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End of Day Alert: MasterCard increases 1.5% - outperforming 89% of stocks 20 September 2018 17:53 EDT

NEWS BITES - NORTH AMERICA

MasterCard, NYSE's 2nd largest consumer finance company by market capitalisation, has increased $US3.20 (or 1.5%) today to trade at $US221.39 and has outperformed 89% of the market in the past month. A price rise combined with a high relative strength is a bullish signal. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which rose 22.8 points (or 0.8%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.7%.

Technical indicators complementing today's significant uptrend:

+ The positive 3.54 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bullish signal.

+ In the last one month the stock has hit a new 52-week high eight times and in the last three months twelve times, pointing to a significant uptrend.

+ The price increased 1.9% in the last week and jumped 8.1% in the last month.

+ The present value of USD1,000 invested one year ago is $US1,568 [vs $US1,168 for the S&P 500 Index].

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Undervaluation:

+ Return on Assets 18.4% [2.4%]

Other Bullish Signals include:

+ Interest cover is less leveraged at 43.4 times.

+ Total Liabilities/EBITDA of 2.2 is comfortably below the Joseph Piotroski benchmark of <5.

+ Net profit margin has averaged 36.1% in the last 3 years. This is considered superior and suggests a high margin of safety.

+ The Brand Value represents 2.3% of the estimated Enterprise Value of $US232.4 billion.

Note

Bearish Signals:

Tobin's Q Ratio is 10.6. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is overvalued and ranks in the bottom 2% of stocks by value of Q Ratio.

Overbought/Bearish:

The 0.2% discount to 12-month high of $US221.92 against the 60.9% premium to 12-month low of $US137.58 suggests the climb might be peaking.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Overvaluation:

Price/Earnings of 49.5 [37.5]

Dividend yield of 0.4% [0.8%]

RECENT ALERTS

End of Day Alert: MasterCard decreases 0.8%, led Consumer finance sector lower

19 September 2018 17:54 EDT

MasterCard, NYSE's 2nd largest consumer finance company by market capitalisation, has decreased 0.8% to trade at $US218.19 vs. the Consumer finance sector which weakened 7.4 points (or 0.2%) to 4,237.4. Representing a weighting of about 31.2% of the sector, the stock accounted for the loss. Trading volume was 83% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which rose 3.6 points (or 0.1%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -1.0%.

Afternoon Alert: MasterCard decreases 0.7%, leads Consumer finance sector lower

19 September 2018 12:39 EDT

Mastercard Inc. (NYSE:MA) has decreased 0.7% to trade at $US218.61 vs. the Consumer finance sector which weakened 1.0 points (or 0.02%) to 4,243.7. Representing a weighting of about 31.2% of the sector, the stock accounted for the loss. Trading volume was 1.1 times average so far today.

Mastercard Inc. (N:MA)

ISIN: US57636Q1040

PermID: 4295902520

CIK: 1141391

CUSIP: 57636Q104

Source: www.BuySellSignals.com