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Is Global Payments Inc.(NYSE: GPN), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 1/16/2001. Global Payments Inc. is in the Business Services industry and Services sector. Average volume for Global Payments Inc., is 2023.13, and so far today it has a volume of 341959. Performance year to date since the 1/16/2001 is 19.04%.

To help you determine whether Global Payments Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 33.54 and forward P/E is 21.98. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Global Payments Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.42. P/S ratio is 4.12 and the P/B ratio is 11.81. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 14.28 and 13.75 respectively.

At the current price Global Payments Inc. is trading at, 77.44 (0.87% today), Global Payments Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.05%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 1.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.29, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 17.18% after growing 22.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 14.20%, and 2.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 153.52, and the number of shares float is 152.82. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 88.30%. The float short is 2.25%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.7. Management has seen a return on assets of 5.60%, and also a return on investment of 11.30%.

The ability for Global Payments Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.2, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 2.13 and total debt/equity is 2.46. In terms of margins, Global Payments Inc. has a gross margin of 63.00%, with its operating margin at 16.50%, and Global Payments Inc. has a profit margin of 10.50%.

The 52 week high is -1.88%, with 52.83% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.82% and the 200 day simple moving average is 14.83%.

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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