Unveiling the Buzz Around Investing in EBAY

With gains of 7.7%, eBay was one of the winners on Wall Street today. Its shares are now trading at $47.8. Don't join the feeding frenzy before checking some basic facts about this stock:

  • eBay has moved -3.0% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of 28.5%

  • EBAY has an average analyst rating of hold and is 5.17% away from its mean target price of $45.45 per share

  • Its trailing earnings per share (EPS) is $4.98

  • eBay has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 9.6 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • Its forward earnings per share (EPS) is $4.65 and its forward P/E ratio is 10.3

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 3.87 in contrast to the S&P 500's average ratio of 2.95

  • eBay is part of the Consumer Discretionary sector, which has an average P/E ratio of 22.96 and an average P/B of 4.24

  • EBAY has reported YOY quarterly earnings growth of 12.9% and gross profit margins of 0.7%

  • The company has a free cash flow of $1.59 Billion, which refers to the total sum of all its inflows and outflows of cash over the last quarter

  • eBay Inc. operates marketplace platforms that connect buyers and sellers in the United States and internationally. The company's marketplace platform includes its online marketplace at ebay.com and the eBay suite of mobile apps. Its platforms enable users to list, buy, and sell various products. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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