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March 15, 2013
08:18 EDTV, PLPMVisa announces strategic processing relationship with Planet Payment
Visa (V) recently announced the opening of the Myanmar market to ATM and POS acceptance through their licensing agreements with Co-operative Bank, Kanbawza Bank, and Myanmar Overseas Bank. This represents significant progress for Myanmar's electronic payments infrastructure as it provides the country with a platform to participate in the global financial system. By joining the Visa network, the banks agree to adopt Visa's global security standards for electronic payment. Phillip Kumnick, Visa's Head of Global Acquirer Processing, said "For the core technology and operating systems we are working with Planet Payment." As a result of the recent success in Myanmar, Visa and Planet Payment (PLPM) are working on opportunities to target the deployment of the managed service to additional developing markets in support of traditional ATM and POS acceptance as well as developing support for mobile point of sale.
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May 26, 2015
20:50 EDTVBernstein to hold a conference
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May 20, 2015
10:00 EDTVOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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07:36 EDTVMasterCard Visa risk/reward positive, says Bernstein
Bernstein believes that MasterCard (MA) and Visa (V) offer secular growth, defensiveness, and cash generation. The firm says the companies have "compelling business models" and modest risk. Moreover, the firm believes that the stocks offer opportunity, as it expects investors' concerns about disruption, regulation and growth to dissipate.
May 19, 2015
16:51 EDTV, VVisa initiated with an Outperform at CLSA
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07:32 EDTVPacific Crest shifts preference to MasterCard, upgrades to buy
Pacific Crest analyst Josh Beck shifted his preference to MasterCard (MA) from Visa (V) and upgraded the stock to Overweight from Sector Weight. Beck believes interchange legislation in Europe may have an unintended consequence of benefiting global open-loop payment networks, favoring both MasterCard and Visa. The changes are also positive for eBay's (EBAY) PayPal and mixed for American Express (AXP), Beck tells investors today in a research note. He points out his preference for MasterCard relative to Visa follows the latter company's outperformance over the past year. Beck has a $110 price target for MasterCard shares. The stock closed yesterday down 14c to $93.08.
May 15, 2015
16:32 EDTVBerkshire Hathaway gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: None. INCREASED STAKES: IBM (IBM), Precision Castparts (PCP), Wells Fargo (WFC), Phillips 66 (PSX), and US Bancorp (USB). DECREASED STAKES: National Oilwell Varco (NOV), Viacom (VIAB), Bank of New York Mellon (BK), MasterCard (MA), and Visa (V). LIQUIDATED STAKES: None.

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