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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 1326.86, and so far today it has a volume of 351706. Performance year to date since the 1/16/2001 is 15.01%.

To help you determine whether Global Payments Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 36.02 and forward P/E is 17.78. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Global Payments Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.52. P/S ratio is 3.94 and the P/B ratio is 3.78. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 10.93 and 23.4 respectively.

At the current price Global Payments Inc. is trading at, 74.42 (0.35% today), Global Payments Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.05%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 1.90%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.06, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 20.35% after growing -1.00% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -46.60%, and 5.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 153.96, and the number of shares float is 152.36. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.70%, and institutional ownership is at 93.50%. The float short is 1.96%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.25. Management has seen a return on assets of 4.20%, and also a return on investment of 4.60%.

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 1.59 and total debt/equity is 1.78. In terms of margins, Global Payments Inc. has a gross margin of 60.40%, with its operating margin at 14.70%, and Global Payments Inc. has a profit margin of 9.40%.

The 52 week high is -6.88%, with 46.89% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.05% and the 200 day simple moving average is 8.56%.

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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