Mastercard Incorporated [NYSE: MA] loss -5.60% on the last trading session, reaching $326.93 price per share at the time. The company report on January 13, 2021 that Walgreens Expands Financial Services Business Strategy, in Partnership with Synchrony and Mastercard.
Walgreens to launch co-branded Mastercard credit and prepaid debit cards, offering myWalgreens cash rewards.
Walgreens and MasterCard will also explore further healthcare-oriented services and payment offerings.
Mastercard Incorporated represents 1.00 billion in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $322.25 billion with the latest information. MA stock price has been found in the range of $326.69 to $349.58.
If compared to the average trading volume of 3.84M shares, MA reached a trading volume of 8661953 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Mastercard Incorporated [MA]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for MA shares is $369.29 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on MA stock is a recommendation set at 1.90. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
Jefferies have made an estimate for Mastercard Incorporated shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on January 13, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on January 06, 2021, representing the official price target for Mastercard Incorporated stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $370, while Seaport Global Securities analysts kept a Buy rating on MA stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Mastercard Incorporated is set at 8.68, with the Price to Sales ratio for MA stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 20.66. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 56.46, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 10.78. Price to Free Cash Flow for MA in the course of the last twelve months was 53.57 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.90.
Trading performance analysis for MA stock
Mastercard Incorporated [MA] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -6.55. With this latest performance, MA shares dropped by -1.27% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 9.21% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 4.03% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for MA stock in for the last two-week period is set at 39.38, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 32.50, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 43.43 for Mastercard Incorporated [MA]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 336.48, while it was recorded at 343.65 for the last single week of trading, and 314.88 for the last 200 days.
Mastercard Incorporated [MA]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Mastercard Incorporated [MA] shares currently have an operating margin of +57.47. Mastercard Incorporated’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +48.08.
Return on Total Capital for MA is now 71.60, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 61.72. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 143.83, with Return on Assets sitting at 30.01. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Mastercard Incorporated [MA] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 157.63. Additionally, MA Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 61.18, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 31.77. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 155.83, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 60.49.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Mastercard Incorporated [MA] managed to generate an average of $436,452 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 3.27 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.62.Mastercard Incorporated’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.90 and a Current Ratio set at 1.90.
Mastercard Incorporated [MA]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Mastercard Incorporated posted 1.96/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 1.87/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 4.80%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for MA. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Mastercard Incorporated go to 10.40%.
An analysis of insider ownership at Mastercard Incorporated [MA]
There are presently around $240,823 million, or 77.50% of MA stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of MA stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 71,813,941, which is approximately -1.523% of the company’s market cap and around 11.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 67,051,628 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $21.92 billion in MA stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $11.81 billion in MA stock with ownership of nearly -1.772% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Mastercard Incorporated stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of January and at the time of the January reporting period, where 1,031 institutional holders increased their position in Mastercard Incorporated [NYSE:MA] by around 23,185,694 shares. Additionally, 1,020 investors decreased positions by around 27,572,931 shares, while 295 investors held positions by with 685,861,770 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 736,620,395 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. MA stock had 150 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,644,742 shares, while 102 institutional investors sold positions of 2,709,227 shares during the same period.