Mastercard (NYSE:MA) Stake Decreased by Financial Counselors Inc

Lester Mason
April 17, 2018

Ameritas Investment Partners Inc who had been investing in Lancaster Colony Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $3.45 billion market cap company.

Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading. About 8,229 shares traded. Key Tronic Corporation (NASDAQ:KTCC) has declined 4.85% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.83% the S&P500. Parkwood Llc who had been investing in Mastercard Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $186.56B market cap company. The stock increased 1.78% or $3.09 during the last trading session, reaching $176.96. Carroll Assoc reported 0.01% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). The stock outperformed the S&P500 by 42.57%.

Among 27 analysts covering Mastercard (NYSE:MA), 26 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. State Common Retirement Fund accumulated 0.55% or 3.02 million shares. MA's profit will be $1.31 billion for 35.72 P/E if the $1.25 EPS becomes a reality. Jennison Associates LLC lifted its position in Mastercard by 0.5% in the 4th quarter.


Among 40 analysts covering Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA), 36 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Mastercard Incorporated had 123 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Friday, February 2 with "Overweight". The company presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $179.62. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Mastercard from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Monday, December 12th. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, October 31 by Piper Jaffray. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, April 6th. On Wednesday, November 1 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with "Buy". Argus Research upgraded Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) rating on Friday, February 2. Susquehanna maintained it with "Buy" rating and $180.0 target in Thursday, December 28 report.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 insider sales for $10.78 million activity. $2.61 million worth of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) shares were sold by McLaughlin Edward Grunde. In the last quarter, insiders sold 45,571 shares of company stock worth $8,174,328. Vestor Cap Ltd Llc invested 1.26% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Murphy Timothy H had sold 30,628 shares worth $5.53 million. Investors of record on Monday, April 9th will be given a $0.25 dividend. Its up 0.02, from 1.13 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 46 investors sold MA shares while 492 reduced holdings. 131 funds opened positions while 356 raised stakes. Investors holded 779.91 million in 2017Q3 but now own 764.78 million shares or 1.94% less. Primecap Management Ca, California-based fund reported 1.14 million shares. Abner Herrman & Brock Limited Liability Company invested in 3.46% or 135,822 shares. Moreover, Aviva Plc has 0.45% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). 14,742 are owned by Bragg Fincl Advsr Inc. HPM Partners LLC now owns 14,348 shares of the credit services provider's stock valued at $2,172,000 after purchasing an additional 323 shares in the last quarter. MD increased its position in shares of Mastercard by 10.4% in the third quarter. Boulegeris Incorporated holds 1.53% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 19,430 shares. Moreover, Carnegie Asset Ltd has 1.55% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Ls Advisors Lc reported 0.23% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in Q4 2017. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.58%. 30 funds opened positions while 47 raised stakes. The International Value Advisers Llc holds 1.50M shares with $226.72 million value, down from 1.60 million last quarter. 548 are owned by Private Ocean Ltd. Notis holds 3.57% of its capital in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 41,030 shs. That puts total institutional holdings at 807,147,462 shares, according to SEC filings. Brandywine Investment Mngmt Llc holds 0% or 7,657 shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt System reported 2,846 shares. Fayez Sarofim & stated it has 9,860 shares. Huntington Commercial Bank stated it has 0.01% in Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ:LANC). Cadence Mngmt Limited Liability Co invested in 31,653 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Northern Trust Corp invested in 42.92 million shares or 0.51% of the stock. 793,592 were accumulated by Aqr Capital Management Ltd Liability Co. Duncker Streett & Inc reported 0.4% stake. The stock of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, February 1 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Finally, Barclays reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $170.00 price objective on shares of Mastercard in a research report on Friday, January 5th. This company shares are 12.52% off its target price of $195.64 and the current market capitalization stands at $183.36B. The rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to "Hold" on Tuesday, March 20. Wedbush has "Neutral" rating and $99 target. The stock of Lancaster Colony Corporation (NASDAQ:LANC) earned "Hold" rating by Zacks on Monday, August 24.

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