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Evaluating the Ups and Downs of Mastercard Incorporated’s (MA) Stock

The stock of Mastercard Incorporated (MA) has gone down by -1.71% for the week, with a -0.26% drop in the past month and a 5.29% rise in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.92%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are 1.78% for MA. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is -1.77% for MA’s stock, with a 7.51% simple moving average for the past 200 days.

Is It Worth Investing in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE: MA) Right Now?

Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE: MA) has a higher price-to-earnings ratio of 37.33x compared to its average ratio. compared to its average ratio and a 36-month beta value of 1.10. Analysts have mixed views on the stock, with 28 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 6 as “overweight,” 4 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price point forecasted by analysts for Mastercard Incorporated (MA) is $434.68, which is $59.59 above the current market price. The public float for MA is 850.48M, and currently, short sellers hold a 0.58% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of MA on May 24, 2023 was 2.63M shares.

MA) stock’s latest price update

Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE: MA)’s stock price has decreased by -2.80 compared to its previous closing price of 384.53. However, the company has seen a -1.71% decrease in its stock price over the last five trading sessions.

MA Trading at 1.39% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought MA to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -4.70% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.78%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.92%, as shares surge +1.42% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +8.42% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, MA fell by -1.71%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +4.54% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $380.74. In addition, Mastercard Incorporated saw 7.48% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at MA starting from Malhotra Raghuvir, who sale 1,536 shares at the price of $390.00 back on May 18. After this action, Malhotra Raghuvir now owns 9,465 shares of Mastercard Incorporated, valued at $599,040 using the latest closing price.

Mastercard Foundation, the 10% Owner of Mastercard Incorporated, sale 125,816 shares at $381.66 during a trade that took place back on May 17, which means that Mastercard Foundation is holding 99,556,565 shares at $48,019,249 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for MA

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +56.63 for the present operating margin
  • +96.01 for the gross margin

The net margin for Mastercard Incorporated stands at +44.69. The total capital return value is set at 58.18, while invested capital returns managed to touch 47.58. Equity return is now at value 159.90, with 25.50 for asset returns.

Based on Mastercard Incorporated (MA), the company’s capital structure generated 234.88 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 70.14. Total debt to assets is 38.20, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 228.31. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 68.18.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 16.26, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.04. The receivables turnover for the company is 4.79 and the total asset turnover is 0.58. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.17.


To put it simply, Mastercard Incorporated (MA) has had a mixed performance in recent times. Analysts have a mixed opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It is worth mentioning that the stock is currently trading in close proximity to its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.