PayPal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) does about 15.21M shares in volume on a normal day but saw 17394886 shares change hands in Monday trading. The company now has a market cap of 87.95B USD. Its current market price is $79.50, marking an increase of 0.52% compared to the previous close of $79.09. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $176.20 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $66.39. The script in recent trading has seen the stock touch a high of $79.72 and a low of $76.66.
PayPal Holdings Inc. (PYPL) has a 20-day trading average at $75.30 and the current price is -54.88% off the 52-week high compared with 19.76% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $76.88 and its 200-day simple moving average is $84.15. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 3.42%, which decreases to 3.08% over 1 month. It is also key to look at other market indicators of price movement for the stock, where we see that the relative strength index (RSI) is at 59.67 to suggest the stock is neutral.
The consensus objective for the share price is $105.10, suggesting that the stock has a potential upside of 24.36% over the period.
The company shares received a number of brokerage firm price updates over the past month, with the latest being on January 18, 2023 when SMBC Nikko downgraded the stock to “Underperform” and issued a price target of between $95 and $75. KeyBanc Capital Markets also downgraded the stock to “Sector Weight” from Overweight on January 09, 2023 at a price target of $100-$80. Truist upgraded its price target at $95.
The current price level is 6.31%, 3.36%, and -5.74% away from its SMA20, SMA50, and SMA200 respectively, with the PYPL price moving above the 50-day SMA on January 23. PayPal Holdings Inc. (PYPL) stock is up 0.03% over the week and 15.62% over the past month. Its price is 11.63% year-to-date and -54.12% over the past year.
The stock last released its quarterly earnings report for quarter ended 9/29/2022, with the company’s earnings per share (EPS) of $1.08 above consensus estimates by $0.12. The company’s next earnings report is expected on 05/03/2023, with forecasts estimating quarterly EPS at $1.19 and $4.08 for whole year. PYPL’s earnings per share are forecast to shrink by -11.30% this year and 16.70% over next year. Expected sales for next quarter are $7 billion, which analysts say will come at $27.52 billion for the current fiscal year and next year at $29.96 billion. In addition, estimates put the company’s current quarterly revenue at an average of $7.38 billion.
Its 12-month price target is $100.00. To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to grow 24.36 percent from here. Of course, the average price target is just what the average analysts believe a stock will be worth in the next 52 weeks, and is only one metric. There are analysts with lower targets than the average, including one bearish Wall Street research firm advocating investors to wait for the price to pull back to $75.00, given the recent momentum. And then, on the bullish side of things, one analyst is expecting the stock to peak at $160.00.
Outstanding shares total 1.15B with insiders holding 0.24% of the shares and institutional holders owning 76.76% of the company’s common stock. The company has a return on investment of 14.10% and return on equity of 11.20%. The price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 40.44 while the forward price to earnings ratio is 16.70. The beta has a value of 1.28. Price to book ratio is 4.53 and price to sales ratio is 3.25.
According to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Vanguard Total Stock Market Index has reduced its position in PayPal Holdings Inc. (PYPL) to 34,600,429 shares, mirroring a recent drop by -0.77%. Vanguard Total Stock Market Index dumped -0.27 million shares of PayPal Holdings Inc. common stock bringing its total worth to about $2.46 billion at the end of recent close, SEC documents show. Vanguard Total Stock Market Index isn’t the only investment manager who changed stakes and is followed by Vanguard 500 Index Fund, which sold off -0.15 million shares to end up with 26,352,087 shares worth $1.88 billion. Invesco QQQ Trust cut their holdings by -0.06% in the company over the course of the most recent quarter. It now holds a 1.33% position in PayPal Holdings Inc. thanks to 15.17 million shares amounting to $1.08 billion.