V - Visa Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
-0.04 (-0.03%)
At close: 4:02PM EDT
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Previous Close153.07
Bid152.81 x 900
Ask0.00 x 900
Day's Range151.54 - 154.06
52 Week Range116.03 - 156.82
Avg. Volume8,843,888
Market Cap336.216B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.85
PE Ratio (TTM)32.92
EPS (TTM)4.65
Earnings DateApr 23, 2019 - Apr 29, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield1.00 (0.65%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-02-14
1y Target Est161.33
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  • Visa (V) Stock Moves -0.01%: What You Should Know
    Zacks6 hours ago

    Visa (V) Stock Moves -0.01%: What You Should Know

    In the latest trading session, Visa (V) closed at $153.06, marking a -0.01% move from the previous day.

  • 5 Top Stock Trades for Tuesday: AAPL, ROKU, V, TSLA
    InvestorPlace8 hours ago

    5 Top Stock Trades for Tuesday: AAPL, ROKU, V, TSLA

    Major U.S. indices are down slightly on Monday, as investors still mull over the development of a potential slowing global economy. That's left some stocks to do well on the day and others to drag their feet. Let's look at our top stock trades for Tuesday. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 1: AppleLet's look at the big name of the day, and that's Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) with its slew of Services announcements. $195 is now acting as a roadblock to Apple stock and the 200-day moving average isn't holding up as support.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsThe name could remain volatile over the next session or two following this announcement, but for now it looks like shares are set to pullback. That's important, as it helps unwind the overbought condition that Apple has been carrying for the last week or so. * 7 Dual-Class Stocks That Will Outperform So what now? Look to see if $185 -- the prior gap level from November -- holds as support. Just below, near $182 is the 20-day moving average and uptrend support (blue line). Below these levels and the $175 mark is on the table, where Apple posted its big breakout from earlier this month. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 2: RokuAt one point, Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) was up more than 6% on Monday while its CEO was at the Apple event. Shares have since cooled somewhat, but are still up 4% on the day after Apple said its Apple TV app would work with Roku.The stock is well off its session highs, but is still holding up over the 20-day moving average. That's important for bulls, particularly as the overall market remains under pressure. However, momentum is susceptible to fading here and if it does, we could see ROKU stock back near $60.If that's the case, see how this level holds up as support. Should shares continue higher, see if they can fill the gap back up to $71. If it can, Roku may test its all-time highs. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 3: TeslaA big downgrade from RBC sunk shares of Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) on Monday, as the downward pressure continues. However, the stock is finally down in that buyers' support zone we've talked about before.Down into this $250 to $260 zone, investors can take a limit-risk shot on the long side knowing that a close below this area would be their exit. On a rally, investors can use three upside targets: short-term downtrend resistance (black line), the 20-day moving average and medium-term downtrend resistance (blue line)/the 50-day moving average. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 4: NikeWe recently covered Nike (NYSE:NKE) thanks to earnings, but the company's name is back in the news on Monday after lawyer Michael Avenatti was arrested on extortion attempts against the athletic apparel maker.Shares rallied higher on Monday but failed at the 50-day moving average before turning lower. Given that this level failed to buoy Nike meant the 200-day moving average was on the table.Let's see if we can get a pullback into this $78 to $80 area and if so, we can take a calculated shot on the long side. Top Stock Trades for Tomorrow 5: VisaVisa (NYSE:V) is also a name we've liked on the long side, and we're finally getting the setup that we like.After pushing through $150 and stalling at $155, V stock is starting to pullback. Aggressive bulls can initiate a position, preferably near $152, with a limited-risk setup. * 7 Marijuana Stocks to Play the CBD Trend Below $150 and V will lose the 20-day moving average, breakout support (black line) and uptrend support (blue line). Should it hold, look for $155 or higher, although Visa may need the broader market's cooperation.Bret Kenwell is the manager and author of Future Blue Chips and is on Twitter @BretKenwell. As of this writing, Bret Kenwell is long AAPL, ROKU and V. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Dual-Class Stocks That Will Outperform * 7 Reasons Why Apple Streaming Won't Move the Needle for Apple Stock * 7 A-Rated Stocks to Buy in the Second Quarter Compare Brokers The post 5 Top Stock Trades for Tuesday: AAPL, ROKU, V, TSLA appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Apple and Goldman Sachs roll out joint credit card
    American City Business Journals9 hours ago

    Apple and Goldman Sachs roll out joint credit card

    The Cupertino, California-based company is hoping to diversify its offerings to include original content and usage of the credit card.

  • MarketWatch10 hours ago

    Visa's stock slips, Mastercard shares briefly see green after Apple Card announced

    Shares of Visa Inc. slipped into negative territory in afternoon trade Monday, in the wake of Apple Inc.'s announcement of a new credit card during the technology giant's press event. Visa's eased 0.3%, after being up about 0.2% just before Apple's announcement. Apple said the card, which will be built into the Apple Wallet app will have no fees, including no late-payment penalty, and aims to provide low interest rates. Meanwhile, Mastercard Inc.'s stock got a brief lift into positive territory, before erasing gains to be down 0.4%, after Apple said it was partnering with Goldman Sachs and Mastercard to provide support of an issuing bank and global payments network. Apple's stock shed 1.5% in afternoon trade. Visa's stock has rallied 30.5% over the past 12 months and Mastercard shares have run up 33.8%, while Apple's stock has climbed 14.0% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has advanced 8.1%.

  • PR Newswire13 hours ago

    S&P 500 Q4 2018 Buybacks Set 4th Consecutive Quarterly Record at $223 Billion; 2018 Sets Record $806 Billion

    - Q4 share repurchases increased 62.8% year-over-year to a record $223.0 billion - This is the fourth consecutive quarterly record -- longest streak in the 20 years SPDJI has tracked - Total 2018 buybacks ...

  • First Data Launches AI-Powered Digital Commerce Solution
    Zacks5 days ago

    First Data Launches AI-Powered Digital Commerce Solution

    First Data (FDS) is providing a data intelligence based back-end support to enterprise clients.

  • Visa Collaborates with EMQ, Expands Cross Border Business
    Zacks5 days ago

    Visa Collaborates with EMQ, Expands Cross Border Business

    Visa's (V) partnership with EMQ will expand its presence across Asia Pacific.

  • EBIX Stock Is Risky at Best but Still Worth a Good Hard Look
    InvestorPlace6 days ago

    EBIX Stock Is Risky at Best but Still Worth a Good Hard Look

    Insurance data company Ebix (NASDAQ:EBIX) has been evolving and increasingly, Ebix stock has started a slow march up. It's a pleasant surprise as I first ran into this company almost a decade ago, when I was still at ZDNet.At the time they were buying a health care information company called A.D.A.M., for $66 million. I recently found my story on the Ebix Web site.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsSince then, Ebix has ridden a lot of ups and downs. The stock traded as low as $9.26 per share in 2012. But it found its footing and rose to as much as $83 per share last year. It opens for trade March 12 at about $51.30 per share.Ebix is worth looking at again because it's no longer the company it was. It's a broader company, with interests in insurance as well as health care. It is also much more focused on India, which is where CEO Robin Raina hails from.That's the real story. * Top 7 Service Sector Stocks That Will Pay You to Own Them Payment Innovation and Ebix StockTransaction processing has long been an American lake, dominated by Visa (NYSE:V), MasterCard (NYSE:MA), and their networks of processing partners, many of which have operations in Atlanta, where Ebix is based in the suburban town of John's Creek.But India's government recently pushed through a powerful transaction processing innovation, a Unified Payments Interface that has made India the innovation center of the global payments industry.Not only did India create a low-cost payment infrastructure, it also pushed people to use it, banning high-denomination bills to fight tax evasion and pushing commerce into the new system.The rise of low-cost digital payments has boosted Alibaba Group Holding (NASDAQ:BABA), Tencent Holding (OTCMKTS:TCEHY) and even American companies like Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), all of which have taken advantage of the new infrastructure, at the expense of banks and traditional processors.This is what Ebix is tapping into. India Moves and Ebix StockEbix' market cap is barely $1.5 billion, but U.S. dollars go a long way in India.The company has made 11 deals in India in just 14 months, all in various areas of ecommerce infrastructure. The purchases cost about $500 million. Raina wants to invest another $500 million this year, and take what had been the remittance system ItzCash, now renamed EbixCash, public.Raina's latest deal, announced March 11, is a proposal to buy Yatra Online (NASDAQ:YTRA), the ticketing firm behind Yatra.com, an Indian rival to Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE) or Booking Holdings (NASDAQ:BKNG).The company had already bought 80% of Zillious, another online travel booker. The plan is to make Yatra part of EbixCash, then take the whole thing public.On March 1, Ebix announced its revenue for 2018 was up 37% to $497.8 million and a few days later it announced plans to be at a run rate of $750 million by the end of this year. The country's footprint in India is large enough for it to sponsor one of the country's leading business conferences and host the country's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. The Bottom Line on Ebix StockIndia is one of the world's fastest growing economies, and electronic transactions, thanks to government help, are one of the fastest-growing parts of that economy.Ebix has transformed itself, in barely a year, from a small American company focused on health payments into a real competitor inside this enormous opportunity.It has taken real risks to do this, with long-term debt of $274 million and a revolving line of credit worth another $424 million. Its operating cash flow, $89.8 million last year, can hardly keep up.Ebix is all-in on India and has made itself a speculative stock in the process. But speculating on Ebix stock is worthwhile, and if you want that kind of international exposure, here it is.Dana Blankenhorn is a financial and technology journalist. He is the author of a new mystery thriller, The Reluctant Detective Finds Her Family, available now at the Amazon Kindle store. Write him at danablankenhorn@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter at @danablankenhorn. As of this writing he owned no shares in companies mentioned in this article. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Financial Stocks to Invest In Today * 7 Single-Digit P/E Stocks With Massive Upside * 5 Chip Stocks on the Rise Compare Brokers The post EBIX Stock Is Risky at Best but Still Worth a Good Hard Look appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • PR Newswire6 days ago

    EMQ and Visa Team Up to Offer Cross-border Remittances across Asia Pacific

    HONG KONG and SINGAPORE, March 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- EMQ, a leading cross-border settlement network in Asia and Visa (NYSE:V) today announced a strategic partnership to offer cross-border remittances across Asia Pacific. This partnership pairs the capabilities of EMQ's extensive network and Visa's real-time[1] push payments platform, Visa Direct, to offer customers superior cross-border solutions with greater choice, transparency, and flexibility.

  • Were Hedge Funds Right About Visa Inc (V)?
    Insider Monkey7 days ago

    Were Hedge Funds Right About Visa Inc (V)?

    With the fourth-quarter round of 13F filings behind us it is time to take a look at the stocks in which some of the best money managers in the world preferred to invest or sell heading into the first quarter. One of these stocks was Visa Inc (NYSE:V). Visa Inc (NYSE:V) has experienced an increase […]

  • Visa (V) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know
    Zacks7 days ago

    Visa (V) Stock Sinks As Market Gains: What You Should Know

    Visa (V) closed at $155.03 in the latest trading session, marking a -0.28% move from the prior day.

  • MarketWatch8 days ago

    Visa announces special offers for cardholders spending at the new Hudson Yards complex

    Visa Inc. said Monday that it will offer specials to cardholders who spend at the new Hudson Yards complex on New York City's west side. Hudson Yards includes a shopping and restaurant destination as well as other amenities. Visa is the "official payment technology partner" for the development. Launch promotions include access to a "secret menu" at the Fuku restaurant, and a private tour of the Hudson Yards Gallery. Visa cardholders can take their card to donate to Women's World Banking, which benefits low-income women entrepreneurs. Visa shares have gained nearly 18% for the year to date while the S&P 500 index is up 13.1% for the period.

  • Business Wire8 days ago

    Tap into Hudson Yards with Visa

    Today, Visa (NYSE:V) celebrates the opening of Hudson Yards, New York’s newest neighborhood that merges the best in culture and commerce at a must-see destination. As the Official Payment Technology Partner at Hudson Yards, Visa plans to offer Visa cardholders exclusive access to on-property experiential, retail and dining experiences.

  • Verisk's G2 Teams up With NABP for Merchant Certification
    Zacks11 days ago

    Verisk's G2 Teams up With NABP for Merchant Certification

    Verisk's (VRSK) G2 and NABP aims at easing the search of safe online pharmacies for customers.

  • InvestorPlace11 days ago

    MasterCard Stock Is A Buy, But Is It A Better Buy Than Its Card Peers?

    Mastercard's (NYSE:MA) battle with long-time archrival Visa (NYSE:V) continues, with a win in the bidding for fintech firm Transfast. Coming in the wake of losing out in an effort to purchase a similar company, cross-border payments network provider Earthport, MA stock investors can be confident the payments processor is doing all it can to remain competitive.Both Mastercard and Visa have seen their stocks rise as the world moves to cashless economies. With the evolution to digital money, the entire payments industry continues to benefit from double-digit profit growth.At the same time, it makes a decision to invest in MA stock or V shares more than a simple buy-or-sell question. In this industry, investors should not ask if they should buy Mastercard stock; they should find out if it or one of its peers would bring more profit?InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips MasterCard Keeps Up Yet Falls BehindWith MasterCard buying Transfast and Visa presumably winning the bidding war to acquire Earthport, both firms get better access to bank accounts and ACH networks globally. Perhaps more importantly, both card processors expand their presence in peer-to-peer money transactions.So, as the world more toward a cashless society, the MA-Visa rivalry gets more heated. In nearly all cases, most merchants accept both types of cards. Yes, Costco (NASDAQ:COST) only accepts Visa, but such exclusive instances are rare. * 7 Winning High-Yield Dividend Stocks With Payouts Over 5% However, despite this parity, Visa dominates in terms of gross dollar volume, which covers all types of transactions. As of the third quarter of 2018, Visa controlled 61.5% of the market. This compares to only 25.2% for MA, and 11.1% for American Express (NYSE:AXP). Mastercard Benefits From Fintech GrowthHowever, where Mastercard lags in credit cards, it has compensated with its moves into debit cards and e-commerce. Thankfully for Mastercard stock bulls, these areas will see the most near-term growth in the fintech space.The benefit -- and the problem -- with this fintech sector is that every equity in the industry would probably bring profits. Even Discover Financial (NYSE:DFS), which holds only 2.2% of the market, should see double-digit profit growth this year. One could make an argument that MA stock would deliver higher returns than Discover. However, whether it can outperform its other peers is the bigger question. Should I Buy MA Stock?The MA stock price hovers near its 52-week high of about $228 per share. Still, it struggles to stand out even as it posts stellar numbers. In both profit and valuation, Mastercard and Visa appear similar. Mastercard stock analysts forecast profit increases of 16.3% this year and 18.4% in 2020. This barely exceeds the 15.4% rate for 2019 and 15.8% 2020 growth predicted for Visa. Moreover, the forward price-to-earnings (PE) ratio slightly exceeds that of Visa, 25.5 vs. 24.8. * 7 Top Stocks to Buy From Goldman Sachs' Secret Portfolio I like Mastercard stock better now than last year when I panned it for its high multiple and lower profit growth. Achieving near parity with Visa has changed the value proposition. However, it has not made MA stock more of a bargain than Visa.Moreover, if we evaluate these stocks purely on valuation, both American Express and Discover trade at single-digit PE ratios. Both have grown profits more slowly than Mastercard. However, with American Express set to overtake Mastercard as the second-largest processor of credit cards, AXP stock could become the equity of choice in this space. Bottom Line on Mastercard StockAlthough Mastercard stock remains a buy, the fintech sector appears to offer better options. The purchase of Transfast should enhance Mastercard's ability to conduct transactions. However, it continues to struggle to differentiate itself from Visa even as Visa achieves increasing dominance with credit card transactions.MA stock will continue to benefit from double-digit profit growth for the foreseeable future. Also, even though its 25.5 PE ratio exceeds its peers, most analysts would not call Mastercard stock "overpriced." Still, for investors who intend to pursue a higher return, they might see a larger profit by buying AXP stock.As of this writing, Will Healy did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned stocks. You can follow Will on Twitter at @HealyWriting. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 15 Stocks Sitting on Huge Piles of Cash * The 10 Best Stocks to Buy for the Bull Market's Anniversary * 7 Dividend Stocks With Big Yields Compare Brokers The post MasterCard Stock Is A Buy, But Is It A Better Buy Than Its Card Peers? appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • It Was a Costco Christmas Last Year
    InvestorPlace11 days ago

    It Was a Costco Christmas Last Year

    Whatever else 2018 brought to the U.S., it was a Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) Christmas.Source: Shutterstock The wholesale warehouse club's U.S. sales rose 7.4% for the quarter ending in January, with same store sales up a full 6%. * 15 Stocks That May Be Hurt by This Year's Big IPOs The result was net income of $889 million, $2.01 per share fully diluted, on revenue of $34.628 billion. Profits even exceeded membership fees of $768 million.Regular members noticed. The parking lot of my nearest Costco this past Christmas looked like a Trader Joe's, and I had to go to another one. Investors were even bigger winners. The shares had hit a mid-December low of $194.50, but opened for trade March 12 at over $229 and are approaching last year's record high of $241.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Most Valuable RetailerAt its current price, Costco has a market cap of $101 billion, a price-to-earnings multiple over 29, and is worth 72% of its sales.Compare Costco's valuation to that of Walmart (NYSE:WMT), analysts' previous favorite. That company has a market cap that is 55% of sales, and its dividend of $2.12 per year yields 2.18%, while Costco's $2.28 per share represents a yield of just 1.05%.The only thing overpriced at Costco is Costco. No one has named their dog after it, but they're getting close. Costco caters to upper-middle class, suburban tastes. Its stores feature the finest wines, prime meats, extra virgin olive oil and store brand liquor that's equal to the best name brands. Its arrangement with Citigroup (NYSE:C) to handle Visa (NYSE:V) cards has proven profitable for both the company and its members (we're taking a weekend vacation on our dividend). Its growth rate in e-commerce is 24%. Within its niche, Costco is even more popular than Amazon.Com (NASDAQ:AMZN).Small wonder that, even at its current price, 12 of 27 analysts following the stock say buy it and none says sell.Costco does this while paying what workers consider reasonable salaries, with cashiers making almost half the salary of store managers. The company recently hiked its minimum wage to $15 per hour.When you go there, people smile. How Long, How HighThe problem is that when you buy a stock you're paying for its yesterdays and buying its tomorrows. The price of Costco stock today is close to the price targets of Costco bulls.Costco is not growing as fast internationally as it is in the U.S., and it is starting to saturate the U.S. market, where it has 535 of its 770 warehouses. It can cost $100 million to build and outfit a new store, and the company is very careful to get the very best deals on them. Rumors of possible new store openings are big news, and when the company walks away there is often profound disappointment. Costco bears are left wishing and hoping that scan-and-go shopping, in which customers scan the items they want and get them delivered, mobile payments with installment financing, or warehouse fulfillment will deliver Costco's savings with greater convenience. Trouble is, Costco is already doing some of these things. The Bottom Line on Costco StockCostco is running on all cylinders. It's not doing a thing wrong. Customers and analysts know this.This means Costco is a pricey stock. It can't make you rich because everyone is already in it. Its growth may be limited because it has already scaled. * 7 Dividend Stocks to Buy Today But if anyone knows the future of upper-class consumption, it's Costco. I wouldn't bet against it. You may just want to wait for another market crash like last December's to buy it.A Costco shopper is always looking for bargains.Dana Blankenhorn is a financial and technology journalist. He is the author of a new mystery thriller, The Reluctant Detective Finds Her Family, available now at the Amazon Kindle store. Write him at danablankenhorn@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter at @danablankenhorn. As of this writing he owned shares in AMZN. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 15 Stocks Sitting on Huge Piles of Cash * The 10 Best Stocks to Buy for the Bull Market's Anniversary * 7 Dividend Stocks With Big Yields Compare Brokers The post It Was a Costco Christmas Last Year appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • U.S. considers sanctions to restrict Visa, Mastercard in Venezuela: official
    Reuters11 days ago

    U.S. considers sanctions to restrict Visa, Mastercard in Venezuela: official

    The United States is considering imposing financial sanctions that could prohibit Visa Inc , Mastercard Inc and other financial institutions from processing transactions in Venezuela, a senior Trump administration official said on Thursday. The move, which has not been finalized, would represent another step in tightening the financial noose on the government of President Nicolas Maduro and his supporters. The sanctions would be targeted at the elite and groups loyal to Maduro, including members of the military, armed gangs and Cubans operating in Venezuela, while aiming to spare ordinary Venezuelans.

  • Reuters11 days ago

    U.S. acts to keep Citgo operating in face of Venezuela sanctions

    The U.S. Treasury on Thursday gave U.S. refiner Citgo Petroleum Corp a further 18 months to buy crude and make debt payments while under sanctions against its parent, Venezuelan state-run energy firm Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA). The United States levied sanctions in January on PDVSA and Venezuela aimed at the removal of socialist President Nicolas Maduro, whom the United States and about 50 other countries no longer recognize as the country's legitimate leader. The sanctions prohibited Citgo and other companies from making payments for oil revenue directly to Venezuela, but have limited the Houston-based refiner's ability to refinance debt.

  • Benzinga11 days ago

    Wedbush Incrementally Bullish On MasterCard, Visa

    Wedbush is bullish on  Visa Inc (NYSE: V ) and Mastercard Inc (NYSE: MA ) after the credit card networks'  quarterly reports. The Analyst Wedbush's Moshe Katri maintained an Outperform on Visa  with a ...

  • U.S. Weighs Curbs on Venezuela Transaction Processing
    Bloomberg11 days ago

    U.S. Weighs Curbs on Venezuela Transaction Processing

    If the Trump administration decides to move forward, such sanctions could prohibit U.S. companies from engaging with entities that recognize Maduro as the president of Venezuela. U.S. and other international firms use local institutions to process transactions, and the majority of the local financial institutions are state-owned enterprises.

  • MarketWatch11 days ago

    Visa's stock rallies after Wedbush boosts price target

    Shares of Visa Inc. rose 1.2% in afternoon trade Thursday, after Wedbush analyst Moshe Katri got a little more bullish on the credit card and payments company, citing a "host" of growth and scale catalysts. Katri reiterated his outperform rating while raising his price target to $162 from $150. The catalysts he expects include the "disintermediation of cash/checks by electronic payments," increasing revenue opportunities from European regulations, "hyper-growth" in mobile payments, networks' increased dominance in the payments ecosystem and automatic clearing house-related revenue growth opportunities. Katri also reiterated his outperform rating Mastercard Inc. and listed his stock price target to $235 from $220. The stock edged up 0.6%. Over the past 12 months, Visa shares have soared 25.8%, Mastercard shares have run up 27.5% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average has advanced 3.8%.

  • Is Visa Stock Worth a Look After Setting a New All-Time High?
    InvestorPlace12 days ago

    Is Visa Stock Worth a Look After Setting a New All-Time High?

    Through thick and thin, the financial technology sector remains in favor on Wall Street. Companies like Visa (NYSE:V), Mastercard (NYSE:MA) and Square (NYSE:SQ) rarely come under fire from negative outlooks, so they make for strong bets on the upside potential of equity markets.Source: Kārlis Dambrāns via FlickrFintech offers the best of both words in the financial sector: They are prone to rallies and not considered dead money like bank stocks. When it comes to Visa stock specifically, it rallies similar to the Nasdaq Invesco QQQ Trust (NASDAQ:QQQ) and outperforms the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (NYSEARCA:XLF).In fact, yesterday, it set a new all-time high while the S&P 500 is still struggling to breach last year's neckline battle zones. Clearly, investors want to own more Visa stock and MasterCard than most other sectors.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsSo is it too late to buy V stock? The answer to this varies from one investor to another and depends mostly on time frames. How to Approach Visa Stock HereThose who want to invest in it and own the shares for the long term, the simple answer is that it's not too late to own it. Over the span of years, I don't need to be surgical with my entry points. If the stock market is higher later, then so is Visa. * The 10 Best Stocks to Buy for the Bull Market's Anniversary For that purpose, even though V stockis at all-time highs, it is not expensive. It's cheaper than MA and sells at a trailing price-to-earnings ratio of 34. While this is not dirt cheap, since it's almost double that of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), it's not bloated either. So owning shares here for the long term is not likely to be a major financial debacle. There is not a lot of froth to lose so the downside risk should be limitedShort term, chasing a runaway stock like this at all-time highs is not ideal. It leaves the buyers' portfolios vulnerable to short-term dips. But then again, here the matter of intentions makes a difference.For those who are looking to trade Visa stock and not necessarily be in it for the long-term investment, then going long Visa stock here would be a tactical trade. The idea is to buy high and sell higher. But for that, we need precise levels to mark the stop loss points. Bottom Line on V StockTo understand the support levels we need to know how the rally up to here unfolded. V stock is now 25% off its December lows. But the breakout really started from $140 per share on Feb. 1 and after its earnings report. That level was a neckline with $146 per share as the target. So those are two major lines of support for the mid-term.More recently, a secondary pivot level developed around $145 per share. The bears tried to break on Mar. 8, but the bulls prevailed so that now becomes an important level to hold. If it fails in the near term, it would target support at $140. * 7 Inexpensive, High-Dividend ETFs to Buy On the lower time frame charts, there is a shorter-term recent level of contention at $149.70. This served as the floor for the recent poke to new all-time highs. So by default, this becomes the first level of support and if fails, it should also be the stop loss trigger for momentum traders. This does not affect those who are in the stock for the long haul.There is also another micro support zone between $151 and $152 per share that is an even tighter stop loss levels for momentum traders. Where I stop myself out depends on my own level of risk tolerance. Click to EnlargeThe first stop, however, remains in my overall thesis on Visa stock and my goals for the trade. I need to know if I am trying to trade it or invest in it. It is also important that if I am in it for a trade that I don't turn it into an investment.Nicolas Chahine is the managing director of SellSpreads.com. As of this writing, he did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can follow him as @racernic on Twitter and Stocktwits. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 15 Stocks Sitting on Huge Piles of Cash * The 10 Best Stocks to Buy for the Bull Market's Anniversary * 7 Dividend Stocks With Big Yields Compare Brokers The post Is Visa Stock Worth a Look After Setting a New All-Time High? appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Top Stock Reports for Visa, Honeywell & Biogen
    Zacks12 days ago

    Top Stock Reports for Visa, Honeywell & Biogen

    Top Stock Reports for Visa, Honeywell & Biogen

  • Financial Times12 days ago

    [$$] Wall Street eases lower amid talks of delay to US-China summit

    Elsewhere, Treasuries slipped and Brent crude faded from a four-month high, slowing a rally for European energy stocks, after talk of a delay to a top-level summit between the US and China hit sentiment. Reports that a meeting between the presidents of China and the US would be pushed back into April from March — first carried by Bloomberg — were reflected by a range of assets.

  • Visa vs. MasterCard: What's the Difference?
    Investopedia12 days ago

    Visa vs. MasterCard: What's the Difference?

    Visa and MasterCard are two of the most widely used credit card brands, but are the differences between the two significant enough to influence consumers?