|Bid||129.37 x 800|
|Ask||132.61 x 800|
|Day's range||127.44 - 131.78|
|52-week range||104.43 - 141.26|
|PE ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y monthly)||1.16|
|Expense ratio (net)||0.43%|
Cheaper valuation, better earnings growth prospects, solid performance in Stress Test, dividend hike announcements and less chances of a rate cut should position financial ETFs in a good spot in 2H.
Broader Market Gained after Fed Chair Hinted at Rate CutFed signaled rate cutThe broader US stock market rebounded sharply on June 4 after Fed Chair Jerome Powell indicated a possible rate cut in the near future. In his speech yesterday at the
A slight flattening of the yield curve may hurt bank stocks' profitability, but underwriting of several unicorn IPOs should help these financial ETFs.
At current market prices, Visa (V) trades at a premium valuation to most of its peers except Mastercard (MA) and PayPal (PYPL). The trailing-12-month (or TTM) PE ratio for Visa is 29.2x, which is lower than Mastercard’s and PayPal’s multiples of 34.7x and 36.4x, respectively. However, Visa’s PE ratio is much higher than its other peer, Global Payments (GPN), which trades at a multiple of 23.8x.
Payment modes are shifting rapidly from cash to digital due to continuously evolving digital technology, increasing online transactions, and competitive forces. With its sustained focus on technological innovations, Visa (V) is well-positioned to continue leading this digital transformation. Visa has invested billions of dollars in its technology transformation initiatives in the last several years.
Mastercard (MA) has made a remarkable run over the last one-and-a-half years. The stock traded at ~$103.00 at the beginning of 2017, and it currently trades at ~$211.00—almost double its stock price in that timeframe. The stock is currently trading near its 52-week high of $217.35, which it attained on September 4.
Payments are shifting rapidly from cash to digital mainly due to continuously evolving digital technology, increasing online transactions, and competitive forces. Visa (V) with its sustained focus on technological innovations is well-positioned to continue leading this digital transformation. Over the years, the leading payment processor company has invested billions of dollars in its technology transformation initiatives.
Visa stock (V) has sparkled over the last one and half years. Year-to-date, Visa stock has returned ~25%, much better than the iShares U.S. Financial Services ETF (IYG) and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), which are up 5.6% and 8.3%, respectively. Visa’s revenues and earnings per share (or EPS) have topped the Wall Street estimates in the last eight quarters and seen a significant YoY improvement.
JPMorgan Chase (JPM) has settled a class-action lawsuit filed by a group of black financial advisers who alleged racial discrimination. Bloomberg, the financial data and news provider agency, revealed yesterday that six of the bank’s current and former employees had filed the lawsuit. The court documents alleged that the nation’s largest bank is indulged in “systemic, intentional race discrimination” since it assigns lucrative assignments to white advisers while assigning less profitable branches to black advisers.