Vgi Partners Pty LTD Has Trimmed Its Mastercard Incorporated (MA) Position by $8.89 Million; Market Value Rose

October 2, 2018 - By whatsonthorold

Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 0.96 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.10, from 0.86 in 2018Q1. It is positive, as 44 investors sold MA 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. Maverick owns 1.14M shares for 2.62% of their portfolio. Geller Advisors Limited Liability Co owns 4,440 shares or 0.38% of their US portfolio. Bogle Inv Mgmt Limited Partnership De reported 68,275 shares stake. Security Fincl Bank Of Sioux City Iowa Ia stated it has 0.38% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Chilton Investment Com Limited Liability Company accumulated 470,558 shares. Woodley Farra Manion Portfolio Mgmt invested in 1,802 shares. Transamerica Fincl Advsr Inc has invested 0.05% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). 1,225 are held by Ntv Asset Management Ltd. Melvin Cap Mngmt LP holds 1.24% or 700,000 shares. 106,668 were accumulated by Motley Fool Asset Mgmt Lc. 1,513 are held by Bailard. Cape Cod Five Cents Bancorp owns 11,655 shares. 26,292 were accumulated by Boston Rech &. Essex Financial Services accumulated 4,951 shares. Twin Mgmt Inc holds 0.91% or 92,460 shares.

Since April 2, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 sales for $49.14 million activity. The insider Haythornthwaite Richard sold $866,104. Fraccaro Michael had sold 4,122 shares worth $741,960. On Thursday, May 3 Vosburg Craig sold $3.25M worth of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) or 17,496 shares.

Vgi Partners Pty Ltd decreased its stake in Mastercard Incorporated (MA) by 7.29% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Vgi Partners Pty Ltd sold 45,345 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.33% with the market. The institutional investor held 576,919 shares of the business services company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $113.38 million, down from 622,264 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Vgi Partners Pty Ltd who had been investing in Mastercard Incorporated for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $232.37 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.52% or $1.16 during the last trading session, reaching $223.77. About 2.96M 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.

Analysts await Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) to report earnings on October, 30. They expect $1.68 EPS, up 25.37 % or $0.34 from last year’s $1.34 per share. MA’s profit will be $1.74 billion for 33.30 P/E if the $1.68 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.66 actual EPS reported by Mastercard Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1.20 % EPS growth.

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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. Buckingham Research maintained Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) on Tuesday, June 26 with “Buy” rating. Raymond James maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $244 target in Tuesday, July 24 report. UBS initiated the shares of MA in report on Thursday, May 17 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, May 4 by Bank of America. As per Friday, May 4, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. As per Monday, April 23, the company rating was maintained by Susquehanna. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of MA in report on Monday, October 1 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy” on Wednesday, April 18. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, May 2 with “Buy”. JP Morgan maintained Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) rating on Friday, July 27. JP Morgan has “Overweight” rating and $210 target.

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