Capital One National Association Reduces Position in Mastercard Incorporated (MA)

Lester Mason
October 1, 2017

Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 893 shares of the credit services provider's stock worth $108,000 after purchasing an additional 464 shares in the last quarter. The stock increased 0.94% or $1.3 during the last trading session, reaching $139.67. Guggenheim raised shares of Mastercard from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating and raised their target price for the stock from $135.00 to $153.00 in a research report on Monday, September 11th. It has outperformed by 7.46% the S&P500.

Energy Focus, Inc. along with its subsidiaries is engaged in the design, development, manufacturing, marketing, installation and sale of lighting systems. The company has market cap of $26.56 million. The Company's divisions include diagnostic and information technology services and products for the veterinary market, which the Company refers to as the Companion Animal Group; water quality products; diagnostic services and products for livestock and poultry health, which the Company refers to as Livestock, Poultry and Dairy, and Other operating segment, which combines and presents products for the human point-of-care medical diagnostics market with its pharmaceutical product line and its out-licensing arrangements. Conversely, if more individuals are selling a stock, the price will decrease. Reinhart Partners Incorporated holds 0.04% or 3,445 shares. Inc. grew its stake in shares of Mastercard by 1.2% in the 1st quarter. (IDXX) has risen 83.30% since September 28, 2016 and is uptrending. (NASDAQ:IDXX) to report earnings on November, 7. On average, analysts expect that Mastercard will post $4.26 EPS for the current year. Hodges Inc owns 2,105 shares or 0.02% of their United States portfolio. Retail Bank Of The Ozarks owns 12,628 shares or 0.55% of their USA portfolio. The shares were sold at an average price of $141.86, for a total transaction of $2,014,412.00. Regardless, closing prices are a useful tool that investors use to quantify changes in stock prices over time. American Asset reported 2,100 shares. On the opposite side of that transaction from Geode Capital Management, Llc stood Vanguard Group Inc which added 3332 shares to its existing stake, bringing total stake held in MA to 187898 shares. It also upped Varex Imaging Corp stake by 131,800 shares and now owns 132,000 shares. Therefore 85% are positive. Mastercard's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 21.78%.

04/24/2017 - Mastercard Incorporated had its "overweight" rating reiterated by analysts at Barclays. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Friday, April 29 report. On Thursday, January 5 the stock rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets to "Outperform". The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, December 15 by Bank of America. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 31 of analysts who cover MA having a buy-equivalent rating. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with "Overweight" on Tuesday, September 19.

Mastercard (MA) opened at 141.20 on Friday. As per Tuesday, October 6, the company rating was initiated by GMP Securities. The rating was maintained by Nomura with "Buy" on Friday, September 8. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.96 EPS.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.06, from 0.94 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 48 investors sold MA shares while 480 reduced holdings. IBM Retirement Fund grew its stake in shares of Mastercard by 68.8% in the 2nd quarter.

Turning to Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN), its shares were trading at $136.32 a retreat of $-0.32, on the trading floor. Finally, First Bank & Trust raised its stake in shares of Mastercard by 14.5% in the 1st quarter. Advantus Incorporated reported 0.3% of its portfolio in Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA). Birinyi Assocs Incorporated holds 4.33% or 75,849 shares in its portfolio. Pennsylvania Co reported 99,215 shares or 0.59% of all its holdings. Melvin Capital Management LP accumulated 400,000 shares. Moreover, Atlantic Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.19% invested in Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) for 243,275 shares. Murphy Timothy H also sold $2.71M worth of Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) shares. Baldwin Brothers Ma reported 3,281 shares.

Since April 3, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 sales for $21.68 million activity. Insiders sold a total of 864,668 shares of company stock worth $111,589,106 over the last ninety days. About 2.60M shares traded. Also, major shareholder Foundation Mastercard sold 87,618 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 17th.

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