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Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 11790.41. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Global Payments Inc. is 73.27 (with a change from open of 0.07%), this in conjunction with a target price of 84.13. Volume today has so far reached 452408, with an average volume of about 1275.7. The GAP for this stock, is -0.80%.

The P/E ratio is 37.87, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 17.72. The current EPS for Global Payments Inc., is 1.95, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -1.00%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 14.47%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Global Payments Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 18.73% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 22.75%. Quarter over quarter is -16.80% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 25.50%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 9.30%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 9.30%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.70% and institutional ownership is 98.40%. Shares outstanding is 159.74, while shares float is at a value of 152.62. Float short for Global Payments Inc. is 2.60% and the short ratio is 3.11.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.56, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.75. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.2, and the quick ratio is *TBA. The most recent gross margin is 56.70% and their operating margin is 13.20%. The profit margin is 8.70%.

Global Payments Inc. has seen returns on assets of 3.50%, and on investment, 4.60%. Return on equity is 15.10%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.66. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 3.82, with Price/book ratio coming to 4.14 and Price/cash is 12.06, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 111.76.

The simple moving averages are -2.84% and 4.94% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -8.32% and the 52 week low is 42.92%.

Global Payments Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.05%, with a current price of 73.27. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 2.00%. This is in an industry, Business Services, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Services. Global Payments Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Business Services industry means that Global Payments Inc. has seen performance for the past week of -6.62%, with performance for the month coming to 0.86%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -3.48%, and for the half year the performance is 13.91%. Volatility for this week is 2.83% and for the month this is 2.04%.

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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