Blackrock Group Ltd Lowers stake in Visa Inc (V)

Visa Inc (V) : Blackrock Group Ltd reduced its stake in Visa Inc by 2.74% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 17,488,100 shares of Visa Inc which is valued at $1,399,397,762 after selling 493,125 shares in Visa Inc , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 10, 2016.Visa Inc makes up approximately 0.70% of Blackrock Group Ltd’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Wms Partners boosted its stake in V in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 9,937 additional shares and now holds a total of 187,714 shares of Visa Inc which is valued at $15,020,874. Visa Inc makes up approx 1.99% of Wms Partners’s portfolio.Blair William Coil reduced its stake in V by selling 56,871 shares or 1.92% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 2,900,557 shares of V which is valued at $232,392,627. Visa Inc makes up approx 2.05% of Blair William Coil’s portfolio.Mizuho Trust Banking Ltd. reduced its stake in V by selling 37,370 shares or 1.21% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 3,045,092 shares of V which is valued at $239,679,191. Visa Inc makes up approx 0.71% of Mizuho Trust Banking Ltd.’s portfolio.Ruane Cunniff Goldfarb Inc reduced its stake in V by selling 639,273 shares or 20.12% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 2,537,564 shares of V which is valued at $198,716,637. Visa Inc makes up approx 1.84% of Ruane Cunniff Goldfarb Inc’s portfolio.

Visa Inc opened for trading at $80.01 and hit $80.47 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $80.47, with a gain of 0.25% or 0.2 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 84,80,876 shares. Company has a market cap of $172,960 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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