European deal has long-term promise

VISA INC. $80 (New York symbol V; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 2.4 billion; Market cap: $192.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 13.3; Dividend yield: 0.7%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.visa.com) gets most of its revenue from the fees it charges credit- and debit-card issuers… Read More

VISA INC. $79

VISA INC. $79 (New York symbol V; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 2.4 billion; Market cap: $189.6 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 13.3; Dividend yield: 0.7%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.visa.com) operates the world’s largest electronic payments network. It can process over 65,000 credit, debit,… Read More

Cut your Finance risk with these three

These three companies are a great way to widen your Finance sector exposure beyond banks.

They are all leaders in their markets, and trade at reasonable multiples to earnings. Moreover, new investments in their businesses are setting them up for future growth.

VISA INC. $79… Read More

Visa: More than just credit cards

Visa has shot up 310.5% since we first recommended it at $19 (adjusted for a 4-for-1 share split in March 2015) in our December 2010 issue, but we think it still has plenty of room to rise.

The company will continue to benefit as consumers… Read More

Pat: What are your thoughts about buying Costco shares?

Costco Wholesale Corp., $156.24, symbol COST on Nasdaq (Shares outstanding: 439.5 million; Market cap: $68.6 billion; www.costco.com), owns and operates warehouse-sized stores that sell a wide variety of consumer goods.

The company charges its customers an annual membership fee, usually $55 a year, to shop in… Read More

VISA INC. $79 – New York symbol V

VISA INC. $79 (New York symbol V; Conservative Growth Portfolio, Finance sector; Shares outstanding: 2.4 billion; Market cap: $189.6 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 13.9; Dividend yield: 0.7%; TSINetwork Rating: Above Average; www.visa.com) operates the world’s largest electronic payments network, through which it processes credit, debit,… Read More