1. As of noon trading, Visa ( V) is up $1.15 (0.5%) to $225.01 on light volume. Thus far, 776,132 shares of Visa exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $223.54-$225.49 after having opened the day at $224.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $223.86.

Visa Inc., a payments technology company, operates as a 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 $112.4 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 0.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 18 analysts who rate Visa a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 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, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full Visa Ratings Report now.

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