Just the Facts on Worldpay, Inc. (WP)

Worldpay, Inc. (WP) is an interesting player in the Services space, with a focus on Business Services. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $83.92, up from yesterday’s close by 2.70%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Worldpay, Inc. (WP) currently trades with a market capitalization of $26.45 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been falling by -8.35 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $ over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.97 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.96% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

Sometimes, we can understand most about a stock by simply looking at how it has been trading. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Worldpay, Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $85.53. It is now trading 1.61% off that level. The stock is trading $81.23 its 50-day moving average by -2.69%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $59.10.

In recent action, Worldpay, Inc. (WP) has made a move of +3.68% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 14.11, and it’s gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 2.25% with $296.00 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of WP.

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