Global Payments (GPN) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

Headlines about Global Payments (NYSE:GPN) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Global Payments earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.0840770701179 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on GPN shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Global Payments from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $110.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $115.00 price objective (up previously from $100.00) on shares of Global Payments in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Mizuho reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $105.00 price objective on shares of Global Payments in a report on Sunday, October 15th. Buckingham Research initiated coverage on shares of Global Payments in a report on Monday, October 2nd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $113.00 price target for the company. Finally, KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $110.00 price target on shares of Global Payments in a report on Friday, October 27th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and twenty-one have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Global Payments has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $107.79.

Shares of Global Payments (NYSE GPN) opened at $103.26 on Friday. Global Payments has a 12-month low of $75.88 and a 12-month high of $106.52. The company has a current ratio of 1.14, a quick ratio of 1.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.27. The stock has a market capitalization of $16,433.00, a P/E ratio of 57.69, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.60 and a beta of 1.11.

Global Payments (NYSE:GPN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The business services provider reported $1.15 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.03 by $0.12. The company had revenue of $1.04 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $917.31 million. Global Payments had a return on equity of 18.50% and a net margin of 7.14%. Global Payments’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.89 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that Global Payments will post 3.81 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th were paid a $0.01 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $0.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.04%. Global Payments’s payout ratio is 2.23%.

In related news, Director Alan M. Silberstein sold 600 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, October 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $97.69, for a total value of $58,614.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 46,093 shares in the company, valued at $4,502,825.17. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders sold 3,000 shares of company stock valued at $299,082 over the last 90 days. 0.93% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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Global Payments Company Profile

Global Payments Inc is a provider of payment technology services. The Company provides payment and digital commerce solutions. The Company operates through three segments: North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. The Company’s segments primarily provide payment solutions for credit cards, debit cards, electronic payments and check-related services.

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