Better Buy: Visa Inc. vs. MasterCard

Which card-network giant is more promising?

Electronic payments continue to gain growing acceptance across the globe, and both Visa(NYSE:V) and MasterCard (NYSE:MA) have embraced that movement by making their credit and debit cards more universally available. Even so, new technology from upstarts in the mobile-payments arena has posed threats to both Visa and MasterCard, and the two companies are working to fight back and defend their turf. Investors who are interested in the space typically want to know which stock looks like a better bet. Let's compare Visa and MasterCard on a number of metrics to see which company's shares are more attractive...

Source: The Motley Fool