Visa Inc. [NYSE: V] traded at a low on 01/12/21, posting a -1.89 loss after which it closed the day’ session at $208.86. The company report on January 13, 2021 that Visa and Plaid Announce Mutual Termination of Merger Agreement.
Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) and Plaid announced that the companies have terminated their merger agreement and agreed with the Department of Justice to dismiss the litigation related to the proposed transaction. The proposed transaction was first announced on January 13, 2020.
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“We are confident we would have prevailed in court as Plaid’s capabilities are complementary to Visa’s, not competitive,” said Al Kelly, Chairman and CEO of Visa Inc. “We believe the combination of Visa with Plaid would have delivered significant benefits, including greater innovation for developers, financial institutions and consumers. However, it has been a full year since we first announced our intent to acquire Plaid, and protracted and complex litigation will likely take substantial time to fully resolve.”.
The results of the trading session contributed to over 9273527 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of Visa Inc. stands at 1.72% while the volatility over the past one month is 1.65%.
The market cap for V stock reached $484.45 billion, with 1.97 billion shares outstanding and 1.55 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 8.18M shares, V reached a trading volume of 9273527 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
What do top market gurus say about Visa Inc. [V]?
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for V shares is $231.94 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on V stock is a recommendation set at 1.80. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
Seaport Global Securities have made an estimate for Visa Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on December 07, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Mizuho raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on August 27, 2020, representing the official price target for Visa Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $204, while Daiwa Securities analysts kept a Neutral rating on V stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Visa Inc. is set at 3.87, with the Price to Sales ratio for V stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 22.18. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 13.23, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 8.64. Price to Free Cash Flow for V in the course of the last twelve months was 68.81 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.90.
How has V stock performed recently?
Visa Inc. [V] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -2.63. With this latest performance, V shares gained by 0.60% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 8.03% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 6.93% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for V stock in for the last two-week period is set at 45.54, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 39.95, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 48.55 for Visa Inc. [V]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 208.42, while it was recorded at 212.73 for the last single week of trading, and 196.06 for the last 200 days.
Visa Inc. [V]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Visa Inc. [V] shares currently have an operating margin of +64.58 and a Gross Margin at +75.84. Visa Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +47.95.
Return on Total Capital for V is now 25.26, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 19.27. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 29.55, with Return on Assets sitting at 13.65. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Visa Inc. [V] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 66.47. Additionally, V Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 39.93, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 29.75. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 67.70, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 34.96.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Visa Inc. [V] managed to generate an average of $510,976 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 5.78 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.28.Visa Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.90 and a Current Ratio set at 1.90.
Earnings analysis for Visa Inc. [V]
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Visa Inc. posted 1.46/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 1.46/share. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for V. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Visa Inc. go to 12.03%.
Insider trade positions for Visa Inc. [V]
There are presently around $334,867 million, or 96.10% of V stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of V stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 145,246,620, which is approximately -1.34% of the company’s market cap and around 0.11% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 127,409,317 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $27.12 billion in V stocks shares; and PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/, currently with $16.16 billion in V stock with ownership of nearly 3.419% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Visa Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 1,381 institutional holders increased their position in Visa Inc. [NYSE:V] by around 58,943,027 shares. Additionally, 1,136 investors decreased positions by around 59,889,645 shares, while 310 investors held positions by with 1,454,123,420 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,572,956,092 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. V stock had 144 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,994,044 shares, while 71 institutional investors sold positions of 4,015,836 shares during the same period.