After spending more than a year locked at a mediocre three-star rank, Visa
Shares of Visa and MasterCard
Meanwhile, Visa put up strong numbers in its second quarter, showing domestic and international growth. Revenue jumped 23% in the quarter, while operating income grew 38%. While credit card issuers Citigroup
In addition to Visa's solid balance sheet, CAPS members also like Visa's growing global competitive position. The company's recent purchase of online payment provider CyberSource should help it compete with eBay's
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