Jefferies Trims Numbers on MasterCard (MA), Maintains Buy

June 13, 2012 7:29 AM EDT Send to a Friend
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Jefferies trimmed estimates and its price target on MasterCard (NYSE: MA) to $507.00 (from $521.00) following meetings with management. The firm maintained their Buy rating.

The firm notes key takeaways from meetings: "1) FX and macro remain risks in Europe (we adjusted ests for former, and latter may be more evident in 2H), 2) mobile investments have multi-year payback and traction is more likely outside US, 3) merchant litigation settlement could include modest/temporary credit interchange cut, 4) M&A pace may increase."

FY12 EPS goes form $21.98 to $21.30 and FY13 goes from $25.86 to $25.20.

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Shares of MasterCard closed at $417.75 yesterday.


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