This Insider Sold 150.0 Shares In PayPal Holdings Inc. (PYPL)


PayPal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) saw an upside of 0.52% to close Monday at $79.50 after adding $0.41 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 12,897,140 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $80.75 in the past week and touched a new high 2 times within the past 5 days. An average of 12,897,655 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 14,575,900.

PYPL’s 1-month performance is 15.62% or $10.47 on its low of $67.29 reached on 12/28/22. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $66.39 and high of $176.20, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 01/18/23. YTD, PYPL has achieved 11.63% or $8.28 and has reached a new high 7 times. However, the current price is down -54.88% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

PYPL stock investors last saw insider trading activity on Sep 16.Scheibe Gabrielle () most recently sold 150 shares at $94.95 per share on Sep 16. This transaction cost the insider $14,242. EVP, Global Sales, Alford Peggy, sold 21,791 shares at a price of $97.82 on Aug 04. Then, on May 06, EVP, Global Sales Alford Peggy sold 14,767 shares at a price of $85.32 per share. This transaction amounted to $1,259,920.

Valuation Metrics

PYPL stock has a beta of 1.28. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 3.25 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 4.53, with the price to cash flow ratio at 15.54.

PayPal Holdings Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended September 29 was 1.30, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.30. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.51, while the total debt to equity was 0.53. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 42.90%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $11.92 billion against revenue of $25.37 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending September 29 this year, PayPal Holdings Inc.’s cash and short-term investments amounted to $4.19 billion against total debt of $11.38 billion. Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Net income grew 18.27% to $1.33 billion, while revenue of -$341.0 million was 125.64% off the previous quarter. Analysts expected PYPL to announce $0.96 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $1.08, representing a 12.50% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $1.45 billion. PYPL stock balance sheet for the quarter ending September 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 56.17 billion, with total debt at $11.38 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $1.14 billion.

Let’s look briefly at PayPal Holdings Inc. (PYPL) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 23 January was 63.41% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 27.46%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $78.57, reflecting a +0.03% or $0.02 change from its current price. PYPL is currently trading +14.87% above its 20-day SMA, -14.20% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 by -2.01% and SMA200 by-32.43%.

Stochastic %K and %D was 78.97% and 78.24% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 2.54. The RSI (14) points at 59.66%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 83.04% with the period’s ATR at 2.61. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -0.28 and 0.54 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for PayPal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL), SMBC Nikko downgraded it to an Underperform rating. They previously had a Neutral rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for PYPL stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 1 brokerage advisors rate PYPL as a “sell,”, while 11 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 6 rates the stock as overweight while 30 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is PYPL’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $75.00 and a high of $160.00, with their median price target at $100.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for PayPal Holdings Inc. (PYPL) stock is $103.48.


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