Paypal Holdings Inc (PYPL) Upgraded to "Neutral" at Piper Jaffray Companies

Woman holding smartphone with PayPal's mobile app open on the screen

Analysts mean target price for Visa Inc. Monness Crespi & Hardt raised Paypal Holdings from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $50.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, January 3rd. Compass Point has "Buy" rating and $54 target. Different analysts and financial institutions use various valuation methods and consider different economic forces when deciding on a price target. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a "hold" rating and issued a $40.00 price target on shares of Paypal Holdings in a report on Friday, January 20th. Looking ahead, the company expects to achieve an EPS of $12.05 - $12.15 on revenue of $9.1 - $9.3 billion for 2017, which is below the Street estimates of $12.36 a share and $9.21 billion. Earnings per share serves as an indicator of a company's profitability. In terms of the relative level of interest afforded this stock among active participants in the market, relative volume measures have been weak, indicating apathy for the name by traders, investors, and money managers during the past month of action. Company insiders own 7.00% of the company's stock.

For the full year, the company sees revenue orn$12.52 billion to $12.72 billion, and EPS of $1.74 to $1.79.

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) earnings per diluted share (EPS) displayed growth of 6% to $0.32, non-GAAP EPS growth of 19% to $0.44. The credit services provider reported $0.42 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.42. The high and low revenue estimates for the current quarter are $3.13 Billion and $3 Billion, respectively. The company earned $2.98 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.98 billion.

A moving average (MA) is a trend-following or lagging indicator because it is based on past prices. Look at the direction of the moving average to get a basic idea of which way the price is moving. Overall, PYPL shares have several catalysts that are likely to provide support to its share price. (PYPL) has a trading volume of 9.58 Million shares, with an average trading volume of 4950 shares - with shares dropping to a 52 week low of $34.00, and the company's shares hitting a 52 week high of $ 45.01. The stock's recent movement has come on a historical volatility score of 10.58%, which represents the standard deviation of returns of a theoretical long position from a mean price during that period.

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Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PYPL) issued an update on its second quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday morning.

The majority of analysts covering the equity have either a Buy or Strong Buy recommendation on the stock, yielding a consensus score of 1.80.

PayPal Holdings, Inc. was covered by a number of analysts recently, 14 rated the stock as Buy, 15 rated Outperform, 14 rated Hold, 1 gave an Underperform and 0 rated sell. Following this, the stock fell in after-hours trading on Wednesday. "For the last one year, the stock has outperformed the Zacks Internet - Software industry". The dominant statistics will authorize the investment community to govern the size of PayPal Holdings, Inc. compared to the sales or total assets figures.

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