|Bid||109.70 x 100|
|Ask||110.51 x 8200|
|Day's Range||109.69 - 110.68|
|52 Week Range||75.17 - 112.91|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||40.89|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.78 (0.71%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
With the markets apprehending a healthy pullback after a strong run, investing in stocks that are immune to market gyrations seems judicious. The best way to go about doing this is by creating a portfolio of ultra-safe stocks.
British shoppers reined in their spending by the most in more than four years in October, according to a survey by payments company Visa which added to other signs that the squeeze on incomes is hitting the high street. Consumer spending - adjusted for inflation and seasonal effects - fell by 2.0 percent in October compared with the same month last year, Visa said, based on its credit and debit card data. "The figures are a stark indicator of the strain on household budgets even before the Bank of England's recent interest rate rise," Mark Antipof, Visa's chief commercial officer, said.
In the world of investing, perhaps no two companies appear to be as fundamentally similar as American credit card giants Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) and Visa Inc (NYSE: V). In the wake of earnings results, which beat expectations for both companies, this is especially useful for investors deciding which company to take a position in. Mastercard, which just reported earnings this week, continues to impress investors.
Most know Visa Inc (NYSE:V) as a credit card middleman, establishing the technical framework for merchants to take payments from buyers. It’s not a bad business to be in, but with the advent of things like mobile payments from Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PYPL) and the rise of bitcoin, it would be easy to conclude Visa’s best days are behind it. Not only are card-based transactions still on the rise domestically and overseas, the Visa Digital Enablement Program is expanding rapidly, putting token-based technology in the hands of a lot of companies that can connect buyers and sellers.
The mobile payments industry is quickly changing, and investors have taken notice. With this in mind, check out these three mobile payment technology stocks that show promise in this expanding industry.
Shares of Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) have been on fire this year. The AMZN stock price is up 47% so far in 2017, a massive move for a now $532 billion company. For investors that have missed the move last week, there’s still a chance to get long this premier tech stock.
Starbucks is launching a Starbucks Visa card through JPMorgan Chase (JPM) this winter. The co-branded credit card will let customers rack up Starbucks Rewards "with their purchases both in and out of Starbucks stores," Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson said during a call with analysts Thursday to discuss fiscal year results. No more details have been released about the card or a previously announced pre-paid Starbucks Visa (NYSE: V) card.
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Visa Inc has approved a prepaid card backed by the cryptocurrency Monaco as the world’s largest payments network continues its foray into digital currencies. Monaco’s prepaid card has been approved for issuance to Singaporean residents, Visa spokeswoman Lea Cademenos said in an e-mail. Visa approved the programme through Monaco’s issuer, Wirecard AG.
With all the attention paid to Bitcoin, it is easy to forget that traditional electronic payment firms can be great investments.
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Shares of 21st Century Fox are rallying this morning. That's ahead of its quarterly earnings announcement due after the bell today, and also amid reports that Disney has held on-and-off-again talks with Fox to buy some of its businesses. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Jared Blikre figure out how a Fox sale to Disney would impact the industry.
Every time you log in or pay electronically in a store, you have to wonder if your credit information is going to be stolen. Corporate attacks have become more common as well. Shape Security today launched Blackfish, the first system that can autonomously identify stolen passwords before the original data breach is reported or even detected. Yahoo Finance’s Alexis Christoforous and Shape Security CTO Shuman Ghosemajumder discuss the how companies and individuals can protect themselves before a major hack.
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