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

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

PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) has a 20-Day average volume of 12.92 Million. The company has a market capitalization of $90,900.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 51.35. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 18,480 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $1,438,483.20. Arcadia Investment Management Corp MI now owns 1,434 shares of the credit services provider's stock worth $106,000 after buying an additional 1,000 shares during the period. Looking at the other side of the coin, PYPL traded as low as $40.56 in the past 52 weeks, and since then the shares have risen 85.6% or $34.72. After the latest session, which saw the stock close at a price of $75.28, PYPL sits below its 52-week high. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 10,149 shares in the company, valued at approximately $751,431.96. Considering that the stock daily volume of 10419606 shares, this represents a pretty noteworthy shoot in volume. Analysts have predicted that PYPL will grow it's earning at a 19.25% annual rate in the next 5 years. Year-to-date it jumped 1.53%. Its weekly performance showed upward trend of 0.77 percent.

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 ability of a company to meet up with its short-term obligations and be able to clear its longer-term debts is measured using Liquidity and leverage ratios. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed an "outperform" rating and issued a $91.00 price objective (up previously from $85.00) on shares of Paypal in a report on Wednesday, January 17th.

Short interest or otherwise called the percentage of a stock's tradable shares now being shorted is another data that investors use to get a handle on sentiment. This means that analysts are more bullish on the outlook for USB stocks.

According to Finviz reported data, The SMA20 of the stock is at -6.76%, SMA50 is -2.99 percent, while SMA200 is 15.74%. San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA now owns 1,562 shares of the credit services provider's stock valued at $100,000 after purchasing an additional 1,217 shares during the last quarter. A company that manages their assets well will have a high return, while if manages their assets poorly will have a low return.

Next 5Y EPS Growth: 19.25% versus 7.67%. Speaking of monthly performance, PYPL tapped a -5.61% decline.

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Annual Sales Growth in the past 5 years was 18.3 percent. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 25.6% on a year-over-year basis.

PYPL now trades at a forward P/E of 27.04, a P/B of 5.64, and a P/S of 6.66 while USB trades at a forward P/E of 12.36, a P/B of 2.09, and a P/S of 6.29. Finally, Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. bought a new position in Paypal in the 3rd quarter valued at $113,000.

Hemenway Trust Co LLC bought a new stake in shares of Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PYPL) during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

EPS growth estimate for this year is set at 27.80%.The earnings per share (EPS) formula is stated as earnings available to common shareholders divided by number of common stock shares outstanding. Vetr upgraded Paypal from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $86.65 target price for the company in a research note on Thursday, February 1st.

PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL) has an Analysts' Mean Recommendation of 2. These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $0.49/share and a High Estimate of $0.57/share. Investors seem to be very interested in what happens to the stocks of these two companies but do investors favor one over the other?


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