Ratings on Mastercard
Analysts’ rating on Mastercard (MA) improved in July compared to June. In July 2018, Mastercard was covered by 40 analysts. 18 of these analysts have given the stock a “strong buy,” 19 recommended a “buy,” and three analysts rated the stock a “hold.”
In June 2018, 19 analysts rated the stock a “buy,” three suggested a “hold,” and the remaining 16 rated the stock as a “strong buy.” Moving forward, the ratings could further improve if the trade worries settle down, as this could further improve consumers’ confidence.
Ratings on competitors
The ratings on Mastercard’s competitor (IYF) Visa (V) have also improved from the previous month. In July, the stock garnered “strong buy” ratings from 16 analysts, while 14 analysts had this rating in June.
In July 2018, American Express (AXP) was tracked by 31 analysts. 15 analysts gave the stock “hold” ratings. Two are suggesting a “strong sell,” ten are recommending a “buy,” and the remaining four have given the stock a “strong buy” rating. In June, the stock had “buy” ratings from nine analysts, a “strong sell” from two, a “strong buy” from four, and a “hold” from 16 analysts.
Discover Financial Services (DFS) is covered by 25 analysts in July 2018. Eight of these analysts have given the stock a “hold” rating, nine are recommending a “buy,” and the remaining eight gave the stock “strong buy” ratings.