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Morning Stock Stories: Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA)

The company in question is, Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) currently with a stock price of 116.24 (-0.48% today). The market cap for Mastercard Incorporated is 123.96 B, and is in the sector Financial, and Credit Services industry. The target price for Mastercard Incorporated is 127.9. Currently Mastercard Incorporated is trading with a P/E of 30.4, and a forward P/E of 23.23. Average volume for Mastercard Incorporated is 2876.28 and so far today it is 4922786.

Performance in the last year for Mastercard Incorporated has been 22.54%. For EPS growth, Mastercard Incorporated has seen a growth of 10.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 16.24%. 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 11.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 15.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.41%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 9.94%.

Since the IPO date for Mastercard Incorporated on the 5/25/2006, Mastercard Incorporated has seen performance year to date to be 13.04%. With Mastercard Incorporated trading at 116.24, the dividend yield is 0.76%, and the EPS is 3.82.

So could Mastercard Incorporated, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 30.4. The PEG is 2.02, P/S is 11.2 and the P/B is at 22.31. The P/cash is 16.18, with P/free cash flow at 56.71.

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 0.93, and total debt/equity at 0.93.

In terms of margins, Mastercard Incorporated has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 53.50% and a profit margin of 37.80%.Payout ratio for Mastercard Incorporated is 20.60%. Return on assets come to 23.60% with return on investment coming to 38.50%.

Insider ownership for Mastercard Incorporated, is at 10.80% and institutional ownership comes to 79.90%. Outstanding shares are at 1066.39. While shares float is 938.03. The float short is currently 0.69%, and short ratio is 2.25.

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