Weekly Performance Analysis for Global Payments Inc. (GPN)

Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN) saw a downside of -1.50% to $148.73 after subtracting -$2.26 on Wednesday. The 5-day average trading volume is 1,508,445 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $162.43 in the past week. An average of 1,655,851 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 2,481,868.

GPN’s 1-month performance is -8.36% or -$15.53 on its low of $148.75 reached on 10/13/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $149.33 and high of $220.81, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 04/26/21. YTD, GPN has lost -29.91% or -$66.18. However, the current price is down -32.64%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Sep 15, 28 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Global Payments Inc. (GPN). JACOBS WILLIAM I (Director) most recently sold 500 shares at $162.20 per share on Sep 15. This transaction cost the insider $81,100. Director, JACOBS WILLIAM I, sold 500 shares at a price of $170.43 on Aug 16. Then, on Jul 15, Director JACOBS WILLIAM I sold 500 shares at a price of $192.30 per share. This transaction amounted to $96,150.

Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 125.08 and a low of 24.64. GPN stock has a beta of 1.14. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 5.58 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 1.67, with the price to cash flow ratio at 22.05.

Global Payments Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share. Its dividend yield is 0.67% and the payout ratio is 26.80%. GPN’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was made on Sep. 24, when it paid $0.25 a share compared with prior rate of $0.1950, up 22.0% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 1 consecutive years with the latest dividend increase of $0.0550 reported on Monday August 2 2021. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by 2,500.00% yearly.

It is projected that Global Payments Inc.’s next ex-dividend date will be on 16-Dec. GPN is expected to distribute $0.25 as its next dividend.

Global Payments Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 1.10, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.10 meaning that GPN stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.38, while the total debt to equity was 0.40. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 53.80%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 40.48% while for the period ending June 29; Global Payments Inc.’s operating margin was 14.80%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $3.77 billion against revenue of $7.42 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Net income grew 21.78% to $2.14 billion, while revenue of $1.99 billion was 6.9% off the previous quarter. Analysts expected GPN to announce $1.9 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $2.04, representing a 7.40% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $807.53 million. GPN stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 18.3 billion, with total debt at $10.81 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $293.75 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Global Payments Inc. (GPN) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 12 October was 28.32% to suggest the stock is trending oversold, with historical volatility in this time period at 30.20%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $154.19, reflecting a -5.87% or -$9.31 change from its current price. GPN is currently trading -9.81% above its 20-day SMA, -22.91% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -11.99% and -28.59% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 5.86% and 20.54% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 4.28. The RSI (14) points at 33.55%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 2.98% with the period’s ATR at 4.33. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -5.35 and -7.21 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), BMO Capital Markets upgraded it to an Outperform rating. They previously had a Market perform rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for GPN stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Buy. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate GPN as a “sell,”, while 5 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 4 rates the stock as overweight while 23 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is GPN’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $180.00 and a high of $250.00, with their median price target at $230.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Global Payments Inc. (GPN) stock is $228.00.


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