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GPN

Global Payments

$106.18

0.38 (0.36%)

, FDC

First Data

$17.56

-0.04 (-0.23%)

05:48
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01/19
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05:48

Global Payments price target raised to $121 from $110 at Oppenheimer

Oppenheimer analyst Glenn Greene raised his price target for Global Payments (GPN) to $121 saying he remains optimistic on the company's organic growth and margin opportunities. The analyst continues to like the merchant acquirer group, Global Payments, First Data (FDC) and Worldpay (WP) heading into 2018. He also raised his price target for First Data to $23 from $21 and for Worldpay to $85 from $77. Greene keeps Outperform ratings on all three names.

GPN

Global Payments

$106.18

0.38 (0.36%)

FDC

First Data

$17.56

-0.04 (-0.23%)

WP

Worldpay

$79.08

1.19 (1.53%)

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GPN Global Payments
$106.18

0.38 (0.36%)

01/09/18
SPHN
01/09/18
UPGRADE
Target $122
SPHN
Overweight
Global Payments upgraded to Overweight from Equal Weight at Stephens
Stephens analyst Brett Huff upgraded Global Payments to Overweight from Equal Weight, citing its top-tier organic revenue growth and best-in-class margin expansion. Huff raised his price target on Global Payments shares to $122 from $105.
12/04/17
DBAB
12/04/17
NO CHANGE
Target $82
DBAB
Buy
Vantiv price target raised to $82 from $72 at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank analyst Bryan Keane raised his price target for Vantiv (VNTV) to $82 saying the company is well positioned over the medium term to capitalize on the secular shift toward e-commerce/omni-channel acquiring. Vantiv and Global Payments (GPN) are growing both integrated and e-commerce channels "strong double digits," Keane tells investors in a research note on Merchant Acquiring. He has a Buy rating on both names.
11/09/17
BMOC
11/09/17
NO CHANGE
Target $115
BMOC
Outperform
Global Payments price target raised to $115 from $103 at BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst Paulo Ribeiro raised his price target on Global Payments to $115 and kept his Outperform rating after the company beat on Q3 earnings and raised FY17 guidance. Ribeiro says the quarter showcases the company's strong business model as it "cross-pollinates" software-driven solutions across geographies while gaining market share and expanding margins. The analyst cites the successful rollout of Realex e-commerce and Omni channel technology across Europe, OpenEdge into Canada, TouchNet in APAC and Brazil, and investment in direct sales in Europe as positive milestones for the company's global strategy.
11/09/17
FBCO
11/09/17
NO CHANGE
Target $108
FBCO
Outperform
Global Payments price target raised to $108 from $100 at Credit Suisse
Credit Suisse analyst Paul Condra raised his price target for Global Payments to $108 from $100 on valuation. While the analyst notes that Q3 was consistent with its pattern of beat-and-raise results, he believes it was not the kind of blowout needed to push the stock higher after the strong run-up in the past month. Nonetheless, Condra is encouraged by strong underlying organic growth trends and reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.
FDC First Data
$17.56

-0.04 (-0.23%)

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12/21/17
NO CHANGE
OPCO
Black Knight, Fiserv among beneficiaries of tax reform, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Glenn Greene anticipates Black Knight (BKI), Fiserv (FISV), Jack Henry (JKHY), SEI Investments (SEIC) and TSYS (TSS) could see the largest relative benefits given high percentage of domestic earnings, with 20%-plus estimated earnings accretion. Alternatively, the analyst believes Cognizant (CTSH), First Data (FDC) and Infosys (INFY) could see more modest benefit, considering Cognizant/Infosys' lower proportion of domestic earnings and First Data's elevated level of debt/interest expense. PayPal (PYPL) is not expected to benefit from tax reform, and could actually see a modest increase in its effective tax rate, he adds.
12/06/17
RHCO
12/06/17
NO CHANGE
Target $19
RHCO
Buy
First Data price target lowered to $19 from $24 at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Andrew Jeffrey lowered his price target on First Data to $19, warning that the company's two largest JV relationships are faced with structural challenges in the changing Payments technology backdrop. Jeffrey keeps his Buy rating, saying he still believes that First Data can execute a turnaround in U.S. small-medium-business strategy, but also notes the company's "limited ability to influence the JVs' productivity", which drives its global business service growth.
01/18/18
BOFA
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UPGRADE
BOFA
Buy
First Data upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill
01/18/18
01/18/18
UPGRADE
Target $20.5

Buy
BofA/Merrill sees 'great value' in First Data, upgrades to Buy
As previously reported, BofA Merrill Lynch analyst Jason Kupferberg upgraded First Data to Buy from Neutral, stating that he believes growth can re-accelerate this year in its important North America Global Business Services segment. The analyst, who also believes the company's de-leveraging plans are on track, sees "great value" in the stock at its current valuation. Kupferberg raised his price target on First Data shares to $20.50 from $19.50.
WP Worldpay
$79.08

1.19 (1.53%)

01/19/18
JPMS
01/19/18
INITIATION
Target $89
JPMS
Overweight
Worldpay reinstated with an Overweight at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Tien-tsin Huang reinstated Worldpay with an Overweight rating and increased price target of $89 following a period of restriction. The analyst likes Vantiv's acquisition of Worldpay, saying it creates "significant scale" and increases exposure to faster-growing verticals like e-commerce and integrated payment.
01/18/18
BMOC
01/18/18
UPGRADE
Target $95
BMOC
Outperform
Worldpay upgraded to Outperform at BMO Capital on Vantiv accretion
As previously reported, BMO Capital analyst Paulo Ribeiro upgraded Worldpay to Outperform from Market Perform and raised his price target to $95 from $71. Ribeiro says that while the Vantiv acquisition will be slightly dilutive in FY18 on interest costs, he expects accretion and a higher multiple in FY19 thanks to "improved revenue growth profile and margin expansion on added scale, industry-leading omni-channel and integrated capabilities, and further vertical/SMB opportunities." The analyst also sees further upside to EPS of 5%-7% as a result of U.S. corporate tax changes.
01/17/18
BMOC
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UPGRADE
BMOC
Outperform
Worldpay upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital
01/17/18
LEHM
01/17/18
INITIATION
Target $90
LEHM
Overweight
Worldpay reinstated with an Overweight at Barclays
Barclays analyst Darrin Peller reinstated Worldpay with an Overweight rating and $90 price target. The analyst sees the combined company growing sales at a sustainable high-single-digit rate for the foreseeable future. He believes the acquisition of legacy Worldpay s an incremental positive for Vantiv.

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