It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for Global Payments, Inc. (GPN) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$1.00, or -0.89%, to $111.00. The Global Payments, Inc. has recorded 229,971 volume in the after hours trading session. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that Global Payments Reports Third Quarter 2023 Results.
Global Payments, Inc. is listed on the NYSE in the Industrials sector while operating in the Specialty Business Services industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $112.00 and fluctuated between $112.91 as its day high and $110.20 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Global Payments, Inc. is $29.16B. A total of 2.55 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.75M shares.
Insider trades are also considered as indicators of how a stock will perform in the future, in addition to stock predictions. During the recent three months, GPN has seen 0 BUY and 3 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 53,118 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 27 BUYs and 24 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 189,607 shares during that period but sold 142,197.
In the most recent transaction, Whipple Joshua J sold 37,096 shares of GPN for 127.28 per share on Sep 06. After the transaction, the Senior EVP and CFO now owns 39,772 company shares. In a previous transaction on Aug 17, Sacchi Guido Francesco sold 14,502 shares at 124.47 per share. GPN shares that Senior EVP and CIO owns now total 66,130.
Among the insiders who sold shares, SHEFFIELD DAVID M disposed of 2,016 shares on Aug 02 at a per-share price of $119.47. This resulted in the EVP, Chief Accounting Officer holding 25,045 shares of GPN after the transaction. In another insider transaction, SHEFFIELD DAVID M sold 1,562 shares at $113.08 per share on Feb 27. Company shares held by the Chief Accounting Officer now total 28,032.
The reasons why investors prefer dividend-paying companies are that dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate that the company will perform well in the future. Global Payments, Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.03, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.92%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 33.62. GPN’s most recent ex-dividend date was 12/14/2023 when it declared a $0.25 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 12/29/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 9/29/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 9/14/2023. The GPN stock dividend was $0.25 per share in cash.
Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for GPN in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $142.39 with high estimates of $180.00 and low estimates of $90.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, GPN has a high of $129.70 and a low of $92.27.
As of this writing, GPN has an earnings estimate of $2.71 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 27 estimates, with a high estimate of $2.75 per share and a lower estimate of $2.64. The company reported an EPS of $2.4 in the last quarter, which was 4.30% higher than expectations of $2.3.
Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly
As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. GPN’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $1.98B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $11.98B in debt and $4.46B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $86.19, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $25.87B.
After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for GPN is Buy with a score of 4.43.