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Morning Stock Stories: Mastercard Incorporated, (MA)

Friday February 24th 2017: 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 130.15 B. Since its IPO date on the 5/25/2006, Mastercard Incorporated, MA performance year to date is 18.12%. Today Mastercard Incorporated, MA has gained 0.44%, with a current price of 121.96.

Ownership of the company is 10.80% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 79.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 20.60%. Return of assets are at 23.60%, with return on investment at 38.50%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Mastercard Incorporated, MA is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.93. While Total debt/equity is 0.93. With a profit margin of 37.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 53.50%. Mastercard Incorporated ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.8, while the quick ratio is 1.8.

For the last year Mastercard Incorporated, MA has seen a EPS growth of 10.10%. A performance for the year of 29.63%. The 52-week high is -3.35%, and the 52-week low is 40.75%. The average volume for Mastercard Incorporated, MA is 3804863.

With a target price of 129.1, can Mastercard Incorporated, MA reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Mastercard Incorporated, MA. Mastercard Incorporated has a P/E of 31.89 and a forward P/E of 24.37. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.12. Mastercard Incorporated also has a P/S and a P/B of 11.76 and 23.41 respectively. For P/cash, Mastercard Incorporated has a value of 16.99, while it is 59.54 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 121.96, Mastercard Incorporated has a dividend yield of 0.72%. We see a return on equity of 71.70%.

Looking more long-term Mastercard Incorporated, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 15.01%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 16.21% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 10.10% for this year and for the last five years a 20.00% growth has been seen.

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