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Mastercard (MA) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$474.75
+0.24 (+0.05%)
(As of 02/27/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$469.95
$475.00
50-Day Range
$418.53
$474.75
52-Week Range
$340.21
$475.17
Volume
1.98 million shs
Average Volume
2.52 million shs
Market Capitalization
$442.89 billion
P/E Ratio
40.13
Dividend Yield
0.56%
Price Target
$471.85

Mastercard MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.95 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
0.6% Downside
$471.85 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
0.59% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.60
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.46mentions of Mastercard in the last 14 days
Based on 35 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$13.54 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
15.88%
From $14.36 to $16.64 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.54 out of 5 stars

Business Services Sector

28th out of 292 stocks

Business Services, Not Elsewhere Classified Industry

12th out of 83 stocks

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About Mastercard Stock (NYSE:MA)

Mastercard Inc. is a leading technology company in the payments industry that provides payment processing solutions to businesses and consumers worldwide. Mastercard is one of the largest payment processors in the world by market cap and the number of payments processed.

Mastercard was founded in 1966 as Master Charge: The Interbank Card. The company was created to respond to the growing need for a secure and reliable payment processing system. In 1979, the company changed its name to Mastercard. Mastercard is in over 200 countries and territories and serves over 2.8 billion cardholders.

Mastercard operates on a business-to-business (B2B) model, providing payment processing services to financial institutions, merchants and governments. The company earns revenue primarily through transaction processing fees, cross-border fees and other value-added services. Mastercard's business is divided into four segments: domestic assessments, cross-border volume fees, transaction processing fees and additional revenue.

Mastercard's financial performance has been consistently strong in recent years, with revenue and earnings growth driven by increased transaction volumes and higher fees. Mastercard faces significant competition from other payment processing companies, including Visa Inc. (NYSE: V), American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) and PayPal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL). However, Mastercard has maintained its position as one of the largest payment processors in the world due to its strong brand recognition, global network and innovative technology solutions.

Mastercard has consistently invested in innovative technology to enhance its payment processing solutions. One of the company's most significant innovations in recent years is Mastercard's tokenization technology, which provides a secure way to process payments without exposing cardholder data. Mastercard has also invested heavily in contactless payment technology, which has become increasingly popular during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mastercard has a solid commitment to corporate social responsibility and sustainability. The company has set ambitious goals to reduce its carbon footprint, increase financial inclusion and promote gender equality. Mastercard is also actively involved in philanthropic efforts, including the Mastercard Foundation, which focuses on advancing financial inclusion in Africa.

As with any company, Mastercard faces several risk factors that could impact its financial performance. One of the most significant risks facing Mastercard is the potential for increased regulation of the payment processing industry. Mastercard is also vulnerable to changes in consumer behavior, such as a shift away from traditional payment methods toward mobile payments. Additionally, Mastercard's business depends on the overall health of the global economy, which could be impacted by factors such as inflation, geopolitical tensions and natural disasters.

MA Stock Price History

MA Stock News Headlines

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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 2/9 Dividend
1/08/2024
Last Earnings
1/31/2024
Dividend Payable
2/09/2024
Today
2/27/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
4/25/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Business services, not elsewhere classified
Sub-Industry
Data Processing & Outsourced Services
CUSIP
57636Q10
Employees
33,400
Year Founded
1966

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$471.85
High Stock Price Target
$510.00
Low Stock Price Target
$424.00
Potential Upside/Downside
-0.6%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.95
Research Coverage
22 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$11.20 billion
Pretax Margin
54.34%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$25.10 billion
Cash Flow
$15.06 per share
Book Value
$7.47 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
931,679,000
Market Cap
$442.89 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.08

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MA Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Mastercard stock right now?

22 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Mastercard in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 hold ratings, 19 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" MA shares.
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What is Mastercard's stock price target for 2024?

22 Wall Street research analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Mastercard's stock. Their MA share price targets range from $424.00 to $510.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $471.85 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 0.6%.
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How have MA shares performed in 2024?

Mastercard's stock was trading at $426.51 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, MA shares have increased by 11.3% and is now trading at $474.75.
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When is Mastercard's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 25th 2024.
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How were Mastercard's earnings last quarter?

Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January, 31st. The credit services provider reported $3.18 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $3.08 by $0.10. The credit services provider earned $6.55 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.46 billion. Mastercard had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 191.22% and a net margin of 44.60%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $2.65 EPS.
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How often does Mastercard pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Mastercard?

Mastercard announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 6th. Investors of record on Tuesday, April 9th will be given a dividend of $0.66 per share on Thursday, May 9th. This represents a $2.64 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.56%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, April 8th.
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Is Mastercard a good dividend stock?

Mastercard (NYSE:MA) pays an annual dividend of $2.64 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.56%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 2 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 22.32%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, MA will have a dividend payout ratio of 15.87% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will Mastercard's stock buyback program work?

Mastercard announced that its board has authorized a stock buyback program on Tuesday, December 5th 2023, which permits the company to buyback $11,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to buy up to 2.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are usually an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

What is Michael Miebach's approval rating as Mastercard's CEO?

18 employees have rated Mastercard Chief Executive Officer Michael Miebach on Glassdoor.com. Michael Miebach has an approval rating of 100% among the company's employees. This puts Michael Miebach in the top 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Mastercard own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Mastercard investors own include Visa (V), NVIDIA (NVDA), Walt Disney (DIS), PayPal (PYPL), Alibaba Group (BABA), Netflix (NFLX), Salesforce (CRM), Tesla (TSLA), Adobe (ADBE) and Boeing (BA).

Who are Mastercard's major shareholders?

Mastercard's stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.02%), Capital International Investors (2.24%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (2.21%), Capital Research Global Investors (1.45%), Norges Bank (1.15%) and Northern Trust Corp (0.92%). Insiders that own company stock include Ajay Banga, Ajay Bhalla, Ann Cairns, Craig Vosburg, Edward Grunde Mclaughlin, Foundation Mastercard, Hai Ling, J Mehra Sachin, Kevin Stanton, Linda Pistecchia Kirkpatrick, Michael Fraccaro, Michael Miebach, Raghuvir Malhotra, Raj Seshadri, Richard K Davis, Sandra A Arkell and Timothy H Murphy.
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How do I buy shares of Mastercard?

Shares of MA stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Mastercard have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Mastercard: Aiia, Applied Predictive Technologies, Arcus, Brighterion, C-sam, CipherTrace, DataCash Group, Dynamic Yield, Ekata, Ethoca, Finicity, Global Mastercard Holdings LP, IfOnly, Mastercard A&M Investment Holdings LLC, Mastercard AP Financing Pte. Ltd., Mastercard Asia/Pacific Pte. Ltd., Mastercard Europe SA, Mastercard Financing Solutions LLC, Mastercard Holdings LP, Mastercard International Incorporated, Mastercard Payment Gateway Services, Mastercard UK Holdco Limited, Mastercard US Holdings LLC, Mastercard/Europay U.K. Limited, NETS, NuData Security a Mastercard company, Oltio, Orbiscom, Pinpoint, Provus, RiskRecon, SessionM, Transaction Network Services (TNS), Transactis, Transfast, Truaxis, Vocalink, and Vyze.
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This page (NYSE:MA) was last updated on 2/28/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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