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Top-Rated Stocks Near Buy Point With Earnings Due: Global Payments

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Global Payments ( GPN ) is forming a base offering a 105.00 entry as it gets set to report earnings on Jan. 9. The entry is based on a first-stage flat base .

[ibd-display-video id=2360792 width=50 float=left autostart=true] Understand that buying just before a stock reports can be risky, since an EPS or sales miss could send it sharply lower. You can minimize your risk by waiting to see the actual numbers and the market's reaction.

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Earnings growth picked up last quarter from 24% to 29%. But sales fell from 14% to 9%.

Analysts expect earnings growth of 19% for the quarter, and 26% growth for the full year. Annual earnings-per-share estimates were recently revised upward.

Global Payments has a 94 Composite Rating and earns the No. 10 rank among its peers in the Finance-Card/Payment Processing industry group. Fleetcor Technologies ( FLT ), PayPal ( PYPL ) and Green Dot ( GDOT ) are among the top 5 highly rated stocks within the group.

Note: Dates for earnings reports are subject to change. Check the company's website for any updates.

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