Visa's most recent trend suggests a bullish bias. One trading opportunity on Visa is a Bull Put Spread using a strike $170.00 short put and a strike $160.00 long put offers a potential 6.72% return on risk over the next 29 calendar days. Maximum profit would be generated if the Bull Put Spread were to expire worthless, which would occur if the stock were above $170.00 by expiration. The full premium credit of $0.63 would be kept by the premium seller. The risk of $9.37 would be incurred if the stock dropped below the $160.00 long put strike price.
The 5-day moving average is moving up which suggests that the short-term momentum for Visa is bullish and the probability of a rise in share price is higher if the stock starts trending.
The 20-day moving average is moving up which suggests that the medium-term momentum for Visa is bullish.
The RSI indicator is above 80 which suggests that the stock is in overbought territory.
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LATEST NEWS for Visa
Visa invests in Indonesian ride-hailing firm Go-Jek
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 03:08:54 +0000
Visa Invests in Go-Jek to Push Digital Payments in Southeast Asia
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 02:54:25 +0000
(Bloomberg) — Visa Inc. has become the latest investor in ride-hailing giant Go-Jek as the two companies push digital payments across Southeast Asia.The world’s biggest payments network has invested an undisclosed amount in Go-Jek as part of the Indonesian company’s ongoing series F fundraising round, the two companies said Wednesday. The move follows Go-Jek’s announcement this month it had secured funding from Thailand’s Siam Commercial Bank Plc, Mitsubishi Motors Corp., Mitsubishi Corp. and Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Co. The terms of that deal were also not disclosed.Go-Jek, which debuted its app for hailing motorbike taxis in Jakarta in 2015, is expanding beyond Indonesia to cater to consumers across Southeast Asia, building an all-purpose consumer app similar to Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s WeChat in China. It’s valued at $10 billion according to CB Insights, and hosts more than 20 on-demand services on its platform from food delivery to digital payments.The two companies have “a shared goal to bring formal financial services to the unbanked and underserved, including micro, small and medium businesses,” Visa Regional President Asia Pacific Chris Clark said in a statement. “We will explore ways to leverage the power of Go-Jek and Visa’s networks to expand financial access in Southeast Asia.”Visa and Mastercard Inc. have teamed up with mobile startups in Southeast Asia in recent years, where the vast majority of transactions are still cash-based and the pace of adoption of digital payments is slow. Mastercard has partnered with Go-Jek rival Grab, while Visa has announced a partnership with gaming accessories maker Razer Inc.To contact the reporter on this story: Yoolim Lee in Singapore at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Edwin Chan at email@example.com, Colum MurphyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Visa to invest in GOJEK and collaborate on enhancing digital payments across Southeast Asia
Wed, 17 Jul 2019 01:00:00 +0000
SINGAPORE, July 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Visa, the world's leading digital payments technology company has invested in GOJEK, Southeast Asia's leading mobile on-demand service and payments platform, as part of the latter's ongoing Series F fundraising round. The two companies will work together to provide greater options for cashless payments and more seamless experiences for consumers across Indonesia and Southeast Asia. With GO-PAY's position as Indonesia's market leader in digital payments and financial inclusion, this round of funding will support the acceleration of GOJEK's payment services across Southeast Asia.
Visa Stock Is a Winner, But Beware Valuation Risks
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 20:30:20 +0000
Shares of global payments giant Visa (NYSE:V) have been on fire in 2019, rising 35% through the first six months of 2019 to fresh all-time highs. The catalyst? Broadly favorable macroeconomic and market conditions, which have simultaneously supported continued healthy consumer spending trends and a richer valuation for Visa.Source: Shutterstock In the long run, Visa stock is a winner. The global payments world continues to pivot away from cash payments to card payments. This trend will persist for the foreseeable future. In developed economies, cash usage is still relatively high, giving ample room for further card payment volume growth. Meanwhile, in developing economies, the rapid urbanization and expansion of consumer middle classes will support bigger card payment volume growth.Visa is the biggest card payment player in the world. Given the card payments space continues to grow at a healthy pace over the next several years, so will Visa's revenues, profits, and Visa stock.InvestorPlace – Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsBut, that does not mean Visa stock is the best buy here and now.Visa stock has come a long way, very fast in 2019, and the present valuation on the stock looks slightly overextended. To be sure, low interest rates today support this slightly extended valuation. But, if and when rates do creep higher, that will pressure Visa's valuation.The investment implication? While Visa stock is a long-term winner, this victory is not worthy of paying $180 per share of V stock. Investors should rather wait for this red-hot winner to cool off, and consider buying the stock on the next dip. Visa Stock Is a Long-Term WinnerZooming out, the big picture trends supporting Visa stock are exceptionally favorable, and possess a high degree of visibility. This combination of high visibility and big growth ultimately pave a very tangible pathway for Visa stock to climb higher in the long run.Globally, consumers are pivoting away from cash transactions to non-cash transactions, because non-cash transactions are more convenient and more levered to digital shopping. Global non-cash transaction volume has risen at a steady 10%-plus clip over the past several years.This trend will persist. Cash usage is still relatively high in developed economies, despite the fact that cash is a less convenient and relevant payment method than card. Card penetration rates in developing economies are still low, and will continue to rise at a rapid pace as those developing economies urbanize and digitize. That's why global non-cash payments volume is expected to grow at a steady 10%-plus pace for the next several years, while emerging market non-cash payments volume is expected to grow at a 20%-plus pace.Visa is at the heart of this gloval global cards payment pivot. Excluding China, Visa controls 50% of the global card payments market. The company has consistently rattled off high single digit or better volume, transaction, and revenue growth over the past several quarters. As the global card payments market continues to expand, Visa's volume, transaction and revenue growth rates will continue to run, at least, at a high single digit. At the same time, margins will gradually expand with scale, and profit growth will be robust.By that time, Visa projects big profit growth. That growth will ultimately drive Visa stock higher in a multi-year window. The Valuation Today Is RichAlthough Visa stock is a long-term winner, the price tag on Visa stock today seems a bit rich, and may not produce the best multi-year returns.Visa reasonably projects as a high single digit revenue grower over the next several years. Margins also reasonably project to keep marching higher at ~100 basis points or less per year. Including buybacks, Visa's EPS growth should run around 10%-15% over the next several years. At that growth rate, Visa's EPS will settle around $11 by 2025. Based on a historically average 25 forward multiple and 10% discount rate, that equates to a fundamentally supported 2019 price target for Visa stock of roughly $170.Thus, at $180 mid-way through 2019, Visa stock seems slightly overvalued.To be sure, this slight overvaluation is supported by a low interest rate environment. As long as rates remain low, this slight overvaluation in Visa stock will hang around. But, if rates creep higher, that will pressure Visa's valuation, and ultimately drag on Visa stock. Bottom Line on V StockOverall, Visa stock is a winner. But, in the near term, low rates seem to have inflated the valuation on Visa stock to artificially high levels. It is a "tread with caution" situation. I would not be a buyer until the presently stretched valuation comes down to more reasonable levels.As of this writing, Luke Lango did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 9 Retail Stocks Goldman Sachs Says Are Ready to Rip * 7 Services Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 * 6 Stocks to Buy and 1 to Sell Based on Insider Trading The post Visa Stock Is a Winner, But Beware Valuation Risks appeared first on InvestorPlace.
3 Dow Jones Stocks to Buy for the Next Decade
Tue, 16 Jul 2019 18:47:28 +0000
The Dow Jones Industrial Average may be a fundamentally flawed index in terms of how it's weighted — choosing to use price rather than the market cap — but in terms of what companies are in the index, the Dow Jones can't be beat. Dow Jones stocks represent the "Bedrock of America" and some of the most important companies on the planet. There's a reason why financial media still quotes the close and movements of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.However, some of the thirty Dow Jones stocks are better than others. This is especially true when looking at what names will still be in the index down the road and continuing to lead in the world of business.Some Dow stocks feature very forward-looking businesses models and operations. It's these firms that will still be alive and kicking far into the future. And it's here that investors can score on some future potential and the gains and dividends that come with it. In the end, while the Dow is still important, but some stocks within the index are just better than others.InvestorPlace – Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 Monthly Dividend Stocks to Buy to Pay the Bills With all of that said, you might be wondering: Which Dow Jones stocks have the best long-term potential? Here are three of the best stocks to buy from the index. Visa (V)Source: Shutterstock When it comes to long-term bets with the Dow Jones stocks, Visa (NYSE:V) has to be at the top of the list. The firm is one of the biggest plays on the continued shift toward a cashless society. And as one of the oldest and largest names in the space, V continues to dominate as we reach for plastic rather than cash.The reason is Visa's business model. The firm functions as a toll-road and collects fees from merchants, banks and other institutions every time someone uses a credit or debit card. V simply operates a secured payment network and moves money from one account to another. So, despite having a Visa logo on your credit card, V itself isn't issuing credit or lending you money.This middleman position is incredibly important for the future. More transactions continue to hit Visa's network. Over the first three months of the year, Visa processed more than 47 billion transactions. This was a 9% year-over-year jump and it's only growing further. With online commerce and fewer people using cash, Visa will be the dominant force going forward. The firm also continues to make inroads into additional services to keep upstarts like PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) at bay.The best part of all of this is that V features very fat margins and amazing cash flow growth. More transactions on its network simply mean bigger profits for the firm. And it continues to share those profits with its investors — growing its dividend by 850% over the last decade.The future cashless society will run on Visa. That fact makes one of the best Dow stocks to buy for the long haul. Disney (DIS)Source: Shutterstock Let's be honest, as long people have children, Disney (NYSE:DIS) is going to be making money hand over fist. And lately, DIS has plenty of reasons to underscore that fact.For one thing, its buyout of 21st Century Fox created a media powerhouse. This brought many major movie and T.V. franchises under one roof. And if anybody can monetize that content through a variety of channels, it's Disney. And one of those ways will be its new streaming services.Disney has already begun pulling its shows and movies from rival streaming services in order to make them exclusives to its new Disney+ service. That's big because the vast of streaming is kids programming. With the complete Disney, Lucasfilm, Marvel and Pixar movie libraries as plenty of its original programming content from the Disney Channel, Disney+ will be the go-to channel for parents looking for entertainment.When you combine with the firm's new moves in its park and recreation divisions — such as Star War's Galaxy Edge — as well as continued movie development from its studios, there's a lot to like about DIS stock for the long haul. And we've already begun to see those results. Just take a look at Disney's record second-quarter earnings. Those great results don't even take into account streaming yet. * 7 ETFs With Oodles of Diversification For investors, DIS stock is a perfect blend of growth for the long haul. Cisco (CSCO)Source: Shutterstock These days, that famous scene in The Graduate wouldn't be about plastics, but about the cloud. Cloud computing, networking, the app economy continues to reshape how businesses and consumers do, well, everything. Which is why Dow Jones stock, Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) continues to be an amazing long-term pick.CSCO's bread-n-butter remains networking and communications equipment. It still builds all the switches routers, modems and other guts needed to make modern data centers and the internet/cloud computing function. This isn't a bad business to be in as data center demand continues to grow. Analysts at Jones Lang LaSalle estimate that data center demand will double by 2021 as cloud adoption grows. That will send plenty of money Cisco's way.But the ace up Cisco's sleeve has to be its newfound focus on services and software.The firm now offers plenty of tangential products designed to go along with networking. They can not only build you a network but secure it, offer data analytics and other similar products to look after this equipment. These services often come with long subscription times and very fat margins. It's here, that CSCO has quickly become a cash cow and one of the best dividend stocks in the technology sector.Its approach on both equipment and services sales, coupled with rising overall data center demand, CSCO has the goods to keep growing far into the future.As of this writing, Aaron Levitt did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 9 Retail Stocks Goldman Sachs Says Are Ready to Rip * 7 Services Stocks to Buy for the Rest of 2019 * 6 Stocks to Buy and 1 to Sell Based on Insider Trading The post 3 Dow Jones Stocks to Buy for the Next Decade appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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