Analysts See $1.25 EPS for Mastercard Incorporated (MA) as of May, 2

April 20, 2018 - By Georgina Andrews

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During Q4 2017 the big money sentiment increased to 0.91. That’s change of 0.02, from 2017Q3’s 0.89. 46 investors sold all, 492 reduced holdings as Mastercard Incorporated ratio increased. 356 rose holdings while 131 funds amassed holdings. Funds hold 764.78 million shares thus 1.94% less from 2017Q3’s 779.91 million shares.
Gam Holding Ag stated it has 15,049 shs or 0.07% of all its holdings. Rothschild Il holds 19,495 shs or 0.32% of its capital. Massachusetts Fincl Ma accumulated 8.16M shs. Palisades Hudson Asset Lp reported 0.14% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Moreover, Plante Moran Fincl Advisors Llc has 0.34% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 4,012 shs. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D accumulated 648,400 shs or 0.37% of the stock. Allen Invest Management Ltd Com holds 7,224 shs or 0.05% of its capital. Suffolk Capital Limited Liability Com has 0.6% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 30,678 shs. Gideon Cap Advsr reported 4,320 shs or 0.58% of all its holdings. 18,907 are held by Toth Advisory. Maltese Cap Ltd Co has invested 0.71% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Blackrock invested in 0.46% or 63.35 million shs. Lenox Wealth Advsrs Inc owns 81 shs. Boston Ptnrs owns 1,674 shs. Virginia-based Signature Fincl Mgmt has invested 0.96% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA).

Mastercard Incorporated had 5 insider sales and 0 insider buys since January 2, 2018. This’s net activity of $10.78 million. On Friday, March 9 $1.09 million worth of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) was sold by CARLUCCI DAVID R. McLaughlin Edward Grunde had sold 17,167 shs worth $2.61 million on Tuesday, January 2. Fraccaro Michael sold $692,252 worth of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) or 3,993 shs on Monday, April 9. $5.53M worth of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) shs were sold by Murphy Timothy H.

On May, 2 before the open. Investors expect Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) to publish its quarterly earnings, Zacks reports. Analysts forecast $1.25 EPS, which is $0.24 up or 23.76 % from 2017’s $1.01 EPS. This could be $1.31B profit for MA assuming the current $1.25 EPS will become reality. Wall Street forecasts 9.65 % EPS growth as of May, 2. The stock decreased 0.25% or $0.45 during the last trading session, hitting $179.01.Mastercard Incorporated has volume of 3.56 million shares. Since April 20, 2017 MA has risen 54.12% and is uptrending. MA outperformed by 42.57% the S&P 500.

Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) Ratings Coverage

Total analysts of 26 have positions in Mastercard (NYSE:MA) as follows: 25 rated it a “Buy”, 0 with “Sell” and 1 with “Hold”. The positive are 96%. The firm has $212.0 highest while $29 is the lowest [Target]. The average target $186.88 is 4.40% above the last ($179.01) price. Since October 30, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc Mastercard has 46 analyst reports. On Thursday, February 1 the stock of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has “Buy” rating given by Mizuho. On Monday, October 30 the firm earned “Buy” rating by Bernstein. On Friday, February 2 the stock of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley. On Thursday, February 1 Piper Jaffray maintained Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) rating. Piper Jaffray has “Buy” rating and $212.0 target. In Monday, November 13 report Tigress Financial maintained the stock with “Buy” rating. On Friday, February 2 the stock has “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets. On Tuesday, October 31 the firm has “Buy” rating given by Cowen & Co. In Tuesday, January 9 report Stephens maintained the stock with “Buy” rating. On Monday, October 30 the firm has “Overweight” rating given by Cantor Fitzgerald. In Friday, February 2 report Argus Research upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $200.0 target.

Mastercard Incorporated, a technology company, provides transaction processing and other payment-related services and products in the United States and internationally.The firm is valued at $188.21 billion. It facilitates the processing of payment transactions, including authorization, clearing, and settlement, as well as delivers related services and products.49.04 is the P/E ratio. The firm also offers value-added services, such as loyalty and reward programs, information and consulting services, issuer and acquirer processing solutions, and payment and mobile gateways.

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