Why Global Payments Inc. (GPN)’s Most Recent Report Reveals Some Hints About Its Future

Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN) went up by 2.03% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $209.62. The company’s stock price has collected 1.71% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Barron’s reported on 09/18/20 that Providence Seeks $1 Billion-Plus for Tribute Technology

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Is It Worth Investing in Global Payments Inc. (NYSE :GPN) Right Now?

Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 121.06 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for GPN is at 1.08. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 28 analysts out of 38 who provided ratings for Global Payments Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 3 rated the stock as “overweight,” 7 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

The average price from analysts is $208.47, which is $29.78 above the current price. GPN currently public float of 297.08M and currently shorts hold a 1.29% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of GPN was 2.02M shares.

GPN’s Market Performance

GPN stocks went up by 1.71% for the week, with a monthly jump of 2.25% and a quarterly performance of 7.20%, while its annual performance rate touched 13.85%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.77% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 3.04% for Global Payments Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 2.14% for GPN stocks with a simple moving average of 2.36% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of GPN

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for GPN stocks, with Loop Capital repeating the rating for GPN by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for GPN in the upcoming period, according to Loop Capital is $199 based on the research report published on September 22nd of the current year 2020.

Compass Point, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see GPN reach a price target of $220. The rating they have provided for GPN stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on September 17th, 2020.

Mizuho gave a rating of “Neutral” to GPN, setting the target price at $165 in the report published on August 27th of the current year.

GPN Trading at 2.59% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought GPN to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -14.82% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 3.04%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.77%, as shares surge +0.73% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +3.89% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, GPN rose by +1.71%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +2.04% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $174.88. In addition, Global Payments Inc. saw -2.19% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at GPN starting from JACOBS WILLIAM I, who sale 500 shares at the price of $171.46 back on Sep 15. After this action, JACOBS WILLIAM I now owns 24,393 shares of Global Payments Inc., valued at $85,730 using the latest closing price.

JACOBS WILLIAM I, the Director of Global Payments Inc., sale 7,224 shares at $174.90 during a trade that took place back on Sep 04, which means that JACOBS WILLIAM I is holding 24,893 shares at $1,263,441 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for GPN

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +21.32 for the present operating margin
  • +57.78 for the gross margin

The net margin for Global Payments Inc. stands at +8.77. The total capital return value is set at 4.35, while invested capital returns managed to touch 1.86. Equity return is now at value 1.40, with 0.90 for asset returns.

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Based on Global Payments Inc. (GPN), the company’s capital structure generated 36.17 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 26.56. Total debt to assets is 22.65, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 34.06. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 25.01.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 584.36M with total debt to EBITDA at 4.81. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 9.15, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.22. The receivables turnover for the company is 2.34 and the total asset turnover is 0.17. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.22.

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