Featured Stocks Overview: Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN), Chubb Limited (NYSE:CB)

Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN)

Guggenheim Downgrades Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN)’s stock to Neutral with no specific Price Target. This rating was issued on 11/05/18. The stock recently closed its previous session at $108.56 by showing a percentage change of -0.64% from its previous day closing price of $109.26.

Price Target is basically a projection of future price of a company’s stock by the expert analysis of investment analysts or investment firms. There may be various price targets for a stock. These analysts and investment firms use various valuation methods to decide a price target for a stock.

Several investment firms issued their expert ratings on Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN) in which BMO Capital Maintains Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN) to Outperform by settling a price target of $146 on 11/01/18. Cantor Fitzgerald Maintains the stock to Overweight on 10/31/18 by stationing a price target of $143. KeyBanc Maintains the company’s stock to Overweight on 10/31/18 by setting a price target of $135. BMO Capital Initiates Coverage On Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN) to Outperform with a price target of $139.

Several sell side analysts reviewed their recommendations on Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN) where 12 analyst have rated the stock as Strong Buy, 11 analysts said it’s a Buy, 7 rated the stock as Hold, 0 analysts reported Underperform and 0 analysts gave their recommendations as Sell. (Current Month Yahoo Finance Ratings)

Zacks Investment Research also rated the stock with a value of 1.38. This scale runs from 1 to 5 where 1 represents Strong Buy and 5 represents Sell.

In the last Quarter, Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN) reported its Actual EPS of $1.44/share. The analysts offering Earnings Estimates for the company were believing that Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN) could bring EPS of $1.39/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was 0.05 Percent. Thus the company showed an Earnings Surprise of 3.6 Percent.

Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN) is currently showing its ROA (Return on Assets) of 4.8%. The Return on Investment (ROI) is at 5.5% while it’s Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 15.9%. The stock currently shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of 8.3 percent while its Weekly performance value is -3.18%. The Monthly and Yearly performances are -5.97 percent and 9 percent respectively. The Relative Volume value measured for Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN) is 1.17. The Average Volume (3 months) is 1.09 Million.

The stock currently has its Annual Dividend of $0.04 and an annual Dividend Yield of 0.04 Percent. GPN has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 37.62, Forward P/E of 17.89, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 17.58 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 28.75. The stock is showing its Operating Margin of 20.3 percent.

Company Profile:

Global Payments Inc. is a leading provider of electronic transaction processing services for consumers, merchants, Independent Sales Organizations, financial institutions, government agencies and multi- national corporations located throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America and Europe. Global Payments offers a comprehensive line of processing solutions for credit and debit cards, business-to-business purchasing cards, gift cards, electronic check conversion and check guarantee, verification and recovery, as well as terminal management. The company also provides consumer money transfer services from the U.S. and Europe to destinations in Latin America, Morocco, and the Philippines.

Chubb Limited (NYSE:CB)

Citigroup Maintains Chubb Limited (NYSE:CB)’s stock to Buy with the price target of $145. This rating was issued on 10/25/18. The stock recently closed its previous session at $127.57 by showing a percentage change of 0.3% from its previous day closing price of $127.19.

Price Target is basically a projection of future price of a company’s stock by the expert analysis of investment analysts or investment firms. There may be various price targets for a stock. These analysts and investment firms use various valuation methods to decide a price target for a stock.

Several investment firms issued their expert ratings on Chubb Limited (NYSE:CB) in which Citigroup Maintains Chubb Limited (NYSE:CB) to Buy by settling a price target of $150 on 10/12/18. Deutsche Bank Downgrades the stock to Sell on 8/14/18 by stationing a price target of $126. Credit Suisse Initiates Coverage On the company’s stock to Neutral on 8/07/18 by setting a price target of $150. Citigroup Maintains Chubb Limited (NYSE:CB) to Buy with a price target of $157.

Chubb Limited (NYSE:CB) currently has a consensus Price Target of $153.94. While some analysts have a High Price target for the stock of $170 and a Low Price Target of $122.

Several sell side analysts reviewed their recommendations on Chubb Limited (NYSE:CB) where 6 analyst have rated the stock as Strong Buy, 8 analysts said it’s a Buy, 4 rated the stock as Hold, 1 analysts reported Underperform and 1 analysts gave their recommendations as Sell. (Current Month Yahoo Finance Ratings)

Zacks Investment Research also rated the stock with a value of 2.04. This scale runs from 1 to 5 where 1 represents Strong Buy and 5 represents Sell.

In the last Quarter, Chubb Limited (NYSE:CB) reported its Actual EPS of $2.41/share. The analysts offering Earnings Estimates for the company were believing that Chubb Limited (NYSE:CB) could bring EPS of $2.36/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was 0.05 Percent. Thus the company showed an Earnings Surprise of 2.1 Percent.

Chubb Limited (NYSE:CB) has a market capitalization of 58.79 Billion. The stock traded with the volume of 1.28 Million shares in the last trading session. The stock touched its high share price of $157.50 on 01/31/18 and the stock also touched its Lowest price in the last 52-weeks of trading on 10/24/18 as $120.50. The company has a 1 Year high price target of $153.4. The stock is currently trading with a distance of 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 0.46%. The Moving Average SMA50 is -3.2% while SMA200 is -5.65%.

Chubb Limited (NYSE:CB) is currently showing its ROA (Return on Assets) of 3.1%. The Return on Investment (ROI) is at 5.5% while it’s Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 10.1%. The stock currently shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of -12.7 percent while its Weekly performance value is -2.16%. The Monthly and Yearly performances are 2.35 percent and -15.71 percent respectively. The Relative Volume value measured for Chubb Limited (NYSE:CB) is 0.79. The Average Volume (3 months) is 1.61 Million.

The stock currently has its Annual Dividend of $2.92 and an annual Dividend Yield of 2.29 Percent. CB has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 12.74, Forward P/E of 11.47, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 56.08 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 16.14. The stock is showing its Operating Margin of 16.6 percent.

Company Profile:

Chubb Limited is a property and casualty insurance company. It provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance. Chubb Limited, formerly known as ACE Limited, is based in Zurich, Switzerland.