Why MasterCard Is Poised to Keep Poppin'
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 has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at MasterCard 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
$5.0 billion / $51.0 million
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 92% of the 3,342 members who have rated MasterCard believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Low risk, high return. Financial strength is high. Lots of recent momentum. Profit margin is greater than industry average. ... Growing profit margins from previous year. Large market cap. Forecasted cash flows per share in five years is greater than current share price.
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