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TSS

TSYS

$109.69

10.08 (10.12%)

, GPN

Global Payments

$152.48

4.51 (3.05%)

12:09
05/24/19
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12:09

Global Payments near deal to acquire TSYS for $20B in stock, CNBC reports

Global Payments (GPN) is nearing an agreement to acquire TSYS (TSS) for about $20B in an all-stock deal that is expected to be announced Tuesday, CNBC reports, citing people familiar with the matter. The combined company plans to refinance with Bank of America, who is advising Global Payments on the deal, leading it, CNBC added. Bloomberg last night reported that Global Payments and Total System Services were in preliminary deal talks. Shares of TSYS are up 14%, or $14.05, to $113.60 in midday trading while Global Payments is up 4% to $153.37. Reference Link

TSS

TSYS

$109.69

10.08 (10.12%)

GPN

Global Payments

$152.48

4.51 (3.05%)

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TSS TSYS
$109.69

10.08 (10.12%)

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SPHN
04/24/19
NO CHANGE
Target $108
SPHN
Overweight
TSYS pullback on earnings a buying opportunity, says Stephens
Stephens analyst Brett Huff said he was surprised by the revenue miss reported by TSYS (TSS) given generally strong trends year-to-date, but he views any post-earnings pullback as a buying opportunity as he thinks the headwinds that impacted the quarter are temporary. Additionally, he still considers TSYS the "least expensive high-quality payment asset" and believes that "at some point" FIS/Worldpay will be a suitor. He reiterates an Overweight rating on TSYS shares and raised his price target on the stock to $108 from $104.
04/24/19
KEYB
04/24/19
NO CHANGE
Target $106
KEYB
Overweight
TSYS price target raised to $106 from $95 at KeyBanc
KeyBanc analyst Josh Beck raised his price target for TSYS to $106 from $95 following quarterly results. The analyst believes budding initiatives like a broader mPOS push, consumer innovation, and issuer pipeline could translate into upside. He reiterates an Overweight rating on the shares and sees an attractive valuation relative to peers.
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RHCO
05/24/19
NO CHANGE
Target $175
RHCO
Buy
Global Payments / TSYS combination makes strategic sense, says SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Andrew Jeffrey keeps his Buy rating and $175 price target on Global Payments (GPN) after last night's Bloomberg report that the company is considering a possible merger of a joint venture arrangement with Total Systems (TSS). The analyst contends that the combination makes strategic sense in the "consolidating Payments industry" and would result in significant cost synergies. Jeffrey notes that Global Payments is his favorite merchant processor given its "leading global solutions, vertical software, and strong incremental margin", adding he would buying "aggressively" on this news.
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SPHN
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NO CHANGE
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Global Payments, TSYS tie-up would likely be highly accretive, says Stephens
Stephens analyst Brett Huff noted that Bloomberg reports that Global Payments (GPN) and TSYS (TSS) have held talks about a potential merger, joint venture and/or partnerships. While he has previously thought that Global Payments had the luxury of "waiting and seeing" if combining consumer funding account with a merchant POS experience, such as the Fiserv (FISV)-First Data (FDC) and FIS (FIS)-Worldpay (WP) deals will do, would yield enough strategic value, he suspects a sooner deal might be driven by the companies' desire to not just achieve larger scale but also achieve that scale with high-quality assets. Huff said he thinks any deal would likely be highly accretive given overlaps and both companies' track record for realizing cost synergies and he also sees limited antitrust concern. Huff also thinks a Global Payments-TSYS combination would increase the chances that assets such as ACI Worldwide (ACIW), Bottomline Technologies (EPAY), Jack Henry (JKHY), USA Technologies (USAT) and Q2 Holdings (QTWO) would likely be bought.
GPN Global Payments
$152.48

4.51 (3.05%)

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UPGRADE
SUSQ
Positive
Global Payments upgraded to Positive from Neutral at Susquehanna
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NOMU
05/10/19
NO CHANGE
Target $105
NOMU
Neutral
Global Payments price target raised to $105 from $94 at Nomura Instinet
Nomura Instinet analyst Dan Dolev raised his price target for Global Payments to $105 from $94 following the company's Q1 results but keeps a Reduce rating on the shares. At face value, Global Payments' organic growth in North America accelerated, Dolev tells investors in a research note. However, the analyst says he's at odds with the "puzzling discrepancy between dull network fees growth (+3%) and faster core sales growth (+9%)."

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