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The Question Is Whether To Buy Or Not To Buy Visa Inc. (NYSE: V)

After Hours

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Visa Inc. (V) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.25, or 0.11%, to $229.35. The Visa Inc. has recorded 354,629 volume in the after hours trading session. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that Visa Inc. Fiscal First Quarter 2023 Financial Results.

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Stocks Info

Visa Inc. is listed on the NYSE as a member of the Financial sector and is a part of the Credit Services industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $229.10 and fluctuated between $230.42 as its day high and $227.93 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Visa Inc. is $458.60B. A total of 5.55 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 6.81M shares.

Insider Activity

Additionally, investors take into account insider trades when predicting how a stock will perform. During the recent three months, V has seen 31 BUY and 20 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 261,692 and the disposition of 272,913 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 57 BUYs and 38 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 510,572 shares during that period but sold 540,278.

In the most recent transaction, MCINERNEY RYAN sold 58,197 shares of V for 62.47 per share on Jan 09. After the transaction, the PRESIDENT now owns 0 company shares. In a previous transaction on Dec 02, Taneja Rajat sold 25,627 shares at 216.67 per share. V shares that PRESIDENT, TECHNOLOGY owns now total 232,112.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Taneja Rajat disposed of 40,457 shares on Dec 01 at a per-share price of $216.96. This resulted in the PRESIDENT, TECHNOLOGY holding 247,739 shares of V after the transaction. In another insider transaction, CARNEY LLOYD sold 1,060 shares at $209.15 per share on Nov 30. Company shares held by the Director now total 2,780.


It is more appealing for investors to invest in companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook for the company. Visa Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.80, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.79%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 35.16. V’s most recent ex-dividend date was 2/9/2023 when it declared a $0.45 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 3/1/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 1/3/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 12/15/2022. The V stock dividend was $0.3950 per share in cash.

Though price targets are rarely accurate, they can exert some influence from time to time and were often accepted as valuable by the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for V in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $262.33 with high estimates of $293.00 and low estimates of $215.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, V has a high of $250.58 and a low of $174.60.

As of this writing, V has an earnings estimate of $2 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 24 estimates, with a high estimate of $2.04 per share and a lower estimate of $1.92. The company reported an EPS of $1.98 in the last quarter, which was 13.10% higher than expectations of $1.75.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

A balance sheet is a report that shows the company’s assets and liabilities. In addition, it shows how much equity investors have invested in the company. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information.

Analysts Opinion

It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 38 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for V is Sell with a score of 4.82. A total of 27 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 7 rated it as Overweight while 3 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 1 thought it should be Sold.

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