|Bid||181.96 x 900|
|Ask||181.52 x 800|
|Day's Range||181.34 - 183.28|
|52 Week Range||121.60 - 187.05|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.93|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||34.26|
|Earnings Date||Jan 28, 2020 - Feb 3, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.20 (0.66%)|
|1y Target Est||202.78|
Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) today announced plans to launch a new certification program and fund up to 500 scholarships, available to qualified applicants, that can be used toward obtaining this new professional certification. Visa’s new certification program is designed to train individuals as dispute resolution professionals, a role that is currently in high demand across the payments ecosystem.
FINNOSUMMIT -- NovoPayment, a Banking-as-a-Service platform category leader, and Visa Inc., the world’s leader in digital payments, today announced an expansion of their strategic partnership to enable financial institutions and merchants to deploy Visa’s digital solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean. Visa has also made a strategic investment in NovoPayment.
Visa, the world's leading digital payments technology company, has announced a series of new partners that will make it easier for fintechs to issue payment cards in physical plastic or digital formats.
DOW UPDATE The Dow Jones Industrial Average is falling Monday morning with shares of Visa and Walt Disney delivering the stiffest headwinds for the price-weighted average. Shares of Visa (V) and Walt Disney (DIS) have contributed to the index's intraday decline, as the Dow (DJIA) was most recently trading 207 points lower (-0.
DOW UPDATE Behind declines for shares of Visa and Microsoft, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is down Monday morning. The Dow (DJIA) was most recently trading 81 points lower (-0.3%), as shares of Visa (V) and Microsoft (MSFT) are contributing to the index's intraday decline.
Visa (NYSE: V) today joined the China Women's Development Foundation (CWDF) and Beijing Sport University (BSU) to announce the launch of "Olympics and Women" program. Leveraging the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, the program aims to empower women to grow their small businesses and contribute to local social-economic development and sustainable growth.
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U.S. stocks once again closed at an all-time high on Tuesday. As has been the case for most of the past few months, the gains weren't exactly torrid, with the three major indices increasing roughly two-tenths of a percentage point. Still, optimism reigns heading into the holidays.Source: Shutterstock But not every stock has joined in the rally. Wednesday's big stock charts highlight three of those names. All three sit well off 52-week highs, and actually have weakened in recent months while the rest of the market has gained. * 7 Stocks to Buy in December A reversal isn't guaranteed, or necessarily likely, for each of these stocks. But should positive market sentiment hold, they could be targets for investors looking for value in an increasingly expensive market. At the very least, these big stock charts suggest potentially big moves at the end of the year and into 2020.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips PayPal Holdings (PYPL)Source: Provided by Finviz One curious aspect of the recent rally is that payment stocks like PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) have been mostly left out. But that may change. The first of Wednesday's big stock charts shows a recent bounce that sets up a potential breakout: * PYPL stock has exited its downtrend and made a bullish reversal out of a descending narrowing wedge. The 20- and 50-day moving averages have been cleared. And volume has picked up in recent sessions. The 200-day moving average is the last potential source of resistance to a breakout; that aside, the chart here looks exceedingly bullish from a near-term standpoint. * Again, PYPL stock hasn't been alone in underperforming. Payment stocks have been among the market's best the last few years: PayPal stock, for instance, has nearly tripled in the last five years. More recent trading has been softer. Visa (NYSE:V) and Mastercard (NYSE:MA) have traded sideways for the past few months. Square (NYSE:SQ) bounced along its lows. There are signs of life, however. SQ stock has rallied and MA stock is challenging all-time highs reached in early September. * It wouldn't be surprising to see PYPL stock (and potentially V stock) follow those peers. The sector should in theory do well in a bull market, as it has for the past decade. A 30x forward earnings multiple for PayPal stock isn't cheap, but it's reasonable in the context of the 14% profit growth expected next year. Certainly, there are stocks posting lower growth with higher multiples, as Tuesday's big stock charts showed. In that context, the case for a breakout in PYPL looks even stronger. Macy's (M)Source: Provided by Finviz Intrepid investors have been willing to step into the steep decline in Macy's (NYSE:M) stock in recent months. Support has held on several occasions above $14. M stock has rallied in recent sessions after selling off last week following disappointing earnings from rival Kohl's (NYSE:KSS) and its own subpar third quarter release. But the second of Wednesday's big stock charts shows that support is getting weaker: * The multiple bottom in M stock usually would be considered bullish, as support has held repeatedly. But the lower highs create a descending triangle, which creates an increased risk that Macy's stock will break through that support. The long-term chart is even weaker, showing a steady and concerning pattern of lower highs and lower lows, at least until the last few months. * To be sure, Macy's stock seems almost absurdly cheap, at less than 6x this year's consensus earnings per share estimate. A nearly 10% dividend yield seems to add to the value case. But Q3 earnings were notably weak, and included the company's second guidance cut this year. Commentary on the Q3 earnings call seemed to imply that the payout could be cut. If earnings are headed for a permanent decline, even a multiple under 6x isn't cheap enough. After all, Macy's stock has looked cheap for years, but touched a post-crisis low in August. * And so the case for M stock seems to come down to its real estate. A partnership with Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE:BAM) sparked optimism earlier this year. Hedge fund Starboard Value pushed for real estate joint ventures in early 2016 before exiting its position the following year. If investors see value in the real estate, have trust in management, and stay as bullish as they've been of late, perhaps M stock finally can rally. That does seem like quite a few 'ifs,' however. Iron Mountain (IRM)Source: Provided by Finviz Fundamentally, data storage real estate investment trust Iron Mountain (NYSE:IRM) looks like a steal. 2019 guidance for adjusted funds from operations (AFFO), a common measurement of REIT profits, suggests a roughly 11x P/AFFO multiple. A 7.5% dividend yield looks attractive as well.But the third of our big stock charts does suggest near-term weakness, and looking closer there are fundamental concerns: * Tuesday's decline pushes the stock out of an ascending narrowing wedge -- a classically bearish signal. IRM stock also broke through its moving averages, which leaves little in the way of near-term support. With resistance holding at $34, there's not much case for jumping in just yet. * Fundamentally, it's true that IRM stock is cheap. But there are real risks here. Increasing digital storage limits the demand for Iron Mountain's services. A plan to pivot to data centers has moved slower than hoped. Ian Bezek last month called IRM stock a potential dividend trap, and he makes a good case. * And so there's clear downside risk. A bull market might give IRM stock a reprieve, and better news on the data center front could change the narrative. Still, at the very least, investors might want to wait for a better entry point.As of this writing, Vince Martin has no positions in any securities mentioned. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Stocks to Buy in December * 7 Unsteady Stocks Investors Should Consider Selling Before 2020 * 7 Entertainment Stocks to Buy to Escape Holiday Blues The post 3 Big Stock Charts for Wednesday: PayPal, Macy's, and Iron Mountain appeared first on InvestorPlace.
It is hard to find a more consistent company than Visa, Inc. (V); the firm, of course, is the operator of the credit and debit card network of the same name, explains growth and income expert Douglas Gerlach, editor of Investor Advisory Service.
DOW UPDATE The Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading up Monday morning with shares of Intel and Merck seeing positive growth for the blue-chip average. Shares of Intel (INTC) and Merck (MRK) have contributed to the blue-chip gauge's intraday rally, as the Dow (DJIA) is trading 104 points, or 0.
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After falling sharply in early August and into September, Square (NYSE:SQ) stock has made a slight rebound. Shares have climbed above the $60 price level, and closed yesterday at $67.42 a share. As SQ stock inches closer to the $70 price level, is now the time to buy?Source: Shutterstock Maybe not. True, the company's Nov. 6 earning releasecame in better than expected. But with shares trading at a rich valuation and competitors stepping up their game, it's important to note that Square stock is rife with risks. However, with last summer's beat-down of the share price, upside is also a possibility.Let's take a closer look, and see why all bets are off with SQ stock.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Square Stock is Starting to Feel RivalsFor the quarter ending Sept. 30, 2019, SQ sales were up 44% year-over-year, to $1.27 billion. But, this was only a slight boost from the prior quarter ($1.17 billion). Adjusted EBITDA came in at $131 million, up 85% from the prior year's quarter. Square reported adjusted revenue figures, but after an SEC comment letter, will discontinue using this non-GAAP metric. That adjusted revenue number consisted of revenue net of transaction and bitcoin expenses. The company used this figure to make it easier to compare results to peers. * 5 Lottery Stocks With Triple-Digit Upside The company's Seller Ecosystem continues to grow, albeit at a slower clip. Sales were up 27% YoY. Square built its reputation by offering a seamless payment platform for small businesses. But now, other major payment players are looking to offer compelling alternatives to Square's Seller Ecosystem products.Fiserv's (NASDAQ:FISV) Clover Payment System is an example. With increased competition, Square's sales and marketing costs are projected to rise 48% this year. As a result, this competitive pressure could hurt margins, and make it tougher for Square stock to deliver prior rates of growth.But on the business-to-customer (B2C) side, SQ stock may have a catalyst in play. Square's growth driver this quarter was the Cash App platform. Cash App revenue grew 115% year-over-year, to $123 million. But Cash App also faces heavy competition from deep-pocketed peers. PayPal's (NASDAQ:PYPL) Venmo is Cash App's main competitor. Facebook's (NASDAQ:FB) recent launch of its Facebook Pay application could also impact Cash App's growth.Analysts are mixed whether Facebook Pay is a threat. RBC analyst Dan Perlin sees it as a negative for PayPal and Square stock. But MoffettNathanson analyst Lisa Ellis views it differently, seeing Facebook Pay as a facilitator of e-commerce, rather than a "neobank" like Cash App. SQ Stock Remains Richly Priced to Payment Processing PeersThe jury's out whether the emerging competition will hinder SQ sales growth. Analysts project sales of $2.85 billion in 2020, up from $2.24 billion in 2019. That means approximately 27% growth for the coming year.High growth is required to justify the valuation of Square stock. Shares continue to trade at a substantial premium to peers. Square's forward non-GAAP price-to-earnings ratio (non-GAAP forward P/E ratio) is 86.1. In contrast, competitor PayPal has a forward non-GAAP P/E ratio of 34.1. Square's EV/EBITDA ratio is a staggering 360.7, compared to just 36.2 for PayPal.Looking at traditional payment processors, the valuation premium for Square stock is more substantial. Visa (NYSE:V) trades at 29.2x forward non-GAAP earnings. Its EV/EBITDA ratio is 25.5. Mastercard (NYSE:MA) trades for 37.1x forward earnings, and has an EV/EBITDA ratio of 30. Stay on the Square Stock SidelinesEven with challenges to its business, Square stock remains overvalued. While the company's growth somewhat justifies a high valuation, compared to peers the stock is irrationally priced. * 9 Tantalizing Dividend Stocks for 2020 How long can SQ stock trade at such a premium? I see one of two things happening to the shares in the coming months. Either the company takes another dive on missed expectations and greater competition. Or shares remain stagnant, as the company attempts to "grow into its valuation".Either way, there's limited upside with SQ stock. But the company could surprise me. The success of Cash App shows Square can move from one success to another. Perhaps the company can innovate again, create another next-level financial service the moves the needle. Cash App is making big moves into commission-free trading, startup Robinhood's turf.It's tough to predict whether Square can parlay its payments processing success into becoming a fintech financial supermarket. But at the current valuation, I'm not willing to take that risk. All bets are off where Square stock will trade in 2020. Therefore, I prefer to stay on the sidelines.As of this writing, Thomas Niel did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Marijuana Penny Stocks That Have Ridiculous Possibilities * 7 High-Yield ETFs to Buy Now * 4 Dow Jones Industrial Average Stocks to Sell The post All Bets Are Off With Square Stock as Rivals Heat Up Payments Competition appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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