What Should You Know About PayPal Before Investing?

Shares of Financial Services sector company PayPal moved 4.2% today, and are now trading at a price of $74.22. The large-cap stock's daily volume was 9,300,297 compared to its average volume of 15,069,375. The S&P 500 index returned a -0.9% performance.

PayPal Holdings, Inc. operates a technology platform that enables digital payments on behalf of merchants and consumers worldwide. The company is based in San Jose and has 30,900 full time employees. Its market capitalization is $84,609,605,632.

43 analysts are following PayPal and have set target prices ranging from $75 to $160 per share. On average, they have given the company a rating of buy. At today's prices, PYPL is trading -29.74% away from its average analyst target price of $105.63 per share.

Over the last year, PYPL shares have gone down by -62.7%, which represents a difference of -42.8% when compared to the S&P 500. The stock's 52 week high is $196.1 per share and its 52 week low is $66.39. With average free cash flows of $4,759,000,000.0 that have been growing at an average rate of 19.1% over the last four years, PayPal declining stock performance may not be reflective of the quality of its underlying business.

Date Reported Cash Flow from Operations ($ MM) Capital expenditures ($ MM) Free Cash Flow ($ MM) YoY Growth (%)
2021-12-31 6,340 -908 5,432 8.9
2020-12-31 5,854 -866 4,988 29.32
2019-12-31 4,561 -704 3,857 n/a
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