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Why Global Payments (GPN) is a Top Value Stock for the Long-Term

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Why Investors Should Pay Attention to This Value Stock

Value investors love finding good stocks at good prices, especially before the broader market catches on to a stock's true value. Utilizing ratios like P/E, PEG, Price/Sales, and Price/Cash Flow, the Value Style Score identifies the most attractive and most discounted stocks.

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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 boasts a Value Style Score of A and VGM Score of B, and holds a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) rating. Shares of Global Payments are trading at a forward earnings multiple of 9.4X, as well as a PEG Ratio of 0.7, a Price/Cash Flow ratio of 6.4X, and a Price/Sales ratio of 2.9X.

A company's earnings performance is important for value investors as well. For fiscal 2024, six analysts revised their earnings estimate higher in the last 60 days for GPN, while the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.01 to $11.63 per share. GPN also holds an average earnings surprise of 1.1%.

Investors should take the time to consider GPN for their portfolios due to its solid Zacks Ranks, notable earnings and valuation metrics, and impressive Value and VGM Style Scores.

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