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Mastercard Incorporated (MA) Analysis & Opinions from Experts

Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE: MA) is 12.41% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $355.97 and a high of $490.00 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The MA stock was last observed hovering at around $478.40 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 1.03%.

Currently trading at $479.43, the stock is 0.62% and 3.02% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 3.27 million and changing 0.22% at the moment leaves the stock 14.80% off its SMA200. MA registered 33.45% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 21.10%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $18.08 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $30.22.

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The stock witnessed a 0.59% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 12.41%, and is 0.71% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 1.28% over the week and 1.25% over the month.

Mastercard Incorporated (MA) has around 33400 employees, a market worth around $447.26B and $25.13B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 40.52 and Fwd P/E is 28.61. Profit margin for the company is 44.55%. Distance from 52-week low is 34.68% and -2.16% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (51.10%).

Mastercard Incorporated quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $3.23 with sales reaching $6.34B over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 17.53% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 12.00% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 10.20% in year-over-year returns.

Mastercard Incorporated (MA) Top Institutional Holders

3,947 institutions hold shares in Mastercard Incorporated (MA), with institutional investors hold 88.64% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 927.00M, and float is at 826.61M with Short Float at 0.57%. Institutions hold 78.85% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Vanguard Group Inc with over 74.58 million shares valued at $29.33 billion. The investor’s holdings represent 7.98% of the MA Shares outstanding. As of Jun 29, 2023, the second largest holder is Blackrock Inc. with 65.86 million shares valued at $25.9 billion to account for 7.04% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are State Street Corporation which holds 35.26 million shares representing 3.77% and valued at over $13.87 billion, while Price (T.Rowe) Associates Inc holds 2.58% of the shares totaling 24.14 million with a market value of $9.5 billion.

Mastercard Incorporated (MA) Insider Activity

The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Mastercard Foundation,the company’s10% Owner. SEC filings show that Mastercard Foundation sold 200 shares of the company’s common stock on Mar 21 ’24 at a price of $487.25 per share for a total of $97450.0. Following the sale, the insider now owns 97.54 million shares.

Mastercard Incorporated disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Mar 15 ’24 that Madabhushi Venkata R (Chief Marketing Officer) sold a total of 16,038 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Mar 15 ’24 and was made at $475.45 per share for $7.63 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 19205.0 shares of the MA stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Mar 15 ’24, Miebach Michael (President & CEO) disposed off 7,850 shares at an average price of $475.46 for $3.73 million. The insider now directly holds 82,104 shares of Mastercard Incorporated (MA).

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