169.56 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 6:44PM EDT
|Bid||169.61 x 800|
|Ask||169.84 x 1100|
|Day's Range||169.03 - 170.42|
|52 Week Range||121.60 - 172.20|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.86|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||35.03|
|Earnings Date||Jul 23, 2019 - Jul 29, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.00 (0.62%)|
|1y Target Est||181.49|
The world’s No. 1 cryptocurrency is on fire, with a price approaching $10,000, pushing the digital asset near its highest level in more than 14 months, according to MarketWatch data provided by CoinDesk.
CNBC's Jim Cramer said Monday that Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB )'s reported plans for a cryptocurrency are a reason for investors to back the social media stock . If the coin launch goes ahead as expected ...
For the first several months of 2019, it was relatively stable at around $4,000, but Bitcoin’s price has been climbing as of late.
Visa (NYSE:V) today announced global adoption of its sensory branding suite in 25 countries via more than a dozen new partnerships. The suite is comprised of sound, animation and haptic brand cues that occur with a Visa payment transaction. In a digital world increasingly filled with voice-commands, networked appliances and unattended retail environments, Visa’s sensory branding cues offer new ways to enhance the customer experience and convey the trust and security that the Visa brand represents.
Facebook has reportedly signed up more than a dozen partners to help fund and manage its new cryptocurrency, which it plans to publicly unveil this week.
What does an investor do with an opportunity like Visa (NYSE:V)? The Visa stock price continues to stay elevated, at over 27-times forward earnings. Of the 40 largest U.S.-listed stocks by market capitalization, only Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and rival Mastercard (NYSE:MA) sport higher valuations.Source: Shutterstock And yet V stock certainly seems to merit a premium valuation. Few large-capitalization stocks can match its near-term growth prospects. Long-term opportunities come in several forms: lower use of cash worldwide, international expansion, and a move into business-to-business (B2B) offerings.Does an investor follow the Warren Buffett maxim that it's "far better to own a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price," as I argued back in 2017? Or does valuation matter, particularly in a bull market seemingly running on fumes?InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsFor now, Visa stock seems a worthwhile bet. But investors probably have to temper their expectations. The next decade is not going to look like the last one. The Incredible Rise in the Visa Stock PriceLooking backwards, investors certainly missed a huge opportunity in Visa stock. Over the past ten years, shares have returned 953%, not including an admittedly modest dividend. Those gains haven't come just because of the bull market either. In 2009, the company earned 81 cents per share (adjusting for the company's 2015 stock split). A decade ago, the stock (again, on a split-adjusted basis) traded for $16-plus, implying a P/E multiple right at 20x. * 10 Stocks to Buy That Wall Street Expects to Soar for the Rest of 2019 Relative to 2019 expectations, the multiple now sits at 31x. And there are two ways to look at that expansion. The first is that the incredible gains in the Visa stock price are coming mostly from higher earnings. Based on the Street's expectations for 2019, V should climb nearly 500% from 2009 levels.The second, however, is a more difficult question: can the multiples assigned V stock really go much higher? This is a much larger company, which makes percentage growth more difficult to achieve. Yet investors now are paying 50%-plus more for the same dollar of earnings. As impressive as Visa's opportunities are, it's tough to argue that its growth potential is better now than it was a decade ago.Obviously, the market today is in much better shape than in June 2009, when it was just three months removed from financial crisis lows. But that's kind of the point: Visa's earnings multiples can't expand much more without the broad market moving higher.In that scenario, earnings growth still can drive returns -- again, profits are expected to rise 15%-plus in 2020. But roughly 16% annual returns (including the dividend) might seem disappointing in the context of the recent performance. Is V Stock the Best Play?As incredible as the performance of Visa stock seems, there's something more incredible: Mastercard. Visa has returned nearly 1,000% in a decade, yet V shares have underperformed their rival over that span. In fact, MA has been the better pick over one, three, and five-year periods as well. Its 10-year return is a staggering 1,460%.At the moment, MA actually is slightly more expensive on an earnings basis than V stock. Mastercard has greater exposure to non-U.S. payments, and thus, at least in theory, more room for growth. And while past performance doesn't guarantee future performance, the better returns from Mastercard shares are at least worth considering.Of course, Visa and Mastercard aren't the only two stocks in the space, either. Will Healy this month highlighted a potential opportunity in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS), which trades at a substantial discount to both V and MA despite significant potential risk in China. American Express (NYSE:AXP) has been an inconsistent performer, but offers value as well.The stories of the four stocks aren't the same; at the moment, it's foolish to argue that DFS or AXP should be treated like their rivals. But when considering V stock at these multiples, investors should at least keep an open mind toward other stocks in the space. Visa Looks Good, but Not GreatAt the least, the next decade for the Visa stock price is not going to look like the last decade. That's probably not surprising: a repeat of the 950%-plus gains would give Visa a market cap of some $4 trillion.But performance could be good -- and still far short of the standard Visa has set. Bear in mind that if V stock appreciated at 10.5% a year for the next decade, it would reach a $1 trillion market cap ten years from now. Maybe that's not unrealistic in a world where credit-card usage continues to rise. Plus, Visa's efforts in cross-border payments and B2B could bear fruit.Still, $1 trillion does seem like a big ask for returns that almost seem middling given the torrid performance of payment companies of late. And it shows the difficulty in Visa stock here. There's a path to a $1 trillion valuation, which is the good news. But whether 10%-plus a year is good enough for investors depends on their view of the markets and the competition.As of this writing, Vince Martin has no positions in any securities mentioned. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 10 Stocks to Buy That Wall Street Expects to Soar for the Rest of 2019 * 7 Value Stocks That Are Flying Under the Radar * 6 Mouth-Watering Fast Food Stocks for Growth Investors Compare Brokers The post Visa Stock Remains a Buy, But Expectations Need to Be Lowered appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) today announced new analysis showing Visa Advanced Authorization (VAA) using artificial intelligence (AI) helped financial institutions prevent an estimated $25 billion in annual fraud—making the global payment ecosystem safer for retailers and consumers.i VAA is a comprehensive risk management tool that monitors and evaluates transaction authorizations on the Visa global payment network, VisaNet, in real time to help financial institutions promptly identify and respond to emerging fraud patterns and trends. Visa processed more than 127 billion transactions between merchants and financial institutions on VisaNet last year, and employed AI to analyze 100 percent of the transactions—each in about one millisecond—so financial institutions can approve legitimate purchases while quickly identifying and preventing fraudulent transactions.
Investing.com - Cryptocurrencies traded higher for an eighth-consecutive session on Monday as Bitcoin breaks above $9,300.
Investing.com - Prices of the major cryptocurrencies were mixed on Monday in Asia, with Bitcoin trading above the $9,000 level.
American Express earns money from users through interest income and annual fees, as well as from merchants through payment processing.
Don’t expect unbridled enthusiasm over Facebook’s reported cryptocurrency push just yet. “I don’t believe it’s going to be this kind of major game-changer,” Brent Thill, Jefferies senior technology analyst, tells Yahoo Finance’s ‘The Ticker.’
Facebook is riding the cryptocurrency wave as the S&P 500 continues its consolidation and the British pound slides on renewed Brexit fears.
A FB cryptocurrency is on the way and it looks to have quite the wave of support from big backers.Source: Shutterstock Here's what we know so far about the Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) cryptocurrency. * The project to develop a FB cryptocurrency is called Libra. * It has been the works for six months now. * Stripe, Booking.com and MercadoLibre are taking part in the project, but it is unknown what exactly they are doing for it. * Several large companies will reportedly be backing the development of the cryptocurrency. * Some of the big names behind the effort are PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL), Mastercard (NYSE:MA), Visa (NYSE:V) and Uber (NYSE:UBER). * Each of these companies will be putting $10 million into the development of the FB cryptocurrency. * This will have them acting as a governing consortium for the virtual currency. * It's also worth mentioning that the FB cryptocurrency is going by the name GlobalCoin. * Report claim that the cyrptocurrency will be used by Facebook through its multiple messaging service. * There's also been talk that it will allow users of the social media service to use the virtual currency to purchase goods from retailers via the website. * Other reports are claiming that Facebook is preparing to reveal the new virtual currency sometime next week. * These same rumors also say that the tech company is preparing to release the FB cryptocurrency in early 2020. * 10 Stocks to Buy That Wall Street Expects to Soar for the Rest of 2019 You can follow these links to learn more about Facebook's plans for its cryptocurrency.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsFB stock was up 1% as of Friday morning. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 10 Stocks to Buy That Wall Street Expects to Soar for the Rest of 2019 * 7 Value Stocks That Are Flying Under the Radar * 6 Mouth-Watering Fast Food Stocks for Growth Investors As of this writing, William White did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.Compare Brokers The post FB Cryptocurrency: 12 Things We Know About Facebook's Project Libra appeared first on InvestorPlace.
(Bloomberg) -- Facebook Inc. gained as much as 2.5%, making it one of the few tech names moving higher in early Friday trading, after reports that it’s making progress toward its cryptocurrency ambitions.A group of payments and other companies, including Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Uber, agreed to invest about $10 million each in a consortium to oversee the digital coin Facebook plans to unveil next week, the Wall Street Journal reported late Thursday. The social-media giant has also hired a U.K. bank lobbyist as its director of public policy in London, the Financial Times said.Separately, the Wall Street Journal also reported Facebook plans to step up its marketing spending in a shift in its consumer-facing advertising strategy.Facebook shares climbed as much as 2.5% to $181.84 at 9:35 a.m. in New York. It was the best-performing stock in the Nasdaq 100 Index, which fell 0.7% as concerns over semiconductor demand weighed on the benchmark.(Updates share performance in first, last paragraphs.)To contact the reporter on this story: Courtney Dentch in New York at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Chris Nagi at email@example.comFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Investing.com - Cryptocurrencies saw mixed trade on Friday, but were still on track for a weekly gain of 3% led by Litecoin, Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Facebook Inc has enlisted more than a dozen companies including Visa Inc, Mastercard Inc , PayPal Holdings Inc and Uber Technologies Inc to back its new cryptocurrency, the Wall Street Journal reported https://on.wsj.com/2IdYo3a on Thursday. Each company will invest around $10 million in a consortium that will govern the cryptocurrency, the WSJ reported, citing people familiar with the matter.
The good times for Visa and Mastercard shareholders won’t end anytime soon, according to Wedbush Securities.