As Mastercard INC Com (MA) Stock Value Rose, Holder Jacobs Levy Equity Management INC Lowered Its Position by $5.07 Million

March 14, 2018 - By Louis Casey

Investors sentiment increased to 0.89 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 39 investors sold MA shares while 488 reduced holdings. 103 funds opened positions while 367 raised stakes. 779.91 million shares or 1.33% less from 790.40 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Amer Intll Gp accumulated 362,865 shares. Ngam Advsrs Lp reported 0.21% stake. Alpha Windward Limited Liability Company reported 2,266 shares or 0.2% of all its holdings. Spears Abacus Limited Liability Corp holds 0.05% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) or 3,219 shares. Ems Limited Partnership invested in 7.06% or 600,000 shares. Gemmer Asset Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.03% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Kidder Stephen W invested 3.61% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Echo Street Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability accumulated 323,478 shares. San Francisco Sentry Invest (Ca) has invested 0.61% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Maryland-based Carderock Management has invested 3.29% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Fisher Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.06% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Bridgeway Capital Management reported 0.11% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Guyasuta Inv Advsr Inc has invested 3.9% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Staley Advisers stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Davis R M Inc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 2,228 shares.

Since September 21, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 sales for $7.28 million activity. Another trade for 5,950 shares valued at $1.09M was made by CARLUCCI DAVID R on Friday, March 9. Vosburg Craig had sold 14,200 shares worth $2.01M on Thursday, September 21. McLaughlin Edward Grunde had sold 17,167 shares worth $2.61M. 5,800 shares were sold by Fraccaro Michael, worth $856,027.

Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc decreased its stake in Mastercard Inc Com (MA) by 11.56% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc sold 35,962 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.46% with the market. The institutional investor held 275,188 shares of the business services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $38.86M, down from 311,150 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc who had been investing in Mastercard Inc Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $189.31B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.52% or $0.95 during the last trading session, reaching $180.06. About 1.65M shares traded. Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has risen 24.16% since March 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.46% the S&P500.

Jacobs Levy Equity Management Inc, which manages about $10.42B and $5.14B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Owens Corning New Com (NYSE:OC) by 90,296 shares to 177,366 shares, valued at $13.72 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in M & T Bk Corp (NYSE:MTB) by 92,293 shares in the quarter, for a total of 99,319 shares, and has risen its stake in Wendys Co (NASDAQ:WEN).

Analysts await Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $1.25 earnings per share, up 23.76 % or $0.24 from last year’s $1.01 per share. MA’s profit will be $1.31 billion for 36.01 P/E if the $1.25 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.14 actual earnings per share reported by Mastercard Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.65 % EPS growth.

More notable recent Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) news were published by: which released: “Mastercard Says Men Earn More Than Women for Equal Performance” on February 13, 2018, also with their article: “Better Stock: Square, Inc. (SQ) vs. Mastercard (MA)” published on March 03, 2018, published: “Mastercard: It’s Expensive, But Buy It Anyway” on February 20, 2018. More interesting news about Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) were released by: and their article: “Visa And Mastercard – Same Business, Different Results” published on February 23, 2018 as well as‘s news article titled: “Mastercard Targets Emerging Markets With Mobile-Payments Acquisition” with publication date: March 12, 2018.

Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) Ratings Coverage

Among 40 analysts covering Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA), 36 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 90% are positive. Mastercard Incorporated had 121 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray given on Friday, October 13. As per Monday, September 7, the company rating was maintained by Evercore. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, February 1 by RBC Capital Markets. On Thursday, January 4 the stock rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Outperform”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, October 31 by Piper Jaffray. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of MA in report on Wednesday, October 11 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Buy” on Wednesday, October 18. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Credit Suisse given on Friday, September 8. PiperJaffray maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $212 target in Friday, February 2 report. As per Thursday, February 11, the company rating was downgraded by Bank of America.

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