Visa stock: buy or sell?
November 19th, 2019
Visa Inc. operates as a payments technology company worldwide. The company facilitates commerce through the transfer of value and information among consumers, merchants, financial institutions, businesses, strategic partners, and government entities.
Should I buy Visa stock?Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. That's why is so important to define your own trading plan that matches with your character as inversor. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.
Currently, Visa stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is Visa stock a buy?
Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.At Stocks2.com, we gathered 15 ratings published for V stock in the last 30 days. The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for V stock, with 12 positive ratings.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-7-24||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Overweight||Neutral|
|2019-7-24||Goldman Sachs Group||n/a||Buy|
|2019-7-24||Credit Suisse Group||n/a||Buy|
|2019-7-18||Jefferies Financial Group||n/a||Buy|
Visa stock analysis
Visa shares rose 1.73% to $182.77 today.
Visa closed today at $182.77 and rose a nice 1.73%. Since November 7th when V stock price broke up the SMA100d line, it gained $6.30 (3.57%). On September, V hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $186.40 recorded on September. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.
Shares of Visa stepped up a decent 1.67% this week.
Having descending tops is not good news for traders invested in Visa. Although it's only a warning signal, eyes should be on alert during next weeks to identify possible new risks. You should be expectant to Visa price to not slide under , as this would complicate possible price recovery in the short and mid-term. Not so far away is the last all-time high Visa marked early September. Since early April when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, V price gained $27.30 per share (17.56%). Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up early January, V climbed $49.97 (37.63%).
Visa stock price history
Visa stock went public on March 19th, 2008 with a price of $11.771. Since then, V stock grew a 1,452.80%, with an average of 132.10% per year. If you had invested $1,000 in Visa stock in 2008, it would worth $14,528.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
Visa stock historical price chart
V stock reached all-time highs on September with a price of $186.74.
Visa stock price target is $196.90Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. You should not follow the analysts' V stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last 30 days we found 14 price targets for V stock:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-8-1||UBS Group||Raises Target||$183.00||$187.00||2.2%|
|2019-7-24||SunTrust Banks||Raises Target||n/a||$205.00||-|
|2019-7-24||Raymond James||Raises Target||$177.00||$193.00||9%|
|2019-7-24||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Raises Target||$166.00||$182.00||9.6%|
|2019-7-24||Goldman Sachs Group||Set Price Target||n/a||$202.00||-|
|2019-7-24||Credit Suisse Group||Set Price Target||n/a||$203.00||-|
|2019-7-18||Jefferies Financial Group||Reiterates||$190.00||$210.00||10.5%|
|2019-7-11||Morgan Stanley||Raises Target||$175.00||$191.00||9.1%|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareAfter publishing its last earnings report on April, Visa . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2018, Visa annual revenues skyrocketed a super good 12.26% to $20,609.00 million USD from $18,358.00 marked in 2017. In line, its income margin (compared to sales) boosted to 49.98%, that is $10,301.00 million. To have an up to date picture of the financial situation of Visa, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2019-Q1 that can be compared to 2018 fiscal year results. Annual Visa TTM sales up to March 2019 were $21,674.00 and earnings were $11,128.00 M dollars. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem Visa business evolution since September 2018: Annual turnover up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, escalated a beatiful 5.17%. Improving that, profit margin (net income/revenues) raised at 49.98%.
|2013||$11,780 M||-||$4,960 M42.1%||-|
|2014||$12,700 M||7.81%||$5,420 M42.7%||9.27%|
|2015||$13,880 M||9.29%||$6,328 M45.6%||16.75%|
|2016||$15,082 M||8.66%||$5,991 M39.7%||-5.33%|
|2017||$18,358 M||21.72%||$6,699 M36.5%||11.82%|
|2018||$20,609 M||12.26%||$10,301 M50.0%||53.77%|
|TTM||$21,674 M||5.17%||$11,128 M51.3%||8.03%|
Quarterly financial resultsVisa reported $5,494.00 M in revenues for 2019-Q1, a -0.22% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $2,977.00 M with a profit margin of 54.19%. Profit margin stayed constant a 0.12% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 54.07%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Visa sales marked a remarkable growth and soared a 8.30%.
|2017-Q2||$4,570 M||-||$1,990 M43.5%||-|
|2017-Q3||$4,860 M||6.35%||$2,070 M42.6%||4.02%|
|2017-Q4||$4,862 M||0.04%||$2,522 M51.9%||21.84%|
|2018-Q1||$5,073 M||4.34%||$2,605 M51.4%||3.29%|
|2018-Q2||$5,240 M||3.29%||$2,329 M44.4%||-10.60%|
|2018-Q3||$5,434 M||3.70%||$2,845 M52.4%||22.16%|
|2018-Q4||$5,506 M||1.32%||$2,977 M54.1%||4.64%|
|2019-Q1||$5,494 M||-0.22%||$2,977 M54.2%||0.00%|
Visa ownershipWhen you are planning to invest in a stock, it's always worth to review its ownership structure.
Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Visa, 0.10% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.
Bearish positions for V stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Visa:
|Market cap||$314.4 B||$28.5 B||$84.2 B||$280.1 B||$176.5 M|
|Total shares||1,720.0 M||813.5 M||614.6 M||997.5 M||56.6 M|
|Float shares||1,700.0 M||774.4 M||611.6 M||991.1 M||42.0 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||94.9%||88.0%||92.3%||78.0%||62.8%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.1%||5.3%||0.6%||11.2%||19.7%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Tuesday, November 19th, 2019|
|Day range||$180.25 - $182.98|
|Average true range||$2.50|
|50d mov avg||$176.30|
|100d mov avg||$177.37|
|200d mov avg||$167.43|
Visa performanceTo measure stock performance is always good to compare with competitors or related stocks. In the following table, we compare Visa performance to eBay, Fidelity National Information Services, Mastercard, Net 1 UEPS Technologies and WEX:
|UEPSNet 1 UEPS Techno...||-2.80%||-17.46%||-34.32%|
Visa competitorsWe chose a few stocks to conform a list of Visa competitors to examine if you are interested in investing in V:
- eBay (EBAY)
- Fidelity National Information Services (FIS)
- Mastercard (MA)
- Net 1 UEPS Technologies (UEPS)
- WEX (WEX)
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