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Is MasterCard Incorporated(NYSE: MA), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE: MA) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 5/25/2006. MasterCard Incorporated is in the Credit Services industry and Financial sector. Average volume for MasterCard Incorporated, is 4060.15, and so far today it has a volume of 82739. Performance year to date since the 5/25/2006 is -1.18%.

To help you determine whether MasterCard Incorporated is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 28.09 and forward P/E is 22.91. PEG perhaps more useful shows that MasterCard Incorporated has a value for PEG of 1.84. P/S ratio is 10.35 and the P/B ratio is 17.97. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 14.28 and 32.77 respectively.

At the current price MasterCard Incorporated is trading at, 95.86 (0.25% today), MasterCard Incorporated has a dividend yield of 0.79%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 21.40%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.4, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 15.44% after growing 8.20% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 10.20%, and 12.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1102.43, and the number of shares float is 962.61. The senior management bring insider ownership to 10.70%, and institutional ownership is at 78.90%. The float short is 0.47%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.12. Management has seen a return on assets of 24.20%, and also a return on investment of 42.30%.

The ability for MasterCard Incorporated, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.7, and quick ratio is 1.7. Long term debt/equity is 0.57 and total debt/equity is 0.57. In terms of margins, MasterCard Incorporated has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 51.10%, and MasterCard Incorporated has a profit margin of 37.40%.

The 52 week high is -5.21%, with 29.50% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.82% and the 200 day simple moving average is 2.76%.

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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