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MasterCard Inc. Stock Evaluation
Carlos Davila
Devry University

MasterCard Inc. has enjoyed a healthy introduction and life in the New York Stock Exchange since its initial public offering in 2006. This survey examines the likelihood of future success, as well as the healthy measurements in equity returns, CAPM measurements and stock prices. MasterCard stockholders have continually been encouraged to purchase stocks with great incentives like stock splits, and increasing dividends. By comparison to competition from Visa, American Express and Discover, MasterCard has remained a top contender with annual revenues in the tens of billions of dollars, and is projected to exceed all credit processing firms in 2014.

MasterCard Inc. Stock Evaluation
MasterCard Worldwide (NYSE symbol MA) is an American and multinational financial service provider in New York. The Global Operations Headquarters is located in O'Fallon, Missouri. Across the globe, its principal business is to process payments between the banks of merchants and the card issuing banks or credit unions of the purchasers (buyers) who use the "MasterCard" brand debit and credit cards to make purchases. MasterCard Worldwide has been a publicly traded company since 2006 on the New York Stock Exchange. Prior to its initial public offering, MasterCard Worldwide was a cooperative unit owned over 25,000 financial institutions that issued its branded cards to their members.
MasterCard was originally known as Interbank/Master Charge from 1966 to 1979 before its iconic “double circle” label was created. The firm was created by several California banks as a competitor to the BankAmericard issued by Bank of America. The competition later became the Visa credit card issued by Visa Incorporated. MasterCard, Inc. shares the payment processing market with its largest competitor- Visa, and several other smaller…...

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