Analyst Insights On 2 Stocks: PayPal Holdings, Inc

Top Pick for Thursday: PayPal Holdings, Inc.

With an estimated value of 25.55 for 2017, PayPal Holdings, Inc. has a P/E ratio of 56.92. 7,932,612 shares of the company's stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 7,896,136. The stock has a market capitalization of $85,575.99, a P/E ratio of 50.86, a P/E/G ratio of 2.92 and a beta of 1.03.

PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL) stock directed 87.63% toward a higher level throughout a year ago and swapped -2.14% toward a weak spot during past one month. To fully grasp the existing nature of the stock, a trader will need to know the company's stock price to its revenues.

Paypal Holdings (NASDAQ:PYPL) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 26th. Paypal had a net margin of 12.69% and a return on equity of 11.33%. The firm had revenue of $3.24 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.18 billion. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 21.4% compared to the same quarter previous year. KeyCorp analyst J. Beck now anticipates that the credit services provider will post earnings per share of $1.38 for the year, up from their prior forecast of $1.36.

Analyst Thoughts About PayPal Holdings, Inc.

Trading volume is a gauge of how many times a stock is bought and sold in a given time period (most commonly, within a day of trading, known as the average daily trading volume - ADTV). The stock was sold at an average price of $42.52, for a total transaction of $575,508.20. A low price-to-sales ratio, typically less than 1.0, is considered a good value. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 37,491 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,967,527.68. ING Groep NV boosted its position in shares of Paypal by 487.3% during the third quarter. Finally, Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Paypal by 3,290.0% during the third quarter. (PYPL) was also brought into the spotlight with a $1.94 rise. Morgan Stanley upped their price objective on Paypal from $76.00 to $77.00 and gave the stock an "overweight" rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Pacer Advisors Inc. boosted its position in shares of Paypal by 8.0% during the third quarter.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Barrett Asset Management LLC now owns 604,925 shares of the credit services provider's stock worth $24,784,000 after buying an additional 7,005 shares during the period. Dowling & Yahnke LLC boosted its position in shares of Paypal by 2.4% during the third quarter. Canaccord Genuity restated a "hold" rating and set a $66.00 target price on shares of Paypal in a report on Thursday, November 16th. Harding Loevner LP now owns 11,353,818 shares of the credit services provider's stock worth $381,030,000 after acquiring an additional 5,253,746 shares in the last quarter. The credit services provider reported $0.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.03. Fundsmith LLP boosted its position in Paypal by 6.8% during the second quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 6,151,049 shares of the credit services provider's stock worth $330,127,000 after acquiring an additional 4,663,337 shares in the last quarter.

Institutional owners hold 83.70% stake while Insiders ownership held at 0.10% in the company. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Citigroup reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $87.00 target price on shares of Paypal in a research report on Friday, November 17th.

Paypal (NASDAQ:PYPL) was upgraded by equities researchers at Vetr from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note issued to investors on Monday, November 20th. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, thirty-three have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company.

Shares of Paypal (NASDAQ PYPL) traded up $0.55 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $73.69.

PayPal Holdings, Inc is a technology platform and digital payments company that enables digital and mobile payments on behalf of consumers and merchants.