Don't Judge Mastercard on Technicals Alone - Check Its Fundamentals!

Large-cap Consumer Discretionary company Mastercard has moved 0.6% so far today on a volume of 349,627, compared to its average of 2,348,267. In contrast, the S&P 500 index moved 1.0%.

Mastercard trades -11.52% away from its average analyst target price of $427.96 per share. The 37 analysts following the stock have set target prices ranging from $377.24 to $467.78, and on average have given Mastercard a rating of buy.

Anyone interested in buying MA should be aware of the facts below:

  • Mastercard's current price is 897.2% above its Graham number of $37.97, which implies that at its current valuation it does not offer a margin of safety

  • Mastercard has moved 19.0% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of 13.0%

  • Based on its trailing earnings per share of 11.48, Mastercard has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 33.0 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • MA has a forward P/E ratio of 27.7 based on its forward 12 month price to earnings (EPS) of $13.65 per share

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 2.1 — a number near or below 1 signifying that Mastercard is fairly valued compared to its estimated growth potential

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 56.34 compared to its sector average of 3.12

  • Mastercard Incorporated, a technology company, provides transaction processing and other payment-related products and services in the United States and internationally.

  • Based in Purchase, the company has 29,900 full time employees and a market cap of $355.09 Billion. Mastercard currently returns an annual dividend yield of 0.6%.

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