Stocks squeezed out small gains in a thin, choppy session Wednesday, with the Nasdaq hitting multi-year highs, but gains were limited as Greek debt negotiations came to another halt.
U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher Wednesday, with investors positioning for a favorable resolution to the Greek sovereign debt crisis.
MasterCard beat its earnings forecast on Thursday, causing its shares to jump in trading, but one analyst said investors should own the company’s stock and Visa’s shares equally.
Robert Napoli, William Blair & Company discusses whether the play in credit card stocks is over.
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Facebook made its long-awaited filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering. It is expected to trade under the ticker symbol "FB."
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After falling far short of fourth quarter earnings' estimates on Thursday, Capital One's high expenses were exposed. Robert Napoli, financial services analyst for William Blair, says this hurdle is not likely to dissapear anytime soon.
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Private antitrust litigation pitting some five million retailers against several large banks has slipped under the radar of many analysts and investors who follow those companies, but the case may deliver a multibillion-dollar shock to bank bulls in the coming months, TheStreet.com reports.
Apart from far better stock performance, the improving U.S. economy and loan growth are reasons to trade Wall Street bank names in for credit card stocks, analysts told CNBC Wednesday.
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Citigroup expects relative outperformance in the card and payments sector although headwinds are forming, said the company’s analysts in a research report released Monday. Citi also raised its price target for American Express, MasterCard and Visa.
The Dow and S&P clawed back into positive territory at the close Wednesday, adding to the sharp rally from the previous session, but gains were limited over renewed fears over the euro zone debt crisis.
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Investors of all stripes have been spooked by the stock markets' gyrations and the S&P 500's struggle to break even this year. But there are clear buying opportunities for those with a long-term time horizon and the presence of mind to tune out the day-to-day market noise.
More people are using credit cards over debit cards, and that's pushing growth at MasterCard and Visa, Sterne Agee analyst Greg Smith told CNBC Wednesday.