Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) Sees Unusual Trading Volume in Its Shares

Lloyd Doyle
September 23, 2017

Yet another important factor while evaluating a good buy/sell decision for Mastercard Incorporated (MA) is its Earnings per Share or EPS. The company has a market capitalization of $151.19 billion, a PE ratio of 35.23 and a beta of 1.18. The stock rose 0.24% or $0.34 reaching $142.06 per share. Another trade for 24,128 shares valued at $2.71 million was made by Murphy Timothy H on Tuesday, April 4. The company was maintained on Monday, September 7 by Evercore. It has outperformed by 8.72% the S&P500.

Additionally, here are a few investment firms who have increased or decreased their stake in (MA). Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 893 shares of the credit services provider's stock worth $108,000 after purchasing an additional 464 shares during the period. The institutional investor held 20,969 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $2.72 million, up from 17,548 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The Connecticut-based Night Owl Capital Management Llc has invested 10.46% in the stock. About 1 shares traded.

Other equities analysts have also issued reports about the stock. They expect $0.51 earnings per share, down 35.44% or $0.28 from last year's $0.79 per share.

"EPS growth for the next 5 years is 16.77 percent". The credit services provider reported $1.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.04 by $0.06. Therefore 67% are positive. The stock of Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) earned "Buy" rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Friday, June 9. They set an "outperform" rating and a $126.00 price objective on the stock. Compass Point has "Neutral" rating and $99 target. EPS breaks down the profitability of the company on a single share basis. Its down 0.06, from 0.94 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 52 investors sold COMM shares while 81 reduced holdings. That's greater from its daily average of 10.73 million contracts.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: "Vontobel Asset Management Inc". The relative volume of the stock is 0.91. Toth Fincl Advisory Corporation holds 0.6% or 18,876 shares in its portfolio. Investors of record on Friday, October 6th will be issued a $0.22 dividend. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Commscope Holding Company Inc (NASDAQ:COMM). Cadian Cap LP has 2.26% invested in Commscope Holding Company Inc (NASDAQ:COMM) for 1.22 million shares.

Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 9th.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $22.24 million activity. Deutsche Bank maintained Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) on Friday, May 26 with "Buy" rating. MA was included in 66 notes of analysts from July 21, 2015. Vetr cut Mastercard from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $121.89 price objective on the a report on Tuesday, February 14th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada decreased their price target on Mastercard from $130.00 to $125.00 and set a "top pick" rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, February 1st. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Cowen & Co given on Wednesday, September 30. Mastercard now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $140.47.

06/16/2017 - Mastercard Incorporated had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Citigroup.

Mastercard Incorporated had its "overweight" rating reiterated by analysts at Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with "Overweight" on Thursday, December 31. Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) has risen 24.16% since September 22, 2016 and is uptrending. As per Friday, April 29, the company rating was maintained by Wedbush. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 5th. MasterCard Incorporated's institutional ownership is 79.3%, while its institutional transactions stand at -0.2%. The correct version of this news story can be read at 790.40 million shares or 0.23% less from 792.22 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Hightower Limited Liability Co stated it has 92,257 shares. Usa Fincl Portformulas has 0.78% invested in Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) for 26,615 shares. Natixis holds 0.14% in Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) or 100,908 shares. 2,175 are owned by Guardian Advsrs Limited Partnership. Criterion Mngmt Limited Liability Corp holds 143,536 shares. Kidder Stephen W accumulated 70,043 shares. Btg Pactual Global Asset Mgmt Ltd holds 0.49% or 13,917 shares. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 113,244,302 shares of the company's stock, valued at $12,011,823,113.14.

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