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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 111487.53. Since its IPO date on the 5/25/2006, Mastercard Incorporated, MA performance year to date is 4.45%. Today Mastercard Incorporated, MA has gained 0.23%, with a current price of 100.88.

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 4.67%. The 52-week high is -2.52%, and the 52-week low is 29.26%. The average volume for Mastercard Incorporated, MA is 3280386.

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 29.64 and a forward P/E of 24. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.94. Mastercard Incorporated also has a P/S and a P/B of 10.94 and 18.96 respectively. For P/cash, Mastercard Incorporated has a value of 15.1, while it is 34.66 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 100.88, 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 15.56% 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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