$1.68 EPS Expected for Mastercard Incorporated (MA)

October 2, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 0.96 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.10, from 0.86 in 2018Q1. It increased, as 44 investors sold Mastercard Incorporated shares while 504 reduced holdings. 131 funds opened positions while 394 raised stakes. 741.07 million shares or 1.28% less from 750.68 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported.
Conestoga Cap Advsrs Lc reported 1,870 shares stake. Sather Financial Grp stated it has 2.56% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Moreover, Segall Bryant And Hamill Ltd Co has 0.03% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 10,045 shares. Smith Chas P Associate Pa Cpas reported 1,297 shares. Natixis Advsrs L P holds 0.34% or 178,811 shares. Tompkins Financial Corp invested 0.38% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Legal & General Grp Public Llc invested 0.62% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Gulf Bank (Uk) Limited accumulated 298,806 shares. Utah-based Utah Retirement has invested 0.69% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Maple Cap Mngmt accumulated 63,258 shares or 3.07% of the stock. Savant Capital Limited Liability Corporation has 4,881 shares for 0.2% of their portfolio. Bridgewater Associate Ltd Partnership has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Ubs Asset Mgmt Americas invested 0% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Peoples Financial Svcs Corp invested in 18,600 shares or 2.05% of the stock. Spinnaker Tru has invested 0.13% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA).

Since April 2, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 4 selling transactions for $49.14 million activity. The insider Vosburg Craig sold 17,496 shares worth $3.25M. Another trade for 239,020 shares valued at $44.45 million was made by BANGA AJAY on Thursday, May 3. 5,000 Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) shares with value of $866,104 were sold by Haythornthwaite Richard.

Analysts expect Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) to report $1.68 EPS on October, 30.They anticipate $0.34 EPS change or 25.37 % from last quarter’s $1.34 EPS. MA’s profit would be $1.74B giving it 33.14 P/E if the $1.68 EPS is correct. After having $1.66 EPS previously, Mastercard Incorporated’s analysts see 1.20 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.46% or $1.04 during the last trading session, reaching $222.73. About 1.34M shares traded. Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has risen 50.28% since October 2, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 34.66% the S&P500.

Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) Ratings Coverage

Among 13 analysts covering Mastercard (NYSE:MA), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 92% are positive. Mastercard had 19 analyst reports since April 18, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, May 17, the company rating was initiated by UBS. Tigress Financial maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, May 11 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, June 26 by Buckingham Research. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Thursday, May 3. On Friday, May 4 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Overweight”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Friday, May 4. The stock of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, May 2 by Oppenheimer. On Thursday, July 19 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight”. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 24 by Raymond James. JP Morgan maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Friday, July 27 report.

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 $231.29 billion. It facilitates the processing of payment transactions, including authorization, clearing, and settlement, as well as delivers related services and products. It has a 49.95 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.

More news for Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) were recently published by: Fool.com, which released: “Better Buy: Mastercard Inc. vs. Visa” on October 01, 2018. Benzinga.com‘s article titled: “Flat Yield Curve, Geopolitical Uncertainty Weighing On Financials Ahead Of Q3 Earnings” and published on October 01, 2018 is yet another important article.

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