|Bid||113.44 x 500|
|Ask||113.44 x 900|
|Day's Range||112.45 - 115.23|
|52 Week Range||112.45 - 142.14|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.11|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.43%|
At current market prices, Visa (V) trades at a premium valuation to most of its peers except Mastercard (MA) and PayPal (PYPL). The trailing-12-month (or TTM) PE ratio for Visa is 29.2x, which is lower than Mastercard’s and PayPal’s multiples of 34.7x and 36.4x, respectively. However, Visa’s PE ratio is much higher than its other peer, Global Payments (GPN), which trades at a multiple of 23.8x.
Payment modes are shifting rapidly from cash to digital due to continuously evolving digital technology, increasing online transactions, and competitive forces. With its sustained focus on technological innovations, Visa (V) is well-positioned to continue leading this digital transformation. Visa has invested billions of dollars in its technology transformation initiatives in the last several years.
Mastercard (MA) has made a remarkable run over the last one-and-a-half years. The stock traded at ~$103.00 at the beginning of 2017, and it currently trades at ~$211.00—almost double its stock price in that timeframe. The stock is currently trading near its 52-week high of $217.35, which it attained on September 4.
Payments are shifting rapidly from cash to digital mainly due to continuously evolving digital technology, increasing online transactions, and competitive forces. Visa (V) with its sustained focus on technological innovations is well-positioned to continue leading this digital transformation. Over the years, the leading payment processor company has invested billions of dollars in its technology transformation initiatives.
Visa stock (V) has sparkled over the last one and half years. Year-to-date, Visa stock has returned ~25%, much better than the iShares U.S. Financial Services ETF (IYG) and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), which are up 5.6% and 8.3%, respectively. Visa’s revenues and earnings per share (or EPS) have topped the Wall Street estimates in the last eight quarters and seen a significant YoY improvement.
JPMorgan Chase (JPM) has settled a class-action lawsuit filed by a group of black financial advisers who alleged racial discrimination. Bloomberg, the financial data and news provider agency, revealed yesterday that six of the bank’s current and former employees had filed the lawsuit. The court documents alleged that the nation’s largest bank is indulged in “systemic, intentional race discrimination” since it assigns lucrative assignments to white advisers while assigning less profitable branches to black advisers.
The price-to-book value (or PB) ratio is considered to be the ideal multiple to value companies that have a significant amount of liquid/tangible assets on their books such as finance, banking, insurance investment, and manufacturing companies. The ratio compares a company’s current market price to its book value.
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Consensus estimates are pegged at about 57 cents per share, which represents a decrease of a nickel compared to last quarter. If BofA exceeds these estimates, it will be a welcome rebound for all three ETFs after closing in the red during Friday's trading session--IYG was down 0.73%, XLF was down 0.48% and KBWB was down 0.57%. Much of that blame can be directed towards Wells Fargo who posted losses in their second quarter earnings report, sending their shares tumbling 1.20%.
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Though chances of a broad-based earnings beat are low in Q2 per the ESP trend, the outlook seems bright for financial ETFs, the outlook seems bright for financial ETFs.
Declining Treasury yields are chasing investors from some exchange traded funds tracking financial services stocks, including the iShares U.S. Financial Services ETF (IYG) . The $1.87 billion IYG recently turned 18 years old and tracks the Dow Jones U.S. Financial Services Index. Earlier this year, financials were also propped up by a rise in bond yields as higher interest rates typically widen the margin spread between bank loans and deposits.
A pullback in Treasury yields and the pending results of bank stress tests have weighed on some financial sector investors' minds, triggering large outflows out of bank-related ETFs. The Federal Reserve’s instructions for 2018 Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) stress tests are being viewed as tougher this year.
Conventional wisdom tells us that a steepening Treasury yield curve should lead to higher profits for bank stocks because their net interest margins — the difference between the amount of interest banks pay for their liabilities (checking and savings deposits, etc.) and the amount of interest banks receive for their assets (personal and commercial loans, etc.) — will be wider. If you look at the graph of the relationship between the yield on the 10-year Treasury and the yield on the 2-year Treasury in Fig. 1, you will see that the spread between these two yields has been getting smaller and smaller (meaning the yield curve has been flattening) during the past few years.
What Was behind Bancorp’s Strong 4Q17 Performance? During 4Q17, Bancorp’s (UBS) loans rose $7.1 billion, a 2.6% increase in comparison to 4Q16. This increase was mainly due to growth in commercial loans of 4%, residential mortgages of 5.2%, retail leasing of 28.9%, and retail loans of 5.2%.
What Was behind Bancorp’s Strong 4Q17 Performance? The tax reform legislation helped Bancorp (USB) post a very positive quarter. $152 million was contributed to the US Bank Foundation and $67 million was distributed as special bonuses to eligible employees.
ADP, a human capital management solution provider, releases a monthly report on US non-farm employment. This monthly report is prepared by using actual anonymous payroll data of 411,000 clients that ADP services. The report is released two days before the non-farm payrolls data, so this report prepares markets for any surprises in the jobs report.
Sector exchange traded funds have become increasingly popular with advisors and investors. While broad market funds such as the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (NYSE: SPY ) give investors the benefit of diversity, sector ...