How Wall Street Analysts View Visa Stock
Of the 41 analysts tracking Visa (V) in December 2017, 19 recommended a “buy.” Four analysts recommend a “hold” for the stock.
Visa’s (V) price-to-earnings ratio on an NTM basis stood at 26.3x.
Visa reported a return on invested capital on an LTM basis of ~15.2%.
Visa has a free cash flow (or FCF) yield of ~2.0% on an LTM basis.
Visa (V) has a market capitalization of $249.2 billion.
Visa (V) has a beta value of ~1.1. Its peers Vantiv (VNTV), Fidelity National Information Services (FIS), and American Express (AXP) have beta values of 0.59, 0.88, and ~1.1, respectively.
As Visa (V) plans to trigger its long-term growth in developed economies, its management has a favorable outlook for Europe and the US.
Visa (V) posted a net income margin of ~35.0% in the last 12 months. American Express and Discover reported net income margins of ~13.9% and ~23.8%, respectively, in the same timeframe.
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Of 25 analysts tracking Discover Financial Services (DFS) in November 2017, only one analyst rated the stock as a “strong sell.”
Discover Financial Services’ (DFS) price-to-book ratio stood at ~2.1x on an NTM (next-12-months) basis.
On September 30, 2017, Discover Financial Services (DFS) reported total assets of $97.6 billion.
Discover reported a decline in its information processing and communications expenses from $81.0 million in 3Q16 to $78.0 million in 3Q17.
DFS reported a rise in its total interest income from ~$2.2 billion in 3Q16 to ~$2.5 billion in 3Q17, reflecting a rise in credit card loans.
Discover Financial Services’ (DFS) Direct Banking division reported income before income tax of $867.0 million in 3Q17.
Discover’s Direct Banking division contributed $401.0 million, and its Payment Services division contributed $74.0 million.
Discover Financial Services (DFS) reported earnings per share of $1.59 in 3Q17, which beat analyst estimates by $0.05.
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Mastercard (MA) is being analyzed by 39 analysts in November 2017. Seventeen of them have rated the stock a “strong buy,” and 18 have rated it a “buy.”
Mastercard (MA) has a PB (price-to-book) ratio of 17.24x on a next 12-month (or NTM) basis, which reflects its higher valuations.