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Before the Call: Visa's First Statement

Rich Smith (TMFDitty)
April 25, 2008

And now, friends, the moment you've all been waiting for: NYSE-newcomer Visa (NYSE: V  ) makes its first-ever earnings report as a public company.

What's that? You've never heard of Visa? Well, take a weekend and read up on what Fools are saying about it before the earnings come out Monday afternoon. Our tool in this endeavor: Motley Fool CAPS, where we poll nearly 100,000 investors for their views on well over 5,000 companies, this Visa character among them. Here's what Fools have to say about the company and its long-term prospects.

Up or down?
Visa's been public barely a month, yet more than 2,300 investors have already submitted ratings on it. And what do they say? "Visa: It's everything we'd hoped it would be. Almost." The stock scores four out of five possible CAPS stars, and 95% of our CAPS investors expect it to beat the market.

Also worth noting is that Visa currently rates higher than any other major credit card company on the planet. Don't believe me? See for yourself:

Credit Card Group

CAPS Rating (Out of 5)



American Express (NYSE: AXP  )


Bank of America (NYSE: BAC  )


JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM  )


MasterCard (NYSE: MA  )


Discover Financial (NYSE: DFS