$1.01 EPS Expected for Visa Inc. (V)

March 22, 2018 - By Louis Casey

 $1.01 EPS Expected for Visa Inc. (V)
Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.13, from 1.13 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 48 investors sold Visa Inc. shares while 617 reduced holdings. 142 funds opened positions while 524 raised stakes. 1.64 billion shares or 1.45% less from 1.66 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
888,898 are held by Dnb Asset As. Cambridge holds 1.94% or 275,191 shares. Signature Est & Invest Advsr Lc reported 1,762 shares. Aspen Invest Mngmt accumulated 9,272 shares. 1.84 million are held by Wedgewood Ptnrs Inc. Eagle Ridge Inv Mngmt has 97,731 shares for 1.7% of their portfolio. Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Mngmt Grp Inc Lc holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) for 500 shares. At Commercial Bank accumulated 2,595 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Florida-based Smith Chas P Associates Pa Cpas has invested 0.06% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Pggm owns 616,108 shares. Camarda Financial Advsrs Lc reported 640 shares. Park National Corporation Oh holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) for 5,017 shares. Sns Fincl Gp Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.18% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Centurylink Invest Mngmt reported 9,558 shares stake. Westfield Management Limited Partnership holds 1.83M shares.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $6.56 million activity. Another trade for 6,220 shares valued at $707,561 was sold by MATSCHULLAT ROBERT W. 49,702 shares were sold by MAHON TULLIER KELLY, worth $5.65 million on Friday, December 15.

Analysts expect Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) to report $1.01 EPS on April, 19.They anticipate $0.15 EPS change or 17.44 % from last quarter’s $0.86 EPS. V’s profit would be $2.28B giving it 29.70 P/E if the $1.01 EPS is correct. After having $1.08 EPS previously, Visa Inc.’s analysts see -6.48 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 2.62% or $3.23 during the last trading session, reaching $119.99. About 10.50 million shares traded or 28.22% up from the average. Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has risen 20.29% since March 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.59% the S&P500.

Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) Ratings Coverage

Among 42 analysts covering Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), 34 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 81% are positive. Visa Inc. had 125 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, July 19 the stock rating was maintained by Wedbush with “Buy”. On Thursday, January 18 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy”. The stock of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, November 3. On Friday, February 2 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight”. On Monday, October 2 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Outperform”. On Wednesday, October 18 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stephens given on Tuesday, January 9. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, October 25 by Oppenheimer. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Wednesday, December 16. Morgan Stanley maintained Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) rating on Friday, February 2. Morgan Stanley has “Overweight” rating and $140 target.

Visa Inc. operates as a payments technology firm worldwide. The company has market cap of $270.81 billion. The firm facilitates commerce through the transfer of value and information among consumers, merchants, financial institutions, businesses, strategic partners, and government entities. It has a 39.86 P/E ratio. It operates VisaNet, a processing network that enables authorization, clearing, and settlement of payment transactions; and offers fraud protection for account holders and assured payment for merchants.

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