Worldpay stock: buy or sell?
August 5th, 2019
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.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
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.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-4-4||Royal Bank of Canada||Outperform||Outperform|
|2019-3-20||Morgan Stanley||Overweight||Equal Weight|
|2019-3-19||Keefe, Bruyette & Woods||Outperform||Market Perform|
|2019-3-19||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Overweight||Neutral|
|2019-2-27||Royal Bank of Canada||n/a||Buy|
Worldpay stock analysis
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.
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%).
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 $113.70Predicting 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:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-4-4||Royal Bank of Canada||Raises Target||$110.00||$143.00||30%|
|2019-3-19||Keefe, Bruyette & Woods||Downgrades||$105.00||$111.00||5.7%|
|2019-2-27||SunTrust Banks||Raises Target||n/a||$92.00||-|
|2019-2-27||Royal Bank of Canada||Reiterates||n/a||$110.00||-|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareWorldpay 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.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared 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.
|2014||$2,577 M||-||$125 M4.9%||-|
|2015||$3,160 M||22.61%||$148 M4.7%||18.08%|
|2016||$3,579 M||13.26%||$213 M6.0%||44.11%|
|2017||$4,027 M||12.50%||$130 M3.2%||-38.98%|
|2018||$3,925 M||-2.51%||$13 M0.3%||-90.16%|
Quarterly financial resultsWorldpay 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.
|2017-Q2||$998,764 M||-||$68,777 M6.9%||-|
|2017-Q3||$1,034 M||-99.90%||$92 M8.9%||-99.87%|
|2017-Q4||$1,066 M||3.11%||$-60 M-5.6%||-164.80%|
|2018-Q1||$851 M||-20.19%||$-98 M-11.5%||63.51%|
|2018-Q2||$1,007 M||18.35%||$-3 M-0.3%||-97.03%|
|2018-Q3||$1,018 M||1.10%||$3 M0.3%||-196.55%|
|2018-Q4||$1,050 M||3.15%||$111 M10.5%||3,846.43%|
|2019-Q1||$970 M||-7.62%||$36 M3.8%||-67.06%|
Worldpay ownershipWhen 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:
|Market cap||$0.0 M|
|Total shares||0.0 M|
|Float shares||0.0 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||0.0%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.0%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
|Monday, August 5th, 2019|
|Day range||$134.75 - $137.78|
|Average true range||$2.77|
|50d mov avg||$127.14|
|100d mov avg||$120.59|
|200d mov avg||$103.06|
Worldpay performancePerformance 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 .
Worldpay competitorsUnfortunately, 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.
Latest Worldpay stock news
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