Worldpay (WP) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.18

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News headlines about Worldpay (NYSE:WP) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Worldpay earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.617240616923 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Worldpay stock opened at $95.83 on Friday. Worldpay has a 1-year low of $67.71 and a 1-year high of $98.86. The firm has a market capitalization of $30.05 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.91, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.65 and a beta of 0.71. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a current ratio of 0.96.

Worldpay (NYSE:WP) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 9th. The business services provider reported $1.04 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.95 by $0.09. Worldpay had a negative net margin of 1.72% and a positive return on equity of 14.55%. The firm had revenue of $1.01 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $978.81 million. Worldpay’s revenue for the quarter was up 90.0% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that Worldpay will post 3.64 EPS for the current year.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. KeyCorp increased their target price on shares of Worldpay from $93.00 to $100.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, August 10th. Morgan Stanley increased their target price on shares of Worldpay from $94.00 to $95.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 28th. Berenberg Bank increased their target price on shares of Worldpay to $120.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 30th. Cantor Fitzgerald increased their target price on shares of Worldpay from $92.00 to $100.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Friday, August 10th. Finally, Raymond James assumed coverage on shares of Worldpay in a research note on Friday, June 15th. They set a “strong-buy” rating and a $98.00 target price on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, twenty-five have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $95.54.

In other news, CEO Philip Jansen sold 130,908 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.26, for a total value of $12,077,572.08. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, EVP Matt Taylor sold 22,648 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $98.09, for a total transaction of $2,221,542.32. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 156,056 shares of company stock worth $14,524,114 over the last ninety days. Insiders own 1.05% of the company’s stock.

Worldpay Company Profile

Worldpay, Inc, through its subsidiary, Vantiv Holding, LLC, provides electronic payment processing services to merchants and financial institutions in the United States. It operates through two segments, Merchant Services and Financial Institution Services. The Merchant Services segment offers merchant acquiring and payment processing services, such as authorization and settlement, customer service, chargeback and retrieval processing, and interchange management to national merchants, and regional and small-to-mid sized businesses.

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