Analyst Views On Top Movers In Recent Trade: Mastercard Incorporated (MA), Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD)

Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) notched a 0% intraday decline moving at $149.97. When the opening bell rang, the price was $149.47. The number of shares that were traded during the day was 3.79 million, which corresponds to its 3-month volume average of 3.22 million shares a day.

Mastercard Incorporated (MA) Analyst Opinion

Mastercard Incorporated has a consensus outperform rating from 40 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares currently sold short amount to at least 0.87% of shares outstanding. The stock spiked 2.97% last month and is up 45.25 this year. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 35 of analysts who cover MA having a buy-equivalent rating. Analysts have placed a $155.57 price target on Mastercard Incorporated, suggesting a 3.73% gain from recent close. It’s currently trading about -1.34% below its 52-week high.

Mastercard Incorporated Earnings Surprise

Mastercard Incorporated (MA) surprised the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned $1.34 a piece versus the consensus-estimated $1.23. Its revenue totaled $3.28 billion up 7.5% from the previous quarter.

Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) Intraday View

This stock (MA) is ahead of its 52-week low with 50.71%. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 1.14% which for the week stands at 1.28%. The share price has moved forward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of 1.79% and stays 5.02% away from its 50 days moving average. Over the last five days, shares have managed 0.73% gains and now is up 20.29% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $130.84. Mastercard Incorporated (MA) has made its way to a 12-month gain of 41.88%.

Turning to Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD), its shares were trading at $160.94 a gain of $1.17, on the trading floor. The stock, after opening at $159.78, touched a high of $161.1 before paring much of its gains. So far, analysts are sticking with their neutral recommendations with the consensus call at 2.2. Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has 5 buy ratings, 7 holds and 0 sells even after the stock tumbled -1.18% from its high of $162.86 to a $35.11 billion market value through last close.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (APD) Consensus Price Target

The company’s consensus rating on Reuter’s scale slipped from 2.15 to 2.1 during a month. Analysts set a 12-month price target of $170 a share. The target implies a 5.63% spike from where the shares are currently trading. Also, the current price highlights a discount of 24.27% to analysts’ high consensus price target.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD) Intraday Trading

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 0.67 million shares versus an average volume of 1.26 million shares during last trading session. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 0.97% which for the week approaches 0.99%. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $159.71 and compares with the $133.63 52-week low. The stock recovered 20.44% since its low point and has performed 11.9% year-to-date.

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