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News For V;MA From The Last 14 Days
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May 20, 2015
10:00 EDTV, MAOn The Fly: Analyst Initiation Summary
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07:36 EDTV, MAMasterCard Visa risk/reward positive, says Bernstein
Bernstein believes that MasterCard (MA) and Visa (V) offer secular growth, defensiveness, and cash generation. The firm says the companies have "compelling business models" and modest risk. Moreover, the firm believes that the stocks offer opportunity, as it expects investors' concerns about disruption, regulation and growth to dissipate.
May 19, 2015
16:51 EDTV, VVisa initiated with an Outperform at CLSA
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16:50 EDTMA, MAMasterCard initiated with an Outperform at CLSA
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09:03 EDTMAMasterCard announces launch of MasterCard Send
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07:32 EDTMA, VPacific Crest shifts preference to MasterCard, upgrades to buy
Pacific Crest analyst Josh Beck shifted his preference to MasterCard (MA) from Visa (V) and upgraded the stock to Overweight from Sector Weight. Beck believes interchange legislation in Europe may have an unintended consequence of benefiting global open-loop payment networks, favoring both MasterCard and Visa. The changes are also positive for eBay's (EBAY) PayPal and mixed for American Express (AXP), Beck tells investors today in a research note. He points out his preference for MasterCard relative to Visa follows the latter company's outperformance over the past year. Beck has a $110 price target for MasterCard shares. The stock closed yesterday down 14c to $93.08.
05:59 EDTMAMasterCard upgraded to Overweight from Sector Weight at Pacific Crest
May 18, 2015
14:34 EDTMAMasterCard set to receive antitrust complaint from EU, Bloomberg says
Regulators from European Union are set to issue an antitrust complaint against Master Card on card-payment fees, says Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter. European regulators may send the credit card giant a statement of objections before the end of July, added Bloomberg. Reference Link
07:27 EDTMAJPMorgan to hold a conference
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May 15, 2015
16:32 EDTV, MABerkshire Hathaway gives quarterly update on stakes
NEW STAKES: None. INCREASED STAKES: IBM (IBM), Precision Castparts (PCP), Wells Fargo (WFC), Phillips 66 (PSX), and US Bancorp (USB). DECREASED STAKES: National Oilwell Varco (NOV), Viacom (VIAB), Bank of New York Mellon (BK), MasterCard (MA), and Visa (V). LIQUIDATED STAKES: None.
09:03 EDTMAU.S. Bank, REI renew mutli-year contract
U.S. Bank (USB) announces the long-term renewal of its co-brand partnership with REI and the launch of the new REI World MasterCard. Under the agreement, the new REI co-branded credit cards will offer members more opportunities to earn through everyday purchases. The card portfolio will be converted to MasterCard (MA) with EMV chip-card technology, better protecting members from card-present counterfeit fraud.
May 12, 2015
07:45 EDTMAJefferies to hold a conference
2015 Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference is being held in Miami on May 12-14.
May 11, 2015
07:22 EDTMA, VVisa acquisiiton of Visa Europe would be positive, says RBC Capital
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May 10, 2015
17:45 EDTMAJudge allows $19M Target data breach settlement to move ahead, Reuters says
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May 8, 2015
16:34 EDTVOn The Fly: Top stock stories for Friday
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14:53 EDTVVisa in early talks to acquire Visa Europe for as much as $20B, Bloomberg says
Visa is in early talks to purchase Visa Europe in a deal that could be valued at $20B, Bloomberg reports, citing people with knowledge of the situation. The price of the deal is being discussed in the $15B-$20B range and both companies are working with advisers, Bloomberg added. Reference Link
14:47 EDTVVisa moves to highs of session, up nearly 5%
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14:41 EDTVVisa reportedly in talks to buy Visa Europe, Bloomberg says
Visa Europe said to be valued at approximately $15B-$20B, Bloomberg added.

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