Visa Inc. ( V ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 15, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.165 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 07, 2017. Shareholders who purchased V prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 17.86% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of V was $86.44, representing a -0.44% decrease from the 52 week high of $86.82 and a 24.23% increase over the 52 week low of $69.58.
V is a part of the Miscellaneous sector, which includes companies such as Alibaba Group Holding Limited ( BABA ) and Mastercard Incorporated ( MA ). V's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.53. Zacks Investment Research reports V's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 16.69%, compared to an industry average of 6.4%.
Interested in gaining exposure to V through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have V as a top-10 holding:
- iShares U.S. Financial Services ETF ( IYG )
- Vanguard Information Tech ETF - DNQ ( VGT )
- iShares U.S. Financial ETF ( IYF )
- PowerShares Dynamic LargeCap Growth ( PWB )
- iShares North American Tech ETF ( IGM ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IYG with an increase of 25.34% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of V at 5.68%.
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