Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) has grabbed attention from the analysts, when it saw a value increase of 1.89% or 4.56 points in the last trading session to close at $245.94. A total of 3.86 Million shares exchanged hands during the intra-day trade compared with its average trading volume of 3.22 Million shares, while its relative volume stands at 1.19. Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) has a market cap of $246.24 Billion and the number of outstanding shares have been calculated 1 Billion.
Shares of Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) currently have an Average Brokerage Recommendation of 1.13, number of Recs in ABR is 24 while industry rank of the company by ABR is out of 256. Out of the analyst recommendations 19 rate Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) stock a Buy, 19 rate the stock Outperform, 2 rate Hold, 0 rate Underperform and 0 recommend a Sell.
Taking a glance at where the stock might be directed in the future, on a consensus basis, the sell-side has a 52 week price target of $278.95 on the stock, this valuation is based on 37 number of opinions. The most optimistic analyst sees the stock reaching $313 while the most conventional has $254 target price.
Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) as of recent trade, has shown weekly upbeat performance of 0.36% which was maintained at 2.98% in 1-month period. During the past three months the stock gain 12.35%, bringing six months performance to 17.75%. Yearly performance of the stock shows a bullish trend of 27.2% while year-to-date (YTD) performance reflected 30.37% positive outlook.
While taking a glance at financials, we can look at a number of key indicators. Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) has trailing twelve month Return on Assets of 26.5%, which is key indicator of how profitable a company is relative to its total assets. The company currently has a Return on Equity of 115.4% and a Return on Investment of 50%. ROI is a performance measure used to evaluate the efficiency of an investment or to compare the efficiency of a number of different investments.
While having a peek at profitability ratios Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) has trailing twelve month gross margin at 0%, its trailing twelve month operating margin stands at 50.3% whereas its trailing twelve month net profit margin spots at 40.8%.
However looking at valuation ratios the stock has 5 year expected PEG ratio of 2.15 whereas its trailing twelve month P/E ratio is 41.58. The company’s forward price to earnings ratio for next fiscal year is 27.35. Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA)’s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 48.78. Its beta value stands at 1.16.
The company’s quick ratio for most recent quarter is 1.4 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 1.4. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 1.22 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 1.12.