Check Out Insider Trades For Mastercard Incorporated (MA) Stock

Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) saw a downside of -0.52% to close Tuesday at $345.34 after subtracting -$1.81 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 3,014,100 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $360.37 in the past week. An average of 3,946,835 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 3,828,062.

MA’s 1-month performance is -0.71% or -$2.05 on its low of $335.62 reached on 09/20/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $281.20 and high of $401.50, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 04/28/21. YTD, MA has lost -3.25% or -$11.60. However, the current price is down -13.99%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Aug 16, 58 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Mastercard Incorporated (MA). Mastercard Foundation (10% Owner) most recently sold 78,985 shares at $358.90 per share on Aug 16. This transaction cost the insider $28,348,025. 10% Owner, Mastercard Foundation, sold 78,973 shares at a price of $361.70 on Aug 13. Then, on Aug 12, 10% Owner Mastercard Foundation sold 78,973 shares at a price of $360.73 per share. This transaction amounted to $28,488,254.

Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 60.59 and a low of 25.60. MA stock has a beta of 1.15. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 20.42 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 53.05, with the price to cash flow ratio at 59.82.

Mastercard Incorporated pays an annual dividend of $1.76 per share. Its dividend yield is 0.51% and the payout ratio is 23.30%. MA paid $0.44 a share compared with prior rate of $0.44, down 0.0% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 7 consecutive years with the latest dividend increase of $0.04 reported on Tuesday December 8 2020. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by 81.82% yearly.

It is projected that Mastercard Incorporated’s next ex-dividend date will be on 10-Jan. MA is expected to distribute $0.44 as its next dividend.

Mastercard Incorporated’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 1.30, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.30 meaning that MA stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 2.06, while the total debt to equity was 2.16The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 57.62% while for the period ending June 29; Mastercard Incorporated’s operating margin was 52.30%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $7.22 billion against revenue of $15.3 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Mastercard Incorporated’s cash and short-term investments amounted to $1.81 billion against total debt of $13.9 billion. Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected MA to announce $1.75 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $1.95, representing a 11.40% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $2.84 billion. MA stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 28.37 billion, with total debt at $13.9 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $986.77 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Mastercard Incorporated (MA) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 12 October was 44.66% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 35.47%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $350.01, reflecting a +0.62% or $2.13 change from its current price. MA is currently trading -0.13% above its 20-day SMA, -6.08% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -7.97% and +2.78% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 43.03% and 53.41% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 8.38. The RSI (14) points at 45.69%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 25.88% with the period’s ATR at 8.10. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -0.33 and -2.18 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE: MA), Daiwa Securities downgraded it to a Neutral rating. They previously had an Outperform rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for MA stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate MA as a “sell,”, while 7 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 5 rates the stock as overweight while 25 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is MA’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $385.00 and a high of $482.00, with their median price target at $445.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Mastercard Incorporated (MA) stock is $437.40.


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