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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN)?

The company in question is, Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN) currently with a stock price of 73.01 (-0.04% today). The market cap for Global Payments Inc. is 11269.09, and is in the sector Services, and Business Services industry. The target price for Global Payments Inc. is 84.48. Currently Global Payments Inc. is trading with a P/E of 37.46, and a forward P/E of 17.52. Average volume for Global Payments Inc. is 1274.54 and so far today it is 682300.

Performance in the last year for Global Payments Inc. has been 11.65%. For EPS growth, Global Payments Inc. has seen a growth of -1.00%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 18.72%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 9.30% over the last five years and could be 22.75% for the next five years. Global Payments Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 25.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -16.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is -3.18%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 4.45%.

Since the IPO date for Global Payments Inc. on the 1/16/2001, Global Payments Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 13.23%. With Global Payments Inc. trading at 73.01, the dividend yield is 0.05%, and the EPS is 1.95.

So could Global Payments Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 37.46. The PEG is 1.65, P/S is 3.65 and the P/B is at 4.09. The P/cash is 11.52, with P/free cash flow at 106.82.

Global Payments Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.2, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 1.56, and total debt/equity at 1.75.

In terms of margins, Global Payments Inc. has a gross margin of 56.70%, an operating margin of 13.20% and a profit margin of 8.70%.Payout ratio for Global Payments Inc. is 2.00%. Return on assets come to 3.50% with return on investment coming to 4.60%.

Insider ownership for Global Payments Inc., is at 0.70% and institutional ownership comes to 98.60%. Outstanding shares are at 154.35. While shares float is 152.29. The float short is currently 2.70%, and short ratio is 3.23.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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