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April 25, 2014
11:37 EDTMA, VVisa falls after revenue miss, analysts remain upbeat
Shares of Visa (V) are sinking after the company reported higher than expected second quarter profit but slightly lower than expected revenue. A number of analysts, however, remained optimistic about the stock. WHAT'S NEW: Visa reported second quarter earnings per share, excluding certain items, of $2.20, compared with analysts' consensus estimate of $2.18. The credit card network's revenue came in at $3.16B, versus the consensus estimate of $3.19B. "Softer net revenue growth was impacted by a strengthening U.S. dollar and difficult year-over-year comparisons due to non-recurring items," said Visa CEO Charlie Scharf. These negative factors will have a slightly greater impact in Visa's third quarter before easing in the fourth quarter, the CEO added. Visa guided to fiscal year EPS growth in a mid-to-high teen percentage and said it expects low double-digit constant revenue growth in the 10-11% range, with an expectation of two percentage points of negative foreign currency impact. Consensus for Visa's EPS and revenue for FY14 were $8.88 and $12.93B, respectively, prior to the update. ANALYST REACTION: In a note to investors earlier today, Stifel analyst Christopher Brendler wrote that the company's revenue miss was mostly caused by macro economic and foreign exchange issues. Visa's cost control efforts more than offset the impact of these issues, the analyst added. Moreover, the company's underlying trends are strong and it should outperform beginning in fiscal 2015, Brendler stated. He kept a $289 price target and Buy rating on the shares. Similarly, Pacific Crest analyst Josh Beck wrote that Visa's results were hurt by "a series of idiosyncratic events." Visa's growth should accelerate in the second half of 2014 and it can benefit from the proliferation of digital payments, the analyst stated. He kept a $241 price target and Outperform rating on the shares. PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Visa fell 4% to $200. Visa's top competitor, MasterCard (MA), fell 3.6% to $72. MasterCard is scheduled to report its results on May 1.
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14:07 EDTVVisa bounces higher after Sky News report of European merger
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13:22 EDTVVisa mulls $21B bid to merge U.S., European units, Sky News reports
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08:20 EDTVVisa management to meet with Pacific Crest
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August 19, 2015
13:30 EDTVOptions with increasing put volume;
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August 18, 2015
13:01 EDTMAEarnings Watch: Target to report Q2 results after management changes
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11:36 EDTVTarget reaches settlement with Visa over data breach, WSJ reports
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11:10 EDTVVisa calls active on activist investor speculation
Visa August 74.5 and 75 calls are active on total call volume of 12K (1K puts) on activist investor speculation. August call option implied volatility is at 18, September is at 19; compared to its 52-week range of 14 to 31. Active call volume suggests traders taking positions for upside price movement.
10:34 EDTVRumor: Visa goes positive on activist investor speculation
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09:01 EDTMAMasterCard, First Tech Federal announce first U.S. biometric payments pilot
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06:03 EDTVVisa and QIWI implement contactless payment technology
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