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NYSE:MA

Mastercard (MA) Stock Forecast, Price & News

$365.02
-2.48 (-0.67%)
(As of 05/31/2023 ET)
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Today's Range
$357.85
$365.70
50-Day Range
$351.63
$392.02
52-Week Range
$276.87
$392.20
Volume
10.30 million shs
Average Volume
2.83 million shs
Market Capitalization
$345.99 billion
P/E Ratio
36.47
Dividend Yield
0.62%
Price Target
$417.27

Mastercard MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.81 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
14.3% Upside
$417.27 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
0.64% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.66
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.46mentions of Mastercard in the last 14 days
Based on 24 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$207.17 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
16.63%
From $12.27 to $14.31 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.85 out of 5 stars

Business Services Sector

23rd out of 347 stocks

Business Services, Not Elsewhere Classified Industry

9th out of 91 stocks


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About Mastercard (NYSE:MA) Stock

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.

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MA Stock News Headlines

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MA Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 5/9 Dividend
4/05/2023
Last Earnings
4/27/2023
Dividend Payable
5/09/2023
Today
5/31/2023
Next Earnings (Estimated)
7/27/2023
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Business services, not elsewhere classified
Sub-Industry
Data Processing & Outsourced Services
CUSIP
57636Q10
Employees
29,900
Year Founded
1966

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$417.27
High Stock Price Forecast
$476.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$298.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+14.3%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.81
Research Coverage
21 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$9.93 billion
Pretax Margin
51.77%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$22.82 billion
Cash Flow
$12.93 per share
Book Value
$5.68 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
945,104,000
Market Cap
$345.99 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.11

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Key Executives

  • Michael E. MiebachMichael E. Miebach
    President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Edward McLaughlin
    President-Operations & Technology
  • Sachin J. Mehra
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Ron Green
    Chief Security Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Claire Imam Thompson
    Executive Vice President & Head-Global Trade













MA Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Mastercard stock right now?

21 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Mastercard in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 2 hold ratings and 18 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" MA shares.
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What is Mastercard's stock price forecast for 2023?

21 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Mastercard's stock. Their MA share price forecasts range from $298.00 to $476.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $417.27 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 14.3% from the stock's current price.
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How have MA shares performed in 2023?

Mastercard's stock was trading at $347.73 on January 1st, 2023. Since then, MA shares have increased by 5.0% and is now trading at $365.02.
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When is Mastercard's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July 27th 2023.
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How were Mastercard's earnings last quarter?

Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April, 27th. The credit services provider reported $2.80 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2.71 by $0.09. The credit services provider had revenue of $5.75 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.64 billion. Mastercard had a net margin of 42.33% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 169.12%. The business's revenue was up 11.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $2.76 earnings per share.
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How often does Mastercard pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Mastercard?

Mastercard declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 14th. Investors of record on Friday, April 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.57 per share on Tuesday, May 9th. This represents a $2.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.62%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, April 5th.
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Is Mastercard a good dividend stock?

Mastercard (NYSE:MA) pays an annual dividend of $2.28 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.61%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 11 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 22.78%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, MA will have a dividend payout ratio of 15.93% 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 initiated a stock buyback program on Tuesday, November 30th 2021, which permits the company to repurchase $8,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to purchase up to 2.5% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are usually a sign that the company's leadership 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).

What is Mastercard's stock symbol?

Mastercard trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "MA."

Who are Mastercard's major shareholders?

Mastercard's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (3.67%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (2.77%), FMR LLC (2.46%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.73%), Wellington Management Group LLP (1.41%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.26%). Insiders that own company stock include Ajay Banga, Ann Cairns, Craig Vosburg, Edward Grunde Mclaughlin, Foundation Mastercard, Gilberto Caldart, Hai Ling, J Mehra Sachin, Kevin Stanton, Linda Pistecchia Kirkpatrick, Michael Fraccaro, Michael Miebach, Raghuvir Malhotra, Raj Seshadri, Richard Haythornthwaite, 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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Mastercard's stock price today?

One share of MA stock can currently be purchased for approximately $365.02.

How much money does Mastercard make?

Mastercard (NYSE:MA) has a market capitalization of $345.99 billion and generates $22.82 billion in revenue each year. The credit services provider earns $9.93 billion in net income (profit) each year or $10.01 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Mastercard have?

The company employs 29,900 workers across the globe.

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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How can I contact Mastercard?

Mastercard's mailing address is 2000 PURCHASE STREET, PURCHASE NY, 10577. The official website for the company is www.mastercard.com. The credit services provider can be reached via phone at (914) 249-2000, via email at investor.relations@mastercard.com, or via fax at 914-249-4262.

This page (NYSE:MA) was last updated on 6/1/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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