Visa (NYSE:V) Receives Coverag


How Sterne Agee CRT Currently Rates Visa (NYSE:V)

Sterne Agee CRT shared with investors in a note that it began issuing coverage on Visa (NYSE:V) stock, with Buy rating.

From a total of 32 analysts covering Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) stock, 28 rate it a ”Buy”, 0 a “Sell”, and 7 a ”Hold”. This means that 80% of the ratings are positive. The highest target price is $95 while the lowest target price is $75. The mean of all analyst targets is $86.44 with a 6.72% above today’s ($78.97) stock price. Visa Inc. was the topic of 20 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to the firm StockzIntelligence Inc. UBS initiated shares on December 16 with “Buy” rating. Guggenheim initiated shares with “Buy” rating and $85 target share price in a report from an October 8. RBC Capital Markets maintained V stock in a recent report from November 3 with “Outperform” rating. Vetr upgraded the rating on September 1. Vetr has a “Hold” rating and a $75.69 price target on shares. Finally, Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in a report issued on an October 19.

Approximately 2.50 million shares of stock traded hands. Visa Inc (NYSE:V) has risen 14.09% since May 14, 2015 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 16.35% the S&P500.

The overall sentiment of institutions has increased to 1.44 in Q2 2015. Its up 0.25, from 1.19 in 2015Q2. The ratio is positive, as 51 institutions have sold all the shares of Visa Inc that they owned while 446 funds have taken shares off the table. 125 funds have purchased shares for the first time while 589 added to their positions. These institutions now hold 1.66 billion shares or 5.77% less than the 1.76 billion shares they owned in 2015Q2.

The Fund Trb Advisors Lp currently is holding shares equating to 78.71% of its total portfolio in Visa Inc representing a total of 300,000 shares. Another fund,Hengistbury Investment Partners Llp, is holding a total of 1.91 million shares equating to 61.03% of their holdings. Additionally, Two Creeks Capital Management Lp has a 3.14 million share stake in Visa Inc which represents 22.17% of their total portfolio. The Fund, Cortland Associates Inc Mo, based out of Missouri, has also built up a stake in the stock, which represents a total of 14.59% of their total portfolio. Finally Windacre Partnership Llc, a fund which is based in the state of Texas reported a total holdings of 331,000 shares.

Visa Inc. is a payments technology company. The company has a market cap of $191.95 billion. The Firm is engaged in operating a processing network, VisaNet, which facilitates authorization, clearing and settlement of payment transactions across the world. It has 30.65 P/E ratio. The Firm provides its services to consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories for electronic payments.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “VISA operates the world’s largest retail electronic payments network and is one of the most recognized global financial services brands. Visa facilitates global commerce through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses and government entities.”