PayPal Holdings Inc. (PYPL) Price Targets: What Do They Mean?


As of Wednesday close, PayPal Holdings Inc.’s (NASDAQ:PYPL) stock was up $0.84, moving up 1.05 percent to $80.75. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 12,143,100 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$6.29 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 16,566,789, while in the previous 50 days, it was 14,527,970.

Since last month, PYPL stock retreated -9.51%. Shares of the company fell to $71.17 on 11/04/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $197.69 was reached on 01/04/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $67.58. Since the beginning of this year, PYPL’s stock price has dropped by -57.18% or -$107.83, and marked a new high 2 times. However, the stock has declined by -59.15% since its 52-week high.

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PYPL stock investors should be aware that PayPal Holdings Inc. (PYPL) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 70 days ago on Sep 16. Scheibe Gabrielle, the of the company, disposed of 150 shares for $94.95 on Sep 16. It resulted in a $14,242 divestment by the insider. Alford Peggy sold 21,791 shares at an average price of $97.82 on Aug 04. The insider now owns 18,100 shares following the transaction. On May 06, EVP, Chief Product Officer Britto Mark bought 7,370 shares at $81.04 apiece. The transaction was valued at $597,229.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, PayPal Holdings Inc. (PYPL) has a P/E ratio of about 41.07. The stock’s beta is 1.34. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 3.43, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 4.60, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 16.41 may also be considered.

Financial Health

In the three months ended June 29, PayPal Holdings Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 1.30, while its current ratio was 1.30, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.51, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.53. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 42.90% percent. In the year ended June 29, operating margins totaled 13.50%. Based on annual data, PYPL earned $11.92 billion in gross profit and brought in $25.37 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 14.10%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 11.20%.

In PayPal Holdings Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for June 29, it reported total debt of $10.24 billion against cash and short-term investments of $4.19 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. PYPL’s revenue rose 9.7% to $6.81 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $6.85 billion. While analysts expected PayPal Holdings Inc. to report $0.86 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.93 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 8.10%. During the quarter, the company generated $1.45 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of PayPal Holdings Inc. were 56.17 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended June 29, and its total debt was $11.38 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $1.14 billion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at PayPal Holdings Inc.’s (PYPL) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 41.18%, the RSI 9-day stood at 41.40% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current PayPal Holdings Inc. price is down by -7.23% percent or -$6.29. At present, PYPL shares trade -8.81% below its 20-day simple moving average and +8.53% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -17.32% below its SMA50 and -32.85% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 43.18% and Stochastic coefficient D was 50.46%, while ATR was 3.93. Given the Stochastic reading of 44.67% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 43.78%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -5.05, while the 14-day reading stands at -3.05.

Analyst Ratings

PayPal Holdings Inc. downgraded its rating on PayPal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) to a Neutral in a note to investors on September 20, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Positive rating on the stock.


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