Worldpay stock: buy or sell?

WP stock price: $135.00 0.00% At close on August 5th, 2019

Updated on:
August 5th, 2019

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Worldpay stayed stable 0.00% to $135.00 after reaching all time highs on Jul/29. Aug 5th was the fourth green day in a row, marking 0.00%.

Worldpay, Inc., through its subsidiary Vantiv Holding, LLC, provides electronic payment processing services to merchants and financial institutions in the United States.

Should I buy Worldpay stock?

Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to choose and when is the best time to buy them. At Stocks2.com, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

Currently, Worldpay stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is Worldpay stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions post stock ratings everyday. At Stocks2.com, we gathered 15 ratings published for WP stock in the last month.

Is WP a good stock to buy?
DateAnalyst / BrokerPrevious ratingCurrent rating
2019-4-4Royal Bank of CanadaOutperformOutperform
2019-3-4GuggenheimBuyNeutral
2019-3-25Craig Hallumn/aBuy
2019-3-21WedbushOutperformNeutral
2019-3-21Atlantic SecuritiesOverweightNeutral
2019-3-20Morgan StanleyOverweightEqual Weight
2019-3-19MizuhoBuyNeutral
2019-3-19Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsOutperformMarket Perform
2019-3-19JPMorgan Chase & Co.OverweightNeutral
2019-3-19CowenOutperformMarket Perform
2019-3-19Buckingham ResearchBuyNeutral
2019-2-27WedbushOutperformAverage
2019-2-27SunTrust BanksPositiveHold
2019-2-27Royal Bank of Canadan/aBuy
2019-2-27KeyCorpn/aBuy

Worldpay stock analysis

Daily outlook

Worldpay stayed stable 0.00% to $135.00 after reaching all time highs on July 29th.

After reaching all time highs on July/29, Worldpay stayed constant 0.00% on August 5th to $135.00. Since SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up on April, WP price climbed $22.31 per share (19.80%). From a daily perspective, WP is in a short term uptrend after plotting its last bottom ($129.48, on Jul 24th) higher than the previous bottom, and its last top ($138.22, on Jul/29) also over the previous top. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top WP might consolidate in a plain range, waiting to break out over $138.22 or down under $129.48. On Jul/29, WP hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on July/26 tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.

WP stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Shares of Worldpay closed this week at $135.00 and remained steady a tight 0.00%.

Worldpay stock is drawing an uptrend with rising tops and bottoms. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top, WP might consolidate in a flat-base, waiting to break out over or down under . Not so far away is the last price record Worldpay marked late July. Since SMA20d and SMA40w crossed up late April, WP price climbed $23.77 per share (21.37%). Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up by mid February, WP climbed $49.30 (57.53%).

WP stock chart (weekly)

Worldpay stock price history

Worldpay stock went public on September 3rd, 1996 with a price of $0.661. Since then, WP stock surged a 20,354.50%, with an average of 925.20% per year. If you had invested right after WP's IPO a $1,000 in Worldpay stock in 1996, it would worth $203,545.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

Worldpay stock historical price chart

WP stock reached all-time highs on Jul 29th with a price of $138.22.

Worldpay stock price target is $113.70

Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. For the last month we found 10 price predictions for WP stock:
WP stock price predictions
DateAnalyst / BrokerActionPrevious targetCurrent targetDiff
2019-4-4Royal Bank of CanadaRaises Target$110.00$143.0030%
2019-3-25Craig HallumReiterates$115.00$130.0013%
2019-3-20Morgan StanleyDowngrades$103.00$112.008.7%
2019-3-19MizuhoDowngrades$108.00$112.003.7%
2019-3-19Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsDowngrades$105.00$111.005.7%
2019-3-19Buckingham ResearchDowngrades$115.00$112.00-2.6%
2019-2-27WedbushReiterates$100.00$110.0010%
2019-2-27SunTrust BanksRaises Targetn/a$92.00-
2019-2-27Royal Bank of CanadaReiteratesn/a$110.00-
2019-2-27KeyCorpReiteratesn/a$105.00-
(in average)$108.00$113.705.0%
Moving in a range from $143.00 and $92.00, the price prediction for Worldpay stock is $113.70. In average, analysts' outlook on WP price target is positive, upgrading the target by a 5.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Worldpay presented nice results for 2018-Q4 on February. Worldpay appreciated Earnings per Share (EPS) by 8.20%, beating experts consensus of $0.97. Worldpay posted $1.05.
WP earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q2-n/an/an/a
2017-Q3-n/an/an/a
2017-Q42018-02-280.910.9-1.1%
2018-Q12018-05-100.750.761.3%
2018-Q22018-08-090.90.933.3%
2018-Q32018-11-080.940.940.0%
2018-Q42019-02-260.971.058.2%
2019-Q1-n/an/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a
2019-Q3-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual turnover report draw a bad loss of -2.51% to $3,925.40 M USD. Aligned with this, its income margin (compared to sales) decreased to 0.33%, that is $12.80 million.

WP annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2014$2,577 M-$125 M4.9%-
2015$3,160 M22.61%$148 M4.7%18.08%
2016$3,579 M13.26%$213 M6.0%44.11%
2017$4,027 M12.50%$130 M3.2%-38.98%
2018$3,925 M-2.51%$13 M0.3%-90.16%

Quarterly financial results

Worldpay posted $1,050.00 million in sales for 2018-Q4, a 3.15% up compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $110.50 M with a profit margin of 10.52%. Profit margin boosted a 10.25% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 0.28%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Worldpay sales marked an ugly slide and slightly fell a -1.49%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, Worldpay posted 3 positive quarters in a row.
WP quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q2$998,764 M-$68,777 M6.9%-
2017-Q3$1,034 M-99.90%$92 M8.9%-99.87%
2017-Q4$1,066 M3.11%$-60 M-5.6%-164.80%
2018-Q1$851 M-20.19%$-98 M-11.5%63.51%
2018-Q2$1,007 M18.35%$-3 M-0.3%-97.03%
2018-Q3$1,018 M1.10%$3 M0.3%-196.55%
2018-Q4$1,050 M3.15%$111 M10.5%3,846.43%
2019-Q1$970 M-7.62%$36 M3.8%-67.06%

Worldpay ownership

When you are planning to invest in shares of a stock, it's always worth to check its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Worldpay, of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

For a better context understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

WP
Market cap$0.0 M
Total shares0.0 M
Float shares0.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)0.0%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.0%
Shares in short selling0.0%

Worldpay summary

Monday, August 5th, 2019
Open$136.80
Close$135.00
Day range$134.75 - $137.78
Previous close$135.00
Session gain0.00%
Average true range$2.77
50d mov avg$127.14
100d mov avg$120.59
200d mov avg$103.06
Daily patternlt06a
Weekly pattern lt06a

Worldpay performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. For Worldpay, the comparison is made against .
Stock3m6m12m
WPWorldpay14.15%57.53%46.52%

Worldpay competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Worldpay competitor. This doesn't mean Worldpay does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.

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