Visa stock: buy or sell

V stock price: $201.59 -0.13% At close on Jan 15th, 2021

Updated on:
Jan 18th, 2021


Visa stock brief

  • Visa closed last Friday at $201.59 after just changing a -0.13%.
  • The price is currently below the lower Bollinger band, which often indicates a near-term rebound that you better not try to trade
  • Visa is just 8.53% below all-time highs
  • The stock is configuring an uptrend pattern since last October, when it bottomed at $178.96. This uptrend marked a 12.65% gain
  • Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft published a strong bullish rating for Visa last Thursday, forecasting $270.00
  • Visa Inc. operates as a payments technology company worldwide.

Should I buy Visa stock?

All successful traders recommend adhering to a trading strategy and not make decisions based on subjective opinions, rumors or feelings. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to pick and when is the best moment to buy them. At, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best

Is $V stock a buy?

Currently, Visa stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy now. This doesn't mean $V will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems

Should I sell Visa stock?

When you are a novel trader and you own stock shares with some profit, it's really hard to decide the correct moment to sell and get your profits. Trading strategies let us to avoid impetuous decisions based on our moods or the buzz that surrounds the market. Our trading system selects very simple setups to guide us on when is a good time to sell a stock. Be aware that these setups are not intended for selling short Visa stock

As a golden rule, you should never keep a trading operation that leads to greater losses than those expected at the time of the buy. When to sell shares should always be ruled by the stop-loss (automatic or manual)

Is it time to sell Visa stock?

Currently, Visa stock doesn't match any of our preferred sell setups, so if you own Visa stock and your operation is in profit probably is not time to sell now

Price broke down below last bottom

Visa ratings

In the last month, 4 brokerage ratings were published for Visa. General sentiment is bullish, with 4 out of 4 publishing positive forecasts

Visa analysts' ratings - Last month
Brokerage firmRating
Dec 22nd, 2020
Barclays Strong buy
Jan 13th, 2021
Jefferies Financial Group NeutralStrong buy
KeyCorp Buy
Jan 14th, 2021
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft Strong buy

Visa stock analysis

Since last October, Visa has been drawing an uptrend that so far marked a gorgeous 12.65%. The chart shows higher highs and higher troughs, and along the way gave some buy points for those who wanted to enter. Latest pullback was in mid-December, when price bounced at $204.50. Last Thursday, the uptrend got broken when price sliced down under the $204.50 support

$V near to All-time Highs

Close to ATH

SMAs overview

V stock SMAs chart

Supports and resistances

The current resistances are:

  • R1: $203.81 (1.10% above)
  • R2: $204.50 (1.44% above)
  • R3: $207.66 (3.01% above)
  • The current support levels are:

  • S1: $201.57 (-0.01% below)
  • S2: $200.34 (-0.62% below)
  • S3: $199.55 (-1.01% below)
  • Bollinger bands

    Price levels both above or below the Bollinger Bands indicate that the price has followed a strong trend that has led to extreme highs or lows. For this case, the price is beneath the upper band, which should mean a near-term bounce off (at least) until it is back above the band

    V stock Bollinger Bands chart

    Relative strength index

    When the moves for so long below 70 and above 30, without indication of overbought and oversold, the indicator is of little use, and we currently are in one of these situations.

    V stock RSI chart

    Visa stock price history

    Visa started trading priced at an adjusted price1 of $13.59 on Mar 2008. Since then, V stock surged by 1,383.37%, with an average of 115.28% per year. If you had invested $1,000USD in Visa stock on the IPO, it would be valued $14,833.70 today.

    1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits

    V stock price history chart

    Price target for Visa stock

    How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable. Banks and financial organisations issue their analysis predicting how a stock will performance in the future.

    The following table shows the price target released by analysts in the last month. If you are a small trader you shouldn't invest based on these price targets.

    There are 4 price predictions issued for Visa that average $243.75. Visa closed at $201.59 last Friday, so the target price is forecasting a growth by 20.91%.

    Visa stock price predictions
    Brokerage firmPrice target
    Dec 22nd, 2020
    Barclays $230.00
    Jan 13th, 2021
    Jefferies Financial Group $195.00$250.00
    KeyCorp $210.00$225.00
    Jan 14th, 2021
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft $220.00$270.00

    Earnings and financials

    Visa ($V) hosted the shareholders event and presented the report last October. Visa reported earnings of $1.12 per share on sales of $5.1 billion. The Wall St estimate was $1.10 per share on revenue of $5.0 billion.

    Same quarter last year, reported EPS was $1.47, so current EPS is a decrease of -23.81%. Looking at revenues, figures tanked a -16.88% compared to $61.4B same quarter last year.

    Visa ($V) is hosting the earnings call on Thursday next week. Expected for this quarter is $1.28, compared to $1.12 that was reported for Q4.

    Visa performance

    V performance compared
    Visa ($V) -3.30% 1.00% 3.80%

    The comments expressed in this post are personal and not recommendations for you to buy or sell shares. The author of this document does not have any knowledge of the particular scenarios of the reader, his or her finances or his or her own best interests at any given time. All users should speak with their financial advisor before buying or selling any securities Opinions are expressed for educative purposes only

    Visa summary

    Friday, January 15th, 2021
    Day range$200.43 - $203.26
    Previous close$201.86
    Session gain-0.13%
    Average true range$5.79
    50d mov avg$209.71
    100d mov avg$205.08
    200d mov avg$196.31
    Earnings dateJanuary 28th, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    What is Visa stock symbol?

    Visa Inc. is a public company trading in the US stock market with the V symbol

    Is Visa stock a buy or sell?

    Visa received 4 ratings in the last 30 days: 4 bullish, 0 bearish and 0 neutral.

    Will V go up?

    Visa had different price forecasts issued by analysts in the last 4 weeks forecasting the target price to $243.75. That is a 20.91% than the last price ($201.59).