Analyst Ratings for Mastercard Inc. (MA)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering Mastercard Inc. (NYSE:MA) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. MA had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

A buy rating was issued by 23 analysts, 4 gave an overweight rating, 7 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for MA. The highest price target was 150, implying potential capital gains of 16.34 percent. The lowest price target was 110, implying potential capital losses of -14.68 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -1.89 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.23 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.94 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 3 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of MA's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 4.73 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. MA has a PEG ratio of 6.75.

In the last 52-weeks, MA has achieved a high of 132.20 and a low of 94.41. Currently the stock is 36.56 percent higher than its low, and 2.47 percent lower than its 52-week high. MA has a price/earnings ratio of 31.91. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The MA value stock report compares MA to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $140.41 billion. MA is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.