MasterCard, Inc. (NYSE:MA)

CAPS Rating: 5 out of 5

A global payment solutions company that provides various services in support of the credit, debit & related payment programs to financial institutes. Also develops & markets payment solutions, process payment transactions & provide consulting services.

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Member Avatar kevday (98.73) Submitted: 5/21/2015 6:10:49 AM : Outperform Start Price: $93.09 MA Score: -0.39

M* ultimate stockpickers

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Member Avatar andrewtraylor (38.61) Submitted: 3/28/2015 5:19:38 PM : Outperform Start Price: $87.48 MA Score: +3.24

We're becoming a paperless society; this along with Visa will lead the way.

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Member Avatar hutchcraft2 (45.56) Submitted: 3/18/2015 4:32:47 PM : Outperform Start Price: $88.69 MA Score: +3.25

Incredibly good at what it does.

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Member Avatar CellBlock9 (89.25) Submitted: 3/16/2015 9:26:56 PM : Outperform Start Price: $88.10 MA Score: +2.84

mgk, 88.71

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Member Avatar SANTAMARIA (33.10) Submitted: 3/6/2015 8:52:59 PM : Outperform Start Price: $90.62 MA Score: -0.19

Please dock this ship before Christmas.

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Member Avatar VarsityJacket (66.52) Submitted: 3/4/2015 2:56:38 AM : Outperform Start Price: $90.47 MA Score: +1.40

I am hoping that AAPL purchases this company outright to help fight off the post ticker known as V.

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Member Avatar tommyty (46.18) Submitted: 3/3/2015 10:05:52 AM : Outperform Start Price: $91.38 MA Score: +0.71

Global trend

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Member Avatar AdamGalas (< 20) Submitted: 3/3/2015 1:07:32 AM : Outperform Start Price: $91.73 MA Score: +0.50

A Grand Adventure Dividend Holding:

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Member Avatar JDPVLP (< 20) Submitted: 2/18/2015 12:55:43 PM : Outperform Start Price: $87.29 MA Score: +4.73

Still world wide opportunities for huge growth in electronic pmts. Their size limits competition. Margins are unbelievable.

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Member Avatar lebbins (54.18) Submitted: 2/16/2015 10:44:22 AM : Outperform Start Price: $87.77 MA Score: +4.08

Payment middleman with good margins.

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Member Avatar mkcochrane (31.57) Submitted: 1/31/2015 1:00:38 AM : Outperform Start Price: $81.56 MA Score: +7.38

October 2015 will be a big month for the way credit card companies do business in the United States. This is when credit card companies have decided to switch to the new EMV payment method stateside. What the “EMV” payment method means, basically, is that credit cards will no longer use the swipe of a magnetic strip to transfer funds to a merchant in face-to-face transactions. Rather, cards will switch to a microchip and the card will be inserted rather than swiped. Customers will also have the added benefit of being able to choose to enter a PIN rather than merely signing their name.

The benefit of this payment method is that it is much more secure than the old sign-and-swipe payment method making credit card fraud much less prevalent. European markets have been using EMV payment methods for a while, because fraud was much more prevalent in foreign markets. However crime will almost always follow the path of least resistance and this case was no different. Credit card fraud is now a huge issue in the states.

What this means for credit card companies like Visa, Mastercard, and American Express is that there will be a liability shift when this switch to EMV technology is made. Right now, if someone fraudulently uses a credit card at a department store, these credit card companies usually end up eating the loss. After October 2015, merchants who are EMV compliant will have to eat the loss of credit card fraud. This will make the technology prevalent and lead to a lot less eating of losses.

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Member Avatar Gibbs721 (36.20) Submitted: 1/21/2015 12:45:57 PM : Outperform Start Price: $73.82 MA Score: +16.73

Visa and MasterCard are the dominate credit card brands and will most likely continue to be profitable as long as humans continue to buy goods on credit.

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Member Avatar InvestorBob (< 20) Submitted: 1/5/2015 6:16:49 PM : Outperform Start Price: $83.35 MA Score: +6.01

Leader in credit / debit cards. Strong earnings per share.

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Member Avatar klanceman1 (50.28) Submitted: 1/5/2015 5:01:15 PM : Outperform Start Price: $82.73 MA Score: +6.71

good co. great track record

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Member Avatar americium (53.84) Submitted: 11/21/2014 6:41:27 PM : Outperform Start Price: $84.50 MA Score: +7.08

If I had to put all of my money in one stock I would flip a coin between Visa and MC.

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Member Avatar purplehayes4 (60.12) Submitted: 11/8/2014 7:09:24 AM : Outperform Start Price: $84.40 MA Score: +5.29

Hooking up with apple and other payment technologies will creat more demand for mastercard and will allow them to charge a premium.

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Member Avatar Steve1973 (75.40) Submitted: 10/24/2014 8:45:06 PM : Outperform Start Price: $73.72 MA Score: +17.15

I've been a member since 1994. They have good customer service and good reasons to keep being a member, such as security features and various types of free insurance when flying or renting a car. Also, the interest rates that people will be paying on their credit card bills is a guaranteed source of revenue.

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Member Avatar TMFPencils (99.83) Submitted: 10/17/2014 2:19:20 PM : Outperform Start Price: $70.79 MA Score: +17.99

Taking advantage of the recent drop to call this an outperform for the next 5+ years. Mastercard is a machine when it comes to generating and accumulating cash. CEO Ajay Banga earns a 92% employee approval on Glassdoor, with Mastercard as a whole receiving a 3.7/5 employee rating.

A large worldwide market opportunity in payment solutions, proven cash production, and a strong culture are enough for me to give this a go in CAPS. Outperform.

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Member Avatar dstwhit (78.85) Submitted: 10/8/2014 11:35:30 AM : Outperform Start Price: $72.50 MA Score: +17.83

strong leadership; large margins; near duopoly; int'l growth; apple pay; MF bbs
but watch: competitive industry and threats of paypal, amazon pay, apple pay (could eventually cut MA out or hurt margins)

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Member Avatar NetsMasters (33.98) Submitted: 10/1/2014 10:24:58 PM : Underperform Start Price: $72.49 MA Score: -18.43

.................No country has survived a more than 50% Government circular money exchange system. The rapid break down will occur within the next 5 years.

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