eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) finished Tuesday with an addition of $1.57 to close at $71.54, an upside of 2.24 percent. An average of 4,288,840 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $1.57 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 5,637,690 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 6,657,504.
EBAY stock has decreased by -4.24% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $68.28 on 10/04/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 08/30/21, shares of the company touched a low of $45.36 and a high of $77.83 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -8.09% from the 52-week high.
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20 days have passed since eBay Inc. (EBAY) last reported insider trading activity. Thompson Pete, who is SVP, Chief Product Officer, most recently acquired $1,394 shares at $74.89 per share on Sep 17. In this transaction, the insider spent $104,397. VP, Chief Accounting Officer, Doerger Brian J., disposed of 2,862 shares at a price of $77.69 on Aug 30. The insider now owns more than $222,350 worth of shares. Prior to that, Director Bates Anthony John went on to Sale 19,060 shares at $74.12 each on Aug 25. An amount of $1,412,739 was transacted.
eBay Inc. (EBAY) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 21.99, which compares with the 21.00 for the broader industry and 19.94 for the sector. This means investors are optimistic about the stock’s future prospects. In the last five years, eBay Inc.’s PE ratio has ranged between 21.12 and 3.485. The stock’s beta is 1.13. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 4.30, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 3.70, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 22.85.
eBay Inc. pays a $0.72 dividend per share annually. It offers a dividend yield of 1.01%. The company has a payout ratio of 3.60%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment took place on Sep. 17, and it was $0.18 a share, without any change from last year. Its dividend has been increased for the last 2 consecutive years with the latest increase dividend $0.02 reported on Wednesday February 3 2021.
eBay Inc. will next go ex-dividend on 30-Nov-2021. The next dividend payment eBay Inc. will make is expected to be $0.18.
The quick ratio of eBay Inc. for the three months ended June 29 was 4.00, and the current ratio was 4.00, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.64 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.70 for the quarter ending June 29. On the profitability front, the trailing 12-month gross margin is 75.20% against a 5-year average of 76.8%. eBay Inc.’s EBITDA margin for the year ending June 29 is 32.27%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at 27.20%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $7.8 billion compared to revenue of $10.27 billion.
For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, eBay Inc.’s return on assets was 58.70%, compared to 16.0% over the last five years. In the past year, the return on investment has been 15.80%, and the 5-year average is 24.0%. Meanwhile, the return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months has been 222.70% and the 5-year average holds at 64.9%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 10.33 over the past year.
In the quarter under review, the net income was down than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of $2.67 billion in the quarter, while revenues of $3.02 billion were shrunk -7.38%. The analyst consensus anticipated eBay Inc.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.95 per share, but it turned out to be $0.99, a 4.20% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $853.0 million. Shareholders own equity worth $650.06 million.
From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at eBay Inc. (EBAY) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 05 October was 49.70%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 30.41%.
As of today, EBAY’s price is $69.91 +2.24% or $1.57 from its 5-day moving average. EBAY is currently trading -3.23% lower than its 20-day SMA and +17.55% higher than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -1.04% below the SMA50 and +34.83% above the SMA200.
The stochastic %K and %D were 25.12% and 15.09%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 1.83. With the 14-day stochastic at 47.84% and the average true range at 1.81, the RSI (14) stands at 48.36%. The stock has reached -0.83 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -1.67.
The consensus rating for eBay Inc. (EBAY) among analysts is Overweight. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell EBAY, while 16 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 3 analysts, while 8 others rate it as a “buy”.
What is EBAY’s price target for the next 12 months?
Analysts predict a range of price targets between $63.00 and $85.00, with a median target of $74.50. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for eBay Inc. (EBAY) stock is $73.78.