Global Payments Inc. (GPN) Dips 2.77% for June 26

Equities Staff  |

Among the S&P 500’s biggest fallers on Friday June 26 was Global Payments Inc. (GPN). The stock experienced a 2.77% decline to $162.92 with 11.45 million shares changing hands.

Global Payments Inc. started at an opening price of 166.99 and hit a high of $168.08 and a low of $162.65. Ultimately, the stock took a hit and finished the day at $4.64 per share. Global Payments Inc. trades an average of n/a shares a day out of a total 299.11 million shares outstanding. The current moving averages are a 50-day SMA of $n/a and a 200-day SMA of $n/a. Global Payments Inc. hit a high of $209.62 and a low of $105.54 over the last year.

Global Payments is a leading provider of payment processing and software solutions and focuses on serving small and midsize merchants. The company operates in 30 countries and generates about one fourth of its revenue from outside North America, primarily in Europe and Asia. Global Payments recently announced its intention to merge with Total System Services in an all-stock deal that will give Total System Services shareholders 48% of the combined company's shares.

With its headquarters located in Atlanta, GA, Global Payments Inc. employs 24,000 people. After today’s trading, the company’s market cap has fallen to $48.73 billion, a P/S of n/a, a P/B of 1.78, and a P/FCF of n/a.

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