Hennessy Advisors Has Raised Visa (V) Stake; Vernalis plc (LON:VER) Had 2 Analysts Last Week

May 22, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

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Hennessy Advisors Inc increased Visa Inc (V) stake by 70.42% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Hennessy Advisors Inc acquired 11,620 shares as Visa Inc (V)’s stock rose 4.18%. The Hennessy Advisors Inc holds 28,120 shares with $3.21 million value, up from 16,500 last quarter. Visa Inc now has $292.65B valuation. The stock increased 0.56% or $0.73 during the last trading session, reaching $130.66. About 5.59 million shares traded. Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has risen 31.98% since May 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.43% the S&P500.

Among 6 analysts covering Vernalis PLC (LON:VER), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Vernalis PLC had 53 analyst reports since August 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Monday, October 12 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, April 21 by N+1 Singer. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, September 29 by Canaccord Genuity. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Buy” on Friday, July 28. The rating was maintained by Numis Securities with “Add” on Friday, April 21. The company was maintained on Friday, April 21 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Tuesday, February 14. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Buy” on Friday, April 21. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, March 17 by Panmure Gordon. The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 29 by N+1 Singer. See Vernalis plc (LON:VER) latest ratings:

28/02/2018 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Under Review Under Review

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 insider sales for $12.69 million activity. On Thursday, May 10 the insider MCINERNEY RYAN sold $5.06M. $707,561 worth of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) was sold by MATSCHULLAT ROBERT W on Wednesday, December 13. The insider HOFFMEISTER JAMES H sold 8,423 shares worth $1.08M. $5.65 million worth of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) shares were sold by MAHON TULLIER KELLY. 1,712 shares were sold by Biggar Lynne, worth $205,440.

More important recent Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Is It Too Late To Buy Visa Stock?” on May 17, 2018, also 247Wallst.com published article titled: “Can Visa Deliver Another Earnings Beat?”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Visa: Next Stop $135” on April 27, 2018. More interesting news about Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) was released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “3 Hot Trades for the Week Ahead” with publication date: May 21, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.05, from 1 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 55 investors sold V shares while 605 reduced holdings. 141 funds opened positions while 552 raised stakes. 1.61 billion shares or 1.83% less from 1.64 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Blue Ridge Capital Limited Liability Company reported 8.42% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Estabrook Cap Mgmt accumulated 0.13% or 7,410 shares. Jfs Wealth Limited Liability Company reported 446 shares. Maltese Mgmt Ltd Liability Corporation invested 0.71% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Saybrook Capital Nc owns 68,990 shares. Massachusetts-based Altarock Partners Lc has invested 4.23% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Optimum Advsr holds 0.29% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) or 8,063 shares. Rothschild Asset, a New York-based fund reported 354,910 shares. Pictet North America Advsr Sa accumulated 111,378 shares. Strs Ohio holds 1% or 2.04 million shares. National Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can has invested 0.44% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). The South Carolina-based South State Corp has invested 1.01% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Generation Mgmt Ltd Liability Partnership stated it has 2.19% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Southpoint Cap Advsrs Limited Partnership invested 2.85% of its portfolio in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Summit Wealth Limited invested 0.13% in Visa Inc. (NYSE:V).

Among 43 analysts covering Visa Inc. (NYSE:V), 34 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. Visa Inc. had 131 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, September 1 by Vetr. The rating was downgraded by DZ Bank on Wednesday, January 24 to “Hold”. JP Morgan maintained Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) on Friday, August 14 with “Overweight” rating. The stock of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) earned “Buy” rating by Stephens on Tuesday, January 9. As per Thursday, December 21, the company rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. BMO Capital Markets maintained Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) rating on Friday, February 2. BMO Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $148.0 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, August 11 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Cowen & Co maintained it with “Buy” rating and $141.0 target in Thursday, February 1 report. Wells Fargo maintained Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) rating on Tuesday, January 9. Wells Fargo has “Buy” rating and $135.0 target. Stephens maintained Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) on Friday, February 2 with “Buy” rating.

Hennessy Advisors Inc decreased Wsfs Finl Corp (NASDAQ:WSFS) stake by 24,500 shares to 7,500 valued at $359,000 in 2017Q4. It also reduced Public Svc Enterprise Group (NYSE:PEG) stake by 29,400 shares and now owns 617,490 shares. Atmos Energy Corp (NYSE:ATO) was reduced too.

The stock increased 31.98% or GBX 1.6309 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 6.7309. About 4.67M shares traded or 167.31% up from the average. Vernalis plc (LON:VER) has 0.00% since May 22, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

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