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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 12044.91. It is in the Business Services industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 38.39, a forward P/E of 19.13 and EPS of 2.06. At a stock price of 79.04 (3.40%) it has a dividend yield of 0.05%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 9.30%, more recently this last year it has grown by -1.00%. The next year growth is going to be about 19.01% and more long-term 22.60% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -46.60%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 9.30% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 5.70%.

For performance, Global Payments Inc. the past week has seen a gain of 2.94%. For the last month performance for Global Payments Inc. is 3.04%. While the last quarter is 10.10% and half year, 10.21%. Finally for the year, performance is 37.10%.

The 52-week high for Global Payments Inc., is at -1.10%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 54.17%. The 20-day simple moving average is 4.85% and 13.76% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.97%, and for the month it is 1.83%. Global Payments Inc., has a target price of 82.52.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.59, and for total debt/equity Global Payments Inc. has 1.78. The gross margin is 60.40%, while operating margin is 14.70%, the profit margin is 9.40%. The current ratio is 1.2 and the quick ratio is *TBA.

Insider ownership is at 0.60%, with instituitional ownership at 98.60%. Global Payments Inc. has a payout ratio of 1.90%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 152.39. The shares float is 152.39, with the float short at 2.60%, with short ratio coming to 3.17.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Global Payments Inc., get 4.20%, with its returns on investment at 4.60%. Return on equity is 21.00%. So will the investors see the target price of 82.52, reached soon?

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