Mastercard Incorporated (MA) shares tumble 0.22% on Tuesday: A Good Option for Optimistic Investors

Mastercard Incorporated (MA) is owned by a number of high-value investors. Its largest direct holder is Ajay Banga Director, President and Chief Executive Officer with 275,038 shares. The second-largest direct holder is Ann Cairns Vice Chairman, with 82,270 shares of the company’s stock. In third place with 55,266 shares of MA is David R. Carlucci Independent Director.

Now turning to institutional ownership of Mastercard Incorporated (MA), The Vanguard Group, Inc. is the top holder with 70.0 million shares. The next largest fund holder of this company’s stock is BlackRock Fund Advisors with 45.22 million shares. In the third-place spot with 40.06 million shares is Fidelity Management & Research Co..

This company’s stock price was $287.09 at the previous market close, with its latest volume reaching 2528209. Compare that to its average daily volume of 3.51M. Given the fact that this stock has 995.64M shares outstanding, its current market value is sitting at $285.84B. This publicly-traded stock’s 60-month Beta is 1.04. Its Price to Sales ratio is 17.56, its Price to Cash Flow ratio is 48.84, and its Price to Book ratio is 58.71.

MA stock has achieved a 5-day range of $281.50 to $293.00, with a total performance of -0.79% during that period. Meanwhile, in the past month of trading, this stock has traded in the range of $268.42 to $293.00, generating a +2.88% change during the period. In the past three months, this stock’s price has changed by +2.49%, trading in the range of $258.51 to $293.69.

In the past 5 days, shares of MA have made a new high 2 times. In the last month, it has made a new high 7 times, and in the past 3 months, it has made a new high 3 times.

Now let’s turn to this public company’s earnings. For the quarter ending 9/29/2019, the earnings per share (EPS) was reported at 2.15. This is a 0.14 difference compared to the consensus estimate of 2.01, amounting to an earnings surprise of 7.00%. In the previous quarter, which ended in 9/29/2019, the consensus estimate was 1.82, making for an earnings surprise of 3.80%. For the quarter ending 3/30/2019, EPS was reported at 1.78, generating a 7.20% earnings surprise.

The Net Income for the most recent full fiscal year, which ended in 12-2018, was $5.86 billion. This is compared to the prior year, where Net Income was $3.92 billion. Meanwhile, this company’s Operating Cash Flow was $6.22 billion for the year, compared to $5.66 billion in 2017. Capital Expenditures for the year were reportedly -$504.0 million, compared to -$423.0 million, and Free Cash flow was $5.72 billion compared to the prior year’s $5.24 billion.

Mastercard Incorporated (MA) stock currently has a Financial Strength score of 6/10. This is due to a combination of factors, including a Cash to Debt ratio of 0.76, an Equity to Asset ratio of 0.19, a Debt to Equity ratio of 1.56 and a Debt to EBITDA of 0.84. The Interest Coverage of this stock is 44.74, its Piotroski F-Score is 5, its Altman Z-Score is 11.91 and its Beneish M-Score is -1.83.

This publicly-traded company’s Profitability and Growth score is 9/10, thanks to a combination of things: an Operating Margin of 56.9, a Net Margin of 42.5, a ROE of 131.53, and a ROC of 730.23.

Shifting focus now to Valuation and Return for MA, this company’s Price to Median PS Value is 1.76. Price to Peter Lynch Fair Value for MA is now 2.75. Meanwhile, its Forward Rate of Return (Yactman) is 17.08.

Certain ratios provide helpful insights into how a stock is performing. The Quick Ratio for MA is sitting at 1.39, while its Current Ratio is 1.39 and its PEG Ratio is 3.13. This stock’s PB Ratio is 58.59, its PS Ratio is 18.13, its Forward PE Ratio is 31.55, and its PE Ratio without NRI is 42.6. Similarly, its Shiller PE Ratio is 82.85, its Price to Owner Earnings is 63.17, its Price to Free Cash Flow is 50.24 and its Price to Operating Cash Flow is 45.1.