% slid 0.27% to $125.51 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, +0.34% rising 0.34% to 4,704.54 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.17% falling 0.17% to 35,870.95. The stock’s fall snapped a two-day winning streak. Paychex Inc. closed $0.48 short of its 52-week high ($125.99), which the company achieved on November 17th.

The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Intuit Inc. INTU, -0.96% fell 0.96% to $628.94, Automatic Data Processing Inc. ADP, +0.45% rose 0.45% to $237.95, and Equifax Inc. EFX, -0.49% fell 0.49% to $289.19. Trading volume (773,746) remained 570,902 below its 50-day average volume of 1.3 M.

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