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How to buy Visa IncClass A stock

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Visa IncClass A (V) is a leading credit services business based in the US. It opened the day at $221.78 after a previous close of $223.89. During the day the price has varied from a low of $221.17 to a high of $224.97. The latest price was $224.97 (25 minute delay). Visa IncClass A is listed on the NYSE and employs 26,500 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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How has coronavirus impacted Visa IncClass A's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Visa IncClass A's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last close price was $224.97, which is 7.18% up on its pre-crash value of $208.81 and 67.98% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $133.93.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Visa IncClass A shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $675.99 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1.00.

Visa IncClass A stock price (NYSE: V)

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Visa IncClass A shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-01-25.
Open$221.78
High$224.97
Low$221.17
Close$224.97
Previous close$223.89
Change $1.08
Change % 0.4824%
Volume 4,697,692
Information last updated 2023-01-24.
52-week range$174.19 - $250.58
50-day moving average $211.90
200-day moving average $204.65
Wall St. target price$254.76
PE ratio 32.1357
Dividend yield $1.575 (0.8%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $7.00

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Is it a good time to buy Visa IncClass A stock?

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Visa IncClass A price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $224.97 from 2023-01-24

1 week (2023-01-15) N/A
1 month (2022-12-22) N/A
3 months (2022-10-26) 10.64%
6 months (2022-07-22) N/A
1 year (2022-01-26) 9.28%
2 years (2021-01-26) 11.37%
3 years (2020-01-24) 9.74%
5 years (2018-01-25) 79.66%

Is Visa IncClass A stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Visa IncClass A stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Visa IncClass A's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Visa IncClass A's P/E ratio

Visa IncClass A's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 32x. In other words, Visa IncClass A shares trade at around 32x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Visa IncClass A's PEG ratio

Visa IncClass A's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.6284. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Visa IncClass A's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Visa IncClass A's EBITDA

Visa IncClass A's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $20.6 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Visa IncClass A's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Visa IncClass A financials

Revenue TTM $29.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 67.42%
Gross profit TTM $28.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 14.67%
Return on equity TTM 40.88%
Profit margin 51.03%
Book value $16.08
Market capitalisation $476.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Visa IncClass A's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Visa IncClass A.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Visa IncClass A's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 17.36

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Visa IncClass A's overall score of 17.36 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 14th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Visa IncClass A is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Visa IncClass A's environmental score

Environmental score: 2.61/100

Visa IncClass A's environmental score of 2.61 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Visa IncClass A is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Visa IncClass A's social score

Social score: 11.33/100

Visa IncClass A's social score of 11.33 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Visa IncClass A is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Visa IncClass A's governance score

Governance score: 8.93/100

Visa IncClass A's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Visa IncClass A is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Visa IncClass A's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Visa IncClass A scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Visa IncClass A hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Visa Inc. Class A was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 17.36
Total ESG percentile 14.2
Environmental score 2.61
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 11.33
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 8.93
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 3

Visa IncClass A share dividends

21%

Dividend payout ratio: 20.97% of net profits

Recently Visa IncClass A has paid out, on average, around 20.97% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.8% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Visa IncClass A shareholders could enjoy a 0.8% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Visa IncClass A's case, that would currently equate to about $1.575 per share.

While Visa IncClass A's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Visa IncClass A is investing more in its future growth.

Visa IncClass A's most recent dividend payout was on 1 December 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 November 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Visa IncClass A's shares ever split?

Visa IncClass A's shares were split on a 4:1 basis on 19 March 2015. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Visa IncClass A shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 75% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Visa IncClass A shares which in turn could have impacted Visa IncClass A's share price.

Visa IncClass A share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Visa IncClass A's shares have ranged in value from as little as $174.1948 up to $250.58. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

V.US volatility(beta: 0.94)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Visa IncClass A's is 0.9407. This would suggest that Visa IncClass A's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Visa IncClass A overview

Visa Inc. operates as a payments technology company worldwide. The company operates VisaNet, a transaction processing network that enables authorization, clearing, and settlement of payment transactions. It also offers credit, debit, and prepaid card products; tap to pay, tokenization, click to pay; Visa Direct, a real-time payments network; Visa B2B Connect, a multilateral B2B cross-border payments network; Visa Treasury as a Service, a cross-border consumer payments business; and Visa DPS that provides a range of value added services, including fraud mitigation, dispute management, data analytics, campaign management, a suite of digital solutions, and contact center services. Further, the; company provides Cybersource, a payment management platform; and risk and identity solutions, such as Visa Advanced Authorization, Visa Secure, Visa Advanced Identity Score, and Visa Consumer Authentication Service; and Visa Consulting and Analytics, a payments consulting advisory services. It provides its services under the Visa, Visa Electron, Interlink, VPAY, and PLUS brands. The company serves consumers, merchants, financial institutions, and government entities.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Visa IncClass A is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.138% of Visa IncClass A shares are held by insiders and 98.733% by institutions.
How many people work for Visa IncClass A?
Latest data suggests 26,500 work at Visa IncClass A.
When does the fiscal year end for Visa IncClass A?
Visa IncClass A's fiscal year ends in September.
Where is Visa IncClass A based?
Visa IncClass A's address is: PO Box 8999, San Francisco, CA, United States, 94128-8999
What is Visa IncClass A's ISIN number?
Visa IncClass A's international securities identification number is: US92826C8394
What is Visa IncClass A's CUSIP number?
Visa IncClass A's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 92826C839

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