Mastercard Inc ($MA) Cautious Buy or Hold to $1000 Confident Investor Rating: Fair

Company name Mastercard Inc
Stock ticker MA
Live stock price [stckqut]MA[/stckqut]
P/E compared to competitors Fair

MANAGEMENT EXECUTION

Employee productivity Good
Sales growth Fair
EPS growth Good
P/E growth Poor
EBIT growth Good

ANALYSIS

Confident Investor Rating Fair
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $1285.82
Target stock price (averages with growth) $2410.71
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $2359.6
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $1135.68

The following company description is from Google Finance: http://www.google.com/finance?q=ma

MasterCard Incorporated (MasterCard) is a global payments and technology company that connects consumers, financial institutions, merchants, Governments and businesses worldwide, enabling them to use electronic forms of payment instead of cash and checks. The Company offers a range of payment solutions that enable its customers and partners to develop and implement credit, debit, prepaid and related payment programs for their customers. Its customers and partners include financial institutions and other entities that act as issuers and acquirers, merchants, Government entities, telecommunications companies and other businesses. MasterCard manages a family of payment brands, including MasterCard, Maestro and Cirrus, which the Company license to its customers for use in their payment programs and solutions. On April 15, 2011, MasterCard acquired the prepaid card program management operations of Travelex Holdings Ltd., since renamed Access Prepaid Worldwide.

 

Confident Investor comments: At this time, I think that a Confident Investor can cautiously invest in Mastercard Inc as long as the price is correct. Most of the fundamentals of this company are good but there are some concerns.

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