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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 113123.31. Since its IPO date on the 5/25/2006, Mastercard Incorporated, MA performance year to date is 7.50%. Today Mastercard Incorporated, MA has gained -1.07%, with a current price of 102.71.

Ownership of the company is 10.70% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 77.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 20.90%. Return of assets are at 24.40%, 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 0.53. While Total debt/equity is 0.53. With a profit margin of 38.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 52.20%. 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 6.88%. The 52-week high is -5.71%, and the 52-week low is 31.60%. The average volume for Mastercard Incorporated, MA is 617845.

With a target price of 118.57, can Mastercard Incorporated, MA reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Mastercard Incorporated, MA. Mastercard Incorporated has a P/E of 28.69 and a forward P/E of 24.16. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.9. Mastercard Incorporated also has a P/S and a P/B of 10.74 and 18.31 respectively. For P/cash, Mastercard Incorporated has a value of 14.18, while it is 33.78 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 102.71, Mastercard Incorporated has a dividend yield of 0.73%. We see a return on equity of 68.20%.

Looking more long-term Mastercard Incorporated, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 15.09%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 14.49% 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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