Mastercard Stock Target Price and Analyst Consensus

MA -  USA Stock  

USD 358.67  2.19  0.61%

The prevalent analyst and expert consensus on Mastercard is Buy with 18 strong buy estimates. The prevailing projected target price is 433.86 with 21 professional opinions. Some of the most common ways Mastercard analysts use to provide public buy-or-sell recommendation are financial statements evaluation and conference calls analysis. They also talk to Mastercard executives, vendors, and customers. Mastercard buy-or-sell recommendation and consensus module provides average expert sentiment on the projected Mastercard target price to derive its highest and lowest estimates based on target price volatility of 30.348. Additionally, see Macroaxis Advice on Mastercard to cross-verify analyst projections. Unlike analyst recommendations, Macroaxis provides advice only from the perspective of investor risk tolerance and investment horizon.

Mastercard Analyst Recommendations 

 
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The current year Profit Margin is expected to grow to 0.44, whereas Gross Profit is forecasted to decline to about 14.2 B. Mastercard Assets Non Current are projected to increase significantly based on the last few years of reporting. The past year's Assets Non Current were at 14.47 Billion. The current year Investments is expected to grow to about 495.7 M, whereas Receivables is forecasted to decline to about 3.5 B.

Mastercard Target Price Consensus

We track the performance of the top 100 financial experts across various large and mid-size financial boutiques. Mastercard target price is determined by taking all analyst projections and averaging them out. There is no one specific way to measure analysis performance other than comparing it to the past results via a very sophisticated attribution analysis. Mastercard target price projections below should be used in combination with other traditional price prediction techniques such as stock price forecasting, technical analysis, earnings estimate, and various momentum models.
Number of Opinions22
Lowered Outlook0
Raized Outlook0
Buy
Most Mastercard analysts issue ratings four times a year, at intervals of three months. Ratings are usually accompanied by a target price to helps potential investors understand Mastercard stock's fair price compared to its market value. Analysts arrive at stock ratings after researching public financial statements of Mastercard, talking to its executives and customers, or listening to those companies' conference calls.
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Mastercard Target Price Projection

Mastercard's current and average target prices are 358.67 and 433.86, respectively. The current price of Mastercard is the price at which Mastercard is currently trading. On the other hand, Mastercard's target price is what analysts think the stock is worth or could sell for in the future. The more significant the discrepancy between the two prices, the more it stimulates investors to act.

Current Price

Mastercard Market Quote on 26th of October 2021

Low Price354.93Odds
High Price361.64Odds

358.67

Target Price

Analyst Consensus On Mastercard Target Price

Low Estimate355.0Odds
High Estimate482.0Odds
Number of Analysts21
Standard Deviation30.348

433.857

Note that most analysts generally publish their price targets in research reports on specific companies, along with recommendations for the company's stock.Although price targets are often quoted in the financial news media, there could be a delay between the publication of the latest analyst outlook on Mastercard and the information provided on this page.

Mastercard Analyst Ratings

Mastercard's analyst stock recommendations are determined by taking an average estimate of all analysts we track and classifying them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, Strong Sell, or Sell. Ratings generally communicate what analysts sense about Mastercard stock, and they use a lot of effort and time to analyze it and arrive at a rating. That suggests that analyst recommendations are the outcome of an objective and thorough examination of Mastercard's financials, market performance, and future outlook by experienced professionals. Mastercard's historical ratings below, therefore, can serve as a valuable tool for investors.

Average Consensus Estimates

About Mastercard Target Price Projections

Mastercard's target price is an analyst's projection of its future price. Price targets can be assigned to all types of securities, from complex investment products to stocks such as Mastercard and even bonds. If the target price is unavailable, it is most likely because there were not enough analyst opinions to come up with a consensus estimate. When setting a price target estimate, an analyst is trying to determine what the Stock is worth and where the price will be in a year from now. Generally, the target price of Mastercard depends on its intrinsic valuation, beta (i.e., risk over market), and overall volatility. Most analysts publish their price targets in research reports on specific companies, along with their buy, hold, or sell recommendations. Stock price targets are often quoted in the financial news media. Macroaxis uses multiple feeds to provide overall target price projection for Mastercard
 2018 2019 2020 2021 (projected)
Long Term Debt to Equity1.081.451.882.03
Interest Coverage39.1543.1421.2721.82

Additional Mastercard Value Projection Modules

Most investment researchers agree that the mispricing and readjustment of any Stock value happens often and is sometimes even predictable, but there is no strong theory explaining why it happens. The current price of Mastercard is a key component of Mastercard valuation and have some predictive power on the future returns of a Mastercard.
Sophisticated investors, who have witnessed many market ups and downs, frequently view the market will even out over time. This tendency of Mastercard's price to converge to an average value over time is called mean reversion. However, historically, high market prices usually discourage investors that believe in mean reversion to invest, while low prices are viewed as an opportunity to buy. Please use the tools below to analyze the current value of Mastercard in the context of predictive analytics.
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LowEstimated ValueHigh
359.34360.78362.22
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LowReal ValueHigh
324.77397.55398.99
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LowNext ValueHigh
361.32362.75364.19
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7.868.118.36
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Additionally, see Macroaxis Advice on Mastercard to cross-verify analyst projections. Unlike analyst recommendations, Macroaxis provides advice only from the perspective of investor risk tolerance and investment horizon. Note that the Mastercard information on this page should be used as a complementary analysis to other Mastercard's statistical models used to find the right mix of equity instruments to add to your existing portfolios or create a brand new portfolio. You can also try Portfolio Holdings module to check your current holdings and cash postion to detemine if your portfolio needs rebalancing.

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The data published in Mastercard's official financial statements usually reflect Mastercard's business processes, product offerings, services, and other fundamental events. But there are other numbers, ratios, or fundamental indicators derived from these statements that are easier to understand and visualize within the underlying realities that drive quantitative information of Mastercard. For example, before you start analyzing numbers published by Mastercard accountants, it's critical to develop an understanding of what Mastercard's liquidity, profitability, and earnings quality are in the context of the Financial Services space in which it operates.
Please note, the presentation of Mastercard's financial position, as portrayed in its financial statements, is often influenced by management's estimates, judgments, and sometimes even manipulations. In the best case, Mastercard's management is honest, while the outside auditors are strict and uncompromising. Whatever the case, the imprecision that can be found in Mastercard's accounting process means that the reasonable investor should take a skeptical approach toward the financial statement analysis of Mastercard. Please utilize our Beneish M Score to check the likelihood of Mastercard's management to manipulate its earnings.