The Insider Activity Of eBay Inc. (EBAY) Should Not Be Ignored


As of Wednesday close, eBay Inc.’s (NASDAQ:EBAY) stock was up $0.1, moving up 0.22 percent to $45.23. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 4,061,820 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.26 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 6,385,630, while in the previous 50 days, it was 6,276,564.

Since last month, EBAY stock rose 16.06%. Shares of the company fell to $37.60 on 10/24/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $73.60 was reached on 01/06/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $35.92. Since the beginning of this year, EBAY’s stock price has dropped by -31.98% or -$21.27, and marked a new high 3 times. However, the stock has declined by -38.55% since its 52-week high.

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EBAY stock investors should be aware that eBay Inc. (EBAY) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 15 days ago on Nov 10. Doerger Brian J., the VP, Chief Accounting Officer of the company, disposed of 9,542 shares for $44.12 on Nov 10. It resulted in a $420,983 divestment by the insider. Doerger Brian J. sold 4,311 shares at an average price of $41.89 on Nov 08. The insider now owns 9,542 shares following the transaction. On Oct 26, Director SWAN ROBERT HOLMES sold 25,000 shares at $40.00 apiece. The transaction was valued at $1,000,000.

Valuation Metrics

The stock’s beta is 1.28. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 2.47, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 5.10, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 24.75 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.22 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.22. On Wednesday February 23 2022, a $0.04 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended June 29, eBay 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 1.36, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 1.59. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 72.80% percent. In the year ended June 29, operating margins totaled 25.00%. Based on annual data, EBAY earned $7.77 billion in gross profit and brought in $10.42 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 14.70%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 0.50%.

In eBay Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for June 29, it reported total debt of $6.58 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. EBAY’s revenue fell -12.1% to $2.42 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $2.38 billion. While analysts expected eBay Inc. to report $0.89 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.99 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 11.20%. During the quarter, the company generated $672.0 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of eBay Inc. were 14.24 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended June 29, and its total debt was $8.32 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $542.66 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at eBay Inc.’s (EBAY) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 33.49%, the RSI 9-day stood at 62.06% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current eBay Inc. price is down by -0.57% percent or -$0.26. At present, EBAY shares trade +14.30% above its 20-day simple moving average and +2.96% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +6.25% above its SMA50 and -24.28% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 75.76% and Stochastic coefficient D was 77.97%, while ATR was 1.37. Given the Stochastic reading of 76.54% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 61.93%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.66, while the 14-day reading stands at 0.84.

Analyst Ratings

MoffettNathanson launched its rating on eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) to a Market perform in a note to investors on November 15, 2022. eBay Inc. (EBAY) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 2 brokerage firms, EBAY is a sell, and 19 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 4 analysts rate eBay Inc. stock as buy, with 6 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $45.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $34.00 – $62.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict eBay Inc. (EBAY) will achieve an average price target of $46.98.


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