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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 4141.28, and so far today it has a volume of 2729600. Performance year to date since the 5/25/2006 is 5.06%.

To help you determine whether MasterCard Incorporated is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 29.86 and forward P/E is 24.23. PEG perhaps more useful shows that MasterCard Incorporated has a value for PEG of 1.96. P/S ratio is 10.95 and the P/B ratio is 19.11. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 15.12 and 34.69 respectively.

At the current price MasterCard Incorporated is trading at, 101.66 (-0.45% today), MasterCard Incorporated has a dividend yield of 0.75%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 21.40%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.4, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 15.59% after growing 8.20% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 10.20%, and 12.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1097.74, and the number of shares float is 962.8. The senior management bring insider ownership to 10.70%, and institutional ownership is at 78.30%. The float short is 0.43%, with the short ratio at a value of 1. 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 1.7, and quick ratio is 1.7. Long term debt/equity is 0.57 and total debt/equity is 0.57. In terms of margins, MasterCard Incorporated has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 51.10%, and MasterCard Incorporated has a profit margin of 37.40%.

The 52 week high is -0.56%, with 30.01% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 5.48% and the 200 day simple moving average is 9.02%.

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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