UPDATE: UBS Upgrades Visa (V) to Neutral

February 21, 2013 8:19 AM EST Send to a Friend
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(Updated - February 21, 2013 11:55 AM EST)

UBS upgraded Visa (NYSE: V) from Sell to Neutral and raised its price target from $123 to $156 after admitting their negative call on the stock was "simply wrong."

"We are upgrading V to Neutral following 1QFY13 earnings and its guidance reiteration," analyst John T. Williams said. "While shares have underperformed YTD (+6.2% vs. the S&P 500 +9.0%), we believe intact long-term guidance, operating leverage, the dividend, capital allocation options (i.e. buybacks), and no exposure to Europe will provide a floor—despite slower global spending growth trends."

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Shares of Visa closed at $155.42 yesterday.




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