1. As of noon trading, Visa ( V) is up $2.01 (0.9%) to $221.84 on light volume. Thus far, 746,356 shares of Visa exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $220.46-$221.88 after having opened the day at $220.75 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $219.83.

Visa Inc., a payments technology company, is engaged in the operation of retail electronic payments network worldwide. The company facilitates commerce through the transfer of value and information among financial institutions, merchants, consumers, businesses, and government entities. Visa has a market cap of $111.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 29.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 1.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate Visa a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Visa as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Visa Ratings Report now.

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