Stock Update: Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) – Stock Trading 101: Follow The Leaders – Visa And MasterCard

Visa Inc. (NYSE:V)

[at Seeking Alpha] – While the stock market has seen its share of twists and turns in 2013, one sector that continues to outperform is credit card companies. In particular the two standouts, Visa ( V ) and MasterCard ( MA …
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Visa Inc. (V), with a current value of $127.47B, started the session at $198.68.

Looking at the stock, its one day range is $197.32 to $198.69 with its 52-week range being $136.44 to $202.68.

Priced at 26.36x this year’s forecasted earnings, V shares are relatively expensive compared to the industry’s 23.09x forward p/e ratio.

And for passive income investors, the company pays shareholders $1.32 per share annually in dividends, yielding 0.70%.

In a review of the consensus earnings estimate this quarter, 31 sell-side analysts are looking at $1.85 per share, which would be $0.31 better than the year-ago quarter and a $0.00 sequential decrease. Furthermore, our analysis shows the full-year EPS estimate to be $7.59, which would be a $1.39 improvement when compared to the last year’s annual results.

The quarterly earnings estimate is based on a consensus revenue forecast of the current quarter of $3.02 Billion. If realized, that would be a 10.62% increase over the year-ago quarter.

Recently, Argus downgraded V from Buy to Hold (Mar 1, 2013).
Previously, UBS upgraded V from Sell to Neutral.

When considering if the stock is under or overvalued, the average price target is $209.03, which is 5.21% above where the stock opened this morning.

Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), a payments technology company, engages in the operation of retail electronic payments network worldwide. It facilitates commerce through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses, and government entities.

Tag Helper ~ Stock Code: V | Common Company name: Visa | Full Company name: Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) .

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