PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL)

Lloyd Doyle
April 17, 2018

Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have assigned a hold rating, twenty-four have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. Furthermore, the sales growth has been estimated at 25.60% for the period of the last five years. (NASDAQ:PYPL) displayed a change of 1.59% after which it closed the day' session at $12.45.

On average, analysts expect that Paypal will report full-year sales of $3.58 billion for the current financial year, with estimates ranging from $15.02 billion to $16.06 billion.

The stock has a market cap of $92.96B and the number of outstanding shares has been calculated 1.20B. Zacks' earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that cover PayPal. The firm has "Buy" rating by Stephens given on Tuesday, January 9. The credit services provider reported $0.55 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.52 by $0.03. The firm earned $2.98 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.98 billion. The Return on Equity (ROE) and Return on Investment values are 11.8 percent and 11.2 percent respectively. The firm's revenue was up 25.6% compared to the same quarter a year ago. Earnings per share (EPS) serve as an indicator of a company's profitability. To answer this, we will compare the two companies based on the strength of their growth, profitability, risk, returns, valuation, analyst recommendations, and insider trends. Using market capitalization to show the size of a company is important because company size is a basic determinant of various characteristics in which shareholders are interested, counting risk. As per Wednesday, January 31, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust. Jefferies Group increased their price objective on shares of Paypal from $86.00 to $95.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Thursday, January 18th. The firm has "Buy" rating by Wedbush given on Thursday, February 1. The ATR (Average True Range) value is 2.18. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 222,413 shares of company stock worth $17,321,428. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Daniel H. Schulman sold 26,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 29th.

The price target set for the stock is $85.28 and this sets up an interesting set of potential movement for the stock, according to data from Finviz's Research. Its six months performance has been +12.54% while for the past 52 weeks is +4.96%. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The stock has been moved at 14 percent over the last six months and 81.85 percent during previous year. Because all company has a different number of shares owned by the public, contrast only companies' earnings figures do not indicate how much money each company made for each of its shares, so we need E-P-S to make valid comparisons. Cetera Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of PayPal by 14.3% during the 3rd quarter. On a Monthly basis the stock is -7.25%. Cigna Investments Inc. New now owns 47,106 shares of the credit services provider's stock valued at $3,468,000 after purchasing an additional 641 shares during the last quarter. Arcadia Investment Management Corp MI lifted its position in PayPal by 230.4% in the fourth quarter. Cetera Advisors LLC now owns 5,449 shares of the credit services provider's stock valued at $346,000 after acquiring an additional 682 shares during the last quarter.

Paypal stock opened at $76.44 on Friday. The price/earnings to growth ratio (PEG ratio) is a stock's price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio divided by the growth rate of its earnings for a specified time period. Financial specialists have a propensity for following stock value levels in connection to their 52-week high and low levels.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: This piece of content was originally published by The Lincolnian Online and is owned by of The Lincolnian Online. Forward P/E of PayPal Holdings, standing at 27.96. It enables businesses of various sizes to accept payments from merchant Websites, mobile devices, and applications, as well as at offline retail locations through a range of payment solutions, including PayPal, PayPal Credit, Braintree, Venmo, Xoom, and Paydiant products.

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