Analyst Ratings for VISA Inc. Cl A (V)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering VISA Inc. Cl A (NYSE:V) have given it a consensus rating of Buy. About 30 days ago, V was issued an average rating of Buy.

37 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 28 gave V a buy rating, 4 gave an overweight rating, 5 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 2. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for V by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 122, which equates to a potential upside of 22.53 percent. The minimum price target given was 93, which equates to a potential downside of -6.6 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 1.19 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 1.19 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 1.63 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.63 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 6 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 3 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 13 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

V has an estimated earnings growth rate of 29.85 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. V has a PEG ratio of 1.28.

V has a 52-week high of 101.18 and a 52-week low of 75.17. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 32.46 percent, and 1.59 percent lower than its 52-week high. V has a P/E ratio of 38.28. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The V value stock report compares V to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of V is $230.52 billion. V will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.