MCINERNEY RYAN Acquires Visa Inc. (V) Shares

Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) finished Tuesday with an addition of $2.23 to close at $226.51, an upside of 0.99 percent. An average of 7,315,520 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$0.17 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 7,268,370 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 7,518,440.

V stock has increased by 0.11% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $216.31 on 09/20/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 07/27/21, shares of the company touched a low of $179.23 and a high of $252.67 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -10.35% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

6 days have passed since Visa Inc. (V) last reported insider trading activity. MCINERNEY RYAN, who is PRESIDENT, most recently acquired $11,194 shares at $224.17 per share on Oct 01. In this transaction, the insider spent $2,509,359. CHAIRMAN & CEO, KELLY ALFRED F JR, disposed of 9,000 shares at a price of $227.58 on Sep 30. The insider now owns more than $2,048,220 worth of shares. Prior to that, PRESIDENT MCINERNEY RYAN went on to Sale 11,193 shares at $229.10 each on Sep 01. An amount of $2,564,316 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

Visa Inc. (V) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 54.54, which compares with the 14.40 for the broader industry and 12.73 for the sector. This means investors are optimistic about the stock’s future prospects. In the last five years, Visa Inc.’s PE ratio has ranged between 50.69 and 24.77. The stock’s beta is 0.97. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 20.56, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 12.91, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 46.92.

Visa Inc. pays a $1.28 dividend per share annually. It offers a dividend yield of 0.57%. The company has a payout ratio of 23.60%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment took place on Sep. 1, and it was $0.32 a share, without any change from last year. Its dividend has been increased for the last 13 consecutive years with the latest increase dividend $0.02 reported on Friday October 30 2020. Dividends have grown by 76.81% each year over the last three years.

Visa Inc. will next go ex-dividend on 15-Nov. The next dividend payment Visa Inc. will make is expected to be $0.32.

The quick ratio of Visa Inc. for the three months ended June 29 was 2.00, and the current ratio was 2.00, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.61 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.61 for the quarter ending June 29. On the profitability front, the trailing 12-month gross margin is 78.60% against a 5-year average of 81.3%. Visa Inc.’s EBITDA margin for the year ending June 29 is 68.09%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at 64.60%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $7.76 billion compared to revenue of $21.85 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Visa Inc.’s return on assets was 13.00%, compared to 13.6% over the last five years. In the past year, the return on investment has been 20.20%, and the 5-year average is 20.5%. Meanwhile, the return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months has been 31.50% and the 5-year average holds at 32.0%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 16.40 over the past year.

Earnings Surprise

The analyst consensus anticipated Visa Inc.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $1.35 per share, but it turned out to be $1.49, a 10.40% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $4.27 billion. Shareholders own equity worth $1.94 billion.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Visa Inc. (V) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 05 October was 50.73%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 28.04%.

As of today, V’s price is $225.75 -0.07% or -$0.17 from its 5-day moving average. V is currently trading -1.13% lower than its 20-day SMA and -0.19% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -9.73% below the SMA50 and +7.19% above the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 52.08% and 56.23%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 5.22. With the 14-day stochastic at 59.93% and the average true range at 4.84, the RSI (14) stands at 49.10%. The stock has reached -1.73 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -0.20.

Analyst Ratings

Daiwa Securities downgraded Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) to a a Neutral rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as a an Outperform.The consensus rating for Visa Inc. (V) among analysts is Overweight. According to current brokerage recommendations, 1 brokerage firm advise that investors sell V, while 5 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 5 analysts, while 27 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is V’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $202.00 and $312.00, with a median target of $280.60. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Visa Inc. (V) stock is $279.44.


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