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June 10, 2014
07:18 EDTMA, VVisa to benefit from technology investments, says Stifel
After meeting with Visa's (V) CEO, Stifel thinks that Visa’s leadership position in next-generation technology such as tokenization and Host Card Emulation could provide significant revenue benefits. The firm continues to favor Visa over MasterCard (MA), partly due to valuation. It keeps Buy ratings on both stocks.
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May 22, 2015
14:09 EDTMATarget $19M settlement with MasterCard rejected by banks, Star Tribune reports
Target (TGT) and MasterCard (MA) have both confirmed that their proposed $19M settlement over Target's data breach was not approved by the requisite 90% of banks affected, which appears to send the dispute back to a federal lawsuit that is seeking class action status, reported The Star Tribune. “At this stage we will continue to work to resolve the matter,” stated MasterCard, according to the report. Reference Link
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 EDTMA, VBerkshire 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 EDTV, MAVisa 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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