Hartwell J M Limited Partnership Lowered Mastercard (MA) Position; Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. (WASH) Covered By 1 Bulls

Hartwell J M Limited Partnership decreased Mastercard Inc. (MA) stake by 6.82% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Hartwell J M Limited Partnership sold 9,850 shares as Mastercard Inc. (MA)’s stock rose 7.46%. The Hartwell J M Limited Partnership holds 134,635 shares with $19.01 million value, down from 144,485 last quarter. Mastercard Inc. now has $184.97B valuation. The stock decreased 1.09% or $1.94 during the last trading session, reaching $175.93. About 3.82 million shares traded. Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has risen 24.16% since February 28, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.46% the S&P500.

Among 4 analysts covering Washington Trust Bancorp (NASDAQ:WASH), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Washington Trust Bancorp has $59.0 highest and $39.0 lowest target. $45.20’s average target is -15.12% below currents $53.25 stock price. Washington Trust Bancorp had 16 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, December 30 report. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, September 20 by Compass Point. Compass Point upgraded the shares of WASH in report on Thursday, January 26 to “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, January 27 by Compass Point. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 25 by Compass Point. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, November 18 by Compass Point. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, September 26 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. On Tuesday, October 20 the stock rating was maintained by Compass Point with “Neutral”. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Monday, October 3. The stock of Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:WASH) earned “Hold” rating by Compass Point on Tuesday, October 24. See Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:WASH) latest ratings:

21/12/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $59.0 Maintain
18/12/2017 Broker: Compass Point Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Buy Upgrade
24/10/2017 Broker: Compass Point Rating: Hold Downgrade
26/09/2017 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $55.0 Maintain

Since September 21, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 sales for $6.19 million activity. $2.61 million worth of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) shares were sold by McLaughlin Edward Grunde. Fraccaro Michael sold $856,027 worth of stock. Haythornthwaite Richard sold $712,540 worth of stock. $2.01 million worth of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) was sold by Vosburg Craig.

Analysts await Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $1.25 EPS, up 23.76% or $0.24 from last year’s $1.01 per share. MA’s profit will be $1.31 billion for 35.19 P/E if the $1.25 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.14 actual EPS reported by Mastercard Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.65% EPS growth.

Among 40 analysts covering Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA), 36 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 90% are positive. Mastercard Incorporated had 121 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, April 29 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Top Pick” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, February 1. RBC Capital Markets maintained Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) rating on Tuesday, August 29. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $140.0 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Monday, November 6. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 31 by Piper Jaffray. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 1 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Loop Capital initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, February 15 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, February 1 by Cowen & Co. The stock has “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, January 18. The stock of Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) earned “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Friday, February 2.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.89 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 39 investors sold MA shares while 488 reduced holdings. 103 funds opened positions while 367 raised stakes. 779.91 million shares or 1.33% less from 790.40 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Trustmark Bankshares Trust Department, Mississippi-based fund reported 2,760 shares. Moreover, Matarin Cap Management Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.24% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Blue Cap holds 20,860 shares. University Of Notre Dame Du Lac has invested 1.43% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Advsrs Preferred Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 439 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Dana Invest Advsr has invested 1% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Macquarie Group has 0.46% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 1.80M shares. Winslow Evans & Crocker Incorporated reported 59,682 shares. Bristol John W & Ny has invested 2.8% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). 12,611 were accumulated by Stratos Wealth Partners Limited. Loring Wolcott And Coolidge Fiduciary Advsr Llp Ma holds 5.89% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) or 2.16 million shares. Wealthtrust holds 0% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) or 61 shares. Karp Cap Management holds 0.58% in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) or 8,815 shares. Cohen Cap has 0.24% invested in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA). Royal Bancorp Of Canada holds 0.27% of its portfolio in Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) for 3.96M shares.

Since September 11, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $172,976 activity. $6,579 worth of Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:WASH) was sold by Noons Mary E.. Shares for $53,772 were sold by ALGIERE DENNIS L. Another trade for 2,000 shares valued at $112,625 was made by HOXSIE KATHERINE W on Thursday, October 26.

Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding firm for The Washington Trust Company that offers various banking and financial services and products to individuals and businesses. The company has market cap of $917.34 million. The firm operates in two divisions, Commercial Banking and Wealth Management Services. It has a 20.17 P/E ratio. The Commercial Banking segment offers deposit accounts, including interest-bearing checking, noninterest-bearing checking, savings, money market, and retirement deposit accounts; and certificates of deposit, as well as debit card, ATM, telephone banking, Internet banking, mobile banking, remote deposit capture, and cash management services.