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What is Visa?Copy link to section
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?Copy link to section
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?Copy link to section
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?Copy link to section
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?Copy link to section
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?Copy link to section
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.
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What is the Visa stock price today?Copy link to section
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?Copy link to section
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?Copy link to section
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?Copy link to section
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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Visa’s market capitalisation is $466.49 billion. This is calculated by multiplying the number of shares that have been issued by the current V share price. Another way of measuring this is enterprise value, which includes Visa’s debt obligations. Visa’s enterprise value is $461.28 billion.
Visa went public on March 18, 2008 via an initial public offering. It sold 406 million shares at $44 each, raising $17.9 billion. At the time, Visa’s IPO was the largest in U.S. history.
The largest shareholder of Visa stock is the Vanguard Group, which owns 9.07% of the company. In total, over 98% of all Visa shares are owned by institutional investors.
Visa has lots of competitors, including similar companies like Mastercard, banks, and digital payment processors such as PayPal. Here’s a quick look at a few of its biggest competitors.
- Mastercard. Mastercard is the second-largest payment processor in the world.
- PayPal. PayPal is a digital payment processing company
- American Express. American Express is a well-known payment business.
Visa has had a total of 2 stock splits in its history. The first was in 2000 and was a 1-for-5 reverse split. The second split took place in March 2015 and was a 4-for-1 split.
Visa reports its earnings four times per year at quarterly intervals. It generally reports at the end of each quarter in March, June, September, and December. However, the exact dates can vary and it is recommended to visit its investor relations page for the most up-to-date information.
Yes, Visa pays a dividend and has a current yield of 1.80%.
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