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Mastercard Incorporated (MA) [hlAlert]

Rating:
Hold MA
up 6.44 %

Mastercard Incorporated (MA) downgraded to Hold by Argus

Posted on: Wednesday,  Mar 6, 2013  9:25 AM ET by Argus

Argus rated Hold Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE: MA) on 03/06/2013. Previously Argus rated Buy Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE: MA) on 12/21/2012., when
the stock price was $49.21. Since then, Mastercard Incorporated has gained 6.45% as of 03/06/2013's recent price of $52.39.
If you would have followed the previous Argus's recommendation on MA, you would have gained 6.44% of your investment in 75 days.

MasterCard Incorporated (MasterCard) is a global payment solutions company that provides a variety of services in support of the credit, debit and related payment programs of over 24,000 financial institutions and other entities that are its customers. Through its three-tiered business model as franchisor, processor and advisor, the Company develops and markets payment solutions, process payment transactions, and provides support services to its customers and, depending upon the service, to merchants and other clients. It manages a family of payment card brands, including MasterCard, MasterCard Electronic, Maestro and Cirrus, which it license to its customers. The Company conducts its business principally through MasterCard Incorporated?s principal operating subsidiary, MasterCard International Incorporated (MasterCard International). In December 2008, it acquired Orbiscom Ltd., a payments solutions software provider for financial institutions.

Argus Research is an independent research firm, and our business is producing, distributing and marketing high-quality investment and economic research. Our recommendations - BUY, HOLD and SELL - reflect the judgment of an analyst about a company's prospects as an investment in terms of value, expected growth and risks. Argus Research does not bring companies public, advise companies on mergers and acquisitions, broker trades, make markets in stocks or manage money. Our independence allows us to make critical judgments about companies that we might not be so free to make were we competing for a firm's underwriting business. Because we're not a broker/dealer, we don't have "inventory" of a stock that we have to move with a tainted recommendation. We have developed a six-point system for analyzing the stocks in our Universe of Coverage. We believe that this system
Stock Market Advice
Date/Time (ET)SymbolRatingTermPrice (*)Target
3/6/2013 9:25 AM Hold
None
52.39
as of 12/13/2013
1 Week   
1 Month   
3 Months   
1 YTD up  6.63 %
Previous Recommendations
Date/Time (ET)SymbolRatingTermPrice (*)Target
12/21/2012 9:25 AM Buy
None
49.21 57.50
9/25/2012 3:25 PM Buy
None
45.27 52.50
5/16/2011 9:25 AM Buy
None
27.83 32.50
3/22/2010 9:25 AM Buy
None
24.36 30.00

(*) Stock Price at the time of the recommendation.
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