Media stories about Paypal (NASDAQ:PYPL) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Paypal earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the credit services provider an impact score of 44.4357755381116 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on PYPL shares. Vetr raised shares of Paypal from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $60.76 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $65.00 price target on shares of Paypal in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Susquehanna Bancshares restated a “positive” rating and issued a $67.00 target price on shares of Paypal in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. Credit Suisse Group restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Paypal in a research note on Tuesday, September 5th. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $66.00 target price (up previously from $61.00) on shares of Paypal in a research note on Tuesday, September 5th. Ten research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, thirty-three have assigned a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Paypal has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $73.12.

Shares of Paypal (NASDAQ PYPL) traded down $0.43 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $75.30. 13,374,393 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 8,802,450. The firm has a market cap of $91,020.65, a P/E ratio of 54.09, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.10 and a beta of 1.03. Paypal has a 1-year low of $38.06 and a 1-year high of $79.39.

Paypal (NASDAQ:PYPL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The credit services provider reported $0.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $3.24 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.18 billion. Paypal had a net margin of 12.69% and a return on equity of 11.33%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.35 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 21.4% on a year-over-year basis. analysts predict that Paypal will post 1.37 EPS for the current year.

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Paypal Company Profile

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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