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The Greenleaf Trust Raises Stake in Visa Inc. (V)

Sandler Capital Management who had been investing in Visa Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $250.38 billion market cap company. Calamos Advisors LLC now owns 1,037,013 shares of the credit-card processor's stock valued at $109,135,000 after buying an additional 95,077 shares in the last quarter.

About 361,680 shares traded. Citigroup Inc restated a "buy" rating and issued a $115.00 target price (up from $100.00) on shares of Visa in a research note on Monday, July 24th. It has outperformed by 3.59% the S&P500. World Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Gartner Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $11.24B market cap company. Riverhead Management Llc invested in 57,678 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $252.29 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 41.0347 and a beta of 0.93. It closed at $92.2 lastly. (NASDAQ:EGOV) has risen 13.72% since October 26, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 58.96% the S&P500. Equities research analysts forecast that Visa Inc. will post $3.43 EPS for the current fiscal year. Zacks Investment Research lowered Visa from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Therefore 84% are positive. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. boosted their price target on Visa from $110.00 to $135.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Thursday. Nomura boosted their price target on Visa from $120.00 to $126.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Thursday. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Visa Inc (NYSE:V) rating on Friday, August 11. On Thursday, July 20 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy". Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued an "outperform" rating and issued a $99.00 target price on shares of Visa in a report on Friday. Imperial Capital maintained NIC Inc. RBC Capital Markets maintained Visa Inc (NYSE:V) rating on Tuesday, October 25. Imperial Capital has "In-Line" rating and $23 target. Loop Capital initiated the shares of V in report on Wednesday, February 15 with "Buy" rating. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Bernstein given on Wednesday, August 12.

Among 7 analysts covering NIC (NASDAQ:EGOV), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.76, from 1.1 in 2017Q1.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of V. Waldron LP boosted its holdings in shares of Visa by 61.6% during the first quarter.

Institutional ownership refers to the ownership stake in a company that is held by large financial organizations, pension funds or endowments. Rothschild Asset Mgmt Inc has invested 0.38% in Visa Inc (NYSE:V). 2,602 were accumulated by Berkshire Asset Ltd Llc Pa. Fil Limited reported 228,263 shares stake. Bsw Wealth Prtn reported 0.09% of its portfolio in Visa Inc (NYSE:V). The California-based Main Street Ltd Liability Com has invested 1.72% in Visa Inc (NYSE:V). Braun Stacey Assocs accumulated 0.09% or 15,200 shares. 52,938 are owned by Reilly Herbert Faulkner Iii. Hanson Mcclain owns 0% invested in Visa Inc (NYSE:V) for 477 shares. Wills Fincl Group Inc has invested 1.36% in Visa Inc (NYSE:V). (NYSE:V) by 24.2% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. M&R Capital Incorporated invested in 105,073 shares. Geode Cap Management Limited Liability Com holds 19.15M shares or 0.7% of its portfolio. The credit-card processor reported $0.90 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.85 by $0.05.

Alta Capital Management Llc increased Dollar Tree Stores (NASDAQ:DLTR) stake by 87,689 shares to 700,020 valued at $48.95M in 2017Q2. C Worldwide A S holds 12.66% or 8.89 million shares in its portfolio. Allen Inv Mgmt Limited Liability Com has 10,509 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio.

More notable recent Visa Inc (NYSE:V) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: "Visa Inc". The fund owned 90,254 shares of the credit-card processor's stock after buying an additional 17,570 shares during the period. More interesting news about Visa Inc (NYSE:V) were released by: Finance.Yahoo.com and their article: "Visa Inc Leads 6 Dividend Stocks Boosting Payouts" published on October 23, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com's news article titled: "Visa Reports Strong Earnings" with publication date: October 26, 2017. Imperial Capital downgraded NIC Inc.

Investors sentiment increased to 4.68 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.41, from 1.26 in 2017Q1. Blackrock Inc invested in 8.15 million shares. Amalgamated Comml Bank has invested 0.03% in CIT Group Inc. Orrstown Fin Svcs Inc holds 1.88% of its portfolio in Visa Inc (NYSE:V) for 18,292 shares. HUDAK JAMES L sold $100,132 worth of stock or 2,250 shares. Royal Savings Bank Of Canada stated it has 23,677 shares. British Columbia Inv Mngmt Corporation reported 196,225 shares stake. Brown Brothers Harriman & Com reported 6,950 shares. Wells Fargo And Mn stated it has 0% in NIC Inc. State Common Retirement Fund owns 0.02% invested in NIC Inc. Gotham Asset Lc invested 0.08% in NIC Inc.

More news for ePlus Inc. Also Globenewswire.com published the news titled: "BroadSoft Positioned by Gartner as a “Visionary” in Magic Quadrant for Contact ..." on October 20, 2017.

Since May 12, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 sales for $6.79 million activity. On Thursday, June 8 NORTON PHILLIP G sold $1.65M worth of ePlus Inc. (NASDAQ:EGOV) for 980,223 shares. HALL EUGENE A also sold $4.57M worth of Gartner Inc (NYSE:IT) shares. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.195 per share. Therefore 33% are positive. ePlus had 13 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of CIT Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUS) on Sunday, October 15 with "Hold" rating. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Visa from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. The company was downgraded on Friday, October 30 by Stifel Nicolaus.



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