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CLOSING UPDATE: Visa hits 52-week high sixth time in one month 21 July 2017 17:50 EDT

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This is an end of day Alert, produced after today's NYSE market close. It concludes the BSS News Bites intra-day Alert series (summaries below).

Visa, NYSE's largest consumer finance company by market capitalisation, hit a 52-week high of $US100.49 today for the sixth time in the past one month and last traded at $US99.60. Trading volume was 1.6 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which fell 0.9 points (or 0.04%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 1.6%.

Technical indicators complementing today's significant uptrend:

+ The positive 1.08 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bullish signal.

+ The stock has outperformed 84% of the NYSE market over the past 6 months.

+ In the last one month the stock has hit a new 52-week high six times and in the last three months eighteen times, pointing to a significant uptrend.

+ The price lifted 2.8% in the last week and climbed 5.4% in the last month.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Undervaluation:

+ Return on Assets 9.4% [2.9%]

Other Bullish Signals include:

+ Interest cover is less leveraged at 19.8 times.

+ Total Liabilities/EBITDA of 3.5 is comfortably below the Joseph Piotroski benchmark of <5.

+ Net profit margin has averaged 40.3% in the last 3 years. This is considered superior and suggests a high margin of safety.

+ The Brand Value represents 3.1% of the estimated Enterprise Value of $US247 billion.

+ As per the Du Pont analysis, Return on Equity of 18.2% is better than sector average of 17.2%.

Note

Bearish Signals:

Tobin's Q Ratio is 3.6. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is overvalued and ranks in the bottom 7% of stocks by value of Q Ratio.

Overbought/Bearish:

The 0.9% discount to 12-month high of $US100.49 against the 32.5% premium to 12-month low of $US75.17 suggests the climb might be peaking.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Overvaluation:

Price/Earnings of 39.0 [25.5]

Dividend yield of 0.6% [1.0%]

Return on Capital Employed 15.1% [27.1%]

TODAY'S ALERTS

Afternoon Alert: Visa increases 1.7%, leads Consumer finance sector higher

21 July 2017 13:07 EDT

Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has increased 1.7% to trade at $US99.77 vs. the Consumer finance sector which strengthened 50.2 points (or 1.6%) to 3,230.6. Representing a weighting of about 42.3% of the sector, the stock accounted for 45.4% of today's gain. The shares have outperformed 85% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 2.0 times average so far today.

Morning Alert: Visa increases 2.0%, leads Consumer finance sector higher

21 July 2017 11:22 EDT

Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has increased 2.0% to trade at $US100.03 vs. the Consumer finance sector which strengthened 52.8 points (or 1.7%) to 3,233.2. Representing a weighting of about 42.4% of the sector, the stock accounted for 50.0% of today's gain. The shares have outperformed 87% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 2.5 times average so far today.

RECENT ALERTS

CLOSING UPDATE: Visa hits 52-week high fifth time in one month

20 July 2017 17:51 EDT

Visa, NYSE's largest consumer finance company by market capitalisation, hit a 52-week high of $US99.14 today for the fifth time in the past one month and last traded at $US98.11. Trading volume was 79% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which fell 0.4 points (or 0.02%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -0.1%.

Afternoon Alert: Visa hits 52-week high fifth time in one month

20 July 2017 13:09 EDT

Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) hit a 52-week high of $US99.14 today for the fifth time in the past one month and last traded at $US98.42. This brought its three-day rise to $US1.59 or 1.6%. Trading volume was 1.1 times average so far today.

Visa Inc. (N:V)

ISIN: US92826C8394

PermID: 4296592685

CIK: 1403161

CUSIP: 92826C839

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