Where Does Global Payments Inc. (GPN) Rank When It Comes To Price-To-Earnings Ratio?


Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN) finished Wednesday with a subtraction of -$3.43 to close at $120.73, a downside of -2.76 percent. An average of 2,988,580 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$11.73 in the past week, and it reached a new high 3 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 2,344,735 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 2,024,152.

GPN stock has decreased by -7.10% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $120.61 on 09/21/22. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 01/07/22, shares of the company touched a low of $105.52 and a high of $165.17 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 5 times so far this year and lost -10.69% or -$14.45 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -26.91% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

43 days have passed since Global Payments Inc. (GPN) last reported insider trading activity. SHEFFIELD DAVID M, who is Chief Accounting Officer, most recently acquired $3,500 shares at $133.20 per share on Aug 10. In this transaction, the insider spent $466,200. Senior EVP and General Counsel, Green David Lawrence, disposed of 16,252 shares at a price of $130.10 on Jun 03. The insider now owns more than $2,114,385 worth of shares. Prior to that, Director JACOBS WILLIAM I went on to Sale 500 shares at $127.99 each on Mar 15. An amount of $63,995 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

Global Payments Inc. (GPN) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 656.14. The stock’s beta is 1.02. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 3.81, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 1.41, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 16.93.

The company has a payout ratio of 525.10%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was $0.25 a share, without any change from last year. Its latest increase dividend $0.0550 reported on Monday August 2 2021.

Financial Health

The quick ratio of Global Payments Inc. for the three months ended June 29 was 0.90, and the current ratio was 0.90, indicating that the company is not able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.46 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.53 for the quarter ending June 29. Its gross profit as reported stood at $4.75 billion compared to revenue of $8.52 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Global Payments Inc.’s return on assets was 0.20%.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended June 29, Global Payments Inc. had $10.88 billion in total debt. In the quarter under review, the net income was up than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of -$673.0 million in the quarter, while revenues of $244.73 million were grew 139.17%. The analyst consensus anticipated Global Payments Inc.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $2.34 per share, but it turned out to be $2.36, a 0.90% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to -$75.08 million. Shareholders own equity worth $277.16 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Global Payments Inc. (GPN) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 21 September was 28.28%, suggesting the stock is oversold, with historical volatility in this time frame at 29.09%.

As of today, GPN’s price is $126.79 -8.86% or -$11.73 from its 5-day moving average. GPN is currently trading -6.22% lower than its 20-day SMA and -16.10% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +7.69% above the SMA50 and +0.38% above the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 18.31% and 36.96%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 3.95. With the 14-day stochastic at 0.75% and the average true range at 3.77, the RSI (14) stands at 35.86%. The stock has reached -5.79 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -4.93.

Analyst Ratings

Credit Suisse downgraded Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) to a a Neutral rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as an Outperform. The consensus rating for Global Payments Inc. (GPN) among analysts is Overweight. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell GPN, while 7 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 4 analysts, while 19 others rate it as a “buy”.

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

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $132.00 and $240.00, with a median target of $160.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Global Payments Inc. (GPN) stock is $167.12.


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