Taking a Look at the Data Behind Visa Inc. (V)

Visa Inc. (V) is an interesting player in the Financial space, with a focus on Credit Services. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $134.74, up from yesterday’s close by 0.67%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Visa Inc. (V) currently trades with a market capitalization of $305.24 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 13.31 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $11.14 Billion over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $1.09 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.07% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

It’s important to check the technicals to get a sense of how V has been acting. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Visa Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $136.58. It is now trading 1.84% off that level. The stock is trading $126.94 its 50-day moving average by -7.8%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $92.80.

In recent action, Visa Inc. (V) has made a move of +2.85% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 14.04, and it’s gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 7.40% with $403.96 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of V.

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