Visa (V)

Learn everything you need to know about Visa and find links to beginner-friendly guides that show you the best way to invest in it.
Updated: Mar 22, 2023

About Visa

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What is Visa?

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Visa is a payments technology company that provides payment processing services to individuals, businesses, institutions, and governments. Founded in 1958 as BankAmericard, it was renamed Visa in 1976.

The company operates the largest retail electronic payments network globally in more than 200 countries and territories. Its core service is facilitating the transfer of funds between consumers and merchants through credit and debit cards, prepaid cards, and digital wallets.

How does Visa make money?

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It makes money through transaction fees charged to merchants and financial institutions that use its payment network. It has several types of fees, including interchange, assessment, and processing fees.

Interchange fees are charged to merchants for each transaction processed through its network. Assessment fees are charged to financial institutions, and processing fees are charged to most of its customers for services such as fraud prevention and currency conversions.

What is Visa’s best selling service?

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Its biggest revenue earner is its Services segment which includes its credit and debit card network. Services revenue comes from data processing, merchant and issuer processing fees, and international transactions. In the first quarter of 2023, Visa’s Services revenue came in at $2.9 billion, a 21% increase from the previous year.

Who are the key executives at Visa?

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Visa’s chief executive officer is Ryan McInerney. Here are a few other members of its leadership team.

  • Alfred Francis Kelly Jr. Exec. Chairman
  • Ryan M. McInerney. Pres, CEO & Director
  • Vasant M. Prabhu. Vice Chair & CFO
  • Rajat Taneja. Pres of Technology
  • Kelly Mahon Tullier. Vice Chair, Chief People & Corp. Affairs Officer and Corp. Sec.
  • Peter Andreski. Sr. VP, Global Corp. Controller & Chief Accounting Officer
  • Jennifer Como. Head of Investor Relations
  • Julie B. Rottenberg. Gen. Counsel
  • Frank Cooper III. Chief Marketing Officer
  • Oliver Jenkyn. Group Pres of Global Markets

Where can I buy shares in Visa?

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You can buy Visa stock on a stock trading platform. These platforms are extremely simple to use but there are different options to suit your specific needs. If you are a first-time investor you might want to use a trading platform for beginners, while if you plan on doing a lot of trading from your phone, a stock trading app might be best.

Are there any other ways to invest in Visa?

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The simplest way to invest in Visa is to buy shares through a stock broker. However, you can also invest through an ETF or a fund. The best ETFs allow you to invest in the stock market more generally rather than focus on one company.

Visa is part of the Nyse index, so you can invest in an ETF that tracks that index, or choose a bluechip ETF that lets you own a basket of related stocks from the same industry.

More about the V price

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What is the Visa stock price today?

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The V stock price today is currently $221.95. The price of Visa is up 3.66% over the last 52 weeks. You can use the live Visa stock chart to track the NYSE:V price in real time above, or compare the Visa value today to its past performance using the Visa financials tab at the top of this page.

What is the 52-week low for Visa stock?

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The 52-week low for Visa stock is $174.6. V stock is currently 26.87% above the 52-week low.

What is the 52-week high for Visa stock?

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The 52-week high for Visa stock is $234.30 V stock is currently 6.54% below the 52-week high.

What is the stock forecast for Visa?

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The average Visa stock forecast has a price target of $264.62 by the end of 2023. Visa’s latest financial results, the broader economic outlook, and the industry’s competition all influence these forecasts.

It’s best to take analyst forecasts with a grain of salt but you can use their estimates to help you understand the weight of opinion about a stock.

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Prash Raval
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