Visa (V)

Re: Visa (V)

Postby winston » Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:16 am

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Stock Buyback Spenders: Visa (V)

Buyback: $5 billion+
Market Cap: $189.43 billion
YTD Performance: 19.6%

The knee-jerk response to Monday’s earnings release from credit card middleman wasn’t an encouraging one.

Visa (V) shares fell 3% following a slight earnings miss and an outlook that fell short of 2016’s expectations.

News that Visa was acquiring its European counterpart wasn’t enough to soothe investors either.

In the midst of that earnings and outlook dust cloud, however, the market may have overlooked another key piece of information unveiled by Visa on Monday … news that it had authorized a new $5 billion stock repurchase during the quarter, which is in addition to the $5 billion stock buyback program put into place a year earlier (about half of which has already been completed).

The kicker: The dividend was raised by 17% too.

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Re: Visa (V)

Postby winston » Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:02 pm

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Visa Looks Vulnerable -- Wait Before Buying

By Gary Morrow

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Re: Visa (V)

Postby winston » Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:46 am

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Visa (V) has been around forever. For an older generation it was simply a credit card company. But V stock has become a lot more than that.

Today, Visa is a “payment technology company.” Its business is about moving money digitally around the world and filling the gap between a store in Hoboken, New Jersey and a customer in Hyderabad, India.

Visa has been very good at understanding that as emerging economies grow, so does the disposable income of its population.

And given the challenges of the financial systems in the developing world, having a cash card and being able to use plastic as cash is a growing trend.

In the developed world, we take debit and credit cards for granted. In less industrialized nations, this is a new thing — especially debit cards.

Mobile services will be the next step of this process, whereby people will be able to bank and buy and sell from their phones.

The story of V stock isn’t about gaining market share in mature markets from its competitors, it’s about building new markets as the global middle class expands.

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Re: Visa (V)

Postby winston » Fri Dec 11, 2015 2:21 pm

Stocks to Watch: Visa Inc (V)

Financial stocks have been gaining strength recently despite mixed earnings results from companies in the sector.

Visa (V) slightly beat earnings estimates of 62 cents per share on revenue of $3.6 billion when it reported in early November.

The company had topped estimates by 15 cents, 2 cents and a penny (twice) during the previous four quarters, but more importantly, revenue also topped expectations in each of the last four announcements.

When the results came in, V stock gapped down from $78 to about $74.50, but shares reversed the entire move the following session and then went on to tap a new 52-week high of $81.01.

V has traded in a tight range between $81 and its $78 support level for the last two weeks, and if shares can clear the recent 52-week peak, Visa could make a run higher into blue-sky territory.

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Re: Visa (V)

Postby winston » Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:03 am

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Dow Jones Stocks to Buy: Visa (V)

If you want to own a Dow Jones stock forever, then a great choice is a Dow Jones stock that is part of an oligarchy. That doesn’t just mean buying a category leader, I mean buying one of a few companies that have actually cornered the market. For me, that’s Visa (V).

If you doing anything with a credit card in the developed world, it’s either with Visa, MasterCard (MA), American Express (AXP) or Discover (DFS). There have been two new developments which confirm my conviction. First, Visa is being given clearance to move in China. There is literally a monopoly over there now (UnionPay), and with Visa and MasterCard being let in, that’s a massive new revenue stream.

The second development is that there is tons of appetite for its forthcoming $16 billion bond deal. The 30-year bonds yield 4.31%. Where else can you get safety like that, especially from Dow Jones stocks?

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Re: Visa (V)

Postby winston » Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:48 pm

Visa (V) slight beat estimates on earnings but just missed on revenue. The credit giant also affirmed its full year earnings forecast, surprising some analysts who had expected a cut.

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Re: Visa (V)

Postby winston » Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:20 pm

AN UPDATE ON THE AMERICAN CONSUMER

Today, we point to more good news for the U.S. economy...

Regular readers know we like to keep an eye on businesses that gauge the temperature of the U.S. economy. And while things aren't totally rosy, they aren't as bad as some folks would have you believe.

We've recently highlighted this idea with two classic "spending stocks" – ski operator Vail Resorts and pool-supply company Pool Corp. In sum, people are buying things they "want," not just things they "need"...

For more proof that consumers are out spending their money, we turn to the world's largest credit-card company, Visa (V).

The company handles more than 100 billion transactions a year, taking a sliver of each one. This makes Visa's profits and share price a "real time" read on the velocity of money and credit.

As you can see below, Visa's business is chugging along. Shares are up 11% in the last month alone... and are now trading at an all-time high. When more people than ever are pulling out their credit cards, things can't be all that bad...

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Re: Visa (V)

Postby winston » Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:25 pm

Visa (V) came in a penny above estimates with adjusted quarterly profit of 68 cents per share, while revenue was slightly above forecasts.

The credit card issuer did lower its full-year revenue growth forecast. The stock was lower in the premarket.

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Re: Visa (V)

Postby winston » Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:42 am

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Stocks to Sell: Visa Inc (V)


Visa (V) stock is sitting at all-time highs, has rallied 15% in the last three months and is up 310% over the last five years. Those are big gains for a company that operates in a rapidly changing payments industry, an industry that might not be so kind to Visa long term.

Last year, I talked about the duopoly of Visa and Mastercard Inc (MA) in the payment processing space. And with that, I explained how companies like Apple and Alphabet are closer than ever to legitimately challenging that duopoly and collecting the high fees and profits collected by the likes of Visa.

Of course, this is speculation, but it is also very reasonable speculation. When you combine this threat with the fact that Visa trades at a whopping 25.5 times next year’s expected earnings, it is clear that Visa faces risks and V stock is too expensive.

So after a very profitable span of five years, it is finally time to take profits in Visa.

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Re: Visa (V)

Postby winston » Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:52 am

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Stocks to Buy for the 2016 Olympics: Visa Inc (V)

Visa Inc (V) has been a corporate sponsor of the Olympic Games for 30 years. The credit card company is becoming a big play on the 2016 Olympics with its desire to show off new payment technology and use the Rio Olympics as a test before some of its technology launches on a global scale.

Visa is the exclusive payment provider of the 2016 Olympics. This means it is the only card accepted at Olympic venues and sporting events. Visa plans on providing more than 4,000 point-of-sale terminals in Rio and also 11 co-branded ATMS.

During the 2012 Olympics, the average visitor spent $1,830, representing a big opportunity for Visa. More than 1.2 million travelers are expected for the Rio Olympics.

Visa launched its most ambitious Olympic advertisement campaign with its new “Carpool” commercials. These commercials, which started airing in June, feature Olympic athletes.

Visa said in a statement, “Our commitment to acceptance ensures you can use your Visa card whether you click, dip, tap, or swipe to pay.” The commercials will highlight all of those methods.

Team Visa athletes in the commercials will be testing a new payment method during the Rio Olympics. Athletes are getting Visa payment rings. The ring allows users to tap against a NFC compatible terminal to make a payment. The ring does not have to be recharged or have a battery replaced. Rings are water resistant up to 50 meters.

If athletes like the rings, you can bet they will be sharing their experience across their social media channels. Visa will be using the athletes as a test and also to get some marketing and brand awareness to consumers in the meantime.

Between the commercials aired during the 2016 Olympic and the new payment technologies shown off, Visa should be one of the top stocks to buy to gain from the Rio Olympics.

Visa is seeing strong growth in revenue and earnings, despite weaknesses in several international regions including China and Brazil, where the 2016 Olympics are being held.

The Rio Olympics could lead to an improvement in Brazil. Second-quarter revenue increased 6%. Payment volume growth was up 12% and processed transactions were up 9%.

Visa has been buying back its own shares, which it believes are undervalued. The company purchased $1.8 billion worth of shares in the second quarter at an average price point of $72.23.

In the first six months of the current fiscal year, Visa has purchased $3.8 billion of its own shares at an average of $75.47. Around $4 billion remains on the current buyback. Add the buybacks with revenue guidance of 8% and you have a strong stock, regardless of what the 2016 Olympics bring.

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