Zwj Investment Counsel Inc decreased its stake in Mastercard Incorporated (MA) by 63.96% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Zwj Investment Counsel Inc sold 2,793 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.48% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 1,574 shares of the business services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $276,000, down from 4,367 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Zwj Investment Counsel Inc who had been investing in Mastercard Incorporated for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $208.18B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.36% or $0.72 during the last trading session, reaching $199.41. About 2.69M shares traded. Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has risen 56.80% since June 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 44.23% the S&P500. Some Historical MA News: 19/03/2018 – MasterCard keeps options open on cryptocurrencies; 15/05/2018 – Mastercard Presenting at JPMorgan Conference Tomorrow; 16/04/2018 – AMBASSADOR MICHAEL FROMAN JOINS MASTERCARD AS VICE CHAIRMAN AND PRESIDENT, STRATEGIC GROWTH; 22/03/2018 – Pymnts.com: Equifax Names Ex-Mastercard CEO To Its Board; 27/04/2018 – MASTERCARD INC – RICHARD DAVIS, FORMERLY OF U.S. BANCORP, HAS BEEN ADDED TO SLATE ALONG WITH COMPANY’S EXISTING DIRECTORS; 02/05/2018 – Mastercard Incorporated First-Quarter 2018 Financial Results Available on Company’s Website; 05/04/2018 – Mastercard Names Gilberto Caldart President, International; 11/04/2018 – U.S. Bank Mobile Payment Expands to Mastercard Business Travel Cards; 27/04/2018 – MASTERCARD INC – RICHARD DAVIS PROPOSED TO BE ADDED TO BOARD; 02/05/2018 – MASTERCARD 1Q ADJ EPS $1.50, EST. $1.24
Progeny 3 Inc increased its stake in Tpg Specialty Lending Inc (TSLX) by 35.13% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Progeny 3 Inc bought 104,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.41% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 400,027 shares of the company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $7.14 million, up from 296,027 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Progeny 3 Inc who had been investing in Tpg Specialty Lending Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.18 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.87% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $18.16. About 562,339 shares traded or 73.56% up from the average. TPG Specialty Lending, Inc. (NYSE:TSLX) has declined 6.98% since June 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.55% the S&P500. Some Historical TSLX News: 02/05/2018 – Wells Fargo Advisors LLC Exits TPG Specialty Lending; 05/03/2018 – FITCH AFFIRMS TPG SPECIALTY LENDING AT ‘BBB-‘; OUTLOOK POSITIVE; 03/05/2018 – TPG SPECIALTY LENDING 1Q ADJ EPS 0.56C, EST. 45.70C; 20/03/2018 – TPG Specialty Lending, Inc. Announces Public Offering of Common Stk; 03/05/2018 – TPG SPECIALTY LENDING INC TSLX.N – QTRLY NET INCOME PER SHARE$0.56; 05/03/2018 Fitch Affirms TPG Specialty Lending at ‘BBB-‘; Outlook Revised to Positive; 03/05/2018 – TPG SPECIALTY LENDING 1Q NAV/SHR $16.27; 21/03/2018 – TPG Specialty Lending, Inc. Prices Public Offering of Common Stk; 07/05/2018 – FERRELLGAS LP – ANNOUNCED AGREEMENT WITH LENDING GROUP LED BY TPG SPECIALTY LENDING TO PROVIDE CO WITH A NEW SENIOR SECURED CREDIT FACILITY; 04/04/2018 – TPG Specialty Lending, Inc. Schedules Earnings Release and Conference Call to Discuss its First Quarter Ended March 31, 2018
Zwj Investment Counsel Inc, which manages about $1.35 billion and $1.11 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Outfront Media Inc by 215,851 shares to 1.38M shares, valued at $25.82 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Merck & Co Inc (NYSE:MRK) by 15,357 shares in the quarter, for a total of 485,587 shares, and has risen its stake in Kayne Anderson Mlp Invt Co (NYSE:KYN).
More notable recent Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Mastercard, Inc. (MA) Management Presents at William Blair Growth Stock Brokers Conference (Transcript)” on June 13, 2018, also Streetinsider.com with their article: “First Data (FDC) Announces Collaboration with Mastercard (MA) to Provide Digital Disbursements to Clients” published on June 13, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Why I Would Still Choose Mastercard Over Visa” on May 28, 2018. More interesting news about Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Mastercard: Is It Overvalued?” published on May 16, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Mastercard – Priceless” with publication date: May 29, 2018.
Analysts await Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $1.54 earnings per share, up 40.00% or $0.44 from last year’s $1.1 per share. MA’s profit will be $1.61 billion for 32.37 P/E if the $1.54 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.50 actual earnings per share reported by Mastercard Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.67% EPS growth.
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.86 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.05, from 0.91 in 2017Q4. It dropped, as 47 investors sold MA shares while 533 reduced holdings. 121 funds opened positions while 378 raised stakes. 750.68 million shares or 1.84% less from 764.78 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Koshinski Asset reported 0.21% stake. Fayerweather Charles holds 15,712 shares or 4.39% of its portfolio. Twin Capital Management Incorporated holds 0.79% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 86,850 shares. Seatown Holdings Pte Limited accumulated 240,000 shares or 3.98% of the stock. Northern Tru Corporation has 11.04 million shares. Citadel Advisors Limited Liability Company has invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Tiverton Asset Lc has 1.25% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 102,447 shares. Clarkston Cap Prtnrs Llc, Michigan-based fund reported 72,385 shares. 139,167 were reported by Piedmont Investment Limited Com. Nelson Roberts Investment Advsrs Limited Company reported 24 shares stake. Wetherby Asset Mgmt reported 16,109 shares or 0.39% of all its holdings. Raymond James And Assocs invested in 0.16% or 511,988 shares. D E Shaw & Co Incorporated has 0.1% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 440,245 shares. Baldwin Mgmt Llc holds 0.21% or 3,300 shares in its portfolio. Andra Ap invested 0.17% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA).
Among 40 analysts covering Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA), 35 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 88% are positive. Mastercard Incorporated had 131 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup maintained Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) rating on Friday, September 11. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and $105 target. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Overweight” on Monday, October 30. Credit Suisse downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Thursday, July 27 report. On Tuesday, August 25 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, October 31. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Friday, February 2 report. On Wednesday, November 1 the stock rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Overweight”. Susquehanna maintained Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) rating on Monday, April 23. Susquehanna has “Buy” rating and $20600 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo on Wednesday, October 11. Vetr downgraded Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) rating on Monday, August 31. Vetr has “Buy” rating and $97.62 target.
Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 8 insider sales for $59.23 million activity. Fraccaro Michael sold $741,960 worth of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) on Monday, April 30. Another trade for 17,167 shares valued at $2.61 million was made by McLaughlin Edward Grunde on Tuesday, January 2. 17,496 shares were sold by Vosburg Craig, worth $3.25M on Thursday, May 3. CARLUCCI DAVID R sold $1.09M worth of stock or 5,950 shares. Murphy Timothy H sold $5.53M worth of stock or 30,628 shares. On Thursday, May 3 BANGA AJAY sold $44.45 million worth of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) or 239,020 shares.