Sandler Capital Management Lowers stake in Visa Inc (V)

Visa Inc (V) : Sandler Capital Management reduced its stake in Visa Inc by 18.25% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 477,440 shares of Visa Inc which is valued at $38,204,749 after selling 106,560 shares in Visa Inc , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 15, 2016.Visa Inc makes up approximately 7.13% of Sandler Capital Management’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn boosted its stake in V in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 52,680 additional shares and now holds a total of 599,047 shares of Visa Inc which is valued at $47,935,741. Visa Inc makes up approx 0.74% of Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn’s portfolio.Vision Capital Management reduced its stake in V by selling 73,434 shares or 56.34% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 56,906 shares of V which is valued at $4,553,618. Visa Inc makes up approx 1.70% of Vision Capital Management’s portfolio.Menora Mivtachim Holdings Ltd. boosted its stake in V in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 8,460 additional shares and now holds a total of 622,010 shares of Visa Inc which is valued at $49,773,240. Visa Inc makes up approx 2.64% of Menora Mivtachim Holdings Ltd.’s portfolio.Night Owl Capital Management reduced its stake in V by selling 462 shares or 0.19% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 248,105 shares of V which is valued at $19,853,362. Visa Inc makes up approx 13.08% of Night Owl Capital Management’s portfolio.Welch Forbes boosted its stake in V in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 18,323 additional shares and now holds a total of 762,211 shares of Visa Inc which is valued at $59,993,628. Visa Inc makes up approx 1.78% of Welch Forbes’s portfolio.

Visa Inc opened for trading at $81.14 and hit $81.55 on the upside on Thursday, eventually ending the session at $81.3, with a gain of 0.49% or 0.4 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 62,40,551 shares. Company has a market cap of $174,744 M.

On the company’s financial health, Visa Inc reported $0.68 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.02 according to the earnings call on Apr 21, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.66. The company had revenue of $3626.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $3600.06 million. The company’s revenue was up 6.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.63 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Visa Inc. Company shares were Reiterated by Stifel on Jul 22, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 91 from a previous price target of $86 .JP Morgan Resumed Visa Inc on Jun 6, 2016 to “Overweight”, Price Target of the shares are set at $88.

Visa Inc. is a payments technology company. The Company is engaged in operating a processing network VisaNet which facilitates authorization clearing and settlement of payment transactions across the world. The Company provides its services to consumers businesses financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories for electronic payments. The Company offers fraud protection for account holders and rapid payment for merchants. The Company provides a variety of payment solutions that support payment products that issuers can offer to their account holders such as pay now with debit pay ahead with prepaid or pay later with credit products. The Company offers a suite of digital eCommerce and mobile products and services.

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