|Bid||198.40 x 800|
|Ask||199.13 x 800|
|Day's range||198.24 - 200.23|
|52-week range||133.93 - 214.17|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||0.88|
|PE ratio (TTM)||37.77|
|Earnings date||22 Oct 2020 - 26 Oct 2020|
|Forward dividend & yield||1.20 (0.61%)|
|Ex-dividend date||13 Aug 2020|
|1y target est||220.63|
Visa, a leading global payments technology company, today announced that yesterday it successfully priced its inaugural green bond offering.
(Bloomberg) -- Visa Inc. sold bonds at a record low yield as it became the first consumer finance company to issue debt to fund environmentally friendly projects.The world’s largest payments network, sold $3.25 billion of debt in three parts. The shortest portion of the deal is a seven-year green note with at 0.75% coupon, sliding past Google parent Alphabet Inc.’s record low 0.8% from last week on an ESG debt sale with a similar maturity.Visa’s $500 million security due 2027 marks the first dollar-denominated green bond from the consumer finance space, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.Read more: IG ANALYSIS US: Visa, Chevron Sell Debt at New Record Low YieldsThe San Francisco-based firm plans to use the proceeds from the green tranche to finance projects that meet eligible categories, including green buildings, renewable energy, sustainable water and wastewater management and projects that support sustainable living behaviors, according to Sustainalytics’ second-party opinion.Visa said in January that the company reached its goal to use 100% renewable electricity by 2020 through energy sources like solar and wind as part of its sustainability commitment across its operations, including 131 offices in 76 countries and four global processing centers.Companies and governments have raised about $113 billion in the green bond market this year, a slight decline from $118 billion in the same period last year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Meanwhile, sales of bonds to address social issues jumped a record 376% in the first half of the year as issuers ramped up borrowing to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.Google parent Alphabet Inc. sold $5.75 billion of sustainability notes at record-low rates last week, the largest-ever from a corporation. Investors and Wall Street underwriters, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. expect more Silicon Valley companies to follow Alphabet by issuing environmental, social and governance-linked debt.“We expect investor focus on material ESG factors to continue to grow rapidly as interest in social factors is on the rise,” Mark Haefele, chief investment officer at UBS Global Wealth Management, wrote in a note Monday.Wells Fargo & Co., Bank of America Corp., JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank AG managed the bond sale, the person said.(Updates with record low yield in headline, paragraphs one and two)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
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