With holistic digitization fast becoming a global phenomenon and the assured movement of monetary transactions to digital payments, companies such as Visa (NYSE:V), MasterCard (NYSE:MA) and others in the transactions business, have established themselves as strong long-term prospects. We took a look at Visa to see what the markets have been telling us and what the future seems to look like, from a portfolio investor's standpoint. Last few months [caption id="attachment_1658"
LC – Lending Club Corporation provides an online marketplace for connecting borrowers and lenders. LC – Lending Club Corporation Fundamentals Previously closed at 7.31 Day's high 7.40 Day's low 7.19 P/E ratio NA EPS -0.01 Analysts opinion The research firm Raymond James recently initiated action on Lending Club, giving it a “Market Perform” rating. LC is currently trading at 7.31, which is 5.79% away from its 52 – week
Summary Mastercard has delivered positive dividend yield over the years. Entering into P2P business could be a great thing for Mastercard. MA has Positive earnings estimates So far, Mastercard has been very investor friendly. Mastercard’s Return on Equities is 59.10%. In December, MasterCard announced a $4 billion repurchase program. The company considers its current valuation as relatively cheap for buying back the stock. It also paid a dividend of $0.19
Money is pouring into fintech. In 2014, global investment in financial technology startups spiked to USD 12 Billion. That’s three times what it was just a year prior, according to Accenture. There have also been some huge funding wins this year as well. Those are big, headline-grabbing numbers. But only using funding as a benchmark can mean focusing too heavily on consumer fintech – and ignoring another large fintech opportunity.