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    Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

    Digital Assets Are on the Rise and MasterCard Joins in With USDC

    By Alyssa Exposito
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    Financials

    Mastercard’s (MA) Stock Forecast Before Its Q1 Earnings

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Earnings Report

    AXP’s Valuations Down in 4Q15, Targeted $1 Billion in Savings

    American Express (AXP) expects its full-year 2016 EPS to be between $5.40–$5.70. It looks to return to positive EPS growth in 2016 and is targeting a minimum of $5.60 EPS for 2017.

    By Robert Karr
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    Earnings Report

    Mergers and Marketing Efforts Pressure MasterCard’s Margins

    MasterCard’s rebates and incentives rose by 18% to $1.0 billion in 1Q16—higher than expected, mainly due to the timing of some deals and acquisitions.

    By Robert Karr
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    Financials

    A Look at Capital One’s Valuations

    Capital One Financial Corporation’s (COF) PE (price-to-earnings) ratio is 8.77x on an NTM basis compared to its competitors’ average PE ratio of 20.79x.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Earnings Report

    Visa Expected to Post Healthy Margins in Fiscal 3Q16

    Visa (V) has maintained its operating margin above 60% over the past few years. The company’s major expenses include personnel, marketing, network and processing, and professional fees.

    By Robert Karr
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Increased Spending, Electronic Payments Beneficial for Visa

    Visa’s total transactions grew by 11% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis in fiscal 4Q15. The company reported total transactions of 27.9 billion in fiscal 4Q15, as compared to 25 billion in fiscal 4Q14.

    By Robert Karr
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    MasterCard’s Performance to Be Driven by Investments, Expansions

    MasterCard (MA) is expected to release its 1Q17 earnings on April 27, 2017. Its EPS is expected to be $0.94, a 9.3% rise year-over-year.

    By Robert Karr
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Is Alibaba So Interested in Blockchain?

    Alibaba (BABA) tops the list of companies seeking to patent ideas related to blockchain technology.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What to Expect from Visa in Fiscal Q3 2018

    Visa (V) is expected to post EPS (earnings per share) of $1.11 in the third fiscal quarter (ending in June), boosted by strong business fundamentals.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Mastercard Witnesses Rise in Net Income

    In 1H16, Mastercard (MA) reported net income of $1.9 billion. In 1H17, it was $2.3 billion, reflecting a substantial rise of 16.5%.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Payment Processors Are Performing amid Challenges in 2016

    Payment processors are seeing major changes in 2016, including increased competition on pricing and the adoption of new technologies such as wearables.

    By Robert Karr
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Which Payment Processor Has the Highest Payouts and Repurchases?

    Payment processors are rewarding their shareholders with 1%–2% dividend yields, largely dependent on operating performance.

    By Robert Karr
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    MasterCard’s Leverage Is Comfortable for Expansion, Acquisitions

    MasterCard (MA) has debt of $3.3 billion with a total balance sheet of $15.9 billion as of March 31, 2016. This compares to $16.2 billion in 4Q15.

    By Robert Karr
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Mastercard Benefited from Certain Regions

    Mastercard benefited from the Latin America region. The region witnessed favorable momentum in consumer confidence and lower unemployment.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Can American Express Distributions Continue to Attract Investors?

    American Express (AXP) has been using its strong balance sheet position to consistently declare dividends to its shareholders.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Financials

    What to Expect from Payment Processing Companies in H2 2018

    In the first quarter, Capital One’s net income totaled $1.3 billion while Discover’s net income reached $666.0 million.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Revisiting PayPal–Amazon Payment Partnership Talks

    PayPal’s (PYPL) chief financial officer, John Rainey, mentioned partnering with Amazon (AMZN) during a recent Credit Suisse technology event. He didn’t clarify whether the companies were still in active talks.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Mastercard’s Positive View of QR Technology

    Mastercard’s (MA) 3Q17 profit margin stands at 38.7%.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Apple Pay Beats eBay and Google in In-Store Mobile Payments

    Apple Pay beat eBay’s PayPal and Google in in-store mobile payments. PayPal’s strong relationship with retailers places it as a significant player in this space.

    By Anne Shields
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding PayPal’s Choice Transition

    PayPal reported that its payment transaction per active account increased 12.0% year-over-year in 1Q17.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Do Facebook, Alibaba, and IBM Have in Common?

    Blockchain technology could generate $60.7 billion in annual revenues by 2024, up from $708.0 million in 2017, according to Market Reports Center.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Discover Financial: Tax Cuts and Payment Services Division

    Discover Financial’s (DFS) Payment Services segment saw a rise in its pretax income from $107.0 million in 2016 to $145.0 million in 2017.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What to Expect from Mastercard Moving Forward

    Wall Street analysts expect Mastercard (MA) to post earnings per share (or EPS) of $1.25 for 1Q18.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Apple’s Evolution in the Payment-Processing Market

    Apple could disrupt the business of established players PayPal and Square in the person-to-person payment-processing market.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    This Move Could Increase Mastercard’s Transaction Volumes

    On April 9, 2018, Mastercard (MA) made an announcement regarding the integration of its Masterpass service with the My Phillips 66 app.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Can Samsung Pay Mini Put Pressure on Apple Pay?

    In what appears to be a major break from industry tradition and a possible setback for Apple (AAPL), Samsung (SSNLF) is expanding the availability of its mobile payment service, Samsung Pay.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Analysts Recommend for Mastercard

    37 analysts are covering Mastercard (MA) in March 2018. Two of these analysts suggest a “hold,” while 17 analysts recommend a “strong buy.”

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How IBM Could Monetize Its Food-Tracking Platform

    IBM (IBM) has built a blockchain platform that provides real-time tracking of the food supply chain.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    An Investor’s Guide to Top-Performing Stocks for 2020

    Overall, tech stocks turned out to be the top performers for 2019. The gain in the technology sector helped the S&P 500 gain 29% in 2019.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Earnings Report

    A Look at the PayPal-Acorns Tie-Up

    Acorns is one of the nearly two dozen companies that PayPal has either invested in or inked commercial deals with over the past two years.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Earnings Report

    Investors should watch Discover’s stock in the longer term

    Discover Financial’s (DFS) stock price rose from $14.70 at the end of 2009 to $65.50 at the end of 2014. This is an increase of 346%.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Fund Managers

    Tiger Global raises its position in MasterCard

    MasterCard plans to sustain its growth and revenue by improving its pricing and increasing its processed transactions.

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Earnings Report

    Why Visa Saw Strong Performance in Fiscal 4Q17

    Visa (V) announced its fiscal 2017 results and its fiscal 4Q17 earnings report on October 25. The consumer financial giant reported strong numbers in fiscal 4Q17.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Why is Apple looking to partner with payment networks?

    Apple is expected to release the iPhone 6 on September 9. Its success could make people forget these issues. In addition to a bigger-screen iPhone 6, Apple is expected to introduce a few more attractive features.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analysts’ Views on Visa Stock

    Analysts still love Visa (V) stock, primarily because of its strong outlook.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will MasterCard’s Distributions Outperform Visa’s?

    MasterCard (MA) has been paying dividends on its outstanding common stock for the past few quarters and is expected to continue this legacy.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Consumer

    Lone Pine Capital starts new positions in BIDU, MA, DVA, P, Sells ISRG, RL – 13F Flash (C)

    Lone Pine Capital LLC, based in Greenwich, Connecticut, was founded in 1997 by Stephen Mandel and is one of the largest equity-focused hedge funds in the United States. It is estimated to have $28.3 billion of assets under management. In Q3 2013, it started new positions in Baidu Inc. (BIDU), MasterCard Inc. (MA), Davita Healthcare […]

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Consumer

    Here’s What Drove Groupon’s Stock Upward Last Month

    The stock price of online deal company Groupon (GRPN) rose 21.8% in November 2017 and closed the month at $5.64 on November 30.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Is American Express a Stock for Value Investors?

    Wall Street analysts have given a price target of $84.84 on Amex stock, which implies a rise of 0.6% from its current price level.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Earnings Report

    Visa Processed Transactions in Line with Expectations

    Visa (V) reported total processed transactions of 27.9 billion in 4Q15 compared to 25 billion in 4Q14. Total transactions are payments and cash transactions reported by clients on operating certificates.

    By Robert Karr
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Behind Mastercard’s Higher Valuations

    Mastercard has a price-to-cash-flow ratio of ~33.9x on an LTM (last-12-months) basis.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Payment Processors Dividends Are Now Rising on This

    Payment processors are rewarding their shareholders with dividend yields of 1%–2%, depending largely on operating performance.

    By Robert Karr
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Blockchain Lift or Sink IBM?

    IBM (IBM) is making a huge bet on blockchain, the technology that underpins most cryptocurrencies.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Visa Payment Volume Grew on Higher International Spending

    Visa saw growth in its international payments volume on a constant dollar basis, mainly due to spending in Sub-Saharan Africa and Mexico.

    By Robert Karr
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Visa Establishes Partnerships to Expand in China

    Visa announced partnerships with the China Foundation for Development of Financial Education and the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation.

    By Robert Karr
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Why PayPal Stock Is an Attractive Pick for Investors

    On Thursday, PayPal stock rose 2.6% and closed at $168.05 after an analyst upgrade. At the last closing price, PayPal’s market cap was $197.3 billion.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Financials

    Is AXP Stock a ‘Sell’ after Its Q1 Earnings?

    Today at 7:02 AM ET, AXP stock rose 1.1% to $84.10 in the pre-market session. The company reported its first-quarter earnings results on April 24.

    By Ambrish Shah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Tech Stocks Push S&P 500 to Record Highs?

    Tech stocks have been on a roll since the start of 2019. The S&P 500 ETF (INDEXSP: INX) has gained 31.4% since January 2019.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

    Bitcoin Year in Review and 2020 Forecast

    I wouldn’t call 2019 a sea of tranquility for Bitcoin. But at least it wasn’t as much of a roller-coaster ride as the two preceding years.

    By David Moadel
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why This Month Is Crucial for Facebook’s Libra Project

    In the coming weeks, Libra Association members will start committing to Facebook’s (FB) Libra cryptocurrency project formally.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    PayPal Abandons Facebook’s Libra: Could Others Follow?

    PayPal announced its withdrawal from the 28-member team of Facebook’s Libra Project. Libra has received criticism from the public and private sectors.

    By David Moadel
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Happened in the Libra Project This Month

    Although Zuckerberg was banking on Libra, the cryptocurrency project has landed on shaky ground. Here’s a rundown of its challenges this month.

    By Shankar Iyer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Libra 101: All You Need to Know about the Cryptocurrency

    Last week, Facebook (FB) and other founding members of the Libra Association launched Libra. Libra will be governed by a handful of large organizations including Uber (UBER), Lyft (LYFT), Visa (V), and Mastercard (MA). By the planned launch in 2020, Facebook expects to have 100 members in the governing body.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Libra Cryptocurrency Survive Assault from Lawmakers?

    Last week, the US House of Representatives asked Facebook (FB) to stop developing its Libra cryptocurrency.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Libra Cryptocurrency Transactions Might Not Start in 2020

    While Facebook set the middle of 2020 as the Libra Cryptocurrency’s launch date, many people think that the deadline might be too aggressive. 

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Europe’s Top Economies Reject Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency

    Germany and France, Europe’s largest and third-largest economies, say they have no place for Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Financials

    Card shark Citigroup plays for major revenue

    Citigroup is the world’s largest credit card issuer. Bank of America and Capital One follow Citigroup in terms of credit and charge volume.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Consumer

    Why Blue Ridge Capital exits position in Coach

    Coach shares fell in June after the company said it will close 70 out of its 351 North American full-price stores by the end of the first half of 2015.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Why eBay’s 2014 database breach was one of the worst ever

    According to eBay, this cyberattack compromised about 145 million user records. This is one of the worst database compromises in history.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Facebook Pay: PayPal Isn’t the Target After Libra Exit

    Facebook (FB) launched a new payment service that will work across its family of apps. The payment service is called Facebook Pay.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Consumer

    Lone Pine Capital starts new positions in BIDU, MA, DVA, P, Sells ISRG, RL – 13F Flash (B)

      Lone Pine Capital LLC, based in Greenwich, Connecticut, was founded in 1997 by Stephen Mandel and is one of the largest equity-focused hedge funds in the United States. It is estimated to have $28.3 billion of assets under management. In Q3 2013, it started new positions in Baidu Inc. (BIDU), MasterCard Inc. (MA), Davita […]

    By Samantha Nielson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Are Cryptocurrencies and PayPal a Risk for Banking?

    Alternative options, such as cryptocurrencies or payment platforms like PayPal (PYPL), may impact banks in the long term. They are here to stay.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    Visa Collaborated with PayPal to Expand in Europe

    Visa (V) reported strong net revenues in fiscal 3Q17 on the back of processed transactions, cross-border volumes, and payments volumes.

    By Raymond Anderson
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    Consumer

    US GDP Shatters Expectations, Pessimists Run for Cover

    The US GDP increased at an impressive rate of 1.9% for the third quarter. The growth beat the expectations of around 1.6% for the quarter.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Are Mastercard’s Earnings Results a Win for America?

    Mastercard just posted a solid earnings beat. It’s been a blockbuster Q3 for payment companies, with Visa and American Express beating projections, too.

    By David Moadel
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Could the Fed Trigger an S&P 500 Crash This Week?

    The S&P 500 Index, which is trading close to an all-time high, could be affected by the Fed’s tone in its upcoming meeting.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Libra Responds to PayPal’s Exit from Facebook Currency Project

    PayPal (PYPL) has decided to drop out of Facebook’s (FB) Libra Association, the group set to run the Libra cryptocurrency network.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Apple Services Are Overshadowing the iPhone

    By 2020, Apple aims to double its Services revenue from 2016. Meanwhile, the iPhone is looking less and less important for the company.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Consumer

    What Led Oracle to Add $12 Billion to Its Share Buyback Program?

    During its fiscal 2Q18 results, Oracle announced that it had added $12 billion to the company’s share buyback program.

    By Anne Shields
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    Basic Materials

    Mario Gabelli: What To Do if Market Declines

    On August 24, in an interview with CNBC, Mario Gabelli encouraged value investing. He is the CEO, chairman, and founder of GAMCO Investors.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analysts Bet on Square Stock: What’s Next?

    Square (SQ) stock is up over 3% in today’s trading session. SQ jumped after Wells Fargo upgraded its rating to “outperform” from “market perform.”

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Verizon and Wells Fargo Are Getting on the Blockchain

    Verizon (VZ) and Wells Fargo (WFC) are taking steps to integrate blockchain technology into their business models. Here’s why.

    By David Moadel
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Apple Card’s Launch Date in August Isn’t Confirmed

    Despite not knowing the Apple Card’s launch date, the card moved from a promise to a reality. Apple Card is a reality inside Apple offices.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Has Trump’s Mistrust for Tech Affected His Views on Libra?

    Late Thursday, Trump hurled three tweet bombs at cryptocurrencies, specifically naming Bitcoin and Facebook’s (FB) Libra.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Earnings Report

    Why American Express’s Q2 Earnings Rose

    American Express (AXP) reported its second-quarter earnings results on Friday before the market opened. Its EPS beat analysts’ consensus estimate.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Consumer

    Libra and Big Tech Go to Capitol Hill and Cryptocurrencies Fall

    Yesterday, Facebook’s (FB) David Marcus, head of Facebook’s Calibra wallet, visited Capitol Hill to testify in front of the Senate Banking Committee.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    S&P 500 Hits 3,000 and BTC Falls as Powell Voices Libra Concerns

    Fed Chair Powell’s testimony to Congress concluded yesterday. During his testimony, Powell said that Libra, Facebook’s (FB) cryptocurrency project, raises “serious concerns.”

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Upcoming Earnings Remain Critical for Technology Markets

    Tech stocks made a stellar comeback in the first six months of 2019. The Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK) has returned 15.8% so far this year.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Financials

    How Long Will Facebook’s Libra Fuel Bitcoin Rally?

    Ever since the news about Facebook’s (FB) cryptocurrency project broke, Bitcoin has rallied on the hope that Facebook’s entry in the space will help make cryptocurrencies mainstream. Facebook’s cryptocurrency will be called Libra and will be governed by an association with 28 founding members across industries.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    MasterCard and Visa’s Valuation and Earnings Growth

    Currently, MasterCard (MA) is trading at a forward PE ratio of ~33x—higher than Visa’s (V) ratio of ~30x.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    MasterCard Stock Has Outperformed Visa in 2019

    MasterCard (MA) stock has risen ~34% in 2019. MasterCard stock has outperformed Visa (V) by ~11%.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Mastercard Targets Gig Workers with Lyft Partnership

    Continuing with its innovative ways to expand its customer base, Mastercard (MA) is now targeting the “gig economy.”

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Analyzing Visa’s Valuation after Its Q2 Earnings

    Visa (V) is trading at a forward PE ratio of 27.7x, which is higher than its five-year average PE ratio of 24.5x.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Consumer

    Berkshire-Backed StoneCo Tumbles after ITUB Ups Ante

    StoneCo (STNE) was trading down 27.6% as of 1:30 PM ET. The negative price action was driven by an announcement by Itaú Unibanco Holding (ITUB).

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Visa: Analysts Are Bullish before Its Earnings

    Visa (V) has seen three upward revisions in its target price in April. On April 10, Cowen increased its target price for Visa from $161 to $177.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    How Visa Stock Might Perform until Its Earnings

    The implied volatility in Visa fell by ~12.5 percentage points from January 2 to 18.73% on April 12. Visa stock has risen ~21% during this period.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    What Might Drive Visa’s Q2 Earnings Growth?

    According to data released on March 29, consumer spending rose 0.1% in January. Disposable personal income fell 0.2% in January.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    Will Visa Exceed Its Earnings Estimates Again?

    Visa (V) is scheduled to report its second-quarter earnings on April 24. In the quarter ending December 31, Visa reported 7% sequential EPS growth.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Consumer

    Berkshire Hathaway: Payment Industry in Q1

    Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-B) has invested in several payment industry stocks like Visa (V), Mastercard (MA), American Express (AXP), and StoneCo.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Will Apple’s Credit Card Benefit iPhone Users?

    On March 25, Apple (AAPL) announced that it would launch an Apple-branded credit card, known as Apple Card, this summer in the United States.

    By Sophia Nicholson
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    Consumer

    Goldman Sachs’ Take on Uncertain Stock Market: Get Defensive

    Last month, Goldman Sachs predicted the S&P 500 (SPY) will reach 3,000 by the end of 2019.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Innovative Services around Microsoft Azure Are Fueling Its Growth

    Although Amazon’s Amazon Web Services continues to be the most popular cloud platform, Microsoft’s Azure is growing faster.

    By Puneet Sikka
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why PayPal Is Hiking Its Venmo Bank Transfer Fees

    Venmo processed $17.0 billion in transactions in the third quarter, up 78.0% year-over-year.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Earnings Report

    Mastercard Stock Soars on Stunning Q3 2018 Results

    Mastercard (MA) stock rose ~3% in premarket trading on October 30 following its announcement of its impressive third-quarter results.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Behind the PayPal–Amex Partnership

    PayPal finished the third quarter with 254.0 million active customers on its platform.

    By Neha Gupta
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    Earnings Report

    Digitization and Tech Investment Drove Visa’s Payment Volume

    Visa’s (V) fourth-quarter results benefited from the growing global trend of cashless transactions.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Earnings Report

    Visa’s Q4 Profit Jumps 34%: A Look at Key Growth Drivers

    Visa’s adjusted fourth-quarter EPS jumped 34% year-over-year to $1.21 and surpassed Wall Street analysts’ estimates by a penny.

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at IBM’s Food Trust Platform

    Alibaba has submitted 90 blockchain-related patent applications, compared to 89 blockchain patent applications submitted by IBM.

    By Ruchi Gupta
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    Earnings Report

    What’s Mastercard’s Valuation ahead of Third-Quarter Earnings?

    At current market prices, Mastercard (MA) trades at a premium valuation to most of its peers with the exception of PayPal Holdings (PYPL).

    By Anirudha Bhagat
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