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Why MasterCard and Green Dot Got Crushed

By Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson – Jan 31, 2014 at 7:00PM

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Investors weren’t impressed with results from MasterCard and Green Dot.

MasterCard (MA 0.76%) and Green Dot (GDOT 1.37%) reported earnings on Friday, and investors weren't overly impressed. Shares of Green Dot were down nearly 20%.

In this segment of The Motley Fool's financials-focused show, Where the Money Is, banking analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson discuss the results, Green Dot's outlook, and the hurdle MasterCard investors need to clear in order to get good returns.

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David Hanson has no position in any stocks mentioned. Matt Koppenheffer has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends MasterCard and Visa. The Motley Fool owns shares of MasterCard and Visa. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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Green Dot Corporation  Stock Quote
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