Analyst Ratings for Global Payments Inc. (GPN)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Analysts covering Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for GPN last month.

34 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 21 gave GPN a buy rating, 2 gave an overweight rating, 10 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 3. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for GPN. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 110, which equates to a potential upside of 16.38 percent. The lowest price target was 83, implying potential capital losses of -12.19 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -0.54 percent. That number becomes -0.54 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.59 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

In the last 52-weeks, GPN has achieved a high of 95.68 and a low of 64.63. Currently the stock is 46.25 percent higher than its low, and 1.21 percent below the high. GPN has a P/E ratio of 0. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The GPN value stock report compares GPN to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $14.43 billion. GPN is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.