4. As of noon trading, Global Payments ( GPN) is up $0.71 (1.52) to $47.34 on average volume Thus far, 488,728 shares of Global Payments exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 837,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.45-$47.66 after having opened the day at $46.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.63. Global Payments Inc. Global Payments has a market cap of $3.6 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 2.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Global Payments a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Global Payments as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Global Payments Ratings Report now. Exclusive Offer: Jim Cramer's 'go-to' small/mid-cap guru Bryan Ashenberg only buys stocks he thinks could return 50-100%. See his top picks for 14-days FREE.