Boston Private Wealth Lowers stake in Visa Inc (V)

Visa Inc (V) : Boston Private Wealth reduced its stake in Visa Inc by 7.33% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 264,340 shares of Visa Inc which is valued at $20,806,201 after selling 20,923 shares in Visa Inc , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 1, 2016.Visa Inc makes up approximately 0.82% of Boston Private Wealth’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Pillar Pacific Capital Management boosted its stake in V in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 2,702 additional shares and now holds a total of 5,557 shares of Visa Inc which is valued at $437,391. Visa Inc makes up approx 0.07% of Pillar Pacific Capital Management’s portfolio.Mar Vista Investment Partners boosted its stake in V in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,627 additional shares and now holds a total of 201,791 shares of Visa Inc which is valued at $15,749,788. Visa Inc makes up approx 0.91% of Mar Vista Investment Partners’s portfolio.Eastern Bank reduced its stake in V by selling 127 shares or 0.06% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 218,856 shares of V which is valued at $17,138,613. Visa Inc makes up approx 1.34% of Eastern Bank’s portfolio.Baxter Bros Inc boosted its stake in V in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 6,843 additional shares and now holds a total of 139,897 shares of Visa Inc which is valued at $10,690,929. Visa Inc makes up approx 3.34% of Baxter Bros Inc’s portfolio.

Visa Inc opened for trading at $78.83 and hit $79.65 on the upside on Thursday, eventually ending the session at $79.48, with a gain of 0.98% or 0.77 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 59,54,363 shares. Company has a market cap of $170,832 M.

On the company’s financial health, Visa Inc reported $0.68 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.02 according to the earnings call on Apr 21, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.66. The company had revenue of $3626.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $3600.06 million. The company’s revenue was up 6.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.63 EPS.

Investors should note that on Jul 19, 2016, Visa Inc announced a cash dividend of $0.1400. The company’s management has announced Aug 17, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Aug 19, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Sep 6, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Visa Inc. Company shares were Reiterated by Stifel on Jul 22, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 91 from a previous price target of $86 .JP Morgan Resumed Visa Inc on Jun 6, 2016 to “Overweight”, Price Target of the shares are set at $88.

Visa Inc. is a payments technology company. The Company is engaged in operating a processing network VisaNet which facilitates authorization clearing and settlement of payment transactions across the world. The Company provides its services to consumers businesses financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories for electronic payments. The Company offers fraud protection for account holders and rapid payment for merchants. The Company provides a variety of payment solutions that support payment products that issuers can offer to their account holders such as pay now with debit pay ahead with prepaid or pay later with credit products. The Company offers a suite of digital eCommerce and mobile products and services.

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