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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 95095.73. Since its IPO date on the 5/25/2006, MasterCard Incorporated, MA performance year to date is -8.48%. Today MasterCard Incorporated, MA has gained 0.85%, with a current price of 88.56.

Ownership of the company is 10.80% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 78.90%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 21.00%. 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 0.61. While Total debt/equity is 0.61. With a profit margin of 37.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 51.40%. MasterCard Incorporated ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.6, while the quick ratio is 1.6.

For the last year MasterCard Incorporated, MA has seen a EPS growth of 8.20%. A performance for the year of -4.06%. The 52-week high is -12.43%, and the 52-week low is 19.64%. The average volume for MasterCard Incorporated, MA is 5620866.

With a target price of 108.47, can MasterCard Incorporated, MA reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of MasterCard Incorporated, MA. MasterCard Incorporated has a P/E of 26.68 and a forward P/E of 21.43. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.68. MasterCard Incorporated also has a P/S and a P/B of 9.62 and 17.93 respectively. For P/cash, MasterCard Incorporated has a value of 13.31, while it is 31.44 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 88.56, MasterCard Incorporated has a dividend yield of 0.86%. We see a return on equity of 62.00%.

Looking more long-term MasterCard Incorporated, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 15.92%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 16.39% 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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