Rockland Trust Co Decreased By $857,378 Its Mastercard Cl A (MA) Holding; Main Street Restaurant Group (MAIN) Sentiment Is 1.05

April 21, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

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Rockland Trust Co decreased Mastercard Inc Cl A (MA) stake by 6.93% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Rockland Trust Co sold 5,678 shares as Mastercard Inc Cl A (MA)’s stock rose 14.37%. The Rockland Trust Co holds 76,241 shares with $11.54M value, down from 81,919 last quarter. Mastercard Inc Cl A now has $186.18 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.08% or $1.93 during the last trading session, reaching $177.08. About 4.23 million shares traded or 2.14% up from the average. Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has risen 54.12% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 42.57% the S&P500.

Main Street Restaurant Group Inc (MAIN) investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in Q4 2017. It’s down -0.28, from 1.33 in 2017Q3. The ratio is negative, as 59 investment professionals opened new or increased equity positions, while 56 decreased and sold holdings in Main Street Restaurant Group Inc. The investment professionals in our database now hold: 13.85 million shares, down from 14.20 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Main Street Restaurant Group Inc in top ten equity positions was flat from 4 to 4 for the same number . Sold All: 11 Reduced: 45 Increased: 45 New Position: 14.

It closed at $37.3 lastly. It is down 0.58% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.97% the S&P500.

Main Street Capital Corporation is a business development firm specializing in long- term equity and debt investments in small and lower middle market companies. The company has market cap of $2.19 billion. The firm focuses on investments in, subordinated loans, private equity, venture debt, mezzanine investments, mature, mid venture, industry consolidation, later stage, late venture, emerging growth, management buyouts, change of control transactions, ownership transitions, recapitalizations, strategic acquisitions, refinancing, business expansion capital, growth financings, family estate planning, and other growth initiatives primarily for later stage businesses. It has a 12.39 P/E ratio. It invests in consumer discretionary, consumer staples, energy, healthcare, industrials, information technology, materials, telecommunication services, and utilities sectors.

Analysts await Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) to report earnings on May, 3 after the close. They expect $0.60 earnings per share, up 7.14% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.56 per share. MAIN’s profit will be $35.26M for 15.54 P/E if the $0.60 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.64 actual earnings per share reported by Main Street Capital Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.25% negative EPS growth.

Ratings analysis reveals 25% of Main Street Capital’s analysts are positive. Out of 4 Wall Street analysts rating Main Street Capital, 1 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. MAIN was included in 4 notes of analysts from December 13, 2016. The rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird on Monday, January 9 to “Neutral”. Raymond James downgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Monday, February 27 report. FBR Capital downgraded Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE:MAIN) on Friday, January 20 to “Mkt Perform” rating. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, December 13 by National Securities.

Muzinich & Co. Inc. holds 9.77% of its portfolio in Main Street Capital Corporation for 1.90 million shares. Greenwich Investment Management Inc. owns 108,243 shares or 6.16% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Texan Capital Management has 3.48% invested in the company for 134,911 shares. The New York-based Silver Capital Management Llc has invested 3.12% in the stock. Mcgowan Group Asset Management Inc., a Texas-based fund reported 421,744 shares.

Rockland Trust Co increased Ishares Core S&P Small (IJR) stake by 5,608 shares to 10,350 valued at $795,000 in 2017Q4. It also upped Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ:SBUX) stake by 7,580 shares and now owns 175,575 shares. 3M Co (NYSE:MMM) was raised too.

Analysts await Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) to report earnings on May, 2 before the open. They expect $1.25 earnings per share, up 23.76% or $0.24 from last year’s $1.01 per share. MA’s profit will be $1.31B for 35.42 P/E if the $1.25 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.14 actual earnings per share reported by Mastercard Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.65% EPS growth.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 sales for $10.78 million activity. Haythornthwaite Richard sold $866,104 worth of stock or 5,000 shares. CARLUCCI DAVID R sold 5,950 shares worth $1.09 million. McLaughlin Edward Grunde sold $2.61 million worth of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) on Tuesday, January 2. Fraccaro Michael sold $692,252 worth of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) on Monday, April 9. Murphy Timothy H had sold 30,628 shares worth $5.53 million.

Among 40 analysts covering Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA), 36 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 90% are positive. Mastercard Incorporated has $212.0 highest and $29 lowest target. $164.96’s average target is -6.84% below currents $177.08 stock price. Mastercard Incorporated had 124 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, October 31 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Tuesday, November 1, the company rating was downgraded by Guggenheim. The rating was maintained by Wedbush on Friday, October 30 with “Neutral”. S&P Research maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, July 31 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, February 1 by Guggenheim. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, December 11 by Bernstein. The firm has “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Friday, July 28. The stock has “Hold” rating by Mizuho on Wednesday, October 11. The rating was upgraded by Argus Research to “Buy” on Friday, February 2. The stock of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, February 11 by Bank of America.

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