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Is Visa Inc. (V) a Keeper?

Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) went up by 0.67% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $235.85. The company’s stock price has collected 0.76% of gains in the last five trading sessions. Barron’s reported on 10/28/22 that Visa Stock Has Been Unfairly Beaten Up. It’s Time to Buy.

Is It Worth Investing in Visa Inc. (NYSE :V) Right Now?

Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 30.24 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for V is at 0.96. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 25 analysts out of 36 who provided ratings for Visa Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 7 rated the stock as “overweight,” 4 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $247.36, which is $35.91 above the current price. V currently public float of 1.61B and currently shorts hold a 2.33% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of V was 6.99M shares.

V’s Market Performance

V stocks went up by 0.76% for the week, with a monthly jump of 8.93% and a quarterly performance of 0.91%, while its annual performance rate touched 6.67%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.03% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.59% for Visa Inc. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 3.40% for V stocks with a simple moving average of 3.17% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of V

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for V stocks, with Deutsche Bank repeating the rating for V by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for V in the upcoming period, according to Deutsche Bank is $260 based on the research report published on October 13th of the current year 2022.

Daiwa Securities, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see V reach a price target of $225, previously predicting the price at $230. The rating they have provided for V stocks is “Neutral” according to the report published on August 16th, 2022.

Goldman gave a rating of “Buy” to V, setting the target price at $282 in the report published on May 18th of the current year.

V Trading at 9.44% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought V to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -10.23% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.59%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.03%, as shares surge +4.13% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +6.18% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, V rose by +0.76%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -7.11% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $205.20. In addition, Visa Inc. saw -2.30% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at V starting from KELLY ALFRED F JR, who sale 6,000 shares at the price of $180.00 back on Sep 29. After this action, KELLY ALFRED F JR now owns 153,887 shares of Visa Inc., valued at $1,080,000 using the latest closing price.

KELLY ALFRED F JR, the CHAIRMAN & CEO of Visa Inc., sale 9,000 shares at $201.00 during a trade that took place back on Aug 31, which means that KELLY ALFRED F JR is holding 153,887 shares at $1,809,000 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for V

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +67.38 for the present operating margin
  • +77.50 for the gross margin

The net margin for Visa Inc. stands at +49.91. Equity return is now at value 44.30, with 17.50 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.45.