Visa: The King Of Payments Is On Sale


  • Visa is one of Warren Buffett’s stocks that he owned for almost 12 years.
  • The earnings report for the first quarter of 2023 showed us strong results with net revenues up 12% and net earnings up 17%.
  • Visa’s management has always been shareholder-friendly, as the company pays dividends and repurchases shares. Therefore, Visa is of interest to both growth and income investors.
  • Visa and Mastercard offer great value with expected earnings per share growth in mid-teens and high-teens. The forward P/E ratio is attractive at these high growth rates.


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Visa (NYSE:V) has been in Warren Buffett’s stock portfolio for a long time. Warren Buffett first bought Visa in the third quarter of 2011, buying only a small position. The stock price rose significantly, as shown in the chart below; it far outperformed

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