Track the companies that matter to you. It's FREE! Click one of these fan favorites to get started: Apple; Google; Ford.



Invest In MasterCard Now Before Shares Pop Even Higher

MasterCard  (NYSE: MA  )  saw its shares pop as much as 3% on Thursday after the company released earnings. During the first quarter MasterCard saw net income increase 14%, processed transactions grew by 14%, and gross dollar volume was up 14% to a whopping $1 trillion. 

While all of that sounds great, MasterCard's future looks even brighter thanks to some deals it has inked with major companies. One deal with Wal-Mart and Sam's Club will see the retailers switch their store cards over to a MasterCard platform, bringing lots of new customers to MasterCard's system. In addition to that, Target has announced that not only will the company's RedCard switch over to a MasterCard system, but it will also begin using MasterCard's chip technology to beef up security.

So, after today's pop, and considering the company's new ventures on the horizon, should investors consider buying today? In today's Stock of the Day, Motley Fool analyst Sara Hov thinks so. Between a strong past a bright future, Sara remains bullish on MasterCard.

Your credit card may soon be completely worthless
The plastic in your wallet is about to go the way of the typewriter, the VCR, and the 8-track tape player. When it does, a handful of investors could stand to get very rich. You can join them -- but you must act now. An eye-opening new presentation reveals the full story on why your credit card is about to be worthless -- and highlights one little-known company sitting at the epicenter of an earth-shaking movement that could hand early investors the kind of profits we haven't seen since the dot-com days. Click here to watch this stunning video.

Read/Post Comments (0) | Recommend This Article (3)

Comments from our Foolish Readers

Help us keep this a respectfully Foolish area! This is a place for our readers to discuss, debate, and learn more about the Foolish investing topic you read about above. Help us keep it clean and safe. If you believe a comment is abusive or otherwise violates our Fool's Rules, please report it via the Report this Comment Report this Comment icon found on every comment.

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Sponsored Links

Leaked: Apple's Next Smart Device
(Warning, it may shock you)
The secret is out... experts are predicting 458 million of these types of devices will be sold per year. 1 hyper-growth company stands to rake in maximum profit - and it's NOT Apple. Show me Apple's new smart gizmo!

DocumentId: 2939427, ~/Articles/ArticleHandler.aspx, 9/3/2015 1:19:55 PM

Report This Comment

Use this area to report a comment that you believe is in violation of the community guidelines. Our team will review the entry and take any appropriate action.

Sending report...

Mark Reeth

Mark Reeth is an incredibly handsome Member Liaison, and is an expert on all things Foolish. Follow him on Twitter for all of the most important Fool news.

Today's Market

updated Moments ago Sponsored by:
DOW 16,435.39 84.01 0.51%
S&P 500 1,952.85 3.99 0.20%
NASD 4,757.99 8.01 0.17%

Create My Watchlist

Go to My Watchlist

You don't seem to be following any stocks yet!

Better investing starts with a watchlist. Now you can create a personalized watchlist and get immediate access to the personalized information you need to make successful investing decisions.

Data delayed up to 5 minutes

Related Tickers

9/3/2015 1:03 PM
MA $91.89 Up +1.46 +1.61%
MasterCard CAPS Rating: *****
TGT $77.79 Up +0.74 +0.96%
Target CAPS Rating: ****
WMT $64.93 Up +0.49 +0.76%
Wal-Mart Stores CAPS Rating: ***