2. As of noon trading, MasterCard Incorporated ( MA) is down $1.92 (-2.6%) to $72.61 on average volume. Thus far, 3.9 million shares of MasterCard Incorporated exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $72.60-$75.49 after having opened the day at $75.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $74.53.

MasterCard Incorporated provides transaction processing and other payment-related services in the United States and internationally. It facilitates the processing of payment transactions, including authorization, clearing, and settlement, as well as delivers related products and services. MasterCard Incorporated has a market cap of $85.3 billion and is part of the financial services industry. Shares are down 10.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 17 analysts that rate MasterCard Incorporated a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates MasterCard Incorporated as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full MasterCard Incorporated Ratings Report now.

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