Analysts See $1.25 EPS for Mastercard Incorporated (MA)

April 21, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 0.91 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.02, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 46 investors sold Mastercard Incorporated shares while 492 reduced holdings. 131 funds opened positions while 356 raised stakes. 764.78 million shares or 1.94% less from 779.91 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Columbia Prtn L L C Invest Mgmt has invested 2.26% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Genesee Valley Trust reported 6,591 shares. Moreover, Amf Pensionsforsakring has 1.53% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Private Na reported 16,735 shares stake. Convergence Inv Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0.03% stake. Ashmore Wealth Management Lc has 3.55% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Huber Cap Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.21% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Davenport & Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 344,139 shares for 0.63% of their portfolio. Matthew 25 Mngmt has 3.08% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Texas-based Fayez Sarofim And has invested 0.01% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Natl Pension Ser reported 788,821 shares or 0.6% of all its holdings. Patten Patten Incorporated Tn invested 0.11% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Wealthfront owns 37,996 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Penobscot Mngmt Inc invested in 1.55% or 37,095 shares. Caxton Assoc Limited Partnership reported 10,729 shares.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 sales for $10.78 million activity. Fraccaro Michael sold $692,252 worth of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) on Monday, April 9. Haythornthwaite Richard also sold $866,104 worth of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) shares. On Monday, March 19 the insider Murphy Timothy H sold $5.53M. Shares for $1.09 million were sold by CARLUCCI DAVID R.

Analysts expect Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) to report $1.25 EPS on May, 2 before the open.They anticipate $0.24 EPS change or 23.76 % from last quarter’s $1.01 EPS. MA’s profit would be $1.31 billion giving it 35.42 P/E if the $1.25 EPS is correct. After having $1.14 EPS previously, Mastercard Incorporated’s analysts see 9.65 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.08% or $1.93 during the last trading session, reaching $177.08. About 4.23M shares traded or 2.13% up from the average. Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has risen 54.12% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 42.57% the S&P500.

Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) Ratings Coverage

Among 26 analysts covering Mastercard (NYSE:MA), 25 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 96% are positive. Mastercard had 46 analyst reports since October 30, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bernstein on Monday, December 11. As per Friday, February 2, the company rating was maintained by PiperJaffray. The stock of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) earned “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, February 1. The stock has “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, February 1. The stock of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 31 by Piper Jaffray. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, October 31 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, February 1. Stephens maintained Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) rating on Tuesday, January 9. Stephens has “Buy” rating and $178.0 target. The stock of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) earned “Outperform” rating by Oppenheimer on Thursday, January 25. The rating was maintained by Guggenheim on Thursday, February 1 with “Buy”.

Mastercard Incorporated, a technology company, provides transaction processing and other payment-related services and products in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $186.18 billion. It facilitates the processing of payment transactions, including authorization, clearing, and settlement, as well as delivers related services and products. It has a 48.52 P/E ratio. The firm also offers value-added services, such as loyalty and reward programs, information and consulting services, issuer and acquirer processing solutions, and payment and mobile gateways.

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