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

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$134.00 -2.15 (-1.58 %)
(As of 03/25/2019 06:00 AM ET)
Previous Close$134.00
Today's Range$133.93 - $136.37
52-Week Range$94.81 - $137.13
Volume699,450 shs
Average Volume1.06 million shs
Market Capitalization$21.15 billion
P/E Ratio25.82
Dividend Yield0.03%
Global Payments Inc. provides payment technology and software solutions for card, electronic, check, and digital-based payments. The company operates in three segments: North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. 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, and online reporting 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; and 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, and independent sales organizations in 32 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



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.37 billion
Cash Flow$8.8507 per share
Book Value$26.46 per share


Net Income$452.05 million


Market Cap$21.15 billion
Next Earnings Date5/2/2019 (Estimated)

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. Shareholders 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 dividend 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?

Shares of Global Payments split on Tuesday, November 3rd 2015. The 2-1 split was announced on Wednesday, October 7th 2015. The newly created shares were distributed to shareholders after the market closes 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 has authorized a stock buyback plan on Friday, February 16th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $600,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are usually an indication that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Global Payments' earnings last quarter?

Global Payments Inc (NYSE:GPN) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February, 13th. The business services provider reported $1.33 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.25 by $0.08. The business services provider had revenue of $1.04 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.04 billion. Global Payments had a net margin of 13.43% and a return on equity of 19.11%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 12.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.07 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, 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 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?

20 brokerages have issued 1-year target prices for Global Payments' shares. Their forecasts range from $94.00 to $152.00. On average, they anticipate Global Payments' stock price to reach $134.7978 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 0.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Global Payments.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Global Payments?

20 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 14 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?

Media coverage about GPN stock has been trending neutral this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Global Payments earned a daily sentiment score of 0.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the business services provider a news buzz of 3.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future.

Are investors shorting Global Payments?

Global Payments saw a decline in short interest in February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totalling 3,483,311 shares, a decline of 32.3% from the January 31st total of 5,147,799 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,631,885 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.1 days. Currently, 2.3% of the company's shares are sold short. View Global Payments' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Global Payments' key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Global Payments own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Global Payments investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Visa (V), Netflix (NFLX), Alibaba Group (BABA), Home Depot (HD), Caterpillar (CAT), Mastercard (MA), salesforce.com (CRM), Skyworks Solutions (SWKS) and Intel (INTC).

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 a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Lunia Capital LP (11.85%), BlackRock Inc. (6.72%), FMR LLC (4.88%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (3.44%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.24%) and Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC (1.21%). Company insiders that own Global Payments stock include Alan M Silberstein, Cameron M Bready, David E Mangum, David Lawrence Green, Guido Francesco Sacchi, Jeffrey Steven Sloan, 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 FMR LLC, 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. and Brown Advisory Inc.. 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, Jeffrey Steven Sloan, 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Lunia Capital LP, Norges Bank, Boston Partners, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Shellback Capital LP, Westfield Capital Management Co. LP, Prana Capital Management LP and Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C. 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 $134.00.

How big of a company is Global Payments?

Global Payments has a market capitalization of $21.15 billion and generates $3.37 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $452.05 million in net income (profit) each year or $5.19 on an earnings per share basis. Global Payments employs 11,000 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]y.com.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Global Payments (NYSE GPN)

Community Ranking:  2.9 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  767 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  539 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,306
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 3/25/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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