Tuesday, March 25, 2014

MasterCard Is Losing Momentum


Summary
  • MasterCard has lost momentum after several years of substantial gains.
  • High operating margins are attracting competitive threats.
  • Virtual currencies offer lower costs.
Back in January, Stone Fox Capital warned that the MasterCard Incorporated (MA) stock split could signal a top in the stock. The company followed up the split with an earnings miss that further hit the stock. Suddenly, a stock that had ridden an uptrend for several years faces the reality that a bullish trend doesn't mean a never ending stock gain.

MasterCard is the second largest payment processing network behind Visa (V). The company connects consumers, financial institutions, merchants, and businesses in more than 210 countries around the globe. Even after the recent stock weakness, MasterCard is still worth around $90 billion.

Read the full article at Seeking Alpha.


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