Wall Street Analyst Rating on this Stock: MasterCard Incorporated (MA)

MasterCard Incorporated (MA) has declined -1.85% and closed its last trading session at $120.76.

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“CEO at MasterCard Incorporated, BANGA AJAY on 2017-05-03 Sell 161742 shares of the company at a price of $117.27. Similarly, the company’s President, Gl Prod & Solutions Flood Gary J on 2017-04-24 Sell 83959 shares of the company at a price of $115.43.”

Now we will discuss the financial strength of MasterCard Incorporated. The company’s average Piotroski F-Score: 6 during the last 7 years. Its mean Altman Z-Score: 9.65 during the last 7 years, while average Beneish M-Score: -2.25 during the last 7 years.

Revenue growth shows increase or decrease in sales over time. It is used to find out how fast a business is expanding. The average revenue per share growth rate of MasterCard Incorporated during the past 12 months was 15.6 percent.

EBITDA margin is an indicator of a company’s operating profitability as a percentage of its overall revenue. It is equal to earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) divided by overall revenue. MasterCard Incorporated’s average EBITDA per Share Growth Rate was 20 percent during the past 12 months.

The Relative Strength Index (RSI), developed by J. Welles Wilder, is a momentum oscillator that calculates the speed and change of price movements. The RSI oscillates between zero and 100. Relative Strength Index (RSI-14) for MasterCard Incorporated (MA) is at 51.4.

Analysts look for public financial statements, listen in on conference calls and talk to managers and customers of a company in order to reach an opinion and communicate the value of a stock. Ultimately, through all this investigation into the company’s performance the analyst decides if their stock is a “buy,” sell” or hold.”

MasterCard Incorporated was covered by a number of analysts recently, 14 rated the stock as Buy, 16 rated Outperform, 5 rated Hold, 0 gave an Underperform and 1 rated sell.

Earnings per share (EPS) is the portion of a company’s profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock. Earnings per share serves as an indicator of a company’s profitability. Consensus earnings estimates are far from perfect, but they are watched by many investors and play an important role in measuring the appropriate valuation for a stock. Investors measure stock performance on the basis of a company’s earnings power. To make a proper assessment, investors seek a sound estimate of this year’s and next year’s earnings per share (EPS), as well as a strong sense of how much the company will earn even farther down the road.

The company’s Average Earnings Estimate for the Current Fiscal quarter is $1.04, according to consensus of 30 analysts. They are also projecting the Low EPS estimate of $0.98 and the High EPS estimate of $1.1. Comparatively, MasterCard Incorporated posted earnings of $1.05 per share in the same quarter last year.

Revenue is the amount of money that a company actually receives during a specific period, including discounts and deductions for returned merchandise. It is the “top line” or “gross income” figure from which costs are subtracted to determine net income.

MasterCard Incorporated (MA) is expected to post revenue of $2.97 Billion in the current quarter, according to consensus of 27 analysts. The high and low revenue estimates for the current quarter are $3.07 Billion and $2.88 Billion, respectively. The company reported revenue of $2.85 Billion in the same period last year.

The market capitalization of MasterCard Incorporated is at $129.89 Billion. The company has an Average True Range (ATR) value of 1.51, while a Beta Value of 1.17. The YTD performance of the stock stands at 16.96 Percent. The Weekly and Monthly Volatility of the stock are 1.12% percent and 1.39% percent, respectively.

The SMA20 for the stock is at -0.39 percent, SMA50 stands at 3.05 percent, while SMA200 is 11.66 Percent.