Investors Eyeing PayPal (PYPL) as Stock Gains Momentum

This afternoon we watched PayPal rise 5.9% to a price of $67.31 per share. The Large-Cap Business Services company is now trading -11.89% below its average target price of $76.39. Analysts have set target prices ranging from $60.0 to $120.0 per share for PayPal, and have given the stock an average rating of buy.

The stock has an average amount of shares sold short at 2.2%, and a short ratio of 1.8. The company's insiders own 0.21% of its outstanding shares, which indicates a strong alignment between management and shareholder interests. Finally, we also note that an average number of institutional investors are invested in the stock, with 72.5% of PayPal's shares being owned by this investor type.

Institutions Invested in PayPal

Date Reported Holder Percentage Shares Value
2024-03-31 Vanguard Group Inc 9% 90,183,034 $6,069,769,130
2024-03-31 Blackrock Inc. 7% 74,398,436 $5,007,386,757
2024-03-31 State Street Corporation 4% 44,594,880 $3,001,458,412
2024-03-31 Comprehensive Financial Management, LLC 3% 28,164,118 $1,895,585,970
2024-03-31 Geode Capital Management, LLC 2% 21,731,253 $1,462,621,989
2024-03-31 Morgan Stanley 2% 17,309,673 $1,165,027,546
2023-12-31 Norges Bank Investment Management 1% 12,205,841 $821,514,132
2024-03-31 Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft 1% 10,383,242 $698,844,105
2024-03-31 Northern Trust Corporation 1% 9,741,552 $655,655,160
2024-03-31 Nuveen Asset Management, LLC 1% 9,331,856 $628,080,570

Besides an analyst consensus of some upside potential, other market factors point to there being mixed market sentiment on PayPal.

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