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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for V. The highest price target was 122, implying potential capital gains of 22.53 percent. The lowest price target was 93, implying a possible loss of -6.6 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 1.19 percent. That number becomes 1.19 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 1.63 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.63 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 6 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 13 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of V to grow at a rate of 29.85 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, 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 traded between a high of 101.18 and a low of 75.17 over the past year. Currently the stock is 32.46 percent higher than its low, and 1.59 percent lower than its 52-week high. V has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $230.52 billion. V will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.