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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After topping to all time highs on July, Worldpay stayed steady 0.00% to $135.00. With August, it's been 4 green days in a row, adding $0.00 or 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?

Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. That's why is so important to define your own trading strategy that fits your character as inversor. At Stocks2.com, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with Worldpay stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.

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?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. 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 constant 0.00% to $135.00 after marking all time highs on July.

After topping to all time highs on July, Worldpay stayed steady 0.00% 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 July) higher than the previous bottom, and its last top ($138.22, on July) 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 July, WP hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on July tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.

WP stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Worldpay ended this week at $135.00 and remained stable a neutral 0.00%.

Worldpay stock is trading in the range of its last top and last bottom. Loosing would mean breaking the current uptrend. Breakdowns under last bottom are selling point signals for some trading strategies. Not so far away is the last price record Worldpay marked late July. Late April, SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up triggering a rise of 21.37%. Since mid February when WP stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $49.30 (57.53%).

WP stock chart (weekly)

Worldpay stock price history

Worldpay IPO was on September 3rd, 1996 at $0.66 per share1. Since then, WP stock grew a 20,354.50%, with an average of 885.00% per year. If you had invested $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 July with a price of $138.22.

Worldpay stock price target is $113.70

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. We have 10 price predictions for WP stock released in the last 30 days:
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 WP stock is $113.70. In average, analysts' outlook on WP price forecast is positive, increasing the prediction by a 5.00% from previous estimations.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Worldpay presented beatiful results for 2018-Q4 on February. Worldpay grew Earnings per Share (EPS) by 8.20%, beating analysts 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 sales report draw a bad slide of -2.51% to $3,925.40 million USD. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, similarly, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) declined a -2.91% to 0.33%.

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 reported $1,050.00 million in sales for 2018-Q4, a 3.15% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $110.50 million with a profit margin of 10.52%. Profit margin skyrocketed 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 correction and decreased 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 have a look 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.

The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Worldpay:

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

Stocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. In the following table, we compare Worldpay to :
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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