California Public Employees Retirement System Lowers stake in Visa Inc (V)

Visa Inc (V) : California Public Employees Retirement System reduced its stake in Visa Inc by 2.75% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 4,949,116 shares of Visa Inc which is valued at $389,544,920 after selling 139,800 shares in Visa Inc , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 3, 2016.Visa Inc makes up approximately 0.61% of California Public Employees Retirement System’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Howard Hughes Medical Institute boosted its stake in V in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 12,566 additional shares and now holds a total of 179,240 shares of Visa Inc which is valued at $14,107,980. Visa Inc makes up approx 4.49% of Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s portfolio.Schaper Benz Wise Investment Counsel Incwi boosted its stake in V in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 545 additional shares and now holds a total of 46,610 shares of Visa Inc which is valued at $3,668,673. Visa Inc makes up approx 0.64% of Schaper Benz Wise Investment Counsel Incwi’s portfolio.Evercore Wealth Management reduced its stake in V by selling 336 shares or 2.02% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 16,285 shares of V which is valued at $1,281,792. Visa Inc makes up approx 0.06% of Evercore Wealth Management’s portfolio.Hudock Capital Group boosted its stake in V in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1 additional shares and now holds a total of 315 shares of Visa Inc which is valued at $24,794. Visa Inc makes up approx 0.01% of Hudock Capital Group’s portfolio.

Visa Inc closed down -0.19 points or -0.24% at $79.95 with 51,19,724 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $80.23, the shares hit an intraday low of $79.8 and an intraday high of $80.34 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday session in Red.

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.

Investors should note that on Jul 19, 2016, Visa Inc announced a cash dividend of $0.1400. The company’s management has announced Aug 17, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Aug 19, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Sep 6, 2016.

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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