PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL) Analysts See $0.41 EPS

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Jennison Associates LLC raised its holdings in shares of PayPal by 117.3% in the fourth quarter.

PYPL is down -5.1% over the last three months and up +12.1% over the last six months. Jennison Associates LLC lifted its stake in PayPal by 117.3% during the fourth quarter. By looking at the Volatility of the company, Week Volatility is at 1.08%, whereas Month Volatility stands at 1.40%. AXA now owns 382,248 shares of the credit services provider's stock valued at $24,475,000 after purchasing an additional 155,268 shares in the last quarter. Truewealth LLC purchased a new stake in shares of PayPal during the 4th quarter valued at $106,000. Volume increases every time a buyer and seller transact their stock or futures contract. Genesee Valley Trust Co. increased its position in Paypal Holdings by 29.8% in the first quarter. What technical say? How much stock is volatile? The overall volume in the last trading session was 3,949,568 shares. 6,264,962 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 9,427,456. A figure recorded as the highest/lowest price of the security, bond or stock over the period of past 52 weeks is generally referred to as its 52-week high/ low. The brokerage set a "market perform" rating and a $82.00 price target on the credit services provider's stock. (NASDAQ:PYPL) has "Buy" rating given by Nomura. The credit services provider reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.01. Paypal Holdings had a return on equity of 10.69% and a net margin of 12.92%. The company had revenue of $2.98 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.94 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.42 EPS. The expected future growth in earnings per share ("EPS") is an incredibly important factor.in identifying an under-valued stock.

Taking a look at the current stock price for Honeywell International Inc. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.52, for a total value of $575,508.20.

The Company holds the market capitalization of $581.68M along with 312.73M outstanding shares. A rating of 3 would show a mean Hold recommendation. The shares were sold at an average price of $78.11, for a total value of $468,660.00. The degree to which a PEG ratio value indicates an over or underpriced stock varies by industry and by company type; though a broad rule of thumb is that a PEG ratio below one is desirable. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 46,045 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,596,574.95. FTB Advisors Inc. now owns 8,245 shares of the credit services provider's stock worth $363,000 after buying an additional 91 shares during the period.

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A number of brokerages have commented on PYPL.

PayPal Holdings, Inc. has a consensus outperform rating from 43 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares now sold short amount to at least 1.34% of shares outstanding. With the current stock price and the moving averages showing signs of indecision, any consecutive day stock move in either direction will likely push the stock into a bearish or bullish momentum channel that could persist for the short-term. Zacks Investment Research cut PayPal from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein set a $44.00 target price on shares of Paypal Holdings and gave the company a hold rating in a research note on Sunday, January 8th. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, thirty-three have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company's stock. The stock has "Buy" rating by BTIG Research on Thursday, November 16.

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PayPal Holdings, Inc. operates as a technology platform firm that enables digital and mobile payments on behalf of clients and merchants worldwide. 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.The P/E ratio is 54.42.

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