Global Payments, Inc.

  • These Credit Card Firms Are Positioned Well

    By Phillip Woolgar - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: ADS, DFS, EBAY, GPN

    All signs point to a full economic recovery, and that means big things for payment companies. The following three firms are among the most innovative in the market, and I see all as having great potential for growth. As credit card debt falls to 10-year lows (see chart below), these firms will continue to benefit from spenders' credit cards becoming unfrozen. While that will increase activity, it is these firms more »

  • ATM Services Could Be Good Investments

    By Anh HOANG - July 25, 2013 | Tickers: DBD, GCA, GPN

    In the past five years, Global Cash Access Holdings (NYSE: GCA) has experienced a lot of volatility on the market. Its share price has fluctuated widely, in the range of around $2 per share to $9 per share. At the time of writing, it is trading at nearly $7 per share. Famous investors, including Jim Simons, David Dreman and Paul Tudor Jones, are the company’s shareholders. Let’s take more »

  • You Can Cash in on this Disappointment

    By Naomi Warmate-Igwe - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: GPN, VNTV, V

    Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) is a consumer money transfer and electronic payment processing company based inAtlanta. The firm has an extensive branch network consisting 883 retail branches in the US Canada, Europe andLatin America. It processes payment transactions for independent sales organizations, merchants, government agencies, financial institutions and multi-national corporations. Global Payments’ comprehensive line of payment processing solutions include debit and credit cards, electronic check conversion, check verification and more »

  • The Best American Business Services Provider

    By Awais Iqbal - June 25, 2013 | Tickers: ADP, FISV, GPN

    In current times, where companies have the objective of exploiting their core competence at the focal point, this need opens the door to opportunities for the providers of business services.

    The business service industry caters to demands that include marketing, consulting, staffing, security, telecommunications, internet services, logistics and waste handling.

    Eventually, demand is based on business spending, which in turn is determined by the financial health of the overall economy more »

  • What eBay's Earnings Report Tells Us

    By Damon Churchwell - April 24, 2013 | Tickers: EBAY, FISV, GPN

    eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY)  is showing that it intends to remain at the forefront of the online retail industry, embracing the shift to mobile technologies and broadening the array of industries it serves. Its first-quarter results are a reflection of the progress it continues to make in these regards.

    It reported first-quarter earnings of $0.63 per share, a year-over-year gain of $0.08. The stock dipped slightly following the report more »

  • What eBay's Earnings Report Tells Us

    By Damon Churchwell - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: EBAY, FISV, GPN

    eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) reported first-quarter share earnings of $0.63, a year-over-year gain of $0.08. The shares sold off slightly in after hours trading following the report, probably reflecting a lower-than-anticipated outlook for the June interim. Still, the online auctioneer and payment service provider looks for full year 2013 share profits to climb 15% on a similar rate of sales growth.

    The gist is that each of eBay more »

  • Should You Put Your Cash in This Stock?

    By Mark Lin - March 29, 2013 | Tickers: GPN, HPY, TSS

    Global Cash Access (NYSE: GCA) trades at a forward P/E of 9 and an EV/EBITDA of 6, despite boasting of an excellent track record of positive free cash flow in every single year for the last decade. However, its undervaluation is justified when compared with its similarly cash flow rich peers, who have achieved better ROAs than Global Cash Access.

    In addition, loss of a few customers in more »

  • Will An Investment in This PIN Debit Acquirer Pay Off?

    By Mark Lin - February 25, 2013 | Tickers: GPN, HPY, TSS, VNTV

    Listed in March 2012, Vantiv (NYSE: VNTV) is a leading, integrated payment processor differentiated by a single, proprietary technology platform. Vantiv offers a comprehensive suite of traditional and innovative payment processing and technology solutions to merchants and financial institutions of all sizes in the U.S., enabling them to address their payment processing needs through a single provider. It was a business unit of Fifth Third Bank until June 2009 more »

  • Payment Services Provider Stocks to Consider

    By Damon Churchwell - February 25, 2013 | Tickers: EBAY, FISV, GPN, INTU

    There are now many public companies offering electronic payment services, and demand is growing for the most part. With stock prices hovering at attractive levels, these may remain solidly performing stocks during 2013 and out four to five years. I recommend looking into the companies that own payment processing technology operations, such as eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) and Intuit (NASDAQ: INTU), as well as the companies listed here.

    Speaking of eBay more »

  • 3 Top Opportunities From Fir Tree Partners

    By Federico Zaldua - December 26, 2012 | Tickers: EQIX, GPN, MSI

    In this article I analyze Fir Tree Partners portfolio. Fir Tree Partners is a New York City based privately owned investment hedge fund founded by Jeffrey Tannenbaum in 1994. The fund has been averaging a healthy return of 28% annually since its inception, beating the S&P 500 index by over 18%. Today, the firm manages over seven billion dollars on behalf of major endowments, foundations, pension funds (private and more »

  • Insider Trading Analysis: Cardtronics

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - December 10, 2012 | Tickers: CATM, C, EEFT, GPN, JPM

    According to a filing with the SEC, Mark Rossi, who sits on the Board of Directors of Cardtronics (NASDAQ: CATM), had a family limited liability company purchase 3,000 shares of his company’s stock at an average price of $22.97 per share. Rossi had already owned close to 15,000 shares directly; his most recent purchase of Cardtronics had been in August 2011, at prices close to $25 more »

  • Great Companies That Top Investors Are Buying

    By Federico Zaldua - November 7, 2012 | Tickers: GDI, GPN, JIVE, KBR

    I think investors should consider companies with improving fundamentals and attractive valuations. In the article I will detail several stocks with improving fundamentals that top institutions were adding to their portfolios. As I explained in a related blog post in Warren Trades, it is important to track hedge fund holdings because institutions have more resources than an individual investor to analyze fundamentals of any company. 

    Gardner Denver

    The first company more »

  • Consumer Data Security Again in the Spotlight

    By Tony Daltorio - April 5, 2012 | Tickers: DFS, GPN, HPY, MA, V

    The security of consumers' private data is again making the news headlines after a major security breach, involving possibly 1.5 million card numbers, occurred at Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), a processor of credit and debit card transactions. The good news here is that it is believed that no cardholder names, addresses or social security numbers were accessed. 

    Global Payments also said that it was unaware of any fraudulent more »

  • Is Consumer Credit Improving? Hackers Seem To Thing So

    By Edgar Ambart - April 2, 2012 | Tickers: AXP, DFS, GPN, MA, V

    While investors' eyes will be glued at Global Payments (NYSE: GPN) stock for the rest of the week due to the hacker security breach, I will be keeping a close eye on major credit card names.  MasterCard Inc. (NYSE: MA), Visa (NYSE: V), American Express (NYSE: AXP) and Discover Financial Services (NYSE: DFS) were all affected from the breach.  If you haven't been following the recent events, possible reports more »

  • Visa, MasterCard Breach Raises Security Standard Questions

    By Brandy Betz - April 2, 2012 | Tickers: GPN, HPY, MA, V

    News broke last Friday that a security breach at a third party processing center left an estimated one to three million Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (NYSE: MA) accounts exposed. Atlanta-based processor Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) serves as an intermediary between merchants and financial institutions. According to The Wall Street Journal, GP handled $120.6 billion in transactions for Visa and MasterCard in the past year. Shares of GP more »