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GPN

Global Payments

$117.25

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04:55

Global Payments management to meet with Oppenheimer

Meeting to be held in Boston on March 14 hosted by Oppenheimer.

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GPN Global Payments
$117.25

-0.58 (-0.49%)

03/02/18
PIPR
03/02/18
UPGRADE
Target $131
PIPR
Overweight
Global Payments upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray
Piper Jaffray analyst Jason Deleeuw upgraded Global Payments to Overweight and raised his price target for the shares to $131 from $121. The stock closed yesterday down $1.95 to $111.45. The integrated payments channel in the merchant processing space is undergoing a "profound shift" with software solutions gaining power as omni-channel payments and business solutions become increasingly valued by merchants, Deleeuw tells investors in a research note. He sees Global Payments as "strategically well-positioned for the evolution." The analyst expects Global Payments's "strong" competitive positioning will sustain a higher rate of long-term organic growth than peers and believes the stock warrants a premium valuation.
03/02/18
OPCO
03/02/18
NO CHANGE
Target $121
OPCO
Outperform
Global Payments shares 'highly attractive' following event, says Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Glenn Greene said he continues to view Global Payments shares as "highly attractive" following an upbeat analyst event on Thursday. At the event, Global Payments reiterated its long-term strategy with technology-enabled distribution channels driving accelerating growth and profitability also affirmed its FY18 guidance and raised its three-year cycle guide, Greene noted. Greene believes that the company's disciplined capital deployment and its improving mix toward technology and software distribution channels should help fuel growth and profitability in the coming years. He maintained an Outperform rating and $121 price target on shares.
03/02/18
RHCO
03/02/18
NO CHANGE
Target $145
RHCO
Buy
Global Payments price target raised to $145 from $130 at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Andrew Jeffrey raised his price target on Global Payments to $145 and kept his Buy rating. The analyst says the stock is his "growth pick in the Merchant Processing sector" as he gains confidence in the company's long-term growth strategy. While investors are "indiscriminate" on bidding up sector stocks, the analyst believes that the company's strategy will stand out when they become more selective.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. eBay (EBAY) upgraded to Strong Buy from Market Perform at Raymond James. 2. Global Payments (GPN) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at Piper Jaffray by analyst Jason Deleeuw, who said that the integrated payments channel in the merchant processing space is undergoing a "profound shift" with software solutions gaining power as omni-channel payments and business solutions become increasingly valued by merchants. He sees Global Payments as "strategically well-positioned for the evolution." The analyst expects Global Payments's "strong" competitive positioning will sustain a higher rate of long-term organic growth than peers and believes the stock warrants a premium valuation. 3. Bloomin' Brands (BLMN) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank by analyst Brett Levy, who said that the company's fundamental and strategic progress may result in faster growth and multiple expansion. Levy also upgraded Del Frisco's (DFRG) to Buy from Hold, saying the company's operational and strategic initiatives may drive fundamental improvements, which creates a "reasonable" risk/reward profile. 4. Allegheny Technologies (ATI) upgraded to Overweight from Sector Weight at KeyBanc by analyst Philip Gibbs, who said the stock's risk/reward is "more intriguing" despite tariff concerns. The analyst has "greater comfort" around flat rolled margin improvement potential and notes his 2019 sum-of-the-parts valuation analysis yields an eventual share value of above $35. Shares were also upgraded to Buy from Neutral at BofA/Merrill by analyst Timna Tanners, who believes that the recent weakness in the stock price presents an attractive entry opportunity given the company's expected benefits from the jet engine new technology cycle. The analyst further states that the recent sell-off may have been driven by concerns over the impact of U.S. steel tariffs on its sourcing relationship with China's Tsingshan, adding that in yesterday's discussion, the management has expressed confidence in receiving an exception to any slab tariff. 5. Splunk (SPLK) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel by analyst Brad Reback, who said last night's "strong" Q4 indicates the company is successfully transitioning its business model toward subscription revenue. The analyst believes all of the company's key business metrics suggest it is on track to achieve its fiscal 2020 targets. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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