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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for V. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 122, implying a possible profit of 22.53 percent. The minimum price target given was 93, which equates to a potential downside of -6.6 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 1.19 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 1.19 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 1.63 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.63 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 6 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 13 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of V's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 29.85 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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 traded between a high of 101.18 and a low of 75.17 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 32.46 percent, and 1.59 percent below the 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.