Stock Insights: Mastercard, Visa, MedAssets, Green Mountain May 3rd

Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA): Sterne Agee increased its target on MasterCard after the company reported stronger than expected Q1 results. The firm expects the stock to advance over the next year and it maintains a Buy rating.

Visa, Inc. (NYSE:V): Goldman raised Visa estimates to reflect improved visibility on U.S. debit rule changes. Shares are Conviction Buy rated. After Visa reported stronger than expected Q2 results but reported debit card share losses, Sterne Agee believes that the share looses are “almost not material.” The firm advises investors to focus on the company’s results, and it maintains a Buy rating.

MedAssets, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDAS): Baird said MedAssets reported excellent Q1 results citing faster performance fee capture, accelerated innovation, and solid execution. Shares remain Outperform rated with a $21 price target.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR): After Green Mountain lowered its FY12 adjusted EPS guidance, Roth Capital believes that the company continues to generate strong growth. The firm reduced its target on the shares to $70 from $120 but maintains a Buy rating.

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