Investors bought shares of Paypal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) on weakness during trading on Tuesday. $46.94 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $29.92 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $17.02 million into the stock. Of all equities tracked, Paypal Holdings had the 17th highest net in-flow for the day. Paypal Holdings traded down ($0.25) for the day and closed at $37.86

Several research analysts recently issued reports on PYPL shares. William Blair reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of Paypal Holdings in a report on Thursday, April 28th. SunTrust Banks Inc. reissued a “buy” rating and set a $44.00 target price on shares of Paypal Holdings in a report on Thursday, April 28th. Bank of America Corp. reissued a “hold” rating and set a $44.00 target price on shares of Paypal Holdings in a report on Thursday, April 28th. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Paypal Holdings in a report on Saturday, June 4th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Paypal Holdings in a report on Sunday, July 17th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seventeen have given a hold rating and twenty-two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $43.32.

The firm has a market capitalization of $44.75 billion and a PE ratio of 34.42. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $38.00 and its 200 day moving average price is $38.03.

Paypal Holdings (NASDAQ:PYPL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 21st. The company reported $0.36 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.36. The company had revenue of $2.65 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.60 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.32 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts expect that Paypal Holdings Inc. will post $1.49 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, SVP Tomer Barel sold 5,862 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, July 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $37.21, for a total value of $218,125.02. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 27,017 shares in the company, valued at $1,005,302.57. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, SVP William J. Ready sold 48,963 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.00, for a total transaction of $1,860,594.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 56,943 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,163,834. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of hedge funds and institutional investors have bought and sold shares of PYPL. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. acquired a new position in Paypal Holdings during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,263,000. Calvert Investment Management Inc. acquired a new position in Paypal Holdings during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $2,160,000. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D acquired a new position in Paypal Holdings during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $4,344,000. State of Tennessee Treasury Department acquired a new position in Paypal Holdings during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $6,389,000. Finally, I.G. Investment Management LTD. acquired a new position in Paypal Holdings during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $10,199,000.

PayPal Holdings, Inc (PayPal) is a technology platform company that enables digital and mobile payments on behalf of consumers and merchants across the world. The Company allows businesses of all sizes to accept payments from merchant Websites, mobile devices and applications, and at offline retail locations through a range of payment solutions.

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