Mastercard (NYSE:MA) Upgraded to "Strong-Buy" by Vetr

Rodiano Bonacci
Aprile 22, 2018

Integral Derivatives Limited Liability holds 0% or 2,222 shares in its portfolio. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Mastercard in the 4th quarter worth about $43,498,000. The company has a market cap of $188,208.25, a P/E ratio of 38.66, a P/E/G ratio of 1.63 and a beta of 1.16.

The stock decreased 0.52% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $21.1. About 60,848 shares traded. NIC Inc. (NASDAQ:EGOV) has declined 34.80% since April 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 10.97% the S&P500.

Financial Gravity Companies Inc. purchased a new stake in Mastercard in the 4th quarter valued at $123,000. The New York-based Silver Capital Management Llc has invested 3.12% in the stock. Ameriprise Financial Inc who had been investing in Mastercard Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $186.18B market cap company.

The stock decreased 1.08% or $1.94 during the last trading session, reaching $177.07. About 4.23 million shares traded or 2.14% up from the average. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) on Thursday, February 1 with "Buy" rating. MA outperformed the S&P500 by 42.57%.

John G Ullman & Associates Inc, which manages about $1.08 billion and $501.27M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) by 11,941 shares to 327,982 shares, valued at $27.43 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. Blue Cap stated it has 21,290 shares or 1.88% of all its holdings.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.26, from 1.17 in 2017Q3.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of MA.

Birch Hill Investment Advisors Llc, which manages about $1.24 billion and $1.21 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vanguard Intl Equity Index F (VWO) by 18,314 shares to 131,366 shares, valued at $6.03M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. 764.78 million shares or 1.94% less from 779.91 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Fraccaro Michael sold $692,252 worth of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) on Monday, April 9.

Among 40 analysts covering Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA), 36 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Scharf Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.05% or 14,500 shares. Glg Ltd Liability reported 46,449 shares or 0.5% of all its holdings.

Academy Capital Management Inc decreased Mastercard Inc (MA) stake by 1.1% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. California-based Criterion Cap Ltd Liability has invested 1.09% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA).

Mastercard (NYSE:MA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 1st. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board holds 0.17% or 90,201 shares. Winslow Evans And Crocker has 2.82% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 57,938 shares. Schroder Management reported 665,508 shares. Affinity Inv Advsrs Lc invested in 20,924 shares or 0.26% of the stock. 1,972 are held by Brighton Jones Ltd Llc.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 selling transactions for $10.78 million activity. Academy Capital Management Inc sold 2,129 shares as Mastercard Inc (MA)'s stock rose 14.37%. The insider Murphy Timothy H sold $5.53 million. $1.09 million worth of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) was sold by CARLUCCI DAVID R. On Monday, April 2 the insider Haythornthwaite Richard sold $866,104. $2.61M worth of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) was sold by McLaughlin Edward Grunde on Tuesday, January 2. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.86 EPS. MA's profit will be $1.31B for 35.42 P/E if the $1.25 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.14 actual earnings per share reported by Mastercard Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.65 % EPS growth. Koshinski Asset Mgmt Inc stated it has 0.23% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Therefore 39% are positive. Synchrony Financial had 74 analyst reports since July 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, February 1 the rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to "Buy". On Wednesday, October 18 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Overweight". The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 26 by RBC Capital Markets. S&P Research maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, July 31 report. The rating was maintained by Tigress Financial on Monday, November 13 with "Buy". Vetr upgraded Mastercard from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating and set a $192.25 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 10th. Cantor Fitzgerald initiated the shares of MA in report on Thursday, September 28 with "Buy" rating.

Among 7 analysts covering Lindsay (NYSE:LNN), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Lindsay had 23 analyst reports since August 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, December 11 by Bernstein. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Friday, August 4 with "Hold". The Minnesota-based Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc. has invested 0.43% in the stock. The rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird on Monday, January 9 to "Neutral". The firm has "Overweight" rating by Morgan Stanley given on Tuesday, September 19. (NASDAQ:EGOV) rating on Friday, March 9. As per Wednesday, February 14, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The firm has "Hold" rating by Loop Capital given on Wednesday, February 15. The company was upgraded on Thursday, December 15 by Bank of America.

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