Zacks Rating on Global Payments (GPN)

Global Payments (GPN) : The consensus on Global Payments (GPN) based on 20 analyst recommendation on the company stock is 2.3, which is interpreted as a Buy recommendation. Zacks Investment Research has issued a rank of 3 which endorses a Hold on the stock. However, 7 brokers have a differing view as they consider the stock to be a Strong Buy at current levels. 2 analyst believes that the stock is a Buy, which can produce decent returns in the future. 10 experts consider that the stocks earnings and the quoted price is in harmony, hence, they give it a Hold rating. 1 analyst sees the stock overvalued at current levels and advises a Strong Sell on the stock.

Global Payments (GPN) : 13 investment research analysts covering Global Payments (GPN) have an average price target of $79.08 for the near short term. The highest target price given by the Brokerage Firm to the stock is $90 and the lowest target is $72 for the short term. Analysts expect the variance to be within $5.72 of the average price.


Shares of Global Payments Inc. appreciated by 3.7% during the last five trading days but lost 2.63% on a 4-week basis. Global Payments Inc. has dropped 1.24% during the last 3-month period . Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 18.25%. Global Payments (NYSE:GPN): stock turned positive on Tuesday. Though the stock opened at $75.84, the bulls momentum made the stock top out at $76.38 level for the day. The stock recorded a low of $75.76 and closed the trading day at $76.25, in the green by 1.10%. The total traded volume for the day was 1,095,956. The stock had closed at $75.42 in the previous days trading.

Global Payments Inc. is a provider of payment technology services. The Company provides payment and digital commerce solutions. The Company operates in two segments: North America merchant services and International merchant services. The Companys North America merchant services and International merchant services segments primarily provide payment solutions for credit cards, debit cards, electronic payments and check-related services. The Companys North America merchant services and International merchant services segments target customers in various industries, including financial services, gaming, government, healthcare, professional services, restaurants, retail, universities, not-for-profit organizations and utilities. The Company performs a series of services, including authorization, electronic draft capture, file transfers to facilitate funds settlement and certain exception-based, back office support services, such as chargeback and retrieval resolution.

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