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 price target was 122, implying a possible profit of 22.53 percent. The minimum price target given 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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 1.63 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.63 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 6 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, 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.

Analysts estimate earnings of V to grow at a rate of 29.85 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. 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. Today's price is 32.46 percent above the 52-week low, 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.