|Bid||317.61 x 1100|
|Ask||320.00 x 800|
|Day's Range||311.31 - 318.88|
|52 Week Range||303.65 - 399.92|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.00|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||33.12|
|Earnings Date||Jul 27, 2022 - Aug 01, 2022|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.96 (0.62%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Jul 07, 2022|
|1y Target Est||429.58|
Companies with competitive advantages and strong cash flows can deliver market-beating returns over the long run, and are also well-positioned to capitalize during market downturns. Mastercard (NYSE: MA) operates the world's second-largest payments network, helping customers move money globally through its credit and debit cards and other payment products. Mastercard's payment network gives the company a major competitive advantage because of the network effect, meaning as the network grows, it's harder for competitors to come in and take away business.
The current uncertainty and bearish sentiment from many on Wall Street might offer investors a chance to start positions in fantastic stocks at nice entry points. The three stocks we explore today are Align Technology, Inc. (ALGN), Mastercard (MA), and Intuit (INTU).
The COVID-19 pandemic brought growth in digital payments, bolstering financial inclusion.