News articles about Worldpay (NYSE:WP) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Worldpay earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.8890897671643 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
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- Is Worldpay, Inc. (WP) a Buy? The Stock Reaches All Time High Today – Flаtlаnd Nеws (flatlandnews.com)
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WP stock traded down $0.34 on Friday, reaching $83.48. The company had a trading volume of 3,729,462 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,171,795. The company has a market cap of $14,846.67, a P/E ratio of 105.67, a PEG ratio of 1.53 and a beta of 0.62. Worldpay has a twelve month low of $59.10 and a twelve month high of $85.53. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 9.31, a current ratio of 0.75 and a quick ratio of 0.75.
Worldpay (NYSE:WP) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 28th. The business services provider reported $0.90 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.91 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $569.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $563.04 million. Worldpay had a net margin of 3.23% and a return on equity of 52.03%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.75 earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that Worldpay will post 3.59 EPS for the current year.
Several research analysts have weighed in on the company. BMO Capital Markets raised Worldpay from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $88.00 price target on shares of Worldpay in a research report on Friday, December 22nd. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $79.00 price target on shares of Worldpay in a research report on Tuesday, December 12th. Wells Fargo reaffirmed a “positive” rating and set a $84.00 price target (up previously from $77.00) on shares of Worldpay in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 price target (up previously from $80.00) on shares of Worldpay in a research report on Monday, December 4th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty-seven have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $83.59.
In other news, insider Kimberly Martin sold 5,308 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, March 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $82.96, for a total transaction of $440,351.68. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Royal Cole sold 44,283 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, March 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.17, for a total value of $3,683,017.11. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 1.27% of the company’s stock.
Worldpay Company Profile
Worldpay, Inc, formerly Vantiv, Inc, is a holding company. The Company conducts its operations through its subsidiary, Vantiv Holding, LLC. The Company is a payment processor. The Company’s segments include Merchant Services and Financial Institution Services. The Company offers a range of payment processing services that enable its clients to meet their payment processing needs through a single provider.
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