Green Light for Payment Partners - Research Report on NetSpend Holdings Inc, Green Dot Corporation, Fidelity National Information Services, Global Payments Inc and Euronet Worldwide, Inc.

Feb 26, 2013, 08:00 ET from Investors-Alliance

NEW YORK, February 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors-Alliance announced new research reports highlighting NetSpend Holdings Inc (NYSE: GDOT), Green Dot Corporation (NYSE: FIS), Fidelity National Information Services (NYSE: FIS), Global Payments Inc (NYSE: GPN) and Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: EEFT). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

NetSpend Holdings Inc Research Report

NetSpend shares rose to a 2-year high after TSYS, a leading global payment solutions provider, agreed to acquire NetSpend for approximately $1.4 billion. NetSpend CEO Dan Henry notes that with the combined strength and resources of the companies, they will be able to offer their unique products and services to the unbanked consumer faster than before. The transaction is expected to close in the middle of the year, subject to regulatory approval and the approval of NetSpend shareholders. Many are optimistic about NetSpend's prospects as the prepaid card field becomes increasingly popular among unbanked US consumers who do not have traditional bank accounts or who rely on alternative financial services. Last February 13, NetSpend also reported fourth quarter revenue of $68.7 million, up 17 percent the fourth quarter of 2011. Earnings were up 15 percent, making it the eighth straight quarter of double-digit growth.  The Full Research Report on NetSpend Holdings Inc - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


Green Dot Corporation Research Report

Green Dot's shares are also up 3 percent following the announced acquisition of NetSpend, its prime competitor. Aside from this, the company also reported its fourth quarter results with revenue increasing by 13 percent in year-over-year. With a solid revenue base of at least $550 million as well as 4.37 million active cards at the end of 2012, many believe that Green Dot has a high growth potential and may deliver great returns in the future. The company also released its new platform: GoBank, the first bank account designed primarily for mobile device transactions. This is one of Green Dot's plans to expand its offerings to better serve its customers.  The Full Research Report on Green Dot Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


Fidelity National Information Services Research Report

Fidelity recently reported its fourth quarter 2012 results, with 5 percent organic revenue growth for the year as well as 13 percent growth in adjusted earnings per share. Fidelity CEO Frank Martire notes that the company's strong quarter "reflects the strength of our operating model and success in executing our business strategy." For 2013, FIS anticipates 4 to 6 percent revenue growth as well as 11 to 15 percent increase in adjusted earnings per share. Analysts are bullish about the stock, with the company's prominent position in the financial services market. Furthermore, its expansion into Asia Pacific, Brazil and India are expected to generate organic revenue growth.  Citing the company's consistent operating performance and cash flow, Standard & Poor's (S&P) Ratings Services upgraded FIS' credit rating from BB+ to BBB-. The Full Research Report on Fidelity National Information Services - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


Global Payments Inc Research Report

Global Payments, the electronic payments processor, has been surging after reporting earnings of 93 cents a share for its fiscal third quarter, ahead of the 87 cents per share consensus. Analyst Greg Smith of Sterne, Agee & Leach comments that the company's full-year forecast may even be conservative as it does not account for Global Payments' $413 million Accelerated Payment Technologies acquisition. Following the company's strong performance, Goldman Sachs reiterates its Buy rating on Global Payments and raised its price target from $54 to $56. Many believe that its strong quarter is because of exceptionally strong trends in the UK and Russia. With a raised outlook for the year, Global Payments expects to continue its momentum and deliver for investors. The Full Research Report on Global Payments Inc - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


Euronet Worldwide, Inc. Research Report

Euronet reported fourth quarter earnings of 44 cents per share, beating estimates of 42 cents per share. With a surge in total transactions, its Money Transfer Segment improved 18 percent over the year ago quarter to $87.2 million. Euronet is excited about the second quarter of 2013 when it expects its epay markets to stabilize. With more consumers turning to electronic means to pay for goods and services, many expect Euronet to grow stronger in the coming year. With the company's strong performance, Standard & Poor's (S&P) Rating Services issued a credit rating of BBB- to the global electronic payments provider. The Full Research Report on Euronet Worldwide, Inc.  - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: []


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