PayPal Holdings Inc. [PYPL] Stock trading around $203.93 per share: What’s Next?

PayPal Holdings Inc. [NASDAQ: PYPL] loss -4.29% or -9.14 points to close at $203.93 with a heavy trading volume of 12372815 shares. The company report on October 21, 2020 that PayPal Launches New Service Enabling Users to Buy, Hold and Sell Cryptocurrency.

Will enable cryptocurrency as a funding source for digital commerce at its 26 million merchants.

Receives conditional Bitlicense from New York State Department of Financial Services.

It opened the trading session at $211.90, the shares rose to $212.34 and dropped to $202.1403, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for PYPL points out that the company has recorded 69.69% gains over the past six months. However, it is still -148.48% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 8.03M shares, PYPL reached to a volume of 12372815 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about PayPal Holdings Inc. [PYPL]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for PYPL shares is $220.20 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on PYPL stock is a recommendation set at 1.90. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Loop Capital have made an estimate for PayPal Holdings Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on September 22, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Mizuho raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on August 27, 2020, representing the official price target for PayPal Holdings Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $194 to $228, while Stephens kept a Overweight rating on PYPL stock. On July 30, 2020, analysts increased their price target for PYPL shares from 190 to 218.

The Average True Range (ATR) for PayPal Holdings Inc. is set at 7.22, with the Price to Sales ratio for PYPL stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 12.38. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 13.56, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 11.19. Price to Free Cash Flow for PYPL in the course of the last twelve months was 43.24 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.40.

Trading performance analysis for PYPL stock

PayPal Holdings Inc. [PYPL] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.39. With this latest performance, PYPL shares gained by 12.29% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 69.69% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 111.02% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for PYPL stock in for the last two-week period is set at 54.38, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 54.71, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 55.17 for PayPal Holdings Inc. [PYPL]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 195.28, while it was recorded at 204.69 for the last single week of trading, and 151.28 for the last 200 days.

PayPal Holdings Inc. [PYPL]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and PayPal Holdings Inc. [PYPL] shares currently have an operating margin of +14.55 and a Gross Margin at +52.28. PayPal Holdings Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +14.02.

Return on Total Capital for PYPL is now 12.83, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 13.07. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 15.24, with Return on Assets sitting at 5.20. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, PayPal Holdings Inc. [PYPL] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 32.41. Additionally, PYPL Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 24.48, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 10.66. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 31.79, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 24.01.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, PayPal Holdings Inc. [PYPL] managed to generate an average of $105,991 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 0.70 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.37.PayPal Holdings Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.40 and a Current Ratio set at 1.40.

PayPal Holdings Inc. [PYPL]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, PayPal Holdings Inc. posted 0.61/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.52/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 17.30%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for PYPL. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for PayPal Holdings Inc. go to 23.14%.

An analysis of insider ownership at PayPal Holdings Inc. [PYPL]

There are presently around $202,220 million, or 86.30% of PYPL stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of PYPL stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 95,736,283, which is approximately 0.032% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 80,233,992 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $16.36 billion in PYPL stocks shares; and FMR LLC, currently with $9.64 billion in PYPL stock with ownership of nearly -5.833% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in PayPal Holdings Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 1,032 institutional holders increased their position in PayPal Holdings Inc. [NASDAQ:PYPL] by around 61,714,867 shares. Additionally, 924 investors decreased positions by around 56,658,920 shares, while 202 investors held positions by with 873,238,943 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 991,612,730 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. PYPL stock had 315 new institutional investments in for a total of 17,087,829 shares, while 90 institutional investors sold positions of 3,021,049 shares during the same period.

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