Brooktree Capital Management boosted its position in shares of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) by 1.8% during the 3rd quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 10,540 shares of the credit services provider’s stock after buying an additional 184 shares during the quarter. Mastercard accounts for 3.0% of Brooktree Capital Management’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 10th biggest holding. Brooktree Capital Management’s holdings in Mastercard were worth $3,564,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of MA. Carolina Wealth Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Mastercard in the 3rd quarter worth about $30,000. Newfound Research LLC acquired a new position in shares of Mastercard during the 3rd quarter valued at about $34,000. Larson Financial Group LLC raised its position in shares of Mastercard by 55.2% in the 3rd quarter. Larson Financial Group LLC now owns 104 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $35,000 after buying an additional 37 shares during the period. Avion Wealth acquired a new position in Mastercard during the third quarter valued at approximately $37,000. Finally, Evolution Wealth Advisors LLC boosted its position in Mastercard by 530.4% during the 2nd quarter. Evolution Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 145 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $43,000 after purchasing an additional 122 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 73.72% of the company’s stock.
Shares of NYSE:MA traded down $2.34 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $333.11. The stock had a trading volume of 56,799 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,892,253. The company’s 50 day moving average is $328.57 and its 200-day moving average is $315.56. Mastercard Incorporated has a 12-month low of $199.99 and a 12-month high of $367.25. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.15, a quick ratio of 1.85 and a current ratio of 1.85. The company has a market cap of $334.42 billion, a PE ratio of 50.29, a P/E/G ratio of 2.82 and a beta of 1.16.
Mastercard (NYSE:MA) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, October 28th. The credit services provider reported $1.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.65 by ($0.05). Mastercard had a net margin of 43.13% and a return on equity of 114.80%. On average, equities research analysts predict that Mastercard Incorporated will post 6.33 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, November 9th. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 9th were given a dividend of $0.40 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, October 8th. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.48%. Mastercard’s payout ratio is presently 20.59%.
Several research firms recently commented on MA. Smith Barney Citigroup cut their price target on Mastercard from $384.00 to $355.00 in a research note on Thursday, October 29th. BMO Capital Markets lowered their price objective on shares of Mastercard from $345.00 to $333.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, October 29th. Barclays boosted their price objective on shares of Mastercard from $360.00 to $385.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, September 21st. Truist lifted their price target on Mastercard from $375.00 to $415.00 in a report on Friday, August 28th. Finally, Bank of America upped their price objective on shares of Mastercard from $324.00 to $358.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, August 27th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $348.18.
In other news, insider Michael Fraccaro sold 3,458 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $350.00, for a total value of $1,210,300.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 5,147 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,801,450. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Richard Haythornthwaite sold 6,583 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $328.87, for a total transaction of $2,164,951.21. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 27,432 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $9,021,561.84. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 550,868 shares of company stock worth $175,693,281. Company insiders own 3.79% of the company’s stock.
Mastercard Incorporated, a technology company, provides transaction processing and other payment-related products and services in the United States and internationally. It facilitates the processing of payment transactions, including authorization, clearing, and settlement, as well as delivers related products and services.
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