NYSE:GPN - Global Payments Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$103.41 -0.43 (-0.41 %)
(As of 12/10/2018 03:25 PM ET)
Previous Close$103.84
Today's Range$102.15 - $104.67
52-Week Range$98.82 - $129.25
Volume657,943 shs
Average Volume1.19 million shs
Market Capitalization$16.43 billion
P/E Ratio25.79
Dividend Yield0.04%
Global Payments Inc. provides payment technology and software solutions for credit cards, debit cards, electronic payments, and check-related services. It offers authorization services, settlement and funding services, customer support and help-desk functions, chargeback resolution, terminal rental, sales and deployment, payment security services, consolidated billing and statements, online reporting, industry compliance, and payment card industry security services. The company also provides an array of enterprise software solutions that streamline business operations of its customers in various vertical markets; and value-added services, such as analytic and engagement tools, as well as payroll services. In addition, it offers credit and debit card transaction processing services for various international card brands, including American Express, Discover Card, JCB, MasterCard, UnionPay International, and Visa; and non-traditional payment methods, as well as certain domestic debit networks, such as Interac in Canada. Further, the company provides e-commerce and omnichannel solutions through Realex Payments, a European online payment gateway technology, as well as gaming solutions to licensed gaming operators. It serves customers in various industries comprising education, restaurant, event management, hospitality, retail, healthcare, convenience stores and petroleum, professional services, automotive, and lodging. The company markets its products and services through direct sales force, trade associations, agent and enterprise software providers, referral arrangements with value-added resellers, financial institutions, and independent sales organizations in 30 countries of North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and Brazil. Global Payments Inc. was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Business services, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustryData Processing & Outsourced Services
SectorBusiness Services
Current SymbolNYSE:GPN
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.13
Current Ratio1.03
Quick Ratio1.03


Trailing P/E Ratio25.79
Forward P/E Ratio21.19
P/E Growth1.19

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.98 billion
Price / Sales4.12
Cash Flow$7.0108 per share
Price / Cash Flow14.75
Book Value$24.92 per share
Price / Book4.15


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.01
Net Income$468.42 million
Net Margins17.48%
Return on Equity18.38%
Return on Assets5.76%


Outstanding Shares158,210,000
Market Cap$16.43 billion

Global Payments (NYSE:GPN) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Global Payments' stock symbol?

Global Payments trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "GPN."

How often does Global Payments pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Global Payments?

Global Payments declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, October 30th. Investors of record on Friday, December 14th will be given a dividend of $0.01 per share on Friday, December 28th. This represents a $0.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.04%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 13th. View Global Payments' Dividend History.

When did Global Payments' stock split? How did Global Payments' stock split work?

Global Payments shares split on Tuesday, November 3rd 2015. The 2-1 split was announced on Wednesday, October 7th 2015. The newly created shares were issued to shareholders after the closing bell on Monday, November 2nd 2015. An investor that had 100 shares of Global Payments stock prior to the split would have 200 shares after the split.

How will Global Payments' stock buyback program work?

Global Payments declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase plan on Friday, February 16th 2018, which allows the company to buyback $600,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are often an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Global Payments' earnings last quarter?

Global Payments Inc (NYSE:GPN) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October, 30th. The business services provider reported $1.44 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.39 by $0.05. The business services provider had revenue of $857.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.02 billion. Global Payments had a return on equity of 18.38% and a net margin of 17.48%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was down 17.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.15 EPS. View Global Payments' Earnings History.

When is Global Payments' next earnings date?

Global Payments is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 21st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Global Payments.

What guidance has Global Payments issued on next quarter's earnings?

Global Payments updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday, October, 30th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $5.12-5.22 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $5.14. The company issued revenue guidance of $3.96-3.98 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $3.95 billion.Global Payments also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $5.12-5.22 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for GPN?

22 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Global Payments' stock. Their predictions range from $23.00 to $146.00. On average, they expect Global Payments' stock price to reach $123.2632 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 19.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Global Payments.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Global Payments?

22 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Global Payments in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 5 hold ratings and 16 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Global Payments.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Global Payments stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Global Payments stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Global Payments' strategic investments in future growth-driving projects, efforts to progress with the Heartland integration and successful refinancing of its credit facilities bode well for the long haul. The consistent top-line growth and accretive acquisitions are impressive as well. Earnings guidance raised by the company following the second quarter results inspires our connfidence.  Shares of Global Payments have underperformed  the industry in a year's time. However, Global Payments suffers from a rising debt level that weighs on its margins. Moreover, the company’s operations are also expected to face currency volatility owing to its worldwide presence. " (10/9/2018)
  • 2. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, ": We maintain our Overweight rating and raise our 12-month price target to $136 from $126 on shares of GPN. We are attracted to GPN’s strong position in purchase transaction processing in the U.S. and its solid footprint globally as a merchant acquirer. GPN reported quarterly results above expectations and announced the acquisition of AdvancedMD. We continue to believe there is an opportunity for Global Payments to accelerate revenue growth and improve margins through acquisitions, which should have a positive impact on results and multiples." (8/3/2018)
  • 3. Cfra analysts commented, "Following a rise in revenue of 31% in 2016 (reflecting its Heartland Payments acquisition in late 2015), we saw a lift of 24% in 2017. Looking ahead to 2018, we see growth of 12%, as M&A (ACTIVE Network) helps offset impacts from adopting ASC 606 standards (net recognition of network and interchange fees). North America growth remains robust (mid-teens), but we expect the wholesale business to be a drag." (8/2/2018)

Has Global Payments been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about GPN stock have trended very positive on Monday, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Global Payments earned a coverage optimism score of 3.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the business services provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future.

Who are some of Global Payments' key competitors?

Who are Global Payments' key executives?

Global Payments' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Jeffrey S. Sloan J.D., CEO & Director (Age 51)
  • Mr. Cameron M. Bready, Sr. EVP & CFO (Age 46)
  • Dr. Guido Francesco Sacchi, Exec. VP & Chief Information Officer (Age 54)
  • Mr. David Lawrence Green, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 51)
  • Mr. David M. Sheffield, Sr. VP & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 56)

Who are Global Payments' major shareholders?

Global Payments' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (10.48%), BlackRock Inc. (6.87%), FMR LLC (6.36%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (3.16%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (2.86%) and Janus Henderson Group PLC (2.37%). Company insiders that own Global Payments stock include Alan M Silberstein, Cameron M Bready, David E Mangum, David Lawrence Green, Guido Francesco Sacchi, Michael W Trapp, Robert H B Baldwin Jr, Ruth Ann Marshall and William I Jacobs. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Global Payments.

Which major investors are selling Global Payments stock?

GPN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Jennison Associates LLC, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd., Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, First Trust Advisors LP, Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. and Paradice Investment Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Global Payments company stock in the last year include Alan M Silberstein, Cameron M Bready, David Lawrence Green, Guido Francesco Sacchi, Robert H B Baldwin Jr, Ruth Ann Marshall and William I Jacobs. View Insider Buying and Selling for Global Payments.

Which major investors are buying Global Payments stock?

GPN stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Marshall Wace North America L.P., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Eagle Asset Management Inc., FMR LLC, Marshall Wace LLP, Carillon Tower Advisers Inc., Morgan Stanley and Janus Henderson Group PLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Global Payments.

How do I buy shares of Global Payments?

Shares of GPN can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Global Payments' stock price today?

One share of GPN stock can currently be purchased for approximately $103.41.

How big of a company is Global Payments?

Global Payments has a market capitalization of $16.43 billion and generates $3.98 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $468.42 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.01 on an earnings per share basis. Global Payments employs 10,000 workers across the globe.

What is Global Payments' official website?

The official website for Global Payments is http://www.globalpaymentsinc.com.

How can I contact Global Payments?

Global Payments' mailing address is 3550 LENOX ROAD, ATLANTA GA, 30326. The business services provider can be reached via phone at 770-829-8000 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Global Payments (NYSE GPN)

Community Ranking:  2.9 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  745 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  522 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,267
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Global Payments and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe GPN will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe GPN will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/10/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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