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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Global Payments Inc., GPN

Global Payments Inc., GPN is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Business Services in the sector of Services. Based in USA, Global Payments Inc., GPN  has a market cap of 11968.08. Since its IPO date on the 1/16/2001, Global Payments Inc., GPN performance year to date is 21.45%. Today Global Payments Inc., GPN has gained 0.91%, with a current price of 79.03.

Ownership of the company is 0.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 88.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 1.70%. Return of assets are at 5.60%, with return on investment at 11.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Global Payments Inc., GPN is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 2.13. While Total debt/equity is 2.46. With a profit margin of 10.50%, this is combined with a gross margin of 63.00%, and operating margin of 16.50%. Global Payments Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.2, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year Global Payments Inc., GPN has seen a EPS growth of 22.10%. A performance for the year of 50.05%. The 52-week high is 0.14%, and the 52-week low is 55.97%. The average volume for Global Payments Inc., GPN is 494657.

With a target price of 79.18, can Global Payments Inc., GPN reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Global Payments Inc., GPN. Global Payments Inc. has a P/E of 34.22 and a forward P/E of 22.41. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.45. Global Payments Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.19 and 12.05 respectively. For P/cash, Global Payments Inc. has a value of 14.5, while it is 13.97 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 79.03, Global Payments Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.05%. We see a return on equity of 37.60%.

Looking more long-term Global Payments Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 23.65%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 17.24% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 22.10% for this year and for the last five years a 10.30% growth has been seen.

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