Payments Industry Stock Price Tracker

Navigator Edition: March 2012
By: Ryan Douglas

Figure 1 is the March Payments Industry Stock Price Tracker. The chart measures current stock prices and market caps (as of March 28, 2012) and changes over the last 30 days as well as year-to-date movements.  The stock market has had 3 strong months of performance to start off the year, and is up 10% YTD.  The performance of the companies in the payments value chain continues to outpace the market throughout the first three months of the year.

In summary:

  • The issuer sector outpaced market growth this month by more than 5x with an 11% gain. Bank of America is up 20% in the last 30 days and 68% through the first two and a half months of the year.
  • The processor / acquirer sector performed slightly better than the market with a 4% gain. Fidelity is up 5% this month and 24% YTD.
  • The networks underperformed this month with a 1% gain, and have had the slowest start to 2012 compared to other sectors with a 16% gain YTD.

Figure 1: Monthly Average Stock Price Tracker


Source: Google Finance, First Annapolis Consulting research and analysis.

For more information, please contact Ryan Douglas, Associate specializing in Card Issuing,

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