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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: MasterCard Incorporated, MA

MasterCard Incorporated, MA is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Credit Services in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, MasterCard Incorporated, MA  has a market cap of 109846.98. Since its IPO date on the 5/25/2006, MasterCard Incorporated, MA performance year to date is 4.61%. Today MasterCard Incorporated, MA has gained -0.65%, with a current price of 101.22.

Ownership of the company is 10.70% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 78.30%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 21.40%. Return of assets are at 24.20%, with return on investment at 42.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, MasterCard Incorporated, MA is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.57. While Total debt/equity is 0.57. With a profit margin of 37.40%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 51.10%. MasterCard Incorporated ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.7, while the quick ratio is 1.7.

For the last year MasterCard Incorporated, MA has seen a EPS growth of 8.20%. A performance for the year of 8.15%. The 52-week high is -1.13%, and the 52-week low is 29.45%. The average volume for MasterCard Incorporated, MA is 2880800.

With a target price of 111.17, can MasterCard Incorporated, MA reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of MasterCard Incorporated, MA. MasterCard Incorporated has a P/E of 29.74 and a forward P/E of 24.11. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.95. MasterCard Incorporated also has a P/S and a P/B of 10.78 and 19.03 respectively. For P/cash, MasterCard Incorporated has a value of 14.88, while it is 34.15 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 101.22, MasterCard Incorporated has a dividend yield of 0.75%. We see a return on equity of 64.50%.

Looking more long-term MasterCard Incorporated, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 15.25%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 15.65% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 8.20% for this year and for the last five years a 18.90% growth has been seen.

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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