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How has Global Payments Inc.:(NYSE:GPN) performed recently?

Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 11784.2. It is in the Business Services industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 33.53, a forward P/E of 21.98 and EPS of 2.29. At a stock price of 76.75 (-0.01%) it has a dividend yield of 0.05%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 10.30%, more recently this last year it has grown by 22.10%. The next year growth is going to be about 17.18% and more long-term 23.65% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 14.20%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 11.00% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 2.20%.

For performance, Global Payments Inc. the past week has seen a gain of 2.62%. For the last month performance for Global Payments Inc. is 2.98%. While the last quarter is -0.19% and half year, 34.47%. Finally for the year, performance is 44.13%.

The 52-week high for Global Payments Inc., is at -2.75%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 51.47%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.00% and 13.96% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.05%, and for the month it is 1.78%. Global Payments Inc., has a target price of 78.05.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 2.13, and for total debt/equity Global Payments Inc. has 2.46. The gross margin is 63.00%, while operating margin is 16.50%, the profit margin is 10.50%. The current ratio is 1.2 and the quick ratio is *TBA.

Insider ownership is at 0.40%, with instituitional ownership at 88.30%. Global Payments Inc. has a payout ratio of 1.70%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 153.52. The shares float is 152.82, with the float short at 2.25%, with short ratio coming to 1.68.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Global Payments Inc., get 5.60%, with its returns on investment at 11.30%. Return on equity is 37.60%. So will the investors see the target price of 78.05, reached soon?

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