Wall Street is positive on Mastercard Inc (MA). On average, analysts give the stock a Strong Buy rating. The average price target is $364.521, which means analysts expect the stock to gain by 11.65% over the next twelve months.
That average ranking earns the stock an Analyst Rating of 70, which is better than 70% of stocks based on data compiled by InvestorsObserver.
Why are Analyst Ratings Important?
Analysts know the inner workings of the companies they follow better than anyone but the companies’ management. You can learn a lot about a company from studying the financial statements, but analysts ask questions on conference calls and understand the intricacies of each of the businesses they cover. Analysts understand how bad weather in one part of the world can disrupt supply chains, or disrupt shopping patterns. This lets traders make decisions before a quarterly report that could be worse than expected.
InvestorsObserver aggregates the ratings of all the analysts covering a given stock, takes the average of those ratings and then percentile ranks the averages. That provides a level of granularity that is significantly better than just the three levels provided by traditional buy/hold/sell ratings.
What’s Happening With Mastercard Inc Stock Today?
Mastercard Inc (MA) stock is trading at $326.50 as of 2:12 PM on Thursday, Jan 28, a gain of $10.62, or 3.36% from the previous closing price of $315.88. The stock has traded between $321.98 and $329.00 so far today. Volume today is 4,353,849 compared to average volume of 4,167,400.
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