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Global Payments (GPN) is a Top-Ranked Value Stock: Should You Buy?

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While you may have an investing style you rely on, finding great stocks is made easier with the Zacks Style Scores. These are complementary indicators that rate stocks based on value, growth, and/or momentum characteristics.

Why Investors Should Pay Attention to This Value Stock

Different than growth or momentum investors, value-focused investors are all about finding good stocks at good prices, and discovering which companies are trading under what their true value is before the broader market catches on. The Value Style Score utilizes ratios like P/E, PEG, Price/Sales, and Price/Cash Flow to help pick out the most attractive and discounted stocks.


Global Payments (GPN)

Global Payments is headquartered in Atlanta, GA. The company was incorporated in Georgia as Global Payments Inc. in 2000 and spun-off from its former parent company in 2001. Including its time as part of its former parent company, it has been in the payment technology services business since 1967. Since its spin-off, the company has expanded in existing markets and into new markets internationally by pursuing further acquisitions and joint ventures.

GPN sits at a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), holds a Value Style Score of A, and has a VGM Score of B. Compared to the Financial Transaction Services industry's P/E of 14.9X, shares of Global Payments are trading at a forward P/E of 7.9X. GPN also has a PEG Ratio of 0.6, a Price/Cash Flow ratio of 5.4X, and a Price/Sales ratio of 2.4X.

A company's earnings performance is important for value investors as well. For fiscal 2024, eight analysts revised their earnings estimate higher in the last 60 days for GPN, while the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.02 to $11.64 per share. GPN also holds an average earnings surprise of 1.1%.

With strong valuation and earnings metrics, a good Zacks Rank, and top-tier Value and VGM Style Scores, investors should strongly think about adding GPN to their portfolios.

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