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MasterCard fined EUR570M by EU over cross-border barriers

The European Commission has fined the card scheme Mastercard EURO$570 566 000 for limiting the possibility for merchants to benefit from better conditions offered by banks established elsewhere in the Single Market, in breach of EU antitrust rules. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: "European consumers use payment cards every day, when they buy food or clothes or make purchases online. By preventing merchants from shopping around for better conditions offered by banks in other Member States, Mastercard's rules artificially raised the costs of card payments, harming consumers and retailers in the EU." The Commission investigation found that because of Mastercard's cross-border acquiring rules retailers paid more in bank services to receive card payments than if they had been free to shop around for lower-priced services. This led to higher prices for retailers and consumers, to limited cross-border competition and to an artificial segmentation of the Single Market. The Commission concluded that Mastercard's rules prevented retailers from benefitting from lower fees and restricted competition between banks cross border, in breach of EU antitrust rules. The infringement ended when Mastercard amended its rules in view of the entry into force of the Interchange Fee Regulation.

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MA MasterCard
$201.99

2.78 (1.40%)

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MasterCard downgraded to Neutral from Buy at BofA/Merrill
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MasterCard downgraded to Neutral on near-term concerns at BofA/Merrill
As previously reported, BofA/Merrill downgraded MasterCard to Neutral from Buy with a $207 price target. Analyst Jason Kupferberg has near-term concerns regarding a deceleration in cross-border and high FY19 estimates. The analyst remains positive on MasterCard's long-term outlook but views catalysts as limited near-term.
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01/09/19
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Target $226
UBSW
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MasterCard upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS
UBS analyst Eric Wasserstrom upgraded MasterCard to Buy and raised his price target for the shares to $226 from $206. The analyst increased his 2019-2021 volume and revenue forecasts primarily to reflect the company's strategic initiatives to expand into the enterprise business-to-business payments space. As a result, he now considers MasterCard's valuation and risk/reward to be attractive. Strong operating performance will drive positive revisions to consensus earnings forecasts over the next few years, Wasserstrom tells investors in a research note.
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Target $99
MSCO
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PayPal merchant acceptance lead widened in Q4, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst James Faucette said that PayPal (PYPL) widened its merchant acceptance lead in Q4 as it added a net of 8 of the U.S.'s top 500 internet retailers while the next largest accepted digital wallet, Amazon Pay (AMZN), lost 4 net merchants this quarter. PayPal now has acceptance at 82% of the top 500 U.S. Internet retailers, up from 81% last quarter, while Amazon's acceptance rate slipped to 12% from 13%. MasterCard's (MA) MasterPass gained 1 net new merchant, Visa Checkout (V) gained no net new merchants and Bitcoin acceptance remained unchanged at 4 of the top 500, Faucette added. The analyst, who think PayPal's acceptance lead and consumers' shift toward online purchases should support total payments volume growth at or above the rate of e-commerce, keeps an Overweight rating on PayPal shares and raised his price target to $99 from $97.

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