PayPal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PYPL) has seen a decline in its stock price by -0.49 in relation to its previous close of 56.82. However, the company has experienced a 3.23% gain in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. The Dog of Wall Street reported 2023-11-19 that Let’s look at some stocks and how they’re priced after everything has shaken out for the year.

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

PayPal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: PYPL) has a price-to-earnings ratio that is above its average at 16.83x. and a 36-month beta value of 1.38. Opinions on the stock are mixed, with 27 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 3 as “overweight,” 17 as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”

The average price predicted for PayPal Holdings Inc (PYPL) by analysts is $75.30, which is $18.76 above the current market price. The public float for PYPL is 1.07B, and at present, short sellers hold a 1.68% of that float. On November 20, 2023, the average trading volume of PYPL was 14.49M shares.

PYPL’s Market Performance

The stock of PayPal Holdings Inc (PYPL) has seen a 3.23% increase in the past week, with a 3.16% rise in the past month, and a -4.99% fall in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.28%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 2.65% for PYPL. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is 4.71% for PYPL stock, with a simple moving average of -15.16% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of PYPL

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for PYPL stocks, with Wells Fargo repeating the rating for PYPL by listing it as a “Equal Weight.” The predicted price for PYPL in the upcoming period, according to Wells Fargo is $55 based on the research report published on October 31, 2023 of the current year 2023.

PYPL Trading at -0.87% 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 -36.20% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.65%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.28%, as shares surge +5.90% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -7.28% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, PYPL rose by +3.23%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -34.98% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $54.15. In addition, PayPal Holdings Inc saw -20.61% 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 Scheibe Gabrielle, who sale 213 shares at the price of $63.38 back on Sep 05. After this action, Scheibe Gabrielle now owns 29,149 shares of PayPal Holdings Inc, valued at $13,500 using the latest closing price.

SCHULMAN DANIEL H, the President and CEO of PayPal Holdings Inc, purchase 26,065 shares at $76.17 during a trade that took place back on Feb 17, which means that SCHULMAN DANIEL H is holding 395,351 shares at $1,985,306 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for PYPL

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

The net margin for PayPal Holdings Inc stands at +8.94. The total capital return value is set at 11.31, while invested capital returns managed to touch 7.85. Equity return is now at value 18.82, with 4.93 for asset returns.

Based on PayPal Holdings Inc (PYPL), the company’s capital structure generated 56.99 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 36.30. Total debt to assets is 14.68, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 54.19. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 34.52.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 2.13, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.14. The receivables turnover for the company is 0.63 and the total asset turnover is 0.35. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.28.


To sum up, PayPal Holdings Inc (PYPL) has seen a mixed performance recently. Analysts have differing views on the stock, with some seeing it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.