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Global Payments Inc (GPN) is a leading specialty business services business based in the US. It opened the day at $192.35 after a previous close of $194.17. During the day the price has varied from a low of $191.52 to a high of $194.7072. The latest price was $192.06 (25 minute delay). Global Payments is listed on the NYSE and employs 24,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Global Payments

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: GPN in this case.
  5. Research Global Payments shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Global Payments shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has Coronavirus impacted Global Payments's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Global Payments's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $171.97, which is 15.86% down on its pre-crash value of $204.39 and 62.94% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $105.54.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Global Payments shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $586.15 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $868.45.

Global Payments share price

Use our graph to track the performance of GPN stocks over time.

Global Payments shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-11.
Open$192.35
High$194.7072
Low$191.52
Close$192.06
Previous close$194.17
Change $-2.11
Change % -1.087%
Volume 1,079,445
Information last updated 2020-12-26.
52-week range$105.202 - $208.712
50-day moving average $193.9732
200-day moving average $178.4645
Wall St. target price$210.03
PE ratio 122.8631
Dividend yield $0.78 (0.38%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.673
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Fineco
£2.95
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Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
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Access unlimited commission-free trading on 3,800+ US stocks and ETFs with Stake. Capital at risk.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
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£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
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From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
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Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
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Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy Global Payments stock?

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Global Payments price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $192.06

1 week (2021-01-15) 0.36%
1 month (2020-12-22) -2.92%
3 months (2020-10-22) 9.17%
6 months (2020-07-22) 8.02%
1 year (2020-01-22) -4.00%
2 years (2019-01-22) 70.43%
3 years (2018-01-22) 76.04%
5 years (2016-01-22) 226.30%

Is Global Payments under- or over-valued?

Valuing Global Payments stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Global Payments's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Global Payments's P/E ratio

Global Payments's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 123x. In other words, Global Payments shares trade at around 123x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Global Payments's PEG ratio

Global Payments's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.8847. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Global Payments's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Global Payments's EBITDA

Global Payments's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $2.9 billion (£2.1 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Global Payments's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Global Payments financials

Revenue TTM $7.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.7%
Gross profit TTM $2.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.74%
Return on equity TTM 1.91%
Profit margin 6.75%
Book value $92.706
Market capitalisation $61.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Global Payments shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "GPN.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 5.0 million Global Payments shares held short by investors – that's known as Global Payments's "short interest". This figure is 20.6% up from 4.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Global Payments shares can be evaluated.

Global Payments's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Global Payments's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Global Payments shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Global Payments shares traded daily (recently around 1.4 million). Global Payments's SIR currently stands at 3.65. In other words for every 100,000 Global Payments shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3650 shares are currently held short.

However Global Payments's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Global Payments shares, or, against the total number of tradable Global Payments shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Global Payments's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Global Payments shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0194% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Global Payments shares, roughly 19 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Global Payments.

Find out more about how you can short Global Payments stock.

Global Payments's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Global Payments.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Global Payments's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 22.95

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Global Payments's overall score of 22.95 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 21st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Global Payments is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Global Payments's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.16/100

Global Payments's environmental score of 4.16 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Global Payments is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Global Payments's social score

Social score: 15.45/100

Global Payments's social score of 15.45 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Global Payments is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Global Payments's governance score

Governance score: 12.34/100

Global Payments's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Global Payments is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Global Payments's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Global Payments scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Global Payments has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Global Payments Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 22.95
Total ESG percentile 20.92
Environmental score 4.16
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 15.45
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 12.34
Governance score percentile 7
Level of controversy 2

Global Payments share dividends

13%

Dividend payout ratio: 12.54% of net profits

Recently Global Payments has paid out, on average, around 12.54% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.38% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Global Payments shareholders could enjoy a 0.38% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Global Payments's case, that would currently equate to about $0.78 per share.

While Global Payments's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Global Payments is investing more in its future growth.

Global Payments's most recent dividend payout was on 31 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 16 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Global Payments's shares ever split?

Global Payments's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 3 November 2015. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Global Payments shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Global Payments shares which in turn could have impacted Global Payments's share price.

Global Payments share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Global Payments's shares have ranged in value from as little as $105.202 up to $208.712. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GPN.US volatility(beta: 1.17)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Global Payments's is 1.1701. This would suggest that Global Payments's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

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Global Payments overview

Global Payments Inc. provides payment technology and software solutions for card, electronic, check, and digital-based payments in North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. The company operates through three segments: Merchant Solutions, Issuer Solutions, and Business and Consumer Solutions. The Merchant Solutions segment offers authorization services, settlement and funding services, customer support and help-desk functions, chargeback resolution, terminal rental, sales and deployment, payment security services, consolidated billing and statements, and on-line reporting services. This segment also provides an array of enterprise software solutions that streamline business operations of its customers in various vertical markets; and value-added services, such as point-of-sale solutions, and analytic and engagement tools, as well as payroll services. The Issuer Solutions segment offers solutions that enable financial institutions and retailers to manage their card portfolios through a platform; and commercial payments and ePayables solutions for businesses and governments. The Business and Consumer Solutions segment provides general-purpose reloadable prepaid debit and payroll cards, demand deposit accounts, and other financial service solutions to the underbanked and other consumers, and businesses under the Netspend brand. It markets its products and services through direct sales force, trade associations, agent and enterprise software providers, referral arrangements with value-added resellers, and independent sales organizations. The company was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

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