GPN, EVOP Stocks Alert: What’s Going on With Global Payments Today?

  • Global Payments (GPN) stock is rising alongside EVO Payments (EVOP) stock.
  • This follows news of a deal for GPN to acquire EVOP.
  • GPN also released a positive earnings report for Q2 2022 today.
Global Payments office building in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. GPN stock.

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Global Payments (NYSE:GPN) stock and EVO Payments (NASDAQ:EVOP) shares are both rising higher on Monday thanks to earnings and acquisition news.

Let’s start with the earnings report from Global Payments. The company reported adjusted earnings per share of $2.36 on revenue of $2.06 billion for Q2 2022. For comparison, Wall Street was expecting $2.34 per share and revenue of $2.07 billion for the period.

While those earnings are mixed, it’s not by much with adjusted EPS beating estimates and revenue only slightly missing. Also, both Q2 2022 adjusted EPS and revenue are up from the $2.04 and $1.94 billion reported in the second quarter of 2021.

GPN and EVOP Stocks Rise on an Acquisition Deal

Adding to that positive earnings report, Global Payments also announced plans to acquire EVO Payments. This will have it spending $34 per share to acquire EVOP stock. That payment will be made in cash.

Josh Whipple, senior executive vice president and CFO of Global Payments, said the following about the deal.

“We expect the acquisition of EVO Payments and the disposition of Netspend’s consumer business to close in the first quarter of 2023, subject to receipt of regulatory approvals and satisfaction of customary closing conditions.”

Today’s news is bringing extra activity to GPN and EVOP stock with both shares seeing heavy trading. As a result, GPN stock is up 6.5% and EVOP stock is up 22% as of Monday morning.

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On the date of publication, William White did not have (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer, subject to the InvestorPlace.com Publishing Guidelines.


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