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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) ?

The company in question is, Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) currently with a stock price of 112.29 (-0.20% today). The market cap for Mastercard Incorporated is 121039.64, and is in the sector Financial, and Credit Services industry. The target price for Mastercard Incorporated is 122.39. Currently Mastercard Incorporated is trading with a P/E of 30.46, and a forward P/E of 22.66. Average volume for Mastercard Incorporated is 2998.44 and so far today it is 2209500.

Performance in the last year for Mastercard Incorporated has been 16.41%. For EPS growth, Mastercard Incorporated has seen a growth of 10.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 16.37%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 20.00% over the last five years and could be 15.01% for the next five years. Mastercard Incorporated has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 9.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 8.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is 0.33%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 8.97%.

Since the IPO date for Mastercard Incorporated on the 5/25/2006, Mastercard Incorporated has seen performance year to date to be 9.20%. With Mastercard Incorporated trading at 112.29, the dividend yield is 0.78%, and the EPS is 3.69.

So could Mastercard Incorporated, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 30.46. The PEG is 2.03, P/S is 11.23 and the P/B is at 21.64. The P/cash is 14.52, with P/free cash flow at 37.07.

Mastercard Incorporated ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.8, and the quick ratio is 1.8. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.92, and total debt/equity at 0.92.

In terms of margins, Mastercard Incorporated has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 53.50% and a profit margin of 37.70%.Payout ratio for Mastercard Incorporated is 20.60%. Return on assets come to 23.80% with return on investment coming to 38.50%.

Insider ownership for Mastercard Incorporated, is at 10.70% and institutional ownership comes to 79.30%. Outstanding shares are at 1077.92. While shares float is 941.73. The float short is currently 0.67%, and short ratio is 2.09.

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