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Mastercard (MA) has 1 split in our MA split history database. The split for MA took place on January 22, 2014. This was a 10 for 1 split, meaning for each share of MA owned pre-split, the shareholder now owned 10 shares. For example, a 1000 share position pre-split, became a 10000 share position following the split.
When a company such as Mastercard splits its shares, the market capitalization before and after the split takes place remains stable, meaning the shareholder now owns more shares but each are valued at a lower price per share. Often, however, a lower priced stock on a per-share basis can attract a wider range of buyers. If that increased demand causes the share price to appreciate, then the total market capitalization rises post-split. This does not always happen, however, often depending on the underlying fundamentals of the business.
Looking at the MA split history from start to finish, an original position size of 1000 shares would have turned into 10000 today. Below, we examine the compound annual growth rate — CAGR for short — of an investment into Mastercard shares, starting with a $10,000 purchase of MA, presented on a split-history-adjusted basis factoring in the complete MA split history.
Growth of $10,000.00
With Dividends Reinvested
|Average Annual Total Return:||25.43%|
Growth of $10,000.00
Without Dividends Reinvested
|Average Annual Total Return:||25.10%|
|Mastercard is a technology company in the global payments industry. Co.'s solutions enabling consumers to use electronic forms of payment instead of cash and checks. Co. provides a range of payment solutions and services using its brands, including Mastercard®, Maestro® and Cirrus®. Co. is a multi-rail network that provides customers one partner to turn to for their domestic and cross-border payment needs. Co. has additional payment capabilities that include automated clearing house transactions. Co. also provides offerings such as cyber and intelligence products, information and analytics services, consulting, loyalty and reward programs and processing. According to our MA split history records, Mastercard has had 1 split.|
|MA Split History Table|
|01/22/2014||10 for 1|
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