Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) Performance Analysis


Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has a 1 Year Target Estimate of $118.57. The stock traded with the volume of 6.89 Million in the last trading session. Mastercard Incorporated opened at $103.54 and closed by showing a decrease of -1.56%. The Bid price in the last session was $Previous Close and the Ask price was $104.50 x 500. (The ask price is what sellers are willing to take for it. If you are selling a stock, you are going to get the bid price, if you are buying a stock you are going to get the ask price. The difference (or spread) goes to the broker/specialist that handles the transaction).

Mastercard Incorporated has the Market Capitalization of 111.36 Billion. The Stock has its 52-week High of $108.93 and 52-Week Low of $78.52 and it touched its 52-week high on Oct 31, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Feb 9, 2016.

Mastercard Incorporated reported its last Earnings on Oct 28 BMO where the company reported Actual EPS of $1.08/Share whereas, the Analyst Estimated EPS was $0.98/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was $0.1/share. This represented an Earnings Surprise of 10.2%. The company will report its next earnings on Jan 27 – Jan 31 (Est.).

Some analyst provided their insight on Growth Estimates; Mastercard Incorporated has the Current Quarter Earnings Growth rate of 8.9%. The Next Quarter growth is expected to be 16.3%. In the past 5 years, the stock has earnings growth rate of 15.06% per annum while the Upcoming 5 year’s earnings growth rate is expected to be 15.09% per annum.

30 number of analysts also provided their insight on Mastercard Incorporated, where the Average Price Target for the stock is $118.57. They also projected Low Price Target as $92 while High Price Target is set at $133.

A number of analysts rated the stock as well: 8 analysts believe that the stock is a STRONG BUY while 19 reported it as Buy.7 analysts assigned a HOLD rating, 1 said it’s UNDERPERFORM and 0 say that this stock is a SELL.

Mastercard Incorporated annual Divided is 0.76 while it’s Dividend Yield is 0.74%. The stock has its Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 28.24 and Forward Price to Earnings ratio of 23.78. The company has its Price to Sales (P/S) ratio of 10.57 where Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 18.02, Price to Cash Per share (P/C) of 13.96 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) has a value of 33.25.

The company has its Return on Assets (ROA) of 24.4 Percent. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at 68.2% and Return on Investment (ROI) displays a value of 42.3%.

The stock is currently trading at Distance from 20-Day simple moving Average of -2.15% whereas, Distance from 50-Day Simple moving average is -0.85 Percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 6.41 percent.

A look at performance overview of Mastercard Incorporated depicts that Performance (Week) is -3.52 percent while Performance Month is -4.5%. Quarterly performance shows a value of 5.96% and Half Year Performance value stands at 5.92%. Yearly performance of the stock has the value of 5.2 percent. Mastercard Incorporated has its YTD performance of 5.82 Percent. (YTD performance is the most important factor to consider; if YTD is negative, the stock is declining; if the YTD Performance value is Positive the stock is surging).

Insider Trades:

Many Insiders have done trades inside the company. The latest trade was made on 16 Nov 2016 where Beneficial Owner of More than 10% Class Mastercard Foundation did a transaction type “Sell” in which 24208 shares were traded at a price of $104.27. Another insider trade includes Beneficial Owner of More than 10% Class Mastercard Foundation who also initiated a transaction in which 24208 shares were traded on 15 Nov 2016 as “Sell”. On 14 Nov 2016 Beneficial Owner of More than 10% Class Mastercard Foundation traded 24208 shares as “Sell” at $102.4. Beneficial Owner of More than 10% Class Mastercard Foundation Sell 24208 shares on 9 Nov 2016 at the price of $104.58.

Upgrades/Downgrades Report:

The latest Upgrades/Downgrades was done by Research firm Guggenheim on 1-Nov-16 who Downgrade the stock from Buy to Neutral. Other firms have also Upgraded/Downgraded the stock. On 15-Apr-16, Compass Point took an action “Initiated”  to Neutral. On 11-Feb-16, the stock was Downgrade to Neutral by BofA/Merrill.