VeriFone Holdings, Inc.

  • Can Facebook Gain From Testing Mobile Payment Arena?

    By Chris Moore - August 17, 2013 | Tickers: EBAY, FB, GOOG, GRPN, PAY

    You can’t accuse Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) of just resting on its heels, the company just confirmed yet another new product, this time a mobile payment service. In a report from AllThingsD, the company confirmed that it was preparing to test a mobile payment service that allows purchases to be made with just a Facebook login. This isn’t the first time Facebook has tried to get a slice of more »

  • 1 Buy And 2 Sell in the Business Equipment Industry

    By Awais Iqbal - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: AVY, PBI, PAY

    Increasing globalization and the gradual recovery in the U.S. economy have put consumer goods businesses on the takeoff strip. The cyclical nature of the consumer goods sector will ensure robust growth for these companies as the economic fundamentals improve. The business equipment industry forms a small part of the consumer goods sector. Three companies from this industry have caught my attention. They are Avery Dennison Corporation (NYSE: AVY), Pitney more »

  • Insiders Have Recently Bought These Stocks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: ACN, BF-B, ENH, PAY, WAG

    According to Insider Monkey’s analysis of studies on insider transactions, there is a small outperformance effect for stocks bought by company insiders (read our analysis of studies on insider transactions). This finding is generally attributed to the fact that unless insiders are particularly confident in the company, they will choose to diversify their wealth rather than buy stock and therefore, increase their company-specific risk.

    Investors can’t imitate every more »

  • An Insider Is Betting on This Electronic Payments Stock

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: EBAY, NCR, PAY

    On July 10, a family trust connected to VeriFone Systems (NYSE: PAY) Board member Jeffrey Stiefler purchased 27,900 shares of stock at an average price of $17.89 per share. Insider purchases are often treated as bullish signals, as the insider would be reluctant to buy more shares and increase their company-specific risk unless they had a good deal of confidence in the company (according to economic theories of more »

  • Competition and Innovation are Taking This Company Down

    By Harsh Chauhan - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: EBAY, INGIY.PK, PAY

    The first half of the year is now in the rear-view mirror and it has been a pretty good one for the market. The Dow and the S&P 500 have gained in the early teens and the latter enjoyed its best first half in the last 15 years. But, while the major benchmarks have advanced, there are a few stocks which investors must have regretted buying.

    VeriFone Systems (NYSE: PAYmore »)

  • Paying It Forward via Mobile

    By Marshall Hargrave - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: EBAY, MA, PAY, V

    Editor's Note: The initial version stated Billionaire Paul Singer's Elliott Management has the largest position in the stock, this is incorrect and has been corrected. Motley Fool apologizes for the error.

    VeriFone (NYSE: PAY) was down as much as 25% last week after the payment solutions company reported a fiscal 2Q net loss of $0.54 per share compared to income of $0.03 per share for the more »

  • Moving Money is One of the Best Ways to Make it

    By Colin Tweel - June 12, 2013 | Tickers: INGIY.PK, NCR, PAY

    With the advent of emerging technologies such as contactless mobile payments, it’s clear that the payment landscape is on the verge of a major secular shift. Given the increasingly evident movement to the usage of smartphones as a gateway to do virtually anything from checking in to a flight at the airport to redeeming coupons to buying coffee at Starbucks, without a doubt there will be winning and losing more »

  • Is This the End for VeriFone?

    By Sam Mattera - June 7, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, EBAY, PAY

    Shares of VeriFone Systems (NYSE: PAY) plunged after the company reported earnings earlier this week. Before that decline, shares of the company had already fallen nearly 40% in the past year.

    VeriFone is a company primarily involved in credit card transaction terminals. As it struggles on execution, and consumers begin to embrace alternative, digital forms of payment, this might only be the beginning of VeriFone’s problems.

    VeriFone’s poor more »

  • 3 Pullbacks Worth Buying

    By Joseph Solitro - March 18, 2013 | Tickers: IEP, ISRG, PAY

    Stocks can sell off for numerous reasons, but sometimes the drops are way overdone. Most of the time it is smart to stay away, but when it happens to one of the best companies in an industry, you need to take a close look and consider buying. Three companies have not participated in the market rally and have actually come down a significant percentage from their highs. These three companies more »

  • Can VeriFone Systems Walk the Talk?

    By Harsh Chauhan - March 14, 2013 | Tickers: EBAY, INGIY.PK, PAY

    I have long been an admirer of electronic payment solutions company VeriFone Systems (NYSE: PAY). The first time I looked at the stock nearly six months back, it was trading near its 52-week low. I thought that the stock would make for a good buy. VeriFone was growing its top line at a rapid pace, and looked well-positioned to benefit from the digital payment revolution.

    But all expectations came crashing more »

  • With NFC and mCommerce, Card Giants to See Revenues Multiply

    By Anindya Batabyal - March 8, 2013 | Tickers: MA, PAY, V

    MasterCard (NYSE: MA) and Visa (NYSE: V) introduced their latest next-generation mobile payment initiatives at the Mobile World Congress few days back. Foraying into the innovative digital payment services space, MasterCard introduced MasterPass, which will facilitate customers a quicker, secured and relaxed mode of payments for their purchases. Card giant Visa also inked a deal with global electronic device maker Samsung. The parties will jointly steadfast mobile payments by functioning more »

  • Three Value Traps That Reported Earnings on Wednesday

    By Brian Nichols - March 7, 2013 | Tickers: OSIR, QIHU, PAY

    After a 70% return during the last year, shares of Chinese internet based company Qihoo 360 Technology (NYSE: QIHU) traded lower by 7.55% after reporting earnings. The company actually beat on both the top and bottom line, with revenue of $103 million, a 65% gain year-over-year (yoy) and $9.32 million better than the consensus, and an EPS of $0.22, beating expectation by $0.05. In addition the more »

  • Key Earnings For The Week of March 4

    By Lee Samaha - March 6, 2013 | Tickers: FNSR, COO, KR, PAY, WSM

    Earnings season is starting to quiet down this week but there are still some interesting stocks to look at. There isn’t a clear sector or theme or even anyof the major bellwethers reporting. But what we do have is a collection of companies that seem to be in a period of making changes to their business in response to market trends. I'll disuss some of these issues below more »

  • Very Bad Times Ahead for VeriFone

    By Leo Sun - February 22, 2013 | Tickers: EBAY, MA, NCR, PAY, V | Editor's Choice

    VeriFone Systems (NYSE: PAY), a leading manufacturer of credit card and electronic payment terminals, was once a solid growth stock, clawing back from the recession to post record profits as credit card penetration increased around the world. It was a solid business model that seemed destined for success. Unfortunately for shareholders, the company decided to reinvent itself over the past two years. It made expensive acquisitions, attempted to shift its more »

  • Four Noteworthy Analyst Calls

    By Brian Nichols - February 22, 2013 | Tickers: BHP, PSE, RFMD, PAY

    An analyst’s call can be a major catalyst for movement in a stock. In the past I have written in detail about such subjects, as a call can often create a domino effect of revised outlooks and either buying or selling of a stock. In this piece I am looking at four stocks that traded with excessive volatility thanks to the notes issued by analysts; these are calls worth more »

  • Keep Your Eyes Glued To This Stock

    By Himanshu Poddar - January 30, 2013 | Tickers: EBAY, NCR, PAY

    In the era of continuous innovation there are constant improvements in technology. The emergence of smartphones has thrown up a large number of ways for companies to grow. One such industry is the M-commerce industry, which has opened up a lot of opportunities for electronic payment providers. People find it extremely easy to shop and make payments through their phones, and hence the need for these providers.

    eBay (NASDAQ: EBAYmore »)

  • PayPal’s Still Paying Off for eBay, But For How Long?

    By Richard Saintvilus - January 17, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, EBAY, PAY

    Another quarter is in the books and eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) continues to prove why it is considered a powerhouse in the realm of e-commerce. In the company’s strong fourth quarter performance, it continues to be PayPal, which eBay acquired a decade ago, that is still paying off handsomely for the company and its loyal investors. But was it enough to dispel concerns about its long-term potential?

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  • Payments Processing Gets More Square and Social

    By Cristina Tanase - December 26, 2012 | Tickers: EBAY, GOOG, MA, PAY, V

    The last thing that comes to mind when thinking about building client-merchant relationships is the wallet. But this is the concept that lays behind the latest application developed by Square, the San Francisco-based company known for its smart phone attachable card reader. This time, there is no reader; just say your name and there you go: payment accepted (your photo is recognized by the cashier and the bill is uploaded more »

  • Is VeriFone Worth an Investment?

    By Himanshu Poddar - December 19, 2012 | Tickers: NCR, SBUX, PAY

    The electronic payment industry is becoming increasingly attractive with each passing day. There is stiff competition among the industry players, who are making unpredictable efforts to capture the largest share of the market. Endless strategies are making it difficult for most of the players to survive, and one of them is VeriFone Systems (NYSE: PAY).

    Though VeriFone posted a decent fourth quarter, its dull outlook was a major cause of more »

  • This Beaten Down Stock Deserves To Be on Your Radar

    By Harsh Chauhan - December 19, 2012 | Tickers: EBAY, SBUX, PAY

    It was something that I knew was coming, and that’s why I had already provided readers with a heads up about the potential opportunity that was about to surface. Electronic payments and solutions company VeriFone Systems (NYSE: PAY) had to endure another black day last week after the company posted mixed quarterly results and its outlook spooked investors.

    However, VeriFone is a company for the future as it is more »

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