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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 113001.59. Since its IPO date on the 5/25/2006, Mastercard Incorporated, MA performance year to date is 5.87%. Today Mastercard Incorporated, MA has gained -0.67%, with a current price of 102.25.

Ownership of the company is 10.70% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 78.20%. 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 7.52%. The 52-week high is -0.89%, and the 52-week low is 31.01%. The average volume for Mastercard Incorporated, MA is 4223000.

With a target price of 111.33, can Mastercard Incorporated, MA reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Mastercard Incorporated, MA. Mastercard Incorporated has a P/E of 30.04 and a forward P/E of 24.33. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.97. Mastercard Incorporated also has a P/S and a P/B of 11.09 and 19.22 respectively. For P/cash, Mastercard Incorporated has a value of 15.31, while it is 35.13 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 102.25, Mastercard Incorporated has a dividend yield of 0.74%. 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 15.56% 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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