What Should Investors Know About Global Payments (GPN) Stock?

Shares of Consumer Discretionary sector company Global Payments moved 1.3% today, and are now trading at a price of $105.18. The large-cap stock's daily volume was 620,713 compared to its average volume of 1,743,454. The S&P 500 index returned a -0.0% performance.

Global Payments Inc. provides payment technology and software solutions for card, check, and digital-based payments in the Americas, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific. The company is based in Atlanta and has 25,000 full time employees. Its market capitalization is $27,346,169,856. Global Payments currently offers its equity investors a dividend that yields 1.0% per year.

32 analysts are following Global Payments and have set target prices ranging from $97.0 to $208.0 per share. On average, they have given the company a rating of buy. At today's prices, GPN is trading -28.34% away from its average analyst target price of $146.78 per share.

Over the last year, GPN shares have gone down by -7.0%, which represents a difference of -16.0% when compared to the S&P 500. The stock's 52 week high is $129.7 per share and its 52 week low is $92.27. With average free cash flows of $1.56 Billion that have been growing at an average rate of 10.1% over the last 6 years, Global Payments declining stock performance may not be reflective of the quality of its underlying business.

Date Reported Cash Flow from Operations ($ k) Capital expenditures ($ k) Free Cash Flow ($ k)
2023 2,210,390 622,627 1,587,763
2022 2,244,040 615,652 1,628,388
2021 2,780,825 493,216 2,287,609
2020 2,314,150 436,236 1,877,914
2019 1,391,278 307,868 1,083,410
2018 1,106,082 213,290 892,792
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