Ycg Has Decreased Mastercard (MA) Position; East West Bancorp Has 1.22 Sentiment

May 24, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

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Ycg Llc decreased Mastercard Inc (MA) stake by 2.32% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Ycg Llc sold 4,804 shares as Mastercard Inc (MA)’s stock rose 14.37%. The Ycg Llc holds 201,903 shares with $30.59 million value, down from 206,707 last quarter. Mastercard Inc now has $201.48B valuation. The stock increased 0.71% or $1.37 during the last trading session, reaching $192.99. About 2.53M shares traded. Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has risen 54.12% since May 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 42.57% the S&P500.

East West Bancorp Inc (EWBC) investors sentiment increased to 1.22 in Q4 2017. It’s up 0.04, from 1.18 in 2017Q3. The ratio is better, as 175 funds opened new and increased positions, while 143 cut down and sold their stakes in East West Bancorp Inc. The funds in our database now have: 124.03 million shares, down from 124.37 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of funds holding East West Bancorp Inc in top ten positions decreased from 2 to 1 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 21 Reduced: 122 Increased: 116 New Position: 59.

More recent Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Mastercard: Is It Overvalued?” on May 16, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Mastercard jumps after revenue guidance lift” on May 02, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “By The Numbers: Should You Buy Mastercard Stock?” with publication date: April 26, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 8 selling transactions for $59.23 million activity. 30,628 shares were sold by Murphy Timothy H, worth $5.53M. 3,993 shares were sold by Fraccaro Michael, worth $692,252. $44.45 million worth of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) was sold by BANGA AJAY on Thursday, May 3. McLaughlin Edward Grunde had sold 17,167 shares worth $2.61M on Tuesday, January 2. Shares for $866,104 were sold by Haythornthwaite Richard on Monday, April 2. CARLUCCI DAVID R had sold 5,950 shares worth $1.09 million. On Thursday, May 3 the insider Vosburg Craig sold $3.25 million.

Among 40 analysts covering Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA), 35 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 88% are positive. Mastercard Incorporated had 131 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, February 1. UBS initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, December 16 report. On Wednesday, February 15 the stock rating was initiated by Loop Capital with “Buy”. On Tuesday, August 29 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”. As per Friday, October 30, the company rating was downgraded by S&P Research. The stock of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, April 29 by Citigroup. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 27 by RBC Capital Markets. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) rating on Wednesday, August 30. KeyBanc Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $140.0 target. The company was maintained on Friday, May 4 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. Wedbush maintained Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) rating on Friday, October 30. Wedbush has “Neutral” rating and $100 target.

Analysts await Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $1.54 earnings per share, up 40.00% or $0.44 from last year’s $1.1 per share. MA’s profit will be $1.61 billion for 31.33 P/E if the $1.54 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.50 actual earnings per share reported by Mastercard Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.67% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.02, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 46 investors sold MA shares while 492 reduced holdings. 131 funds opened positions while 356 raised stakes. 764.78 million shares or 1.94% less from 779.91 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Stephens Ar holds 0.19% or 33,580 shares in its portfolio. Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Mgmt Grp Ltd Liability Company has 0.47% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 13,955 shares. 1.75M were reported by Voya Inv Mgmt Ltd. Lenox Wealth Advsrs has 0% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Baystate Wealth Limited Liability accumulated 0.01% or 559 shares. Bailard owns 1,582 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Fifth Third Bankshares owns 786,336 shares or 0.81% of their US portfolio. Howard Hughes Medical Institute owns 60,000 shares or 2.36% of their US portfolio. Oakmont Prtnrs Limited Liability Corporation owns 1,325 shares. Wealth Architects Lc holds 1,696 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Mgmt Corp holds 0.26% or 195,000 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Duncker Streett has 1.82% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 46,776 shares. Camarda Finance Advsr Limited Liability owns 51 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Pictet Asset Mgmt Limited, United Kingdom-based fund reported 540,874 shares. Cahill Advsrs holds 2,053 shares or 0.16% of its portfolio.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 19 sales for $5.15 million activity.

Hahn Capital Management Llc holds 3.31% of its portfolio in East West Bancorp, Inc. for 577,360 shares. First Wilshire Securities Management Inc owns 190,219 shares or 3.17% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Noesis Capital Mangement Corp has 2.96% invested in the company for 139,574 shares. The Vermont-based Community Financial Services Group Llc has invested 2.94% in the stock. Marietta Investment Partners Llc, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 94,410 shares.

Another recent and important East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) news was published by Nasdaq.com which published an article titled: “Report: Exploring Fundamental Drivers Behind East West, Southern Copper, UBS Group AG, Scientific Games, Leidos …” on May 14, 2018.

Analysts await East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC) to report earnings on July, 19. They expect $1.08 earnings per share, up 33.33% or $0.27 from last year’s $0.81 per share. EWBC’s profit will be $156.46 million for 16.56 P/E if the $1.08 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.13 actual earnings per share reported by East West Bancorp, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -4.42% negative EPS growth.

The stock decreased 0.47% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $71.52. About 488,060 shares traded. East West Bancorp, Inc. (EWBC) has risen 21.17% since May 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.62% the S&P500.

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