Today: Weekly Research Analysts’ Ratings Changes for Global Payments (GPN)

Today: Weekly Research Analysts’ Ratings Changes for Global Payments (GPN)

Several brokerages have updated their recommendations and price targets on shares of Global Payments (NYSE: GPN) in the last few weeks:

Shares of Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN) opened at 72.09 on Monday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $72.18 and a 200-day moving average price of $74.44. The stock has a market cap of $11.08 billion, a P/E ratio of 37.10 and a beta of 1.10. Global Payments Inc. has a 52 week low of $51.29 and a 52 week high of $79.93.

Global Payments (NYSE:GPN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 5th. The company reported $0.86 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.83 by $0.03. Global Payments had a net margin of 8.74% and a return on equity of 22.33%. The company earned $939.50 million during the quarter. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.79 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 52.2% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts predict that Global Payments Inc. will post $3.51 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 25th. Investors of record on Friday, November 11th were given a dividend of $0.01 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, November 8th. This represents a $0.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.06%. Global Payments’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 2.06%.

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