NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of MasterCard (MA) - Get Report are lower by 0.99% to $83.97 in mid-morning trading on Thursday, one day prior to the release of the credit card company's fiscal 2015 fourth quarter earnings results.

The company will release its latest financial report before the market open on Friday. 

MasterCard is expected to report no change in earnings when compared to the same quarter in 2014. Revenue, however, is forecast to rise year-over-year.

Analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters are anticipating earnings of 69 cents per share on revenue of $2.55 billion for the three month period ended December 2015.

Last year, MasterCard posted adjusted earnings of 69 cents per share on revenue of $2.4 billion for the fiscal 2014 fourth quarter.

The year ago quarter's earnings and revenue results had improved by 21% and 14% year-over-year, respectively.

MasterCard is a Purchase, NY-based global payments solutions company.

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Separately, TheStreet Ratings has placed a "buy" rating and score of A- on MasterCard stock. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that TheStreet Ratings covers.

The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. TheStreet Ratings feels its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author. 

You can view the full analysis from the report here: MA

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