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nickn86
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Why is MC stock so much more valuable than Visa/Amex/Disc?

MA: $519.42/sh

V: $159.84/sh

AXP: $59.50/sh

DFS: $39.09/sh

 

MC stock goes for more than Apple nowadays...

 

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Re: Why is MC stock so much more valuable than Visa/Amex/Disc?

In terms of market cap ( share price x # of shares outstanding) a quick Google search indicates that visa is worth about 110 billion, whereas mastercard is worth about 65 billion.

 

So the short answer is that visa just has a significantly higher number of shares outstanding than mc does, which in turn dilutes the price of 1 visa share relative to mc.

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Re: Why is MC stock so much more valuable than Visa/Amex/Disc?

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You seem to missing one important factor, a companies market capitalization is price of shares * number of shares, price tells you nothing.

 

So in fact, MC's market cap is 64.54bn, Visa is106.95bn

 

 

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Re: Why is MC stock so much more valuable than Visa/Amex/Disc?

I see, I see. 

 

Shows how little this lawyer knows about finance...

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Re: Why is MC stock so much more valuable than Visa/Amex/Disc?

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nickn86 wrote:

MA: $519.42/sh

V: $159.84/sh

AXP: $59.50/sh

DFS: $39.09/sh

 

MC stock goes for more than Apple nowadays...

 


It's not.The price of a share is not, itself, proportional to the value of an enterprise. You have to multiply it by the number of shares outstanding.  V is worth about 80% more than MA.

 

Oops. I see others covered it.  Need to read ahead.

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Re: Why is MC stock so much more valuable than Visa/Amex/Disc?

Changes to Surcharging Fees in the United States

Beginning January 27, 2013, merchants in the United States and U.S. Territories will be permitted to impose a surcharge on consumers when they use a credit card.

 

The rest of the story is here.     Monday could be interesting...


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Re: Why is MC stock so much more valuable than Visa/Amex/Disc?

It doesn't effect a certain amount of states including Cali, Florida, and Massachusetts a few others Already many threads about this

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Re: Why is MC stock so much more valuable than Visa/Amex/Disc?


creditnocash wrote:
It doesn't effect a certain amount of states including Cali, Florida, and Massachusetts a few others Already many threads about this

(Sorry couldn't quote while I'm on my phone)

You are correct, old news.  I was associating it to the stock topic and how this *may* have an effect on their valuation.


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