Visa (V) Earns Daily Media Impact Score of 3.17
Media coverage about Visa (NYSE:V) has trended very positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Visa earned a media sentiment score of 3.17 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media headlines about the credit-card processor an news buzz score of 2 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Visa’s score:
- UAE citizens to get visa-on-arrival to Pakistan (msn.com)
- Charcoal manufacturer pleads guilty to fraud and misuse of a visa (saipantribune.com)
- Brazil to End Reciprocity Rule and Allow Americans to Enter Country Without a Visa (brazzil.com)
- Travel and Visa Issues Keep International Drivers From Competing in Rolex 24 (thedrive.com)
- ‘Roma’ Actor Jorge Antonio Guerrero Martinez Denied U.S. Visa to Attend Oscars (lawprofessors.typepad.com)
Shares of V opened at $138.67 on Monday. Visa has a 1-year low of $111.02 and a 1-year high of $151.56. The stock has a market cap of $279.70 billion, a P/E ratio of 30.15, a P/E/G ratio of 1.58 and a beta of 1.06. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.58, a current ratio of 1.61 and a quick ratio of 1.61.
In other Visa news, EVP William M. Sheedy sold 3,643 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $133.07, for a total transaction of $484,774.01. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 241,983 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $32,200,677.81. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, SVP James H. Hoffmeister sold 2,252 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $144.56, for a total transaction of $325,549.12. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 119,395 shares of company stock valued at $16,697,489 in the last quarter. 0.17% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
Visa Company Profile
Visa Inc operates as a payments technology company worldwide. The company facilitates commerce through the transfer of value and information among consumers, merchants, financial institutions, businesses, strategic partners, and government entities. It operates VisaNet, a processing network that enables authorization, clearing, and settlement of payment transactions; and offers fraud protection for account holders and assured payment for merchants.
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