Market Analysts see Mastercard Incorporated [MA] gaining to $460. Time to buy?



Mastercard Incorporated [NYSE: MA] stock went on an upward path that rose over 0.58% on Wednesday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 0.59%. The company report on July 25, 2022 that Mastercard Names Ellen Jackowski Chief Sustainability Officer.

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Purchase, New York, July 25, 2022 / 3BLMedia/ – Mastercard announced Ellen Jackowski will join the company as Chief Sustainability Officer starting July 25, 2022. In this role, she will be instrumental in further integrating Mastercard’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy into the organization.

Over the last 12 months, MA stock dropped by -12.04%. The one-year Mastercard Incorporated stock forecast points to a potential upside of 18.25. The average equity rating for MA stock is currently 1.80, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $336.83 billion, with 977.00 million shares outstanding and 859.34 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 3.19M shares, MA stock reached a trading volume of 4575334 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

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 $419.92 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.

Goldman have made an estimate for Mastercard Incorporated shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on May 18, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Piper Sandler dropped their target price from $360 to $357. The new note on the price target was released on April 29, 2022, representing the official price target for Mastercard Incorporated stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $448, while UBS analysts kept a Buy rating on MA stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Mastercard Incorporated is set at 9.36, with the Price to Sales ratio for MA stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 16.93. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 47.68, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 7.47. Price to Free Cash Flow for MA in the course of the last twelve months was 44.83 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.30.

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 0.59. With this latest performance, MA shares gained by 4.39% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 1.33% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -12.04% 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 59.61, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 65.03, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 55.55 for Mastercard Incorporated [MA]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 334.77, while it was recorded at 343.91 for the last single week of trading, and 348.17 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 +53.94. Mastercard Incorporated’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +46.00.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 126.79, with Return on Assets sitting at 24.38.

Mastercard Incorporated’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.30 and a Current Ratio set at 1.30.

MA Stock EPS

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 22.36%.

Mastercard Incorporated [MA] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $251,993 million, or 78.10% of MA stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of MA stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 76,021,301, which is approximately 8.365% of the company’s market cap and around 10.80% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 65,371,984 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $22.44 billion in MA stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $11.97 billion in MA stock with ownership of nearly -1.812% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Mastercard Incorporated stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 1,180 institutional holders increased their position in Mastercard Incorporated [NYSE:MA] by around 39,242,881 shares. Additionally, 1,206 investors decreased positions by around 48,860,347 shares, while 360 investors held positions by with 645,991,237 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 734,094,465 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. MA stock had 139 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,921,107 shares, while 154 institutional investors sold positions of 6,378,383 shares during the same period.