Mastercard stock: buy or sell

MA stock price: $323.26 -1.12% At close on Jan 15th, 2021

Updated on:
Jan 16th, 2021

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Mastercard stock brief

  • Mastercard closed on Friday at $323.26 after sliding a -1.12%.
  • The stock is configuring an uptrend pattern since last October, when it bottomed at $280.84. Up to date, shares made a 15.10% gain since the beginning of this rally
  • The price is currently under the lower Bollinger band, which often indicates a short-term rebound that you better not try to trade
  • Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft published a strong positive rating for Mastercard on Thursday, forecasting $420.00
  • Mastercard Incorporated, a technology company, provides transaction processing and other payment-related products and services in the United States and internationally.

Should I buy Mastercard stock?

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Is $MA stock a buy?

In the current situation of Mastercard there is not any eligible buy setup. This doesn't mean we expect a selloff for $MA in coming sessions, or that it may not climb higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems

Should I sell Mastercard stock?

Knowing when to sell a stock is even harder than knowing when to buy it. Similarly to when we have to buy shares, determining when is the best time to sell is not a whimsy decision, and we must use our own trading strategy. When selling, as well as buying, our strategies are very easy to follow and are only valid for selling stocks you already own, not for selling short Mastercard stock

As a golden rule, you must never hold a trading operation that results in losses greater than those expected at the time of purchase. The timing to sell shares should always be dictated by the stop-loss (automatic or manual)

Is it time to sell Mastercard stock?

Currently, Mastercard stock doesn't match any of our preferred sell setups, so if you own Mastercard stock and your operation is in profit probably is not time to sell now

Price lost SMA50 level

Nevertheless that upward trend may have come to an end, or show evidences of running out, by now that the price dropped below that moving-average level on Thursday. This is a good time to revise your current setup for this position and consider if it's time to sell

Price broke down below last bottom

Mastercard ratings

In the last 30 days, 5 ratings were published for Mastercard. General sentiment is bullish, with 5 out of 5 publishing optimistic forecasts

Mastercard analysts' ratings - Last month
Brokerage firmRating
Dec 22nd, 2020
Barclays Strong buy
Jan 4th, 2021
Wells Fargo & Company Buy
Jan 6th, 2021
Bank of America NeutralStrong buy
Jan 13th, 2021
Jefferies Financial Group NeutralStrong buy
Jan 14th, 2021
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft Strong buy

Mastercard stock analysis

Since last October, Mastercard has been drawing an uptrend that by now marked an amazing 15.10%. During this uptrend, the price offered some buy points on the breakouts. Latest pullback was in mid-December, when price bounced at $325.12. On Friday, the uptrend got broken when price fell under the $325.12 support

SMAs overview

MA stock SMAs chart

Supports and resistances

The current resistances are:

  • R1: $325.12 (0.58% above)
  • R2: $345.41 (6.85% above)
  • R3: $347.55 (7.51% above)
  • The current supports are:

  • S1: $322.59 (-0.21% below)
  • S2: $320.03 (-1.00% below)
  • S3: $314.87 (-2.60% below)
  • Bollinger bands

    When the price moves out of the band (above the upper line or below the lower line) it tells that the price action is maintaining a very strong momentum and therefore can correct the trend to the average. In this case, the price is lower the upper band, and that should mean a short-term bounce (at least) until it is back above the band

    MA stock Bollinger Bands chart

    Relative strength index

    The has been between the levels of 70 and 30 for some weeks, and therefore, without this indicator really serving to help us make any decisions.

    MA stock RSI chart

    Mastercard stock price history

    Mastercard started trading on May 25th, 2006 at $3.74 per share1. Since then, MA stock surged by 8,543.32%, with an average of 610.24% per year. If you had invested thousand dollars in Mastercard stock at that time, it would worth $86,433.16 today.

    1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits

    MA stock price history chart

    Price target for Mastercard stock

    Nobody can predict how much a stock will be priced tomorrow. However, many stock price forecasts are issued every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts.

    Along with buy or sell recommendations, brokerage institutions publish their price predictions based on the stock price action and the company fundamental data. Most of these predictions follow the publication of new financial data by the company, and many times. If you are a small investor you don't have to invest based on these price targets.

    There are 5 price forecasts published for Mastercard that average $391.00. That is a 20.96% than the current price ($323.26).

    Mastercard stock price predictions
    Brokerage firmPrice target
    Dec 22nd, 2020
    Barclays $320.00
    Jan 4th, 2021
    Wells Fargo & Company $350.00$400.00
    Jan 6th, 2021
    Bank of America $400.00
    Jan 13th, 2021
    Jefferies Financial Group $315.00$415.00
    Jan 14th, 2021
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft $383.00$420.00

    Earnings and financials

    Last October, Mastercard Incorporated ($MA) reported adjusted EPS for that slightly missed Wall St. expectations. Quarterly EPS was $1.60 per share compared to the forecasted $1.66. This quarterly report means an earnings surprise of -3.61%. On the contrary, reported sales were $3.8 billion, consistent with analysts' forecasts.

    This compares to Earnings of $2.15 per share a year ago, so posted EPS is a loss of -25.58%. Looking at sales, figures collapsed a -14.10% compared to $44.7B same quarter a year ago.

    Mastercard ($MA) is releasing financial report on January 27. Forecasted for this quarter is $1.53, compared to $1.60 that was reported for Q3.

    Mastercard performance

    MA performance compared
    Company1m3m6m
    Mastercard ($MA) -3.10% -4.80% 7.30%

    Please read:
    The thoughts given in this post are personal and should not be followed as recommendations for you to buy or sell stocks. The author of this report does not know the particular scenarios of the reader, his or her financial statements or his or her own best interests at any given time. All users should speak with their financial advisor before buying or selling any securities Comments are posted for informational motives only

    Mastercard summary

    Friday, January 15th, 2021
    Open$327.54
    Close$323.26
    Day range$321.88 - $329.69
    Previous close$326.93
    Session gain-1.12%
    Average true range$11.69
    50d mov avg$336.95
    100d mov avg$335.52
    200d mov avg$314.56
    Earnings dateJanuary 27th, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    What is Mastercard stock symbol?

    Mastercard Incorporated is a public company trading in the US stock market with the MA symbol

    Is Mastercard stock a buy or sell?

    Mastercard received 5 ratings in the last 30 days: 5 bullish, 0 bearish and 0 neutral.

    Will MA go up?

    Mastercard had different price predictions published by market analysts in the last month forecasting the target price to $391.00. That is a 20.96% than the current price ($323.26).