MA - Mastercard Incorporated

NYSE - Nasdaq Real Time Price. Currency in USD
-1.74 (-0.67%)
As of 2:50PM EDT. Market open.
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Previous Close260.10
Bid258.38 x 800
Ask258.42 x 900
Day's Range258.20 - 261.71
52 Week Range171.89 - 269.85
Avg. Volume3,542,782
Market Cap263.893B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.00
PE Ratio (TTM)43.16
EPS (TTM)5.99
Earnings DateJul 24, 2019 - Jul 29, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield1.32 (0.52%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-04-08
1y Target Est280.59
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  • Facebook set to introduce Libra cryptocurrency
    Yahoo Finance Video3 days ago

    Facebook set to introduce Libra cryptocurrency

    Facebook's debut into the world of cryptocurrency could be just days away. TechCrunch is reporting that the social media giant is expected to unveil Libra on Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal says that the cryptocurrency has the financial backing of some big names. Yahoo Finance's JP Mangalindan joins Julie Hyman and Adam Shapiro to break down Facebook's latest venture.

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    Bitcoin Surges Past $9,000 for the First Time in More Than a Year

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  • Facebook Stock Jumps as Analysts See Crypto Potential
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    Facebook Stock Jumps as Analysts See Crypto Potential

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  • Facebook’s cryptocurrency gets backing from Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and others
    American City Business Journals6 hours ago

    Facebook’s cryptocurrency gets backing from Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and others

    Facebook has reportedly signed up more than a dozen partners to help fund and manage its new cryptocurrency, which it plans to publicly unveil this week.

  • Visa Stock Remains a Buy, But Expectations Need to Be Lowered
    InvestorPlace7 hours ago

    Visa Stock Remains a Buy, But Expectations Need to Be Lowered

    What does an investor do with an opportunity like Visa (NYSE:V)? The Visa stock price continues to stay elevated, at over 27-times forward earnings. Of the 40 largest U.S.-listed stocks by market capitalization, only Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and rival Mastercard (NYSE:MA) sport higher valuations.Source: Shutterstock And yet V stock certainly seems to merit a premium valuation. Few large-capitalization stocks can match its near-term growth prospects. Long-term opportunities come in several forms: lower use of cash worldwide, international expansion, and a move into business-to-business (B2B) offerings.Does an investor follow the Warren Buffett maxim that it's "far better to own a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price," as I argued back in 2017? Or does valuation matter, particularly in a bull market seemingly running on fumes?InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsFor now, Visa stock seems a worthwhile bet. But investors probably have to temper their expectations. The next decade is not going to look like the last one. The Incredible Rise in the Visa Stock PriceLooking backwards, investors certainly missed a huge opportunity in Visa stock. Over the past ten years, shares have returned 953%, not including an admittedly modest dividend. Those gains haven't come just because of the bull market either. In 2009, the company earned 81 cents per share (adjusting for the company's 2015 stock split). A decade ago, the stock (again, on a split-adjusted basis) traded for $16-plus, implying a P/E multiple right at 20x. * 10 Stocks to Buy That Wall Street Expects to Soar for the Rest of 2019 Relative to 2019 expectations, the multiple now sits at 31x. And there are two ways to look at that expansion. The first is that the incredible gains in the Visa stock price are coming mostly from higher earnings. Based on the Street's expectations for 2019, V should climb nearly 500% from 2009 levels.The second, however, is a more difficult question: can the multiples assigned V stock really go much higher? This is a much larger company, which makes percentage growth more difficult to achieve. Yet investors now are paying 50%-plus more for the same dollar of earnings. As impressive as Visa's opportunities are, it's tough to argue that its growth potential is better now than it was a decade ago.Obviously, the market today is in much better shape than in June 2009, when it was just three months removed from financial crisis lows. But that's kind of the point: Visa's earnings multiples can't expand much more without the broad market moving higher.In that scenario, earnings growth still can drive returns -- again, profits are expected to rise 15%-plus in 2020. But roughly 16% annual returns (including the dividend) might seem disappointing in the context of the recent performance. Is V Stock the Best Play?As incredible as the performance of Visa stock seems, there's something more incredible: Mastercard. Visa has returned nearly 1,000% in a decade, yet V shares have underperformed their rival over that span. In fact, MA has been the better pick over one, three, and five-year periods as well. Its 10-year return is a staggering 1,460%.At the moment, MA actually is slightly more expensive on an earnings basis than V stock. Mastercard has greater exposure to non-U.S. payments, and thus, at least in theory, more room for growth. And while past performance doesn't guarantee future performance, the better returns from Mastercard shares are at least worth considering.Of course, Visa and Mastercard aren't the only two stocks in the space, either. Will Healy this month highlighted a potential opportunity in Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS), which trades at a substantial discount to both V and MA despite significant potential risk in China. American Express (NYSE:AXP) has been an inconsistent performer, but offers value as well.The stories of the four stocks aren't the same; at the moment, it's foolish to argue that DFS or AXP should be treated like their rivals. But when considering V stock at these multiples, investors should at least keep an open mind toward other stocks in the space. Visa Looks Good, but Not GreatAt the least, the next decade for the Visa stock price is not going to look like the last decade. That's probably not surprising: a repeat of the 950%-plus gains would give Visa a market cap of some $4 trillion.But performance could be good -- and still far short of the standard Visa has set. Bear in mind that if V stock appreciated at 10.5% a year for the next decade, it would reach a $1 trillion market cap ten years from now. Maybe that's not unrealistic in a world where credit-card usage continues to rise. Plus, Visa's efforts in cross-border payments and B2B could bear fruit.Still, $1 trillion does seem like a big ask for returns that almost seem middling given the torrid performance of payment companies of late. And it shows the difficulty in Visa stock here. There's a path to a $1 trillion valuation, which is the good news. But whether 10%-plus a year is good enough for investors depends on their view of the markets and the competition.As of this writing, Vince Martin has no positions in any securities mentioned. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 10 Stocks to Buy That Wall Street Expects to Soar for the Rest of 2019 * 7 Value Stocks That Are Flying Under the Radar * 6 Mouth-Watering Fast Food Stocks for Growth Investors Compare Brokers The post Visa Stock Remains a Buy, But Expectations Need to Be Lowered appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Investing.com8 hours ago

    Bitcoin Tops $9,300; Cryptocurrencies Rally for 8th Consecutive Day - Cryptocurrencies traded higher for an eighth-consecutive session on Monday as Bitcoin breaks above $9,300.

  • Investing.com17 hours ago

    Bitcoin Builds on Gains after Rising Above $9,000 - Prices of the major cryptocurrencies were mixed on Monday in Asia, with Bitcoin trading above the $9,000 level.

  • How American Express Makes Money: Balancing Fees and Transaction Growth
    Investopedia20 hours ago

    How American Express Makes Money: Balancing Fees and Transaction Growth

    American Express earns money from users through interest income and annual fees, as well as from merchants through payment processing.

  • Business Wireyesterday

    Priceless Experiences Are Coming to a Smart Speaker Near You

    No problem! Today, Mastercard announces it’s first-ever voice skill for smart speakers: the Priceless Experiences skill. With 75 percent of US households expected to own at least one smart speaker by 20201, and with 74 percent of Americans prioritizing experiences over products2, Mastercard has developed the skill as a go-to resource for unique experiences in your home city or while traveling.

  • Facebook, Crypto, British Pound Captivate Wall Street
    Investopedia2 days ago

    Facebook, Crypto, British Pound Captivate Wall Street

    Facebook is riding the cryptocurrency wave as the S&P 500 continues its consolidation and the British pound slides on renewed Brexit fears.

  • Markit2 days ago

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about MasterCard Inc.

    MasterCard Inc NYSE:MAView full report here! Summary * Bearish sentiment is low * Economic output for the sector is expanding but at a slower rate Bearish sentimentShort interest | PositiveShort interest is extremely low for MA with fewer than 1% of shares on loan. This could indicate that investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices are not currently targeting MA. Money flowETF/Index ownership | NeutralETF activity is neutral. ETFs that hold MA had net inflows of $8.18 billion over the last one-month. While these are not among the highest inflows of the last year, the rate of inflow is increasing. Economic sentimentPMI by IHS Markit | NegativeAccording to the latest IHS Markit Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) data, output in the Financials sector is rising. The rate of growth is weak relative to the trend shown over the past year, however, and is easing. Credit worthinessCredit default swapCDS data is not available for this security.Please send all inquiries related to the report to and report PDFs will only be available for 30 days after publishing.This document has been produced for information purposes only and is not to be relied upon or as construed as investment advice. To the fullest extent permitted by law, IHS Markit disclaims any responsibility or liability, whether in contract, tort (including, without limitation, negligence), equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage arising from any reliance on or the use of this material in any way. Please view the full legal disclaimer and methodology information on pages 2-3 of the full report.

  • Facebook Gathers Companies to Back Libra coin Launch
    Investopedia2 days ago

    Facebook Gathers Companies to Back Libra coin Launch

    Facebook's Libra coin will serve users on the social media platform as well as across the internet.

  • Barrons.com2 days ago

    Amazon’s 1-Day Delivery Puts Rivals in a Box on Fraud

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  • FB Cryptocurrency: 12 Things We Know About Facebook’s Project Libra
    InvestorPlace3 days ago

    FB Cryptocurrency: 12 Things We Know About Facebook’s Project Libra

    A FB cryptocurrency is on the way and it looks to have quite the wave of support from big backers.Source: Shutterstock Here's what we know so far about the Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) cryptocurrency. * The project to develop a FB cryptocurrency is called Libra. * It has been the works for six months now. * Stripe, and MercadoLibre are taking part in the project, but it is unknown what exactly they are doing for it. * Several large companies will reportedly be backing the development of the cryptocurrency. * Some of the big names behind the effort are PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL), Mastercard (NYSE:MA), Visa (NYSE:V) and Uber (NYSE:UBER). * Each of these companies will be putting $10 million into the development of the FB cryptocurrency. * This will have them acting as a governing consortium for the virtual currency. * It's also worth mentioning that the FB cryptocurrency is going by the name GlobalCoin. * Report claim that the cyrptocurrency will be used by Facebook through its multiple messaging service. * There's also been talk that it will allow users of the social media service to use the virtual currency to purchase goods from retailers via the website. * Other reports are claiming that Facebook is preparing to reveal the new virtual currency sometime next week. * These same rumors also say that the tech company is preparing to release the FB cryptocurrency in early 2020. * 10 Stocks to Buy That Wall Street Expects to Soar for the Rest of 2019 You can follow these links to learn more about Facebook's plans for its cryptocurrency.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsFB stock was up 1% as of Friday morning. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 10 Stocks to Buy That Wall Street Expects to Soar for the Rest of 2019 * 7 Value Stocks That Are Flying Under the Radar * 6 Mouth-Watering Fast Food Stocks for Growth Investors As of this writing, William White did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.Compare Brokers The post FB Cryptocurrency: 12 Things We Know About Facebook's Project Libra appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Moody's3 days ago

    Penarth Master Issuer plc -- Moody's: No negative rating impact on the Notes issued by Penarth Master Issuer plc following various amendments to programme documents

    Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") announced today that the amendments to the transaction documents executed on or around 13 June 2019 by Penarth Master Issuer plc (the "Issuer") will not, in and of themselves and at this time, result in a reduction or withdrawal of the current ratings of the issuers' Notes. Penarth Master Issuer plc is a revolving cash securitisation of credit card receivables and utilizes a de-linked master trust structure. This publication does not announce a credit rating action.

  • Investing.com3 days ago

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  • Reuters4 days ago

    Facebook's cryptocurrency-based payments system gets big backers -WSJ

    Facebook Inc has enlisted more than a dozen companies including Visa Inc, Mastercard Inc , PayPal Holdings Inc and Uber Technologies Inc to back its new cryptocurrency, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. Each company will invest around $10 million in a consortium that will govern the cryptocurrency, the WSJ reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  • Barrons.com4 days ago

    Visa and Mastercard Stock Will Rise Due to Their Business Payments Opportunity, Analyst Says

    The good times for Visa and Mastercard shareholders won’t end anytime soon, according to Wedbush Securities.

  • MasterCard (MA) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know
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    MasterCard (MA) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know

    MasterCard (MA) closed at $263.89 in the latest trading session, marking a +0.09% move from the prior day.

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  • Visa Launches Blockchain Powered Technology for B2B Payments
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    Visa Launches Blockchain Powered Technology for B2B Payments

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