Top investors

Together, the top ten investors in MasterCard (MA) added 0.7 million shares to their positions in the first quarter. Five of the ten investors reduced their position in the stock during the first quarter. A sale of 1.4 million shares by T. Rowe Price Associates was the largest sale transaction among the top ten investors. A purchase of 2.1 million shares by Capital World Investors was the largest buy transaction. Capital World Investors own 2.3% of MasterCard’s outstanding shares.

MasterCard: Changes in Institutional Ownership

The above chart shows the top ten investors in MasterCard along with their positions in the stock. Together, the ten investors hold 39.9% of the company’s outstanding shares. MasterCard Foundation, the largest shareholder with 11.1% ownership, didn’t change its position during the first quarter. MasterCard Foundation sold 0.2 million shares during 2017. The second-largest shareholder in MasterCard, the Vanguard Group sold 22,899 shares in the first quarter. The Vanguard Group owns 7% of MasterCard’s outstanding shares. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, the third-largest shareholder, sold 1.1 million MasterCard shares in the first quarter.

Other transactions

Recently, Deutsche Asset Management UK bought 1.6 million MasterCard shares. Coatue Capital bought 1.5 million shares. Susquehanna International Group, California Public Employees’ Retirement System, and Asset Management One USA each sold 1.1 million MasterCard shares. MasterCard stock has risen ~34% in 2019 and outperformed the broader markets.

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