News headlines about Visa (NYSE:V) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Visa earned a news sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the credit-card processor an impact score of 45.1809653439827 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Several research firms have weighed in on V. Zacks Investment Research raised Visa from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $140.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Thursday. Oppenheimer boosted their price target on Visa from $125.00 to $143.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday. Morgan Stanley boosted their price objective on shares of Visa from $126.00 to $137.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a report on Thursday. DZ Bank restated a “hold” rating on shares of Visa in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Finally, Cowen restated a “buy” rating and issued a $129.00 price objective on shares of Visa in a report on Friday, January 12th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twenty-nine have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Visa has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $124.13.

Shares of Visa (V) opened at $126.32 on Monday. The firm has a market cap of $261,689.70, a PE ratio of 36.30, a P/E/G ratio of 1.82 and a beta of 0.97. Visa has a 1 year low of $81.57 and a 1 year high of $126.38. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61, a current ratio of 1.90 and a quick ratio of 1.90.

In other Visa news, SVP James H. Hoffmeister sold 2,146 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $112.09, for a total value of $240,545.14. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 687 shares in the company, valued at $77,005.83. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Tullier Kelly Mahon sold 49,702 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $113.66, for a total transaction of $5,649,129.32. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 76,202 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $8,661,119.32. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 58,068 shares of company stock worth $6,597,262. Corporate insiders own 0.14% of the company’s stock.

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About Visa

Visa Inc (Visa) is a payments technology company that connects consumers, merchants, financial institutions, businesses, strategic partners and government entities to electronic payments. The Company operates through payment services segment. The Company enables global commerce through the transfer of value and information among the participants.

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