Columbus Circle Investors Lowers stake in Visa Inc (V)

Visa Inc (V) : Columbus Circle Investors reduced its stake in Visa Inc by 3.72% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 3,262,777 shares of Visa Inc which is valued at $253,583,028 after selling 126,227 shares in Visa Inc , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 3, 2016.Visa Inc makes up approximately 2.30% of Columbus Circle Investors’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Cantillon Capital Management boosted its stake in V in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 982,363 additional shares and now holds a total of 2,331,028 shares of Visa Inc which is valued at $180,048,603. Visa Inc makes up approx 3.14% of Cantillon Capital Management’s portfolio.Pitcairn Co reduced its stake in V by selling 6,035 shares or 5.76% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 98,714 shares of V which is valued at $7,624,669. Visa Inc makes up approx 0.97% of Pitcairn Co’s portfolio.Louisiana State Employees Retirement System reduced its stake in V by selling 7,900 shares or 5.8% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 128,400 shares of V which is valued at $9,917,616. Visa Inc makes up approx 0.51% of Louisiana State Employees Retirement System’s portfolio.

Visa Inc opened for trading at $78.42 and hit $79.33 on the upside on Tuesday, eventually ending the session at $79.2, with a gain of 1.25% or 0.98 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 68,02,592 shares. Company has a market cap of $171,798 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 Sun Trust Rbsn Humphrey on Apr 20, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 100 from a previous price target of $85 .Compass Point Initiated Visa Inc on Apr 15, 2016 to “Neutral”, Price Target of the shares are set at $80.Visa Inc was Downgraded by BofA/Merrill to ” Neutral” on Feb 11, 2016.

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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