Stocks Charging Up for Historic Highs: PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL)

Paypal (NASDAQ:PYPL) had its target price lifted by investment analysts at BMO Capital Markets from $85.00 to $89.00 in a report issued on Thursday, February 1st. The stock is a Buy among 7 brokerage firms polled by Factset Research.

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A number of other equities analysts have also issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Paypal from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Monday, February 5th.

Latest evolution in the price of PayPal Holdings, Inc.

The company is estimated to report earnings on Jan 31 AMC. Credit Suisse Group reissued an "outperform" rating and issued a $85.00 target price (up from $74.00) on shares of Paypal in a report on Friday, November 17th. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, thirty-four have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company now has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $77.04. PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL) recently closed with fall of -6.76% to its 20-Day Simple Moving Average.

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The stock exchanged hands with a volume of 10.42 million shares compared to its standard daily volume. Paypal Holdings Inc has a one year low of $40.74 and a one year high of $86.32.

Paypal (NASDAQ:PYPL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st.

PayPal Holdings, Inc.'s Average Earnings Estimate for the current quarter is $0.54, according to consensus of 42 analysts.

PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) gross margin percentage stands at 48.1% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 16.2 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 13.7 Percent. The firm had revenue of $3.74 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.64 billion. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.57/share and a low EPS of $0.49/share.

On 2/2/2018 Aaron Anderson, VP, sold 9,367 with an average share price of $77.84 per share and the total transaction amounting to $729,127.28. The stock was acquired at an average price of $74.04 per share, for a total transaction of $499,770.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. The company's P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 51.25 and Forward P/E ratio of 27.15. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 10,149 shares of the company's stock, valued at $751,431.96. The current trading volume of 10.41 sits 2.26% higher than the past 3 month's readings, indicating near-term traders have been more active toward PYPL than usual of late. Institutional owners held 84.30% stake while Insiders ownership kept at 0.10% in the company. Swiss National Bank owned approximately 0.35% of Paypal worth $310,109,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Nicollet Investment Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Paypal in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $2,572,000. Harding Loevner LP raised its stake in Paypal by 86.1% in the 3rd quarter. Insiders sold 126,344 shares of company stock valued at $9,818,481 over the last three months. When we divide the last trade volume by the 3-month average volume, we found out a relative volume of 0.75. Harding Loevner LP now owns 11,353,818 shares of the credit services provider's stock worth $381,030,000 after purchasing an additional 5,253,746 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in Paypal by 171.4% in the 3rd quarter.

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