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?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.
|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?
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.
|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 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.
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%).
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 $113.70Nobody 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:
|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 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.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared 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%.
|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 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.
|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 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:
|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 performanceStocks 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 :
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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