Paypal (PYPL) Receives Media Impact Score of 0.15

News headlines about Paypal (NASDAQ:PYPL) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Paypal earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the credit services provider an impact score of 44.6193117647909 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Shares of Paypal (NASDAQ PYPL) traded up $0.79 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $80.54. The stock had a trading volume of 6,865,189 shares, compared to its average volume of 8,300,512. Paypal has a twelve month low of $39.02 and a twelve month high of $80.77. The stock has a market capitalization of $96,800.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 62.92.

Paypal (NASDAQ:PYPL) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The credit services provider reported $0.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.03. Paypal had a return on equity of 11.33% and a net margin of 12.69%. The business had revenue of $3.24 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.18 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.35 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 21.4% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that Paypal will post 1.37 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on PYPL. BidaskClub raised Paypal from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Cowen raised Paypal from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and increased their target price for the stock from $79.05 to $88.00 in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Vetr lowered Paypal from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $81.27 target price on the stock. in a research report on Monday, January 8th. Mizuho reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $75.00 target price on shares of Paypal in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Paypal from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, thirty-three have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $76.05.

In other news, Director Rodney C. Adkins purchased 6,750 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 8th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $74.04 per share, for a total transaction of $499,770.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 10,149 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $751,431.96. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 6.00% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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Paypal Company Profile

PayPal Holdings, Inc is a technology platform and digital payments company that enables digital and mobile payments on behalf of consumers and merchants. The Company’s combined payment solutions, including its PayPal, PayPal Credit, Braintree, Venmo, Xoom and Paydiant products, compose its Payments Platform.

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