Goldman slashes price target on Visa Inc. [V] – find out why.

Visa Inc. [NYSE: V] closed the trading session at $216.42 on 08/15/22. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $210.37, while the highest price level was $216.74. The company report on August 2, 2022 that Visa launching eco-friendly payment solutions in Asia Pacific.


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New Visa Eco Benefits help cardholders understand the environmental impact of their payment transactions.

Over half of consumers in Asia Pacific would switch banks for products that help them calculate their carbon footprint.

The stocks have a year to date performance of -0.13 percent and weekly performance of 1.45 percent. The stock has been moved at -3.68 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed 3.04 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed 8.63 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 6.46M shares, V reached to a volume of 5271066 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to 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 $261.41 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.

Goldman have made an estimate for Visa Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on May 18, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Piper Sandler dropped their target price from $283 to $239. The new note on the price target was released on April 29, 2022, representing the official price target for Visa Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $304 to $310, while Evercore ISI kept a Outperform rating on V stock. On April 27, 2022, analysts increased their price target for V shares from 260 to 265.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Visa Inc. is set at 5.17, with the Price to Sales ratio for V stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 15.93. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 13.79, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 8.40. Price to Free Cash Flow for V in the course of the last twelve months was 34.52 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.40.

V stock trade performance evaluation

Visa Inc. [V] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.45. With this latest performance, V shares gained by 3.04% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -3.68% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -6.98% 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 59.79, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 62.67, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 57.54 for Visa Inc. [V]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 206.01, while it was recorded at 212.24 for the last single week of trading, and 210.60 for the last 200 days.

Visa Inc. [V]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Visa Inc. [V] shares currently have an operating margin of +65.66 and a Gross Margin at +76.05. Visa Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +49.82.

Return on Total Capital for V is now 26.37, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 20.74. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 32.54, with Return on Assets sitting at 14.66. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Visa Inc. [V] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 57.46. Additionally, V Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 36.49, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 26.05. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 59.34, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 34.60.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Visa Inc. [V] managed to generate an average of $558,512 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 7.11 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.29.Visa Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.40 and a Current Ratio set at 1.40.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Visa Inc. [V] stock

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 19.20%.

Visa Inc. [V]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $338,575 million, or 97.90% of V stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of V stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 144,324,365, which is approximately 0.551% of the company’s market cap and around 0.16% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 124,167,901 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $26.87 billion in V stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $15.31 billion in V stock with ownership of nearly -3.31% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Visa Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 1,530 institutional holders increased their position in Visa Inc. [NYSE:V] by around 70,358,341 shares. Additionally, 1,505 investors decreased positions by around 57,481,048 shares, while 372 investors held positions by with 1,436,594,047 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,564,433,436 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. V stock had 137 new institutional investments in for a total of 6,677,434 shares, while 147 institutional investors sold positions of 5,737,831 shares during the same period.

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