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PayPal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) went down by -2.43% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $310.16. The company’s stock price has collected -0.52% of loss in the last five trading sessions. MarketWatch.com reported on 01/07/22 that These tech stocks have fallen 20% to 51% from their 52-week highs. Should you consider buying now?

Is It Worth Investing in PayPal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ :PYPL) Right Now?

PayPal Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 45.17 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for PYPL is at 1.15. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 36 analysts out of 49 who provided ratings for PayPal Holdings Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 6 rated the stock as “overweight,” 4 rated it as “hold,” and 2 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $269.77, which is $83.27 above the current price. PYPL currently public float of 1.17B and currently shorts hold a 1.47% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of PYPL was 15.52M shares.

PYPL’s Market Performance

PYPL stocks went down by -0.52% for the week, with a monthly drop of -4.94% and a quarterly performance of -27.86%, while its annual performance rate touched -22.63%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 4.04% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.99% for PayPal Holdings Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -1.07% for PYPL stocks with a simple moving average of -25.85% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of PYPL

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for PYPL stocks, with BMO Capital Markets repeating the rating for PYPL by listing it as a “Outperform.” The predicted price for PYPL in the upcoming period, according to BMO Capital Markets is $224 based on the research report published on January 03rd of the current year 2022.

Wolfe Research, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see PYPL reach a price target of $250, previously predicting the price at $300. The rating they have provided for PYPL stocks is “Outperform” according to the report published on December 13th, 2021.

UBS gave a rating of “Buy” to PYPL, setting the target price at $263 in the report published on November 18th of the previous year.

PYPL Trading at -5.92% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought PYPL to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -39.52% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.99%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 4.04%, as shares sank -2.16% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -20.15% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, PYPL fell by -0.52%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -19.91% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $189.42. In addition, PayPal Holdings Inc. saw -0.52% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at PYPL starting from SCHULMAN DANIEL H, who sale 10,000 shares at the price of $188.81 back on Dec 10. After this action, SCHULMAN DANIEL H now owns 188,550 shares of PayPal Holdings Inc., valued at $1,888,094 using the latest closing price.

LORES ENRIQUE, the Director of PayPal Holdings Inc., purchase 2,770 shares at $180.08 during a trade that took place back on Dec 03, which means that LORES ENRIQUE is holding 3,622 shares at $498,822 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for PYPL

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +15.90 for the present operating margin
  • +55.08 for the gross margin

The net margin for PayPal Holdings Inc. stands at +19.60. The total capital return value is set at 13.06, while invested capital returns managed to touch 16.21. Equity return is now at value 23.90, with 6.80 for asset returns.

Based on PayPal Holdings Inc. (PYPL), the company’s capital structure generated 48.58 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 32.70. Total debt to assets is 13.82, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 47.86. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 32.21.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 8.75, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.04. The receivables turnover for the company is 0.67 and the total asset turnover is 0.35. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.33.

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