Visa Inc (NYSE:V) Institutional Investors Q3 2017 Sentiment

Jeannie Matthews
January 14, 2018

Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 118,024,396 shares of the credit-card processor's stock valued at $8,753,870,000 after buying an additional 1,207,526 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of Visa (V) traded up $0.25 on Friday, reaching $120.09. About 2.89 million shares traded. It has outperformed by 3.59% the S&P500. Ao Asset Management Llc bought 226,000 shares as the company's stock declined 1.53% while stock markets rallied. Moreover, Two Creeks Capital Management Lp has 15.45% invested in the company for 2.58 million shares. The stock increased 2.52% or $1.16 during the last trading session, reaching $47.16. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 26.75% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 97.03% the S&P500. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty-eight have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company was maintained on Monday, August 21 by RBC Capital Markets. Mizuho reiterated a "buy" rating and set a $115.00 price objective on shares of Visa in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, October 10 by Wells Fargo. The stock of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) was sold by Schroepfer Michael Todd on Tuesday, October 10. The company was maintained on Friday, August 4 by Oppenheimer. The company was initiated on Friday, December 4 by Jefferies. The firm has "Buy" rating by Wells Fargo given on Tuesday, January 9. The stock has "Hold" rating by Credit Suisse on Tuesday, October 3.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in Q3 2017. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61, a current ratio of 1.90 and a quick ratio of 1.90. The institutional investor owned 5,460 shares of the credit-card processor's stock after buying an additional 2,858 shares during the quarter. 92 funds opened positions while 221 raised stakes. Delta Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Tn reported 1,721 shares. Valley Advisers stated it has 50 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Susquehanna Interest Grp Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0% of its portfolio in Carbonite, Inc. It improved, as 60 investors sold APA shares while 202 reduced holdings. 263.23 million shares or 1.26% less from 266.58 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cap Fund Mngmt stated it has 148,228 shares. (NASDAQ:FB). Fuller Thaler Asset Mngmt holds 37,950 shares. Hanson & Doremus Inv Mngmt holds 977 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Barrett Asset Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 5.39% or 703,276 shares. Redwood Investments Lc has invested 0.64% in Carbonite, Inc. Lockheed Martin Inv Mgmt stated it has 0.41% in Facebook, Inc. Retail Bank Of Ny Mellon Corporation stated it has 229,325 shares. Bancorp reported 23,402 shares. Mckinley Carter Wealth Service Inc reported 0.16% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) or 212,823 shares. Leisure Management owns 21,648 shares.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 38 insider sales for $950.72 million activity. The insider SHEER DANIELLE sold $11,989. Panagora Asset Mgmt owns 1.7% invested in Facebook, Inc. Tinga Wiebe sold 25,009 shares worth $2.37 million. The shares were sold at an average price of $113.76, for a total value of $707,587.20. Mascoma Wealth Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Visa in the 2nd quarter valued at $122,000. It also increased its holding in Calithera Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:CALA) by 244,589 shares in the quarter, for a total of 658,195 shares, and has risen its stake in Mylan N V (NASDAQ:MYL).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2017 Q3.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business.

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A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Cantab Limited Liability Partnership has 0.2% invested in Hasbro, Inc. After $0.04 actual earnings per share reported by Apache Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 200.00% EPS growth. (NYSE:V) to report earnings on February, 1. Aviva PLC lifted its stake in Visa by 0.8% during the second quarter. (NYSE:V). Lehman Fin Resource invested in 8,700 shares or 0.47% of the stock. Accident Compensation Corp now owns 35,219 shares of the credit-card processor's stock worth $3,130,000 after purchasing an additional 2,000 shares in the last quarter.

Regal Investment Advisors Llc, which manages about $657.66 million and $428.72 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vanguard Whitehall Fds Inc (VYM) by 19,940 shares to 29,031 shares, valued at $2.35M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. The investment professionals in our partner's database now possess: 1.64 billion shares, down from 1.66 billion shares in 2017Q2. Capital Investment Advisory Services LLC now owns 4,747 shares of the credit-card processor's stock valued at $445,000 after acquiring an additional 20 shares during the last quarter. (NYSE:V). Alyeska Investment Gp L P, Illinois-based fund reported 23,452 shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Visa from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $117.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, September 19th. The ratio dropped, as 666 investment professionals opened new or increased holdings, while 665 cut down and sold stock positions in Visa Inc. Finally, Bath Savings Trust Co purchased a new stake in shares of Visa in the second quarter valued at approximately $287,000. On Tuesday, August 15 the insider Winter Matthew E sold $4.54M. Inc. grew its position in shares of Visa by 49.4% in the first quarter.

Among 40 analysts covering Visa Inc.

Visa (NYSE:V) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. Therefore 83% are positive. Visa Inc. had 101 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of V in report on Thursday, July 20 with "Buy" rating. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained it with "Buy" rating and $125.0 target in Wednesday, December 13 report. The stock of Visa Inc. Loring Wolcott And Coolidge Fiduciary Advsrs Llp Ma holds 1.34% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) earned "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, April 21. Finally, Cowen reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $107.00 target price on shares of Visa in a report on Thursday, October 12th. On Wednesday, March 30 the stock rating was downgraded by JP Morgan to "Neutral". Guggenheim downgraded Visa Inc.

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