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Is Visa Inc.(NYSE: V), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/19/2008. Visa Inc. is in the Credit Services industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Visa Inc., is 8724.98, and so far today it has a volume of 8212000. Performance year to date since the 3/19/2008 is 7.02%.

To help you determine whether Visa Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 40.82 and forward P/E is 24.85. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Visa Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.54. P/S ratio is 13.54 and the P/B ratio is 5.97. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 22.26 and 64.25 respectively.

At the current price Visa Inc. is trading at, 82.54 (-0.98% today), Visa Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.68%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 23.40%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.02, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 19.07% after growing 19.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -75.10%, and 3.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 2360.81, and the number of shares float is 1880.26. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.06%, and institutional ownership is at 93.40%. The float short is 2.77%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.97. Management has seen a return on assets of 10.50%, and also a return on investment of 21.40%.

The ability for Visa Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.8, and quick ratio is 1.8. Long term debt/equity is 0.48 and total debt/equity is 0.48. In terms of margins, Visa Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 52.40%, and Visa Inc. has a profit margin of 38.60%.

The 52 week high is -1.49%, with 25.52% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.64% and the 200 day simple moving average is 7.51%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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