Purchase Of Shares In Mastercard Incorporated (MA) By Mastercard Foundation

As of Wednesday close, Mastercard Incorporated’s (NYSE:MA) stock was down -$1.25, moving down -0.39 percent to $316.15. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 3,797,400 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$5.99 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,995,685, while in the previous 50 days, it was 3,417,172.

Since last month, MA stock retreated -5.96%. Shares of the company fell to $303.65 on 06/17/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $399.92 was reached on 02/02/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $303.65. Since the beginning of this year, MA’s stock price has dropped by -12.01% or -$43.17, and marked a new high 7 times. However, the stock has declined by -20.95% since its 52-week high.

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Mastercard Incorporated (MA) last reported insider trading activity 41 days ago on May 13. Mastercard Foundation, the 10% Owner of the company, disposed of 106,330 shares for $333.03 on May 13. It resulted in a $35,411,388 divestment by the insider. Mastercard Foundation sold 106,326 shares at an average price of $320.16 on May 12. The insider now owns 103,735,646 shares following the transaction. On May 11, 10% Owner Mastercard Foundation sold 106,326 shares at $327.74 apiece. The transaction was valued at $34,847,188.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Mastercard Incorporated (MA) has a P/E ratio of about 32.89. The stock’s beta is 1.03. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 15.36, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 43.91, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 40.68 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.49 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.49. On Tuesday November 30 2021, a $0.05 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended March 30, Mastercard Incorporated’s quick ratio stood at 1.30, while its current ratio was 1.30, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending March 30 was 1.97, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 2.08. In the year ended March 30, operating margins totaled 54.50%. Based on annual data, MA earned $8.8 billion in gross profit and brought in $18.88 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 39.90%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 138.10%.

In Mastercard Incorporated’s quarter-end financial report for March 30, it reported total debt of $13.87 billion against cash and short-term investments of $1.73 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. MA’s revenue rose 19.59% to $5.22 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $5.17 billion. While analysts expected Mastercard Incorporated to report $2.17 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $2.76 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 27.20%. During the quarter, the company generated $3.57 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of Mastercard Incorporated were 30.06 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended March 30, and its total debt was $14.65 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $972.64 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Mastercard Incorporated’s (MA) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 41.14%, the RSI 9-day stood at 34.71% on 22 June.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Mastercard Incorporated price is down by -1.86% percent or -$5.99. At present, MA shares trade -9.26% below its 20-day simple moving average and -9.81% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -10.25% below its SMA50 and -7.08% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 17.16% and Stochastic coefficient D was 13.57%, while ATR was 10.90. Given the Stochastic reading of 19.33% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 37.74%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -7.92, while the 14-day reading stands at -21.78.

Analyst Ratings

Goldman launched its rating on Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE: MA) to a Buy in a note to investors on May 18, 2022. Mastercard Incorporated (MA) has been rated Buy by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, MA is a sell, and 3 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 8 analysts rate Mastercard Incorporated stock as buy, with 25 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $440.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $357.00 – $480.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Mastercard Incorporated (MA) will achieve an average price target of $431.80.


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