Shares of eBay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the forty-three ratings firms that are covering the firm. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nineteen have assigned a hold rating, sixteen have given a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $35.27.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on EBAY shares. Vetr downgraded shares of eBay from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $32.06 price target on the stock. in a report on Monday, November 21st. Robert W. Baird reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $35.00 price target on shares of eBay in a report on Tuesday, December 13th. Aegis started coverage on shares of eBay in a report on Tuesday, January 3rd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $36.00 price target on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies started coverage on shares of eBay in a report on Tuesday, January 3rd. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $28.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Cowen and Company reissued a “market perform” rating and issued a $29.00 price target on shares of eBay in a report on Thursday, January 19th.

eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) opened at 33.81 on Tuesday. The company’s 50-day moving average is $33.24 and its 200-day moving average is $31.01. eBay has a 52-week low of $22.30 and a 52-week high of $34.43. The company has a market capitalization of $36.75 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.32 and a beta of 1.31.

eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 25th. The e-commerce company reported $0.54 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.54. The company had revenue of $2.40 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.40 billion. eBay had a net margin of 80.92% and a return on equity of 24.13%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 3.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.50 EPS. On average, analysts expect that eBay will post $2.01 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, VP Brian J. Doerger sold 6,660 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.25, for a total transaction of $221,445.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 29,006 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $964,449.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Thomas J. Tierney sold 6,014 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.28, for a total value of $200,145.92. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 28,525 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $949,312. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 313,020 shares of company stock worth $10,153,302. Company insiders own 7.40% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. State Street Corp raised its stake in eBay by 0.7% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 43,758,521 shares of the e-commerce company’s stock worth $1,299,174,000 after buying an additional 309,791 shares during the last quarter. Magellan Asset Management Ltd raised its stake in eBay by 16.1% in the second quarter. Magellan Asset Management Ltd now owns 42,152,135 shares of the e-commerce company’s stock worth $986,781,000 after buying an additional 5,833,160 shares during the last quarter. Boston Partners raised its stake in eBay by 5.3% in the third quarter. Boston Partners now owns 26,671,175 shares of the e-commerce company’s stock worth $877,482,000 after buying an additional 1,342,624 shares during the last quarter. Jackson Square Partners LLC raised its stake in eBay by 0.7% in the third quarter. Jackson Square Partners LLC now owns 24,769,943 shares of the e-commerce company’s stock worth $814,931,000 after buying an additional 161,127 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its stake in eBay by 21.7% in the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 21,431,478 shares of the e-commerce company’s stock worth $705,096,000 after buying an additional 3,824,572 shares during the last quarter. 85.86% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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About eBay

eBay Inc (eBay) is a commerce company, which operates through its Marketplace, StubHub and Classifieds platforms. The Company connects buyers and sellers around the world. Its platforms enable sellers around the world to organize and offer their inventory for sale, and buyers to find and purchase it.

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