Mastercard Incorporated [NYSE: MA] price surged by 0.27 percent to reach at $0.97. The company report on June 10, 2021 that Back-to-School U.S. Retail Sales Expected to Grow 5.5%* Compared to Last Year, According to Mastercard SpendingPulse.
Anticipated growth builds on positive retail momentum, as Total Retail Sales rose 12%* year-over-year in May, fueled by pent-up demand and reopenings.
As students wrap up the current school year, retailers – and parents – are already preparing for a robust back-to-school shopping season as more kids head back into the classroom. According to Mastercard SpendingPulse™, which measures in-store and online retail sales across all forms of payment, U.S. retail sales are expected to grow 5.5% excluding automotive and gas during the critical July 15 through September 6 back-to-school period compared to 2020. Compared to 2019, sales are expected to grow 6.7%.
A sum of 2458787 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 3.41M shares. Mastercard Incorporated shares reached a high of $365.64 and dropped to a low of $361.96 until finishing in the latest session at $364.30.
The one-year MA stock forecast points to a potential upside of 14.91. The average equity rating for MA stock is currently 1.80, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.
Guru’s Opinion on 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 $428.11 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 1.80. 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.
Daiwa Securities have made an estimate for Mastercard Incorporated shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on May 18, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Bernstein raised their target price to Outperform. The new note on the price target was released on January 27, 2021, representing the official price target for Mastercard Incorporated stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $345, while KeyBanc Capital Markets analysts kept a Sector Weight rating on MA stock. On January 13, 2021, analysts increased their price target for MA shares from 315 to 415.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Mastercard Incorporated is set at 6.85, with the Price to Sales ratio for MA stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 23.10. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 57.19, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 7.90. Price to Free Cash Flow for MA in the course of the last twelve months was 72.63 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.40.
MA Stock Performance Analysis:
Mastercard Incorporated [MA] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.69. With this latest performance, MA shares dropped by -0.90% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 6.90% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 16.33% 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 47.30, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 48.22, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 47.75 for Mastercard Incorporated [MA]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 371.99, while it was recorded at 364.60 for the last single week of trading, and 348.40 for the last 200 days.
Insight into Mastercard Incorporated Fundamentals:
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Mastercard Incorporated [MA] shares currently have an operating margin of +53.03. Mastercard Incorporated’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +41.90.
Return on Total Capital for MA is now 45.95, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 37.47. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 104.38, with Return on Assets sitting at 20.41. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Mastercard Incorporated [MA] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 211.59. Additionally, MA Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 67.91, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 40.27. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 199.48, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 64.02.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Mastercard Incorporated [MA] managed to generate an average of $305,286 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 3.07 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.49.Mastercard Incorporated’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.40 and a Current Ratio set at 1.40.
MA Stock EPS
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Mastercard Incorporated posted 1.36/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 1.16/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 17.20%. 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 14.86%.
Mastercard Incorporated [MA] Insider Position Details
There are presently around $271,837 million, or 77.90% of MA stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of MA stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 70,195,105, which is approximately -0.422% of the company’s market cap and around 11.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 66,827,717 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $24.35 billion in MA stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $12.33 billion in MA stock with ownership of nearly -2.666% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Mastercard Incorporated stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 1,227 institutional holders increased their position in Mastercard Incorporated [NYSE:MA] by around 36,484,925 shares. Additionally, 1,067 investors decreased positions by around 35,336,092 shares, while 306 investors held positions by with 674,367,791 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 746,188,808 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. MA stock had 170 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,438,801 shares, while 120 institutional investors sold positions of 4,627,913 shares during the same period.