Press coverage about eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. eBay earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the e-commerce company an impact score of 45.1345328639998 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. Aegis reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $44.00 price objective (up from $42.00) on shares of eBay in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 price objective on shares of eBay in a report on Monday, October 16th. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of eBay in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $34.00 price objective on shares of eBay and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, DA Davidson assumed coverage on shares of eBay in a report on Wednesday, September 13th. They set a “buy” rating and a $45.00 price objective for the company. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twenty-two have given a hold rating and seventeen have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. eBay currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $38.45.

eBay (NASDAQ EBAY) traded down $1.12 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $34.38. 22,034,658 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 8,861,669. eBay has a twelve month low of $27.28 and a twelve month high of $39.28. The company has a market cap of $37,080.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.40, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.75 and a beta of 1.38. The company has a quick ratio of 2.46, a current ratio of 2.46 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82.

eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 18th. The e-commerce company reported $0.48 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.48. eBay had a net margin of 80.45% and a return on equity of 15.69%. The business had revenue of $2.41 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.37 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.45 EPS. eBay’s quarterly revenue was up 8.7% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts anticipate that eBay will post 1.65 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other eBay news, VP Brian J. Doerger sold 4,359 shares of eBay stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.75, for a total value of $155,834.25. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 23,392 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $836,264. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Robert Holmes Swan sold 25,000 shares of eBay stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $37.51, for a total transaction of $937,750.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 262,119 shares in the company, valued at approximately $9,832,083.69. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 202,582 shares of company stock worth $7,540,354 in the last three months. 6.78% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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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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