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Mastercard - MA Stock Forecast, Price & News

$352.07
+1.49 (+0.43%)
(As of 08/12/2022 11:34 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$350.30
$354.62
50-Day Range
$308.78
$364.02
52-Week Range
$303.65
$399.92
Volume
61,813 shs
Average Volume
2.69 million shs
Market Capitalization
$340.23 billion
P/E Ratio
35.67
Dividend Yield
0.55%
Price Target
$414.55

Mastercard MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.81 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
18.4% Upside
$415.95 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
0.56% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.75
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.35mentions of Mastercard in the last 14 days
Based on 17 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$35.41 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
17.95%
From $10.64 to $12.55 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

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

3.29 out of 5 stars

Business Services Sector

4th out of 335 stocks

Business Services, Not Elsewhere Classified Industry

3rd out of 104 stocks

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About Mastercard (NYSE:MA) Stock

Mastercard Incorporated, a technology company, provides transaction processing and other payment-related products and services in the United States and internationally. It facilitates the processing of payment transactions, including authorization, clearing, and settlement, as well as delivers other payment-related products and services. The company offers integrated products and value-added services for account holders, merchants, financial institutions, businesses, governments, and other organizations, such as programs that enable issuers to provide consumers with credits to defer payments; prepaid programs and management services; commercial credit and debit payment products and solutions; and payment products and solutions that allow its customers to access funds in deposit and other accounts. It also provides value-added products and services comprising cyber and intelligence solutions for parties to transact, as well as proprietary insights, drawing on principled use of consumer, and merchant data services. In addition, the company offers analytics, test and learn, consulting, managed services, loyalty, processing, and payment gateway solutions for e-commerce merchants. Further, it provides open banking and digital identity platforms services. The company offers payment solutions and services under the MasterCard, Maestro, and Cirrus. Mastercard Incorporated was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Purchase, New York.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on MA. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft lifted their target price on Mastercard from $420.00 to $440.00 in a report on Friday, April 29th. Wells Fargo & Company reduced their target price on Mastercard from $450.00 to $400.00 and set an "overweight" rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, July 13th. Morgan Stanley boosted their price objective on Mastercard from $452.00 to $457.00 and gave the stock an "overweight" rating in a research note on Friday, July 29th. Bank of America reduced their price objective on Mastercard from $416.00 to $402.00 and set a "buy" rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, April 18th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reduced their price objective on Mastercard from $470.00 to $416.00 in a research note on Wednesday, July 20th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, Mastercard currently has a consensus rating of "Moderate Buy" and an average target price of $414.55.

Mastercard Stock Performance

Shares of MA Stock opened at $350.58 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.26, a current ratio of 1.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.20. Mastercard has a 52 week low of $303.65 and a 52 week high of $399.92. The stock has a market capitalization of $338.79 billion, a PE ratio of 35.52, a P/E/G ratio of 1.64 and a beta of 1.04. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $335.27 and a two-hundred day moving average of $347.58.

Mastercard (NYSE:MA - Get Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The credit services provider reported $2.56 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.36 by $0.20. The company had revenue of $5.50 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $5.26 billion. Mastercard had a net margin of 46.49% and a return on equity of 143.35%. The firm's revenue was up 21.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.95 EPS. On average, research analysts predict that Mastercard will post 10.64 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Mastercard Announces Dividend

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, August 9th. Stockholders of record on Friday, July 8th were given a dividend of $0.49 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, July 7th. This represents a $1.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.56%. Mastercard's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 19.86%.

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MA Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 8/9 Dividend
7/07/2022
Last Earnings
7/28/2022
Dividend Payable
8/09/2022
Today
8/12/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/27/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Business services, not elsewhere classified
Sub-Industry
Data Processing & Outsourced Services
CUSIP
57636Q10
Employees
24,000
Year Founded
1966

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$415.95
High Stock Price Forecast
$472.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$298.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+17.7%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.81
Research Coverage
15 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$8.69 billion
Pretax Margin
53.73%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$18.88 billion
Cash Flow
$10.60 per share
Book Value
$6.45 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
963,574,000
Market Cap
$340.23 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.04

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MA Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Mastercard stock right now?

15 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Mastercard in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating and 14 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" MA shares.
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What is Mastercard's stock price forecast for 2022?

15 brokerages have issued 12-month price objectives for Mastercard's shares. Their MA share price forecasts range from $298.00 to $472.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $415.95 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 18.6% from the stock's current price.
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How have MA shares performed in 2022?

Mastercard's stock was trading at $359.32 at the beginning of the year. Since then, MA shares have decreased by 2.4% and is now trading at $350.58.
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When is Mastercard's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October 27th 2022.
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How were Mastercard's earnings last quarter?

Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) released its earnings results on Thursday, July, 28th. The credit services provider reported $2.56 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.36 by $0.20. The credit services provider had revenue of $5.50 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.26 billion. Mastercard had a net margin of 46.49% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 143.35%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 21.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.95 EPS.
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How often does Mastercard pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Mastercard?

Mastercard declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, June 20th. Investors of record on Friday, July 8th will be given a dividend of $0.49 per share on Tuesday, August 9th. This represents a $1.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.56%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 7th.
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Is Mastercard a good dividend stock?

Mastercard (NYSE:MA) pays an annual dividend of $1.96 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.55%. 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 19.86%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, MA will have a dividend payout ratio of 15.62% 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 of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase program on Tuesday, November 30th 2021, which authorizes the company to repurchase $8,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to purchase up to 2.5% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are usually an indication that the company's board of directors believes its shares are 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 number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Jennison Associates LLC (0.80%), Brown Advisory Inc. (0.53%), Fiera Capital Corp (0.43%), Swiss National Bank (0.39%), Parnassus Investments LLC (0.37%) and Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.34%). Insiders that own company stock include Ajay Banga, Ann Cairns, Craig Vosburg, Edward Grunde Mclaughlin, Foundation Mastercard, Gilberto Caldart, J Mehra Sachin, Julius Genachowski, Kevin Stanton, Lance Darrell Gordon Uggla, Michael Fraccaro, Michael Miebach, Raj Seshadri, Richard Haythornthwaite, Richard K Davis, Sandra A Arkell, Steven J Freiberg and Venkata R Madabhushi.
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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 $350.58.

How much money does Mastercard make?

Mastercard (NYSE:MA) has a market capitalization of $338.79 billion and generates $18.88 billion in revenue each year. The credit services provider earns $8.69 billion in net income (profit) each year or $9.87 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Mastercard have?

The company employs 24,000 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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When was Mastercard founded?

Mastercard was founded in 1966.

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 8/12/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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