Why Visa Is Poised to Keep Rallying

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, credit card giant Visa has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Visa and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Visa facts

Headquarters (founded)

San Francisco (1958)

Market Cap

$105.7 billion

Industry

Data processing and outsourced services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$10.7 billion

Management

CEO Charles Scharf
CFO Byron Pollitt, Jr.

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

11.9%

Cash / Debt

$2.8 billion / $0

Dividend Yield

0.8%

Competitors

American Express 
Discover Financial
MasterCard 


Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 95% of the 5,127 members who have rated Visa believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this month, one of those Fools, Astro00, succinctly summed up the Visa bull case for our community: "Credit card use in America and throughout the world has become second nature to almost everyone. Visa, a titan of the industry, reaps the benefits of this increasingly cashless society."

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The article Why Visa Is Poised to Keep Rallying originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends American Express and Visa. The Motley Fool owns shares of MasterCard. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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