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MA

MasterCard

$145.86

-8.33 (-5.40%)

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MasterCard options active as shares see relative weakness

MasterCard options active as shares see relative weakness. The stock down $7.50 to $146.70 and a buyer opens a 4.1K block of Dec 144 puts for $1.90. 5.3K trade total and the bearish flow opens positions struck 1.5% below spot, expiring in 16 days. Meanwhile, 850 Dec 1st 149 - Dec 8th 144 put spreads trade at 95c and appears to be rolling long put out one week, down 5 strikes. Jan 155, Jan 150, and Dec 155s are the most active call options in the name. Total volume is running at double the normal pace. 14K puts and 8K calls so far. 30-day implied volatility 40% higher to 20.

MA MasterCard
$145.86

-8.33 (-5.40%)

11/01/17
BMOC
11/01/17
NO CHANGE
Target $174
BMOC
Outperform
MasterCard price target raised to $174 from $157 at BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst Paulo Ribeiro raised his price target on MasterCard to $174 and kept his Outperform rating following Q3 results. Ribeiro notes an across-the-board strength in payment volumes plus pricing benefit, adding that maintained guidance was due to management's conservatism. The analyst says MasterCard is well positioned heading into FY18 and over the longer term with potential upside to consensus, which he says does not reflect the full extent of increase in FY16-18 outlook.
11/01/17
KEYB
11/01/17
NO CHANGE
Target $170
KEYB
Overweight
MasterCard price target raised to $170 from $165 at KeyBanc
KeyBanc analyst Josh Beck raised his price target for MasterCard to $170 from $165 after the company posted a broad-based beat with payment volume, every revenue segment, and EPS all topping his expectations. The analyst reiterates an Overweight rating on the shares.
11/01/17
RHCO
11/01/17
NO CHANGE
Target $180
RHCO
Buy
MasterCard price target raised to $180 from $160 at SunTrust
SunTrust analyst Andrew Jeffrey raised his price target on MasterCard to $180 and kept his Buy rating after Q3 results. Jeffrey says improving global economy and market share gains in Europe will sustain MasterCard sales strength. The analyst also notes that the company's technology investments could weigh on margins but will position MasterCard for long-term growth in a rapidly changing Payments industry. Jeffrey adds that the company enjoys a first-mover and competitive advantage in B2B thanks to Vocalink and work on domestic fast ACH payments.
11/17/17
BOFA
11/17/17
NO CHANGE
BOFA
Buy
Visa highlights possible EC interchange changes, says BofA/Merrill
BofA Merrill Lynch analyst Jason Kupferberg said the "most interesting new disclosure" in Visa's (V) just-filed 10-K was that the European Commission may require the company to reduce its European cross-border interchange rates. The EC is focused specifically on interchange fees set by Visa and MasterCard (MA) that represent revenue for their card issuers, while their own network fees are not being looked at, Kupferberg noted. However, depending how much these interchange fees are potentially cut, he can't rule out "some type of downstream impact" on fees, he added. The analyst, who does not see any cause for concern about near-term estimates, recommends keeping a close eye on this issue. He keeps a Buy rating on Visa shares.

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