Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) Stock Sentiment Falls to 0.86

June 27, 2018 - By Sarah Holford

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“Big money sentiment for Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) in Q1 2018 decreased to 0.86, according to SEC filings. That’s down -0.05, from 2017Q4’s 0.91. 499 hedge funds started new or increased holdings, while 580 cut down and sold equity positions in Mastercard Inc so the sentiment dropped. These funds own 750.68 million shares, that’s down from 764.78 million shares in 2017Q4. Funds holding Mastercard Inc in top 10 changed to 135 from 104 for an increase of 31. In total 47 funds closed positions, 533 reduced and 378 increased. Also 121 funds bought new Mastercard Inc stakes.

Biggest Mastercard Inc Shareholders

As of Q1 2018 Vgi Partners Pty Ltd has 13.32% invested in Mastercard Inc. As of Q1 2018, 5.32 million shares of Mastercard Inc are owned by Akre Capital Management Llc. Furthermore, Night Owl Capital Management Llc reported 161,312 shares in Mastercard Inc equivalent to 11.82% of its stocks portfolio. Hengistbury Investment Partners Llp revealed 390,700 shares position in Mastercard Inc. The Pennsylvania-based fund Gardner Russo & Gardner Llc looks positive on Mastercard Inc, having 8.95 million shares.

Mastercard Incorporated, a technology company, provides transaction processing and other payment-related services and products in the United States and internationally.The company has $205.10 billion market cap. It facilitates the processing of payment transactions, including authorization, clearing, and settlement, as well as delivers related services and products.The P/E ratio is 48.45. 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.

Ticker’s shares touched $196.46 during the last trading session after 0.76% change.Mastercard Incorporated has volume of 3.47 million shares. Since June 27, 2017 MA has risen 56.80% and is uptrending. MA outperformed the S&P500 by 44.23%.

Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA)’s earnings report is awaited on July, 26., as reported by Faxor. Last year’s EPS was $1.1, while now analysts expect change of 40.00 % up from current $1.54 EPS. If MA’s EPS is $1.54 the profit will be $1.61B for 31.89 P/E. Analysts at Wall Street see Mastercard Incorporated’s 2.67 % EPS growth compared to $1.50 EPS for previous quarter.

Papp L Roy & Assocs has 34,385 shs for 1.15% of their capital. Icon Advisers Inc holds 1.48% of its capital in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 112,000 shs. High Pointe Mngmt Ltd Liability Company invested 1.65% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Invesco Limited accumulated 5.26 million shs or 0.34% of the stock. Alphamark Advisors Lc accumulated 0% or 20 shs. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas Incorporated stated it has 0% of its capital in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Ashmore Wealth Mngmt Ltd Liability owns 370,479 shs for 3.25% of their capital. Mitchell Sinkler And Starr Pa reported 1.06% stake. Findlay Park Llp reported 71,287 shs or 0.12% of all its holdings. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Liability accumulated 238,873 shs. Seatown Pte reported 3.98% stake. Mitchell Mcleod Pugh & Williams accumulated 0.22% or 1,745 shs. Liberty Mutual Gru Asset Incorporated reported 0.2% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Fincl Consulate Incorporated has invested 0.14% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). 11,962 were reported by Voloridge Mngmt Limited Liability Corp.

Mastercard Incorporated registered $59.23 million net activity with 0 insider purchases and 8 selling transactions since January 2, 2018. On Thursday, May 3 BANGA AJAY also sold $44.45M worth of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). On Thursday, May 3 17,496 shs were sold by Vosburg Craig, worth $3.25M. Another trade for 5,950 shs valued at $1.09 million was sold by CARLUCCI DAVID R. The insider Haythornthwaite Richard sold $866,104. On Tuesday, January 2 $2.61 million worth of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) was sold by McLaughlin Edward Grunde. On Monday, March 19 a trade for 30,628 shs valued at $5.53 million was made by Murphy Timothy H.

Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) Ratings Coverage

In total 26 analysts cover Mastercard (NYSE:MA). “Buy” rating has 24, “Sell” are 0, while 2 are “Hold”. 92% are bullish. With $222 highest and $170.0 lowest target Mastercard has $201.04 average target or 2.33% above the current ($196.46) price. 42 are the (NYSE:MA)’s analyst reports since December 28, 2017 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Thursday, February 1. On Tuesday, January 9 the firm has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo given. The stock rating was initiated by UBS with “Hold” on Thursday, May 17. On Friday, May 4 the company was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. On Thursday, February 1 SunTrust maintained Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) rating. SunTrust has “Buy” rating and $200.0 target. In Thursday, January 25 report Oppenheimer maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $182 target. On Friday, May 4 the rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Buy”. The company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, January 25. On Tuesday, March 27 the firm has “Buy” rating given by Bernstein. The company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, May 2.

For more Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) news published briefly go to: Benzinga.com, Seekingalpha.com, 247Wallst.com, Fool.com or Seekingalpha.com. The titles are as follows: “Here’s Why You Should Know What The ‘Sharing Economy’ Is” published on June 21, 2018, “PayPal introduces debit card for Venmo mobile app: Reuters” on June 25, 2018, “Will Amazon Deal Drive American Express Volume Past Mastercard?” with a publish date: June 26, 2018, “Better Buy: Square Inc. vs. Mastercard” and the last “Mastercard – Priceless” with publication date: May 29, 2018.

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