Main Street Research LLC lifted its stake in Visa Inc (NYSE:V) by 6.3% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 127,031 shares of the credit-card processor’s stock after buying an additional 7,576 shares during the quarter. Visa makes up 2.7% of Main Street Research LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 9th largest position. Main Street Research LLC’s holdings in Visa were worth $19,066,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Parallel Advisors LLC increased its position in Visa by 8.6% during the second quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 50,638 shares of the credit-card processor’s stock worth $6,707,000 after acquiring an additional 4,030 shares during the period. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. increased its position in Visa by 9.6% during the second quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 725,469 shares of the credit-card processor’s stock worth $96,093,000 after acquiring an additional 63,291 shares during the period. Providence First Trust Co increased its position in Visa by 2.3% during the second quarter. Providence First Trust Co now owns 16,864 shares of the credit-card processor’s stock worth $2,234,000 after acquiring an additional 383 shares during the period. Cascade Investment Advisors Inc. bought a new position in Visa during the second quarter worth about $132,000. Finally, Weatherly Asset Management L. P. increased its position in Visa by 23.9% during the second quarter. Weatherly Asset Management L. P. now owns 18,294 shares of the credit-card processor’s stock worth $2,423,000 after acquiring an additional 3,526 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 80.10% of the company’s stock.
NYSE:V opened at $138.06 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.58, a quick ratio of 1.61 and a current ratio of 1.61. Visa Inc has a one year low of $111.02 and a one year high of $151.56. The company has a market cap of $279.18 billion, a P/E ratio of 29.95, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.50 and a beta of 1.06.
In other Visa news, SVP James H. Hoffmeister sold 2,252 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $144.56, for a total transaction of $325,549.12. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, EVP William M. Sheedy sold 3,643 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $133.07, for a total transaction of $484,774.01. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 241,983 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $32,200,677.81. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 119,395 shares of company stock worth $16,697,489. 0.17% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
A number of research firms recently commented on V. Wells Fargo & Co raised their price target on shares of Visa from $161.00 to $175.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, October 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Visa from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $168.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, September 25th. BMO Capital Markets initiated coverage on shares of Visa in a report on Wednesday, September 26th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $187.00 target price on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group lowered shares of Visa from a “conviction-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $160.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Monday, September 17th. Finally, Bank of America reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $163.00 target price on shares of Visa in a report on Monday, September 17th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirty-one have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $158.10.
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Visa Inc operates as a payments technology company worldwide. The company facilitates commerce through the transfer of value and information among consumers, merchants, financial institutions, businesses, strategic partners, and government entities. It operates VisaNet, a processing network that enables authorization, clearing, and settlement of payment transactions; and offers fraud protection for account holders and assured payment for merchants.
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