Mastercard (NYSE:MA) Shorted Shares Decreased By 0.34%

February 15, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

 Mastercard (NYSE:MA) Shorted Shares Decreased By 0.34%

Investors sentiment increased to 0.89 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 39 investors sold Mastercard Incorporated shares while 488 reduced holdings. 103 funds opened positions while 367 raised stakes. 779.91 million shares or 1.33% less from 790.40 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Brighton Jones Ltd Liability Corp owns 1,675 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Rdl Fincl Inc has 1.25% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 12,331 shares. Strategic Advisors Limited Liability stated it has 7,946 shares or 0.49% of all its holdings. Ny State Common Retirement Fund owns 3.18M shares. Iberiabank Corporation stated it has 0.32% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Neuberger Berman Group Limited Liability Co invested 0.29% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Bedrijfstakpensioenfonds Voor De Media Pno owns 101,000 shares for 1.6% of their portfolio. Berkshire Hathaway holds 0.39% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 4.93 million shares. Cetera Advsrs holds 0.02% or 2,376 shares. Columbus Hill Cap L P accumulated 180,283 shares. Pennsylvania Trust holds 0.66% or 96,215 shares in its portfolio. Hedeker Wealth Llc, a Illinois-based fund reported 3,900 shares. Oak Ridge Invs Ltd accumulated 4,963 shares. Virtus Inv Advisers Inc holds 0.37% or 25,137 shares in its portfolio. Magellan Asset Mgmt Ltd reported 8.00 million shares.

Since September 21, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 insider sales for $6.19 million activity. McLaughlin Edward Grunde sold $2.61 million worth of stock or 17,167 shares. $856,027 worth of stock was sold by Fraccaro Michael on Thursday, October 12. On Monday, October 2 the insider Haythornthwaite Richard sold $712,540.

The stock of Mastercard (NYSE:MA) registered a decrease of 0.34% in short interest. MA’s total short interest was 6.85M shares in February as published by FINRA. Its down 0.34% from 6.87 million shares, reported previously. With 3.75M shares average volume, it will take short sellers 2 days to cover their MA’s short positions. The short interest to Mastercard’s float is 0.65%.

The stock increased 0.29% or $0.5 during the last trading session, reaching $173.02. About 1.87M shares traded. Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has risen 24.16% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.46% the S&P500.

Mastercard Incorporated, a technology company, provides transaction processing and other payment-related services and products in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $182.36 billion. It facilitates the processing of payment transactions, including authorization, clearing, and settlement, as well as delivers related services and products. It has a 47.4 P/E ratio. The firm also offers value-added services, such as loyalty and reward programs, information and consulting services, issuer and acquirer processing solutions, and payment and mobile gateways.

Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) Ratings Coverage

Among 40 analysts covering Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA), 36 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 90% are positive. Mastercard Incorporated had 121 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, September 7 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”. The stock has “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 1. On Thursday, July 27 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy”. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, July 14 report. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, February 2 by PiperJaffray. Sandler O’Neill upgraded Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) on Thursday, February 1 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Monday, October 16. Piper Jaffray maintained Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) rating on Thursday, July 27. Piper Jaffray has “Buy” rating and $14300 target. As per Monday, October 31, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. Tigress Financial maintained the shares of MA in report on Thursday, February 8 with “Buy” rating.

More notable recent Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Mastercard Fits In Any Moderately Aggressive Portfolio” on February 02, 2018, also Investorplace.com with their article: “Mastercard Inc Stock Climbs on Earnings Beat — And Isn’t Done Gaining” published on February 01, 2018, Bloomberg.com published: “Mastercard Says Men Earn More Than Women for Equal Performance” on February 13, 2018. More interesting news about Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) were released by: Gurufocus.com and their article: “Mastercard Inc (MA) Files 10-K for the Fiscal Year Ended on December 31, 2017” published on February 14, 2018 as well as Bloomberg.com‘s news article titled: “Crypto Purchases Are Boosting Mastercard Customer Spending, CFO Says” with publication date: February 01, 2018.

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