Research Brokerage Updates: Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA), Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN)


Wall Street sell-side research analysts covering Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) shares have recently provided various price target projections on where the stock might be going. According to them, the stock is expected to reach $110.888 on a consensus level within the next year, according to Zacks. The most bullish estimate sees the stock reaching $122 while the most conservative estimate stand at $99.

Zacks also gives an average broker rating based on the sell-side recommendations from the analysts who cover Mastercard Incorporated. They give the company shares an ABR of 1.7. This is based on the 18 analysts taken into consideration by Zacks.

Earnings Estimates for Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA)

Currently, Wall Street is projecting that the firm will post $0.97 earnings per share. This consensus number is also derived from Zacks. For the most recent period which ended on 2016-06-30, Mastercard Incorporated's EPS was reported as $0.96. This created a “surprise factor” 6.67% due to being $0.06 apart from what Wall Street predicted. When actual numbers differ greatly from the consensus expectations, sharp movement in the stock price can often be seen in the hours or days following the report.

Investors will mark their calendars for 2016-10-28, the date when Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA) are expected to release their quarterly results.

Research analysts covering Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) are projecting that the shares reach $48.923 within the next 12-18 months.  This is the consensus number derived from the 13 analyst reports taken into consideration. The most bullish, or aggressive analyst target pins the projected price at $57, while the most bearish, or conservative analyst sees the stock reaching $43.

Broker Rating Update on Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN)

Zacks provides analysts with an Average Broker Rating (or ABR), basing it on sell-side recommendations. Shares of Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:DNKN) currently have an ABR of 2.83. This is based on a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.  Moving to earnings estimates, for this current fiscal period, Wall Street analysts have projected that the company will post $0.58 earnings per share. This is the current Zacks consensus EPS which was calculated at the time of writing. Analysts will likely revise their estimates leading in to the actual results date.  

taking a look at the most recent period, which closed on 2016-06-30, Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. reported EPS of $0.57 for a surprise factor of 1.79%, calculated by being $0.01 away from analyst projections.

Investors will be marking their calendars for 2016-10-27, when the company is planning to release their quarterly results.