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).
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.
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.