Unusual Social Activity Today Around MasterCard (MA)

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Trade-Ideas LLC identified MasterCard ( MA) as an unusual social activity candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified MasterCard as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • MA has 11x the normal benchmarked social activity for this time of the day compared to its average of 13.52 mentions/day.
  • MA has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $321.3 million.

Identifying stocks with 'Unusual Social Activity' tends to be a valuable process for traders looking to capitalize on the 'talk of the town' stocks that are basking in far more attention from the StockTwits financial community than normal. Good press? Bad press? It ultimately doesn't matter if it's good or bad if you know how to trade around the sentiment. Certain hedge funds use such data for their proprietary algorithms and it is not uncommon to see shared social sentiment play itself out in a stock's price trend.

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More details on MA:

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. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 0.6%. MA has a PE ratio of 28.4. Currently there are 16 analysts that rate MasterCard a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

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