Credit card company Mastercard (MA) has been among the top-ranking stocks for some time, and with shares just below their all-time high it is not surprising that the stock gets very high technical scores. The fundamentals are also strong, giving MA an overall ranking of 86 from InvestorsObserver’s Stock Score Report. The company most recently reported earnings at the beginning of February, posting better than expected results for both the top and bottom line, which allowed the stock to avoid the selloff that most stocks experienced during the market correction. The company has grown earnings by 14.9% per year over the last five years and looking ahead analysts forecast per annum earnings growth of 20.3% for the next five years. Analysts remain upbeat, with an average price target of $186.10, versus its current price of $176.75.
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