$1.68 EPS Expected for Mastercard (MA); Scharf Investments Has Lowered Its Cdk Global (CDK) Holding

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Analysts expect Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) to report $1.68 EPS on May, 1.They anticipate $0.18 EPS change or 12.00% from last quarter’s $1.5 EPS. MA’s profit would be $1.72B giving it 35.74 P/E if the $1.68 EPS is correct. After having $1.55 EPS previously, Mastercard Incorporated’s analysts see 8.39% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.03% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $240.17. About 1.36M shares traded. Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has risen 30.43% since April 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.06% the S&P500. Some Historical MA News: 05/04/2018 – Mastercard Names Gilberto Caldart President, International; 02/05/2018 – Mastercard 1Q Gross Dollar Volume 14%; 02/05/2018 – Mastercard Incorporated First-Quarter 2018 Financial Results Available on Company’s Website; 02/05/2018 – MASTERCARD: CROSS-BORDER GROWTH MODERATING AMID CRYPTO DROP-OFF; 25/03/2018 – Move Over, Mastercard. Upstarts Gain in Hot India Payments Space; 02/05/2018 – Mastercard’s Revenue Boosted by Increased Consumer Spending–3rd Update; 16/05/2018 – IFC, Mastercard Foundation Extend Financial Inclusion for Millions in Africa; 21/05/2018 – Crypto Company Launches App Aimed to Replace Visa Mastercard Payments; 27/04/2018 – MASTERCARD SAYS RICHARD DAVIS PROPOSED TO BE ADDED TO BOARD; 19/04/2018 – New Mexico AG: AG Balderas Announces Settlement with Visa & MasterCard Over Excessive Credit & Debit Card Fees – April 19, 2018

Scharf Investments Llc decreased Cdk Global Inc (CDK) stake by 0.51% reported in 2018Q4 SEC filing. Scharf Investments Llc sold 10,035 shares as Cdk Global Inc (CDK)’s stock rose 16.38%. The Scharf Investments Llc holds 1.96M shares with $93.94 million value, down from 1.97M last quarter. Cdk Global Inc now has $7.53 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.12% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $60.38. About 333,809 shares traded. CDK Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDK) has declined 13.56% since April 17, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.93% the S&P500. Some Historical CDK News: 15/03/2018 – Phase 1 Clinical Data With Cyclacel’s CYC065 CDK Inhibitor Have Been Selected for Oral Presentation at AACR 2018 Annual Meeti; 26/04/2018 – CDK Global 3Q EPS 71c; 07/03/2018 ClinicalTrial US: G1T38, a CDK 4/6 Inhibitor, in Combination With Osimertinib in EGFR-Mutant Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer; 26/04/2018 – CDK GLOBAL SEES FY 2018 ADJ. REVENUES UP 2.5% – 3.0%; 17/04/2018 – CDK Global Acquires Progressus Media; 26/04/2018 – CDK GLOBAL 3Q ADJ EPS 85C, EST. 84C; 26/04/2018 – CDK GLOBAL – HAVE NARROWED CO’S GAAP EARNINGS PER SHARE OUTLOOK FOR FISCAL YEAR TO $2.67 – $2.72 ,MAINTAINED ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE OUTLOOK OF $3.23 – $3.28; 05/04/2018 – CDK Websites Enhanced for Dealer Control and Design; Primed for Mobile-First Indexing; 17/04/2018 – CDK GLOBAL BUYS PROGRESSUS MEDIA; 17/05/2018 – CDK Global Favored by 6 Hedge Funds, 13Fs Show

Analysts await CDK Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDK) to report earnings on April, 25. They expect $0.90 earnings per share, up 5.88% or $0.05 from last year’s $0.85 per share. CDK’s profit will be $112.24 million for 16.77 P/E if the $0.90 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.96 actual earnings per share reported by CDK Global, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.25% negative EPS growth.

Scharf Investments Llc increased Novartis A G (NYSE:NVS) stake by 86,972 shares to 895,002 valued at $76.80M in 2018Q4. It also upped Cognizant Technology Solutio (NASDAQ:CTSH) stake by 1.02M shares and now owns 1.82 million shares. Cerner Corp (NASDAQ:CERN) was raised too.

More notable recent CDK Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDK) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “CDK Global to Announce Third Quarter Fiscal 2019 Financial Results on April 30, 2019 – Nasdaq” on April 09, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Autovance Technologies Joins CDK Global Partner Program – Nasdaq” published on April 03, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Radius Health (RDUS) Rallies 33.4% YTD on Robust Tymlos Sales – Nasdaq” on April 16, 2019. More interesting news about CDK Global, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDK) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Pfizer’s Ibrance Gets FDA Approval for Breast Cancer in Men – Nasdaq” published on April 06, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Financial Results – Nasdaq” with publication date: March 27, 2019.

Among 14 analysts covering Mastercard (NYSE:MA), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 93% are positive. Mastercard had 15 analyst reports since November 1, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, March 12 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The company was maintained on Tuesday, February 19 by Susquehanna. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, March 12 by Stephens. The stock has “Buy” rating by Nomura on Wednesday, February 20. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy” on Tuesday, March 26. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of MA in report on Thursday, January 3 with “Outperform” rating. As per Thursday, November 1, the company rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, January 9 by UBS. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, March 14 by Wedbush. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, March 20 with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.99 in 2018 Q4. Its up 0.02, from 0.97 in 2018Q3. It is positive, as 75 investors sold Mastercard Incorporated shares while 494 reduced holdings. 113 funds opened positions while 453 raised stakes. 806.08 million shares or 9.71% more from 734.72 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Banced reported 4,770 shares or 1.95% of all its holdings. Farmers & Merchants Invests Inc accumulated 4,517 shares. Summit Wealth Advsrs Ltd Co holds 0.13% or 2,048 shares in its portfolio. 12,085 were reported by Murphy Cap Mgmt. Strategy Asset Managers Lc owns 12,929 shares. Schwartz Inv Counsel invested in 1.81% or 155,550 shares. Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans, a Minnesota-based fund reported 1.42M shares. Public Sector Pension Board holds 0.4% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 251,141 shares. American Century accumulated 5.36 million shares. Alkeon Cap Mgmt holds 1.04% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) or 847,803 shares. 189,840 are owned by Westpac Bk Corp. Amalgamated Bancshares owns 135,321 shares or 0.72% of their US portfolio. Wedgewood Invsts Pa reported 6,175 shares. Moreover, Valley National Advisers has 0.01% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 143 shares. Carmignac Gestion reported 914,360 shares.

Since November 2, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 2 sales for $4.52 million activity. On Tuesday, January 22 the insider McLaughlin Edward Grunde sold $4.04M. 5,000 shares were sold by Haythornthwaite Richard, worth $959,993. $486,015 worth of stock was bought by DAVIS RICHARD K on Friday, November 2.

Mastercard Incorporated, a technology company, provides transaction processing and other payment-related services and products in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $246.39 billion. It facilitates the processing of payment transactions, including authorization, clearing, and settlement, as well as delivers related services and products. It has a 42.89 P/E ratio. The firm also offers value-added services, such as loyalty and reward programs, information and consulting services, issuer and acquirer processing solutions, and payment and mobile gateways.

More notable recent Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “Going Into Earnings, Is Visa Stock Everywhere You Want It to Be? – Investorplace.com” on April 17, 2019, also Streetinsider.com with their article: “MasterCard (MA) Announces Acquisition of Vyze – StreetInsider.com” published on April 16, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Mastercard: When Growth Beats Value – Seeking Alpha” on April 01, 2019. More interesting news about Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “6 Big Growth ETFs for Long-Term Investors – Investorplace.com” published on April 17, 2019 as well as Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “AXP Earnings Look Key for American Express Stock – Investorplace.com” with publication date: April 16, 2019.

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