Comprehensive Analysis of PayPal Stock

Key Points

  • PayPal stock is now the one technology stock that needs to catch up to the rest of the pack. 
  • Its fundamentals and market positioning are intact, even after its first net user decline.
  • Wall Street analysts think the stock still has a double-digit upside as its market share reigns at the top.
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Companies Mentioned in This Article

CompanyMarketRank™Current PricePrice ChangeDividend YieldP/E RatioConsensus RatingConsensus Price Target
PayPal (PYPL)
4.5507 of 5 stars
$64.48+0.6%N/A16.24Hold$72.73
Apple (AAPL)
4.7504 of 5 stars
$189.87+0.0%0.53%29.53Moderate Buy$204.71
Amazon.com (AMZN)
4.8845 of 5 stars
$184.70+0.6%N/A51.74Buy$211.62
Visa (V)
4.8286 of 5 stars
$280.22+0.1%0.74%31.31Moderate Buy$303.76
Mastercard (MA)
4.8829 of 5 stars
$460.27+0.3%0.57%36.59Moderate Buy$497.78
Technology Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLK)N/A$211.82-0.2%0.61%36.81HoldN/A
Meta Platforms (META)
3.5385 of 5 stars
$471.91-0.3%0.42%27.11Moderate Buy$509.80
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Gabriel Osorio-Mazilli

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Value Stocks, Asian Markets, Macro Economics

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CFA Level I candidate; Goldman Sachs corporate training; independent courses

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