Mastercard Incorporated [MA] stock Downgrade by Daiwa Securities analyst, price target now $385

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Mastercard Incorporated [NYSE: MA] surged by $11.42 during the normal trading session on Friday and reaching a high of $356.6068 during the day while it closed the day at $356.00. The company report on October 15, 2021 that Second Global Inclusive Growth Summit Launches New Programs to Fight Increasing Inequality.

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Mastercard Incorporated stock has also gained 0.29% of its value over the past 7 days. However, MA stock has declined by -2.59% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has lost -6.85% and lost -0.26% year-on date.

The market cap for MA stock reached $350.25 billion, with 990.00 million shares outstanding and 870.30 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 3.76M shares, MA reached a trading volume of 4032137 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say 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 $437.76 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 Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on August 12, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, UBS raised their target price from $400 to $445. The new note on the price target was released on July 30, 2021, representing the official price target for Mastercard Incorporated stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $428 to $453, while Raymond James kept a Outperform rating on MA stock. On July 30, 2021, analysts increased their price target for MA shares from 444 to 451.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Mastercard Incorporated is set at 8.29, with the Price to Sales ratio for MA stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 21.05. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 54.69, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 6.87. Price to Free Cash Flow for MA in the course of the last twelve months was 61.66 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.30.

MA stock trade performance evaluation

Mastercard Incorporated [MA] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.29. With this latest performance, MA shares gained by 2.80% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -6.85% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 5.15% 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 54.60, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 58.21, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 52.27 for Mastercard Incorporated [MA]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 352.55, while it was recorded at 347.08 for the last single week of trading, and 360.88 for the last 200 days.

Mastercard Incorporated [MA]: An insightful look at the core 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 1.30 and a Current Ratio set at 1.30.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Mastercard Incorporated [MA] stock

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 27.30%.

Mastercard Incorporated [MA]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $265,412 million, or 77.40% of MA stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of MA stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 70,099,379, which is approximately -0.136% of the company’s market cap and around 10.90% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 66,373,982 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $23.63 billion in MA stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $12.1 billion in MA stock with ownership of nearly 0.387% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Mastercard Incorporated stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of October and at the time of the October reporting period, where 1,221 institutional holders increased their position in Mastercard Incorporated [NYSE:MA] by around 27,219,813 shares. Additionally, 998 investors decreased positions by around 28,687,833 shares, while 357 investors held positions by with 689,632,357 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 745,540,003 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. MA stock had 142 new institutional investments in for a total of 6,261,781 shares, while 112 institutional investors sold positions of 2,539,860 shares during the same period.

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