Several analysts have recently updated their ratings and price targets for Paypal Holdings (NASDAQ: PYPL):

  • 4/19/2017 – Paypal Holdings had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wedbush. They now have a $54.00 price target on the stock.
  • 4/19/2017 – Paypal Holdings had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC. They now have a $52.00 price target on the stock.
  • 4/17/2017 – Paypal Holdings had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group AG. They now have a $47.00 price target on the stock.
  • 4/17/2017 – Paypal Holdings had its price target lowered by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies from $32.00 to $29.00. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 4/14/2017 – Paypal Holdings had its “underweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a $41.00 price target on the stock.
  • 4/4/2017 – Paypal Holdings had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. They now have a $48.00 price target on the stock.
  • 4/4/2017 – Paypal Holdings was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating. They now have a $48.38 price target on the stock.
  • 3/29/2017 – Paypal Holdings was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $48.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “PayPal is a worldwide online payments system operator. The company delivered decent fourth-quarter 2016 results, matching the Zacks Consensus Estimate on both counts. The results were driven by continued strong performance in global payments, both online and mobile. Currently, the company is riding high on partnerships and mobile centrism. PayPal’s ongoing strategic partnerships with Visa and MasterCard offer great flexibility and choice to consumers.  Partnerships with Facebook, Alibaba’s AliExpress and Alphabet’s Google, Intuit and other major retailers and financial institutions are also delivering positive results. Venmo continues to contribute significantly to the company’s mobile payment volume. However, continuous exposure to foreign exchange and interest rate risks are concerns. For the last one year, the stock has outperformed the Zacks Internet – Software industry.”
  • 3/17/2017 – Paypal Holdings had its “overweight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Barclays PLC. They now have a $48.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $47.00.
  • 3/14/2017 – Paypal Holdings was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating. They now have a $51.67 price target on the stock.
  • 3/13/2017 – Paypal Holdings was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $48.08 price target on the stock.
  • 3/11/2017 – Paypal Holdings had its “market perform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein. They now have a $44.00 price target on the stock.
  • 3/11/2017 – Paypal Holdings had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG. They now have a $52.00 price target on the stock.
  • 3/8/2017 – Paypal Holdings had its “equal weight” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Morgan Stanley.
  • 3/7/2017 – Paypal Holdings had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Robert W. Baird.
  • 3/6/2017 – Paypal Holdings was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating. They now have a $48.23 price target on the stock.
  • 2/28/2017 – Paypal Holdings was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating. They now have a $47.46 price target on the stock.
  • 2/20/2017 – Paypal Holdings was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating. They now have a $47.46 price target on the stock.

Shares of Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PYPL) traded up 0.27% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $43.81. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 5,598,436 shares. The stock has a market cap of $52.90 billion, a P/E ratio of 38.10 and a beta of 0.91. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $42.92 and a 200-day moving average of $41.19. Paypal Holdings Inc has a one year low of $34.00 and a one year high of $44.52.

Paypal Holdings (NASDAQ:PYPL) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January 26th. The credit services provider reported $0.42 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.42. Paypal Holdings had a net margin of 12.92% and a return on equity of 10.69%. The company earned $2.98 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.98 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.36 earnings per share. Paypal Holdings’s revenue for the quarter was up 16.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts expect that Paypal Holdings Inc will post $1.72 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Paypal Holdings news, EVP Gary J. Marino sold 17,386 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $42.63, for a total value of $741,165.18. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 40,740 shares in the company, valued at $1,736,746.20. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Gary J. Marino sold 13,535 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, April 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $42.52, for a total transaction of $575,508.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 39,405 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,675,500.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 7.00% of the company’s stock.

PayPal Holdings, Inc is a technology platform and digital payments company that enables digital and mobile payments on behalf of consumers and merchants. The Company’s combined payment solutions, including its PayPal, PayPal Credit, Braintree, Venmo, Xoom and Paydiant products, compose its Payments Platform.

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