Del Principe O’Brien Financial Advisors recently released its third-quarter investor letter – a copy of which is available for download here. The fund posted a return of 8.6% for the quarter, underperforming its benchmark, the S&P 500 Index which returned 8.9% in the same quarter. You should check out Del Principe O’Brien Financial Advisors top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of 2021.
In the Q3 2020 Investor Letter, Del Principe O’Brien Financial Advisors highlighted a few stocks and Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) is one of them. Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) is a financial services company. Year-to-date, Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) stock gained 12.8% and on December 17th it had a closing price of $336.90. Here is what Del Principe O’Brien Financial Advisors said:
“The market pullback in the spring gave us a chance to become owners of Mastercard, one of the biggest players in the global payments industry. In fiscal year 2019, the company processed almost $5 trillion in purchase transactions and holds 29% of the global market share for credit cards and 24% of the global market for debit cards.
In June, Mastercard entered into an agreement to acquire Finicity, a financial data and insight provider, for a purchase price of $825 million. The move is meant to strengthen Mastercard’s existing open banking platform. Open banking is a system that gives third parties, including other banks and tech start-ups that provide financial services (think budgeting apps), digital access to financial data. A user-focused innovation in the banking industry, open banking is thought to be the future of banking. We see an active investment in its open banking platform as a good move for Mastercard toward maintaining its leadership in the global market.”
In Q3 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) stock decreased by about 10% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers don’t believe in Mastercard’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Mastercard Inc (NYSE:MA) is ranked #10 among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.
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