Facts You Need to Understand PayPal (PYPL) Stock

Large-cap Financial Services company PayPal has moved -1.4% so far today on a volume of 2,545,757, compared to its average of 15,137,474. In contrast, the S&P 500 index moved -0.6%.

PayPal trades -35.56% away from its average analyst target price of $105.63 per share. The 43 analysts following the stock have set target prices ranging from $75 to $160, and on average have given PayPal a rating of buy.

Anyone interested in buying PYPL should be aware of the facts below:

  • PayPal's current price is 143.9% above its Graham number of $27.91, which implies that at its current valuation it does not offer a margin of safety

  • PayPal has moved -63.7% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of -19.7%

  • Based on its trailing earning per share of 1.96, PayPal has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 34.7 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • PYPL has a forward P/E ratio of 14.3 based on its forward 12 month price to earnings (Eps) of $4.77 per share

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 1.49 — a number near or below 1 signifying that PayPal is fairly valued compared to its estimated growth potential

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 3.9 compared to its sector average of 1.95

  • PayPal Holdings, Inc. operates a technology platform that enables digital payments on behalf of merchants and consumers worldwide.

  • Based in San Jose, the company has 30,900 full time employees and a market cap of $77,601,841,152.

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