Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PYPL) has earned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the thirty-eight ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating, twenty-five have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $100.09.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on PYPL shares. Craig Hallum reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $110.00 target price (up from $100.00) on shares of Paypal in a research report on Thursday, January 31st. BidaskClub lowered shares of Paypal from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 7th. BTIG Research upped their target price on shares of Paypal to $114.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 19th. Nomura upped their target price on shares of Paypal from $100.00 to $110.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 28th. Finally, DZ Bank lowered shares of Paypal from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 31st.

In other news, EVP Adele Louise Pentland sold 3,056 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $89.08, for a total transaction of $272,228.48. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 55,963 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,985,184.04. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Daniel H. Schulman sold 22,764 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $81.41, for a total transaction of $1,853,217.24. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 312,590 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $25,447,951.90. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 325,823 shares of company stock valued at $30,176,386. Insiders own 0.20% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its holdings in Paypal by 3.7% in the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 86,484,524 shares of the credit services provider’s stock worth $7,596,801,000 after purchasing an additional 3,056,620 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc grew its holdings in shares of Paypal by 3.7% during the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 86,484,524 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $7,596,801,000 after buying an additional 3,056,620 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC grew its holdings in shares of Paypal by 4.2% during the third quarter. FMR LLC now owns 80,780,079 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $7,095,722,000 after buying an additional 3,283,378 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Paypal by 1.9% during the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 74,772,548 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $6,287,624,000 after buying an additional 1,393,628 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund grew its holdings in shares of Paypal by 7,419.8% during the fourth quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 19,412,765 shares of the credit services provider’s stock valued at $231,000 after buying an additional 19,154,611 shares during the last quarter. 81.80% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

NASDAQ:PYPL traded down $0.28 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $99.03. The company had a trading volume of 4,599,821 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,904,863. Paypal has a 52-week low of $70.22 and a 52-week high of $100.59. The firm has a market capitalization of $116.51 billion, a PE ratio of 55.32, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.54 and a beta of 1.03.

Paypal (NASDAQ:PYPL) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, January 30th. The credit services provider reported $0.69 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.02. Paypal had a net margin of 13.31% and a return on equity of 14.67%. The company had revenue of $4.23 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.23 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.55 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 13.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts predict that Paypal will post 2.14 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

About Paypal

PayPal Holdings, Inc operates as a technology platform and digital payments company that enables digital and mobile payments on behalf of consumers and merchants worldwide. Its payment solutions include PayPal, PayPal Credit, Braintree, Venmo, Xoom, and iZettle products. The company's Payments Platform allows consumers to send payments, withdraw funds to their bank accounts, and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in various currencies.

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