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MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE: MA) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

MasterCard Incorporated (NYSE: MA), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 111431.59. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for MasterCard Incorporated is 101.51 (with a change from open of 0.08%), this in conjunction with a target price of 111.17. Volume today has so far reached 3628600, with an average volume of about 3985.86. The GAP for this stock, is -0.02%.

The P/E ratio is 29.82, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 24.19. The current EPS for MasterCard Incorporated, is 3.4, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 8.20%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 4.91%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for MasterCard Incorporated, EPS is looking like it will grow 15.59% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 15.25%. Quarter over quarter is 10.20% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 12.70%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 18.90%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 11.80%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 10.70% and institutional ownership is 78.30%. Shares outstanding is 1097.74, while shares float is at a value of 962.8. Float short for MasterCard Incorporated is 0.43% and the short ratio is 1.04.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.57, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.57. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.7, and the quick ratio is 1.7. The most recent gross margin is *TBA and their operating margin is 51.10%. The profit margin is 37.40%.

MasterCard Incorporated has seen returns on assets of 24.20%, and on investment, 42.30%. Return on equity is 64.50%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.96. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 10.94, with Price/book ratio coming to 19.08 and Price/cash is 15.09, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 34.64.

The simple moving averages are 4.67% and 8.79% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -0.70% and the 52 week low is 29.82%.

MasterCard Incorporated has a dividend yield of 0.75%, with a current price of 101.51. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 21.40%. This is in an industry, Credit Services, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. MasterCard Incorporated is based in USA.

Performance in the Credit Services industry means that MasterCard Incorporated has seen performance for the past week of 0.25%, with performance for the month coming to 4.89%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 10.42%, and for the half year the performance is 15.27%. Volatility for this week is 0.89% and for the month this is 1.18%.

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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