Momentum Is Strong For Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE: MA)

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This NYSE-listed company operates within the Credit Services industry segment, falling under the Financial sector. The current market capitalization of Mastercard Incorporated is $422.99B. A total of 2.31 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 2.43M shares.

In the most recent transaction, Arkell Sandra A sold 300 shares of MA for 454.00 per share on May 08 ’24. After the transaction, the Controller now owns 3,463 company shares. In a previous transaction on May 07 ’24, Mastercard Foundation sold 149,000 shares at 451.08 per share. MA shares that 10% Owner owns now total 96,081,308.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Arkell Sandra A disposed of 300 shares on May 07 ’24 at a per-share price of $451.76. This resulted in the Controller holding 3,763 shares of MA after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Mastercard Foundation sold 147,000 shares at $447.58 per share on May 06 ’24. Company shares held by the 10% Owner now total 96,230,308.


The income generated by dividends is an indication that a company is improving its financial position, which is why investors prefer companies paying dividends. Mastercard Incorporated pays an annual dividend of $2.46, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.54%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 36.15. MA’s most recent ex-dividend date was 4/8/2024 when it declared a $0.66 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 5/9/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 2/9/2024 with an ex-dividend date of 1/8/2024. The MA stock dividend was $0.66 per share in cash.

Even though price targets are rarely accurate, they do tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often considered important by markets. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, MA has a high of $490.00 and a low of $357.85.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

In a balance sheet, you can see what assets and liabilities the company has, as well as how much equity investors have invested. These figures can be used to calculate a company’s financial ratios to give investors a better idea of its prospects. MA’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $7.89B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $13.90B in debt and $13.16B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $7.78, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $7.41B.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for MA is Buy with a score of 4.84.

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