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Is MasterCard Incorporated(NYSE: MA), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE: MA) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 5/25/2006. MasterCard Incorporated is in the Credit Services industry and Financial sector. Average volume for MasterCard Incorporated, is 4057.26, and so far today it has a volume of 5274700. Performance year to date since the 5/25/2006 is -8.28%.

To help you determine whether MasterCard Incorporated is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 26.74 and forward P/E is 21.49. PEG perhaps more useful shows that MasterCard Incorporated has a value for PEG of 1.65. P/S ratio is 9.65 and the P/B ratio is 17.97. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 13.34 and 31.52 respectively.

At the current price MasterCard Incorporated is trading at, 88.75 (0.21% today), MasterCard Incorporated has a dividend yield of 0.86%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 21.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.32, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 16.38% after growing 8.20% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -2.60%, and 9.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1074.25, and the number of shares float is 943.75. The senior management bring insider ownership to 10.80%, and institutional ownership is at 78.90%. The float short is 0.53%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.23. Management has seen a return on assets of 24.20%, and also a return on investment of 42.30%.

The ability for MasterCard Incorporated, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.6, and quick ratio is 1.6. Long term debt/equity is 0.61 and total debt/equity is 0.61. In terms of margins, MasterCard Incorporated has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 51.40%, and MasterCard Incorporated has a profit margin of 37.90%.

The 52 week high is -12.24%, with 19.89% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -5.93% and the 200 day simple moving average is -4.94%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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