Global Payments (NYSE:GPN) is set to post its quarterly earnings results before the market opens on Thursday, February 15th. Analysts expect Global Payments to post earnings of $1.01 per share for the quarter.
Shares of Global Payments (GPN) opened at $106.40 on Tuesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.14, a quick ratio of 1.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.27. Global Payments has a fifty-two week low of $76.47 and a fifty-two week high of $113.26. The stock has a market capitalization of $16,539.67, a PE ratio of 59.44, a PEG ratio of 1.55 and a beta of 1.14.
In other Global Payments news, Director William I. Jacobs sold 600 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $100.43, for a total value of $60,258.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 38,275 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,843,958.25. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 3,000 shares of company stock worth $307,278. 0.93% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Citigroup reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $116.00 target price (up previously from $107.00) on shares of Global Payments in a report on Thursday, November 9th. KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and set a $110.00 price target on shares of Global Payments in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and set a $124.00 price target on shares of Global Payments in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Nomura reissued a “sell” rating and set a $83.00 price target on shares of Global Payments in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Finally, Morgan Stanley boosted their price target on Global Payments from $98.00 to $106.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and twenty-two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $105.26.
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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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