Paypal Holdings Company Profile (NASDAQ:PYPL)

About Paypal Holdings (PYPL)

Paypal Holdings logoPayPal Holdings, Inc. is a technology platform and digital payments company that enables digital and mobile payments on behalf of consumers and merchants. The Company's combined payment solutions, including its PayPal, PayPal Credit, Braintree, Venmo, Xoom and Paydiant products, compose its Payments Platform. It operates a two-sided global technology platform that links its customers, both merchants and consumers, around the globe to facilitate the processing of payment transactions, allowing it to connect merchants and consumers. It allows its customers to use their account for both purchase and paying for goods, as well as to transfer and withdraw funds. It enables consumers to exchange funds with merchants using funding sources, which include bank account, PayPal account balance, PayPal Credit account, credit and debit card or other stored value products. It offers consumers person-to-person payment solutions through its PayPal Website and mobile application, Venmo and Xoom.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Credit Services
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: PYPL
  • CUSIP: N/A
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $44.41
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $43.08
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $41.31
  • 52-Week Range: $34.00 - $45.04
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 38.62
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 21.77
  • P/E Growth: 1.53
  • Market Cap: $53.63B
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,207,583,000
  • Beta: 0.91
  • Net Margins: 12.92%
  • Return on Equity: 10.69%
  • Return on Assets: 4.83%
  • Current Ratio: 1.52%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.52%

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Paypal Holdings (NASDAQ:PYPL) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 11 Hold Ratings, 25 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.73)
Consensus Price Target: $45.73 (2.97% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Paypal Holdings (NASDAQ:PYPL)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
4/27/2017Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingBuy$53.00LowView Rating Details
4/23/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$49.00LowView Rating Details
4/19/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$52.00LowView Rating Details
4/19/2017WedbushReiterated RatingOutperform$54.00LowView Rating Details
4/17/2017Piper Jaffray CompaniesLower Price TargetHold$32.00 -> $29.00LowView Rating Details
4/17/2017Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingOutperform$47.00LowView Rating Details
4/4/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingBuy$48.00LowView Rating Details
3/17/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingOverweight -> Overweight$47.00 -> $48.00HighView Rating Details
3/11/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuy$52.00N/AView Rating Details
3/11/2017Sanford C. BernsteinReiterated RatingMarket Perform$44.00N/AView Rating Details
3/8/2017Morgan StanleyReiterated RatingEqual WeightLowView Rating Details
3/7/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingOutperformN/AView Rating Details
2/16/2017BTIG ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$24.00N/AView Rating Details
1/27/2017Goldman Sachs Group IncBoost Price TargetConviction-Buy$49.00 -> $50.00N/AView Rating Details
1/27/2017MizuhoReiterated RatingBuy$48.00N/AView Rating Details
1/24/2017Loop CapitalReiterated RatingHold$44.00N/AView Rating Details
1/20/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingHold$40.00N/AView Rating Details
1/10/2017Berenberg BankInitiated CoverageBuy$51.00N/AView Rating Details
1/5/2017BMO Capital MarketsInitiated CoverageOutperform$47.00N/AView Rating Details
1/4/2017GuggenheimInitiated CoverageBuy$46.00N/AView Rating Details
1/3/2017Monness Crespi & HardtUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$50.00N/AView Rating Details
10/21/2016Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperform$43.00 -> $43.00N/AView Rating Details
10/21/2016William BlairReiterated RatingOutperformN/AView Rating Details
10/18/2016Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageBuy$46.00N/AView Rating Details
10/17/2016NomuraReiterated RatingBuy$54.00N/AView Rating Details
10/12/2016SunTrust Banks, Inc.Reiterated RatingBuy$45.00N/AView Rating Details
9/14/2016Craig HallumInitiated CoverageBuy$52.00N/AView Rating Details
8/3/2016Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperform$46.00N/AView Rating Details
7/24/2016Citigroup IncReiterated RatingBuy$46.00N/AView Rating Details
7/22/2016Pacific CrestReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
7/22/2016Wells Fargo & CoDowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
7/8/2016StephensInitiated CoverageOverweight$45.00N/AView Rating Details
5/26/2016Needham & Company LLCInitiated CoverageHoldN/AView Rating Details
5/19/2016Bank of America CorpReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
5/18/2016Axiom SecuritiesReiterated RatingHold$36.00N/AView Rating Details
4/28/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingOverweight$41.00N/AView Rating Details
4/28/2016FBN SecuritiesBoost Price TargetSector Perform$40.00 -> $45.00N/AView Rating Details
4/15/2016Compass PointInitiated CoverageBuy -> Neutral$41.00 -> $40.00N/AView Rating Details
3/29/2016Atlantic SecuritiesInitiated CoverageNeutral$43.00N/AView Rating Details
3/24/2016Sterne Agee CRTInitiated CoverageNeutral$46.00N/AView Rating Details
10/1/2015Cowen and CompanyInitiated CoverageMarket Perform$33.00N/AView Rating Details
9/13/2015B. RileyInitiated CoverageNeutral$40.00N/AView Rating Details
9/2/2015ArgusInitiated CoverageBuy$42.00N/AView Rating Details
8/18/2015Susquehanna Bancshares IncReiterated RatingPositive$50.00N/AView Rating Details
8/7/2015Topeka Capital MarketsInitiated CoverageBuy$44.00N/AView Rating Details
7/27/2015First AnalysisInitiated CoverageOverweight$37.00N/AView Rating Details
7/23/2015Raymond James Financial, Inc.Initiated CoverageOutperform$45.00N/AView Rating Details
7/21/2015JMP SecuritiesReiterated RatingOverweight$48.00N/AView Rating Details
7/20/2015Evercore Partners Inc.Initiated CoverageSell$36.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 4/27/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Paypal Holdings (NASDAQ:PYPL)
Earnings by Quarter for Paypal Holdings (NASDAQ:PYPL)
Earnings History by Quarter for Paypal Holdings (NASDAQ:PYPL)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/26/2017Q1 2017$0.41$0.44$2.94 billion$2.98 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2017Q4 2016$0.42$0.42$2.98 billion$2.98 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/20/2016Q3$0.35$0.35$2.65 billion$2.67 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/21/2016Q216$0.36$0.36$2.60 billion$2.65 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/27/2016Q116$0.35$0.37$2.50 billion$2.54 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/27/2016Q4$0.35$0.36$2.51 billion$2.56 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/28/2015Q315$0.29$0.31$2.27 billion$2.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Paypal Holdings (NASDAQ:PYPL)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.51
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.34$0.35$0.35
Q2 20173$0.34$0.43$0.38
Q3 20172$0.33$0.38$0.36
Q4 20173$0.40$0.47$0.43
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Paypal Holdings (NASDAQ:PYPL)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Paypal Holdings (NASDAQ:PYPL)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 7.00%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 81.22%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Paypal Holdings (NASDAQ:PYPL)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Paypal Holdings (NASDAQ:PYPL)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Paypal Holdings (NASDAQ:PYPL)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
4/4/2017Gary J MarinoEVPSell13,535$42.52$575,508.20View SEC Filing  
3/2/2017Gary J MarinoEVPSell17,386$42.63$741,165.18View SEC Filing  
12/1/2016Gary J MarinoEVPSell1,729$39.29$67,932.41View SEC Filing  
11/1/2016Tomer BarelEVPSell28,768$41.84$1,203,653.12View SEC Filing  
10/31/2016Aaron AndersonVPSell2,644$41.78$110,466.32View SEC Filing  
10/31/2016William J ReadyCOOSell50,000$41.72$2,086,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/3/2016Gary J MarinoEVPSell1,726$40.87$70,541.62View SEC Filing  
8/5/2016William J ReadySVPSell48,963$38.00$1,860,594.00View SEC Filing  
7/28/2016Tomer BarelSVPSell5,862$37.21$218,125.02View SEC Filing  
7/26/2016William J ReadySVPSell26,037$38.04$990,447.48View SEC Filing  
2/29/2016William J ReadySVPSell150,000$38.41$5,761,500.00View SEC Filing  
2/1/2016David M. MoffettDirectorSell15,971$36.08$576,233.68View SEC Filing  
11/20/2015John J DonahoeDirectorSell53,390$36.25$1,935,387.50View SEC Filing  
11/11/2015James BarreseSVPSell25,695$37.14$954,312.30View SEC Filing  
11/5/2015John J DonahoeDirectorSell21,486$37.14$797,990.04View SEC Filing  
11/2/2015Tomer BarelSVPSell14,983$36.03$539,837.49View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Paypal Holdings (NASDAQ:PYPL)
Latest Headlines for Paypal Holdings (NASDAQ:PYPL)
DateHeadline logoPayPal Rallies on Q1 Earnings Beat, Payment Transactions Up 23% - April 26 at 10:54 PM logoWhy you should buy PayPal - April 26 at 10:54 PM logo[$$] PayPal Posts Increased Profit, Revenue - April 26 at 10:54 PM logoPayPal partnerships pay off, and Venmo could take off next - April 26 at 10:54 PM logoPaypal Holdings Inc (PYPL) Issues Quarterly Earnings Results - April 26 at 10:28 PM logoPaypal Holdings (PYPL) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows - April 26 at 7:54 PM logoPaypal Holdings Inc (PYPL) Issues Q2 Earnings Guidance - April 26 at 7:44 PM logoPaypal Holdings Inc (PYPL) Updates FY17 Earnings Guidance - April 26 at 7:44 PM logoPayPal Holdings Inc. (PYPL) Is Up After Better Than Expected Q1 Report - April 26 at 5:54 PM logoPayPal earnings beat, stock buyback send stock to record levels - April 26 at 5:54 PM logoPayPal delivers solid Q1, payment volume reaches $99 billion - April 26 at 5:54 PM logoPayPal Jumps 6% on Q1 Beat, $5B Buyback Plan - April 26 at 5:54 PM logoShares of PayPal jump after earnings beat - April 26 at 5:54 PM logoHow New Prospects Are Pushing PayPal to New Highs - April 26 at 5:54 PM logoPayPal Excites Investors as Partnership Deals Deliver Growth - April 26 at 5:54 PM logoPayPal's profit, revenue beat on higher processing volumes - April 26 at 5:54 PM logoPayPal Beats Views, Sets New $5 Billion Buyback; Stock Jumps - April 26 at 5:54 PM logoAfter-hours buzz: PYPL, AMGN, FFIV & more - April 26 at 5:54 PM logoPaypal tops Street 1Q forecasts - April 26 at 4:19 PM logoPaypal Holdings Inc (PYPL) Cut to "Hold" at Vetr Inc. - April 26 at 12:15 AM logo5 Things You Didn't Know About PayPal Holdings Inc. - April 25 at 10:19 AM logoShould You Sell PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL) Before Earnings? - April 25 at 10:19 AM logoWall Street Finds 2 More Reasons to Love Amazon - April 24 at 5:54 PM logoWill PayPal (PYPL) Beat Estimates this Earnings Season? - April 24 at 11:57 AM logoWill PayPal Holdings' Momentum Continue? - April 24 at 11:57 AM logoPaypal Holdings (PYPL) Earning Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds - April 23 at 8:09 PM logoPaypal Holdings Inc (PYPL) Given Buy Rating at Stifel Nicolaus - April 23 at 9:53 AM logoGoogle Wallet is Making Strides, But it's No Venmo Killer - April 22 at 12:06 PM logoPayPal Holdings Inc (PYPL) Hopes Partnership Will Make It the King of Mobile Payments - - April 21 at 8:44 AM logoPaypal Holdings Inc Expected to Earn Q1 2017 Earnings of $0.35 Per Share (PYPL) - April 21 at 7:21 AM logoPaypal Holdings (PYPL) Earns Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.19 - April 21 at 12:33 AM logoBuying drinks for a band: the birth of payment service Venmo - April 20 at 8:44 AM logoPaypal Holdings Inc to Post Q1 2017 Earnings of $0.34 Per Share, Wedbush Forecasts (PYPL) - April 20 at 8:09 AM logoJefferies Group LLC Reaffirms "Buy" Rating for Paypal Holdings Inc (PYPL) - April 19 at 10:35 PM logo5 ways a biography of Ben Franklin shaped Elon Musk's world view - April 19 at 7:22 PM logoPaypal Holdings' (PYPL) Outperform Rating Reaffirmed at Wedbush - April 19 at 2:29 PM logo[$$] PayPal Signs New Android Deal to Speed Up Store Checkout - April 19 at 9:41 AM logoPayPal inks partnership with Android Pay for in-store payments push - April 18 at 6:43 PM logoPandora's New On-Demand Streaming Is Finally Available to All -- Tech Roundup - April 18 at 6:43 PM logoBeaten Down Bank Stocks Are A Big Buy If Gary Cohn Gets His Way - April 18 at 9:36 AM logoPayPal teams up with Android Pay for mobile payments - April 18 at 9:36 AM logoThis Small-Cap Stock Could Dominate a $46 Billion Dollar Online Payments Market - April 18 at 9:36 AM logoWells Fargo Announces Support for PayPal Wallet for In-Store Transactions - April 18 at 9:36 AM logoPayPal and Google Get Cozy With New Digital Wallet Partnership - April 18 at 9:36 AM logo[$$] PayPal Signs Android Deal to Speed Up Checkout - April 18 at 9:36 AM logoGoogle's Android Pay Now Working with PayPal - April 18 at 9:36 AM logoPaypal Holdings Inc (PYPL) Rating Reiterated by Credit Suisse Group AG - April 17 at 6:32 PM logoPaypal Holdings Inc (PYPL) PT Lowered to $29.00 - April 17 at 2:51 PM logoPaypal Holdings (PYPL) Earns News Sentiment Rating of 0.57 - April 17 at 10:32 AM logoPaypal Holdings Sees Unusually High Options Volume (PYPL) - April 15 at 7:02 AM


Frequently Asked Questions for Paypal Holdings (NASDAQ:PYPL)

What is Paypal Holdings' stock symbol?

Paypal Holdings trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "PYPL."

How were Paypal Holdings' earnings last quarter?

Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PYPL) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April, 26th. The company reported $0.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.03. The business earned $2.98 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.94 billion. Paypal Holdings had a return on equity of 10.69% and a net margin of 12.92%. The firm's revenue was up 16.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.37 EPS.

When will Paypal Holdings make its next earnings announcement?

Paypal Holdings is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April, 25th 2017.

What guidance has Paypal Holdings issued on next quarter's earnings?

Paypal Holdings issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Wednesday, April, 26th. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.74-1.79 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.73. The company issued revenue guidance of $12.52-12.72 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $12.61 billion.Paypal Holdings also updated its Q2 guidance to $0.41-0.43 EPS.

Where is Paypal Holdings' stock going? Where will Paypal Holdings' stock price be in 2017?

37 analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Paypal Holdings' stock. Their forecasts range from $24.00 to $54.00. On average, they anticipate Paypal Holdings' stock price to reach $45.73 in the next year.

What are analysts saying about Paypal Holdings stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Paypal Holdings stock:

  • 1. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, "Results vs. consensus. PayPal reported strong 1Q, with both revenue and EPS exceeding Street expectations. Revenue was $2.98B (+17% Y/Y) vs. consensus’ (FactSet) $2.94B, while pro forma EPS of $0.44 was above consensus’ $0.41." (4/27/2017)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "PayPal is a worldwide online payments system operator. The company delivered decent fourth-quarter 2016 results, matching the Zacks Consensus Estimate on both counts. The results were driven by continued strong performance in global payments, both online and mobile. Currently, the company is riding high on partnerships and mobile centrism. PayPal’s ongoing strategic partnerships with Visa and MasterCard offer great flexibility and choice to consumers.  Partnerships with Facebook, Alibaba’s AliExpress and Alphabet’s Google, Intuit and other major retailers and financial institutions are also delivering positive results. Venmo continues to contribute significantly to the company’s mobile payment volume. However, continuous exposure to foreign exchange and interest rate risks are concerns. For the last one year, the stock has outperformed the Zacks Internet - Software industry." (3/29/2017)
  • 3. Stifel Nicolaus analysts commented, "We believe management recognizes the drawbacks of Credit and is working toward a risk-reducing transaction. While the deal could take many forms, we think the most likely case is a JV whereby PYPL can sell a minority stake for a gain, still recognize 100% of the revenue, and take only a limited earnings hit (est -6% impact to 2018 EPS)." (2/17/2017)
  • 4. Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "Earlier, PayPal announced the planned acquisition of TIO Networks, a Canadabased bill payment processor. The purchase price is $233M USD ($2.56 USD/ share), a 7% premium to today's closing price, with no expected impact to PYPL's guidance. We believe the acquisition is consistent with PYPL's plan to surround their core wallet with leveragable assets, and another example of strategic M&A driving increased user engagement/cross-sell." (2/15/2017)
  • 5. Wedbush analysts commented, "We are assuming coverage with an OUTPERFORM rating and $54 PT (26x consensus CY18E adj. EPS). From a 'big-picture' perspective, we point to a host of growth/scale catalysts, including explosive transaction growth in the mobile payments space, incremental revenue growth from Xoom, and the ability to monetize its popular P2P engine (Venmo). We also believe that over time, given the recent agreements with Visa and MasterCard, PayPal will be able to scale and expand margins. We believe PYPL is well positioned to post 15-20% and 10-15% in revenue and adj. EPS growth, respectively, during the next few years." (1/20/2017)

Are investors shorting Paypal Holdings?

Paypal Holdings saw a drop in short interest in the month of April. As of April 13th, there was short interest totalling 29,317,266 shares, a drop of 4.7% from the March 31st total of 30,751,664 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 5,210,127 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 5.6 days. Approximately 2.6% of the company's stock are short sold.

Who owns Paypal Holdings stock?

Paypal Holdings' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Harding Loevner LP (0.53%), Vontobel Asset Management Inc. (0.45%), Manning & Napier Advisors LLC (0.33%), First Manhattan Co. (0.21%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.15%) and WestEnd Advisors LLC (0.11%). Company insiders that own Paypal Holdings stock include Aaron Anderson, David M Moffett, Gary J Marino, James Barrese, John J Donahoe, Tomer Barel and William J Ready.

Who sold Paypal Holdings stock? Who is selling Paypal Holdings stock?

Paypal Holdings' stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Manning & Napier Advisors LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., WestEnd Advisors LLC, Advisors Capital Management LLC, Harding Loevner LP, Nationwide Fund Advisors, Eastern Bank and Bristol John W & Co. Inc. NY. Company insiders that have sold Paypal Holdings stock in the last year include Aaron Anderson, Gary J Marino, Tomer Barel and William J Ready.

Who bought Paypal Holdings stock? Who is buying Paypal Holdings stock?

Paypal Holdings' stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Korea Investment CORP, Vontobel Asset Management Inc., Bank of Montreal Can, Fisher Asset Management LLC, Van Cleef Asset Management Inc, Douglas Lane & Associates LLC, Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A. and Greystone Investment Management LLC.

How do I buy Paypal Holdings stock?

Shares of Paypal Holdings can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Paypal Holdings stock cost?

One share of Paypal Holdings stock can currently be purchased for approximately $44.41.

Paypal Holdings (PYPL) Chart for Thursday, April, 27, 2017

This page was last updated on 4/27/2017 by Staff