Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, credit card giant MasterCard (NYS: MA) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at MasterCard's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Purchase, N.Y. (1966)
Data processing and outsourced services
CEO Ajaypal Banga (since 2010)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
Cash / Debt
$5.6 billion / $0
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 92% of the 3,288 members who have rated MasterCard believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
[L]ots of spending coming, and almost all of it will be on plastic ... these guys get paid for each swipe without all of the downside of having to worry about actual customers and their declining ability to pay. I don't see anything stopping the money train anytime soon ... I get that [Google (NAS: GOOG) ] and the digital wallet is on the horizon, but not everyone will feel comfortable with that until it has been around for while.
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