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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE:MA)?

The company in question is, MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) currently with a stock price of 93.37 (-0.06% today). The market cap for MasterCard Incorporated is 99928.06, and is in the sector Financial, and Credit Services industry. The target price for MasterCard Incorporated is 108.28. Currently MasterCard Incorporated is trading with a P/E of 28.12, and a forward P/E of 22.62. Average volume for MasterCard Incorporated is 4130.93 and so far today it is 2346189.

Performance in the last year for MasterCard Incorporated has been -0.23%. For EPS growth, MasterCard Incorporated has seen a growth of 8.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 16.56%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 18.90% over the last five years and could be 15.25% for the next five years. MasterCard Incorporated has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 9.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -2.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is 0.14%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -0.02%.

Since the IPO date for MasterCard Incorporated on the 5/25/2006, MasterCard Incorporated has seen performance year to date to be -3.44%. With MasterCard Incorporated trading at 93.37, the dividend yield is 0.81%, and the EPS is 3.32.

So could MasterCard Incorporated, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 28.12. The PEG is 1.84, P/S is 10.11 and the P/B is at 18.91. The P/cash is 13.99, with P/free cash flow at 33.03.

MasterCard Incorporated ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.6, and the quick ratio is 1.6. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.61, and total debt/equity at 0.61.

In terms of margins, MasterCard Incorporated has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 51.40% and a profit margin of 37.90%.Payout ratio for MasterCard Incorporated is 21.00%. Return on assets come to 24.20% with return on investment coming to 42.30%.

Insider ownership for MasterCard Incorporated, is at 10.80% and institutional ownership comes to 78.80%. Outstanding shares are at 1069.55. While shares float is 943.83. The float short is currently 0.53%, and short ratio is 1.21.

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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