PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) Experiences Heavier than Usual Trading Volume

(PYPL). These ratios are important while doing valuation of the company or the shares of the company.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. As of quarter end Farmers & Merchants Investments Inc had disposed of a total of 3,486 shares trimming its holdings by 3.3%. Short shares increased 1,306,358 over that period. FMR LLC grew its holdings in PayPal Holdings by 36.1% during the 2nd quarter. Argent Trust Co now owns 28,584 shares of the credit services provider's stock worth $1,229,000 after buying an additional 1,659 shares in the last quarter. Twin Capital Management Inc. now owns 59,480 shares of the credit services provider's stock worth $2,559,000 after buying an additional 460 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Feltz Wealth PLAN Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Paypal Holdings during the second quarter valued at $100,000. Ltd now owns 2,863 shares of the credit services provider's stock worth $154,000 after acquiring an additional 1,808 shares in the last quarter. In the most recent financial results released by PayPal Holdings, Inc., for the quarter ending on 2017-09-30, the company posted EPS of 0.46.

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Piper Jaffray Companies restated their hold rating on shares of PayPal Holdings, Inc.

PYPL has been the subject of several other research reports. Credit Suisse maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $43 target in Friday, July 22 report. This target by Morgan Stanley indicates the possibile upside of 9.59 % from the last stock price.

PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.46/Share beating the analyst estimate of $0.43/Share by a difference of $0.03. BidaskClub raised PayPal Holdings from a "buy" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 27th.


On October 20 Citigroup left the stock rating at "Market Perform" and lowered the price target from $77.00 to $70.00.

In related news, COO William J. Ready sold 90,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, July 31st. The shares were purchased at an average price of $59.00. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 29,252 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $1,733,181. (NASDAQ:PYPL). Gary J. Marino, EVP disclosed the sale of 1,351 shares of (PYPL). The total value of its holdings increased 15.3%. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 37,492 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,212,028. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 261,351 shares of company stock valued at $15,302,809 in the last three months.

While we have already looked at PayPal Holdings, Inc beta and P/E ratio, the EPS can not be ignored. (NASDAQ PYPL) opened at 70.97 on Monday. The firm's 50 day moving average is $64.95 and its 200 day moving average is $64.95. Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PYPL) has risen 31.18% since October 23, 2016 and is uptrending.

The P/E ratio is 56.46 and the market cap of the company is 84.18B. PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL) now has a Beta value of 1.19.

Wall Street analysts, on average, are forecasting the company's EPS to be 0.52, compared to 0.42 reported in the same quarter past year. PayPal Holdings had a return on equity of 11.46% and a net margin of 12.69%. The business had revenue of $3.24 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.18 billion. During the same period past year, the firm posted $0.31 EPS. The company had revenue of $3.24 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.18 billion. Next quarter's EPS is forecasted to be $0.54 and the next full year EPS is projected to be $2.25. It operates a two-sided global technology platform that links its customers, both merchants and consumers, around the globe to facilitate the processing of payment transactions, allowing it to connect merchants and consumers.

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