Analyzing Global Payments Inc. (GPN) By Technical Indicators


As of Friday close, Global Payments Inc.’s (NYSE:GPN) stock was down -$2.37, moving down -2.35 percent to $98.55. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 3,678,300 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$1.45 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 1,997,045, while in the previous 50 days, it was 1,793,124.

Since last month, GPN stock retreated -16.45%. Shares of the company fell to $94.05 on 03/13/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $146.71 was reached on 02/02/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $92.27. Since the beginning of this year, GPN’s stock price has dropped by -0.78% or -$0.77, and marked a new high 12 times. However, the stock has declined by -32.83% since its 52-week high.

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GPN stock investors should be aware that Global Payments Inc. (GPN) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 19 days ago on Feb 27. SHEFFIELD DAVID M, the Chief Accounting Officer of the company, disposed of 1,562 shares for $113.08 on Feb 27. It resulted in a $176,631 divestment by the insider. BALDWIN ROBERT H B JR added 3,400 shares at an average price of $98.62 on Dec 12. The insider now owns 38,940 shares following the transaction. On Nov 09, Director BRUNO JOHN G sold 4,807 shares at $97.47 apiece. The transaction was valued at $468,538.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Global Payments Inc. (GPN) has a P/E ratio of about 226.55. The stock’s beta is 1.02. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 3.04, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.17, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 20.15 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.25 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.25. On Monday August 2 2021, a $0.0550 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended December 30, Global Payments Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 0.90, while its current ratio was 0.90, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending December 30 was 0.55, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.64. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 57.90% percent. In the year ended December 30, operating margins totaled 7.10%. Based on annual data, GPN earned $5.2 billion in gross profit and brought in $8.98 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 1.30%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 0.50%.

In Global Payments Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for December 30, it reported total debt of $12.29 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. GPN’s revenue rose 2.62% to $2.29 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $2.25 billion. While analysts expected Global Payments Inc. to report $2.41 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $2.42 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 0.40%. During the quarter, the company generated $836.97 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Global Payments Inc. were 22.27 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended December 30, and its total debt was $14.73 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $263.15 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Global Payments Inc.’s (GPN) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 47.14%, the RSI 9-day stood at 32.49% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Global Payments Inc. price is down by -1.45% percent or -$1.45. At present, GPN shares trade -16.02% below its 20-day simple moving average and -13.74% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -4.76% below its SMA50 and -24.79% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 27.47% and Stochastic coefficient D was 27.26%, while ATR was 3.89. Given the Stochastic reading of 22.08% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 35.30%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -2.47, while the 14-day reading stands at -6.00.

Analyst Ratings

Morgan Stanley upgraded its rating on Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) to an Overweight in a note to investors on January 17, 2023. The analysts firm previously had an Equal-weight rating on the stock.Global Payments Inc. (GPN) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, GPN is a sell, and 6 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 3 analysts rate Global Payments Inc. stock as buy, with 22 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $144.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $89.00 – $208.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Global Payments Inc. (GPN) will achieve an average price target of $142.19.


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