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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for V. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 122, implying potential capital gains of 22.53 percent. The minimum price target given was 93, implying potential capital losses 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.

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. 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.

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 made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 13 analysts increased their estimates for the FY 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. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the 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 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 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.