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

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$123.30 +1.75 (+1.44 %)
(As of 02/18/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$121.55
Today's Range$121.98 - $123.58
52-Week Range$94.81 - $129.25
Volume1.51 million shs
Average Volume1.54 million shs
Market Capitalization$19.51 billion
P/E Ratio23.76
Dividend Yield0.03%
Beta1.15
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

Industry Business services, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustryData Processing & Outsourced Services
SectorBusiness Services
CUSIP37940X10
Phone770-829-8000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.37 billion
Cash Flow$8.8961 per share
Book Value$26.46 per share

Profitability

Net Income$468.42 million

Miscellaneous

Employees10,000
Market Cap$19.51 billion
OptionableOptionable

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 announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 14th. Investors of record on Friday, March 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.01 per share on Friday, March 29th. This represents a $0.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.03%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 14th. View Global Payments' Dividend History.

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

Global Payments shares split on the morning of Tuesday, November 3rd 2015. The 2-1 split was announced on Wednesday, October 7th 2015. The newly minted shares were distributed 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 announced that its board has initiated a share repurchase plan on Friday, February 16th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $600,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are generally a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Global Payments' earnings last quarter?

Global Payments Inc (NYSE:GPN) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February, 13th. The business services provider reported $1.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.25 by $0.08. The business services provider earned $1.04 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.04 billion. Global Payments had a net margin of 13.43% and a return on equity of 19.11%. Global Payments's quarterly revenue was up 12.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.07 earnings per share. 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, May 2nd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Global Payments.

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

Global Payments issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday, February, 13th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $5.90-6.10 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $6.03. The company issued revenue guidance of $4.43-4.49, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $4.43 billion.Global Payments also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $5.90-6.10 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for GPN?

21 brokers have issued 12 month target prices for Global Payments' shares. Their predictions range from $94.00 to $152.00. On average, they anticipate Global Payments' stock price to reach $132.7368 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 7.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Global Payments.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Global Payments?

21 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Global Payments in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 4 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 Inc.’s fourth-quarter 2018 adjusted earnings of $1.33 per share, beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 0.8% and were up 24.3% year over year. Earnings gained from higher revenues and decreased expenses. Global Payments’ strategic investments in future growth projects and successful refinancing of credit facilities bode well. Consistent top-line growth and accretive acquisitions are impressive. Investment in technology has enabled it to stay ahead of the rapidly changing payments industry. Its shares have performed in line with the industry in a year’s time. The company suffers from a rising debt level. Moreover, its earnings are also expected to face currency volatility, owing to its worldwide presence. A low return on equity makes the stock unattractive." (2/18/2019)
  • 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?

Press coverage about GPN stock has trended positive recently, InfoTrie reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Global Payments earned a daily sentiment score of 2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the business services provider a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days.

Are investors shorting Global Payments?

Global Payments saw a increase in short interest in January. As of January 15th, there was short interest totalling 6,637,982 shares, an increase of 49.6% from the December 31st total of 4,438,279 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,442,277 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 4.6 days. Currently, 4.4% of the shares of the stock are sold short. View Global Payments' Current Options Chain.

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 52)
  • Mr. Cameron M. Bready, Sr. EVP & CFO (Age 47)
  • Dr. Guido Francesco Sacchi, Exec. VP & Chief Information Officer (Age 55)
  • Mr. David Lawrence Green, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 52)
  • Mr. David M. Sheffield, Sr. VP & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 57)

Who are Global Payments' major shareholders?

Global Payments' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Lunia Capital LP (11.85%), BlackRock Inc. (6.72%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (3.44%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.24%), Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC (1.21%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.10%). Company insiders that own Global Payments stock include Alan M Silberstein, Cameron M Bready, David E Mangum, David Lawrence Green, Guido Francesco Sacchi, Robert H B Baldwin Jr, Ruth Ann Marshall and William I Jacobs. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Global Payments.

Which institutional investors are selling Global Payments stock?

GPN stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Jennison Associates LLC, BlackRock Inc., Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P., Wedge Capital Management L L P NC, Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL, AGF Investments Inc., Brown Advisory Inc. and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. 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 institutional investors are buying Global Payments stock?

GPN stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Lunia Capital LP, Boston Partners, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Shellback Capital LP, Westfield Capital Management Co. LP, Prana Capital Management LP, Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C and D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc.. 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 $123.30.

How big of a company is Global Payments?

Global Payments has a market capitalization of $19.51 billion and generates $3.37 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $468.42 million in net income (profit) each year or $5.19 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:  758 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  535 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,293
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This page was last updated on 2/18/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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