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: $42.64
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $41.96
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $40.74
  • 52-Week Range: $34.00 - $44.52
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 37.56
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 21.17
  • P/E Growth: 1.49
  • Market Cap: $52.16B
  • 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: 1 Sell Rating, 13 Hold Ratings, 24 Buy Ratings, 1 Strong Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.64)
Consensus Price Target: $45.43 (5.18% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Paypal Holdings (NASDAQ:PYPL)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
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
2/17/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuy$49.00N/AView Rating Details
2/16/2017BTIG ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$24.00N/AView Rating Details
2/16/2017WedbushReiterated RatingOutperform$54.00N/AView Rating Details
2/15/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
1/31/2017Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingOverweight$48.00N/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
1/27/2017Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingOutperform$47.00N/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
7/14/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingUnderweight$34.00N/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
7/15/2015Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsInitiated CoverageOutperform$43.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 3/23/2015 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
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)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.72 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.04 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20162$0.29$0.29$0.29
Q2 20162$0.28$0.31$0.30
Q3 20164$0.26$0.31$0.28
Q4 20164$0.34$0.37$0.36
Q1 20172$0.36$0.36$0.36
Q2 20172$0.38$0.43$0.41
Q3 20172$0.32$0.38$0.35
Q4 20173$0.41$0.47$0.43
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Paypal Holdings (NASDAQ:PYPL)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by

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
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)
News IconBarclays PLC Reiterates "Overweight" Rating for Paypal Holdings Inc (PYPL) (NASDAQ:PYPL) - March 23 at 10:05 AM logoHere’s What PayPal’s Partnership with MakeMyTrip Could Lead To (NASDAQ:PYPL) - March 22 at 7:22 PM logoIs IBM Plotting to Put PayPal Out of Business? (NASDAQ:PYPL) - March 20 at 5:28 PM logoPayPal Holdings, Inc. :PYPL-US: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2016 By the Numbers : March 20, 2017 (NASDAQ:PYPL) - March 20 at 5:28 PM
News IconPaypal Holdings Inc (PYPL) Rating Lowered to Buy at Vetr Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) - March 19 at 4:19 PM
News IconPaypal Holdings Inc (PYPL) Upgraded at Vetr Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) - March 19 at 12:54 PM
News IconPaypal Holdings Inc (PYPL) Price Target Raised to $48.00 (NASDAQ:PYPL) - March 17 at 5:42 PM
News IconPaypal Holdings Inc (PYPL) PT Raised to $48.00 at Barclays PLC (NASDAQ:PYPL) - March 17 at 11:19 AM logoKellyanne Conway isn’t the only one worried about microwaves (and other home appliances) spying on us (NASDAQ:PYPL) - March 14 at 6:52 PM logoPayPal falls on Google's new Gmail money feature (NASDAQ:PYPL) - March 14 at 6:52 PM
News IconPaypal Holdings Inc (PYPL) Raised to Strong-Buy at Vetr Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) - March 12 at 10:02 AM
News IconSanford C. Bernstein Reaffirms “Market Perform” Rating for Paypal Holdings Inc (PYPL) (NASDAQ:PYPL) - March 11 at 7:21 PM logoHow To Be Sure Your Donation Dollars Reach Their Destination (NASDAQ:PYPL) - March 10 at 2:46 PM
News IconVetr Inc. Upgrades Paypal Holdings Inc (PYPL) to “Strong-Buy” (NASDAQ:PYPL) - March 10 at 9:03 AM logoPeter Thiel says Silicon Valley shouldn't count on globalization (NASDAQ:PYPL) - March 8 at 4:12 PM logoOro Announces Global Partnership with PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) - March 7 at 9:33 AM logoVirtual Assistants, Voice Technology: Winners And Losers (NASDAQ:PYPL) - March 6 at 4:25 PM logoApple, Intel, Yahoo among Silicon Valley tech giants supporting transgender student's Supreme Court fight (NASDAQ:PYPL) - March 2 at 7:33 PM logoPayPal's 'One Touch' Solution Gains Momentum in Payments Battle With Apple, Amazon and Others (NASDAQ:PYPL) - March 2 at 9:45 AM logoPayPal Holdings to Acquire TIO Networks: What Investors Need to Know (NASDAQ:PYPL) - March 1 at 6:25 PM logoPayPal misled donors and didn't distribute charity funds as intended, lawsuit alleges (NASDAQ:PYPL) - March 1 at 6:25 PM logoHere's why Singaporeans will spend more on mobile shopping this year (NASDAQ:PYPL) - February 28 at 4:46 PM logo[$$] PayPal's Venmo Losing Verve? (NASDAQ:PYPL) - February 28 at 4:46 PM logoPayPal Charity Site Accused of Rerouting Funds Minus Consent (NASDAQ:PYPL) - February 28 at 4:46 PM logoServiceNow falls after hiring former eBay CEO as chief executive (NASDAQ:PYPL) - February 27 at 4:15 PM logoServiceNow appoints former eBay executive as CEO (NASDAQ:PYPL) - February 27 at 4:15 PM logoPayPal's Stock Is Poised to Retest Its All-Time Highs (NASDAQ:PYPL) - February 27 at 4:15 PM logoFINAL DEADLINE ALERT: Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Reminds Investors of Class Action Against PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL) & eBay, Inc. (EBAY) & Lead Plaintiff Deadline: February 27, 2017 (NASDAQ:PYPL) - February 27 at 4:15 PM logoIMPORTANT SHAREHOLDER NOTICE: Lundin Law PC Announces Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against PayPal Holdings, Inc., and eBay, Inc., and Encourages Investors with Losses to Contact the Firm (NASDAQ:PYPL) - February 27 at 4:15 PM logoTech Companies Join Challenge on Transgender Bathroom Rules (NASDAQ:PYPL) - February 25 at 1:42 AM logoUPCOMING DEADLINE: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Reminds Shareholders of PayPal Holdings, Inc. of Commencement of a ... - PR Newswire (press release) (NASDAQ:PYPL) - February 24 at 8:38 PM logoDEADLINE ALERT: Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Reminds Investors of Class Action Against PayPal Holdings ... - GlobeNewswire (press release) (NASDAQ:PYPL) - February 24 at 8:16 AM logoDEADLINE ALERT: Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Reminds Investors of Class Action Against PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL) & eBay, Inc. (EBAY) & Lead Plaintiff Deadline: February 27, 2017 (NASDAQ:PYPL) - February 23 at 11:18 AM logoDEADLINE ALERT: Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC Reminds Investors of Class Action Against PayPal Holdings ... - Yahoo Finance (NASDAQ:PYPL) - February 22 at 9:28 AM logoIMPORTANT EQUITY NOTICE: Lundin Law PC Announces Securities Class Action ... (NASDAQ:PYPL) - February 21 at 5:28 PM logoTransferWise launches international money transfers via Facebook (NASDAQ:PYPL) - February 21 at 5:28 PM logo3 of the Most Undervalued Tech Stocks Today (NASDAQ:PYPL) - February 21 at 5:28 PM logoIcahn Leaves Voltari Position But Adds to Hertz (NASDAQ:PYPL) - February 21 at 5:28 PM logoiTunes is still the most preferred music platform in the US, survey says (NASDAQ:PYPL) - February 17 at 8:02 PM


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) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January, 26th. The company reported $0.42 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.42. The firm had revenue of $2.98 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.98 billion. Paypal Holdings had a return on equity of 10.69% and a net margin of 12.92%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 16.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.36 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 Thursday, January, 26th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.69-1.74 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.73. The company issued revenue guidance of $12.45-12.65 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $12.63 billion.Paypal Holdings also updated its Q1 guidance to $0.40-0.42 EPS.

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

39 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Paypal Holdings' stock. Their forecasts range from $24.00 to $54.00. On average, they anticipate Paypal Holdings' stock price to reach $45.43 in the next twelve months.

What are analysts saying about Paypal Holdings stock?

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

  • 1. 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)
  • 2. 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)
  • 3. 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. 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, Google, and Alibaba 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 is a concern. Over the last one year, the stock has underperformed the Zacks Internet - Software industry." (2/1/2017)
  • 4. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, "PayPal delivered solid 4Q results that came in line with our and consensus estimates and were driven by robust growth in TPV and strength in key user metrics. Importantly, mgt's commentary suggests cost pressures from the rollout of the "Customer Choice" initiative are tracking within expectations with a higher-than-expected lift in engagement, which we view as a net positive for PayPal. We also view raised revenue growth for 2017 as a sign of management's growing confidence in its ability to sustain growth momentum in core registered in the last several quarters, buoyed by product extensions/introductions and partnerships. We remain constructive on PYPL and are maintaining our $48 PT." (1/23/2017)
  • 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 increase in short interest in February. As of February 28th, there was short interest totalling 30,845,968 shares, an increase of 5.2% from the February 15th total of 29,327,284 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 5,660,256 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 5.4 days.

Who owns Paypal Holdings stock?

Paypal Holdings' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include FMR LLC (4.00%), State Street Corp (3.92%), Icahn Carl C (2.77%), Edgewood Management LLC (1.52%), Lone Pine Capital LLC (1.04%) and Brown Advisory Inc. (0.94%). 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 Marshall Wace LLP, FMR LLC, Federated Investors Inc. PA, Folger Hill Asset Management LP, Icahn Carl C, Employees Retirement System of Texas, Banbury Partners LLC and Zurich Insurance Group Ltd FI. 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Lone Pine Capital LLC, Norges Bank, Renaissance Technologies LLC, TCW Group Inc., DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral Genossenschafts Bank Frankfurt am Main, Asset Management One Co. Ltd., Alkeon Capital Management LLC and Russell Investments Group Ltd..

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 $43.19.

Paypal Holdings (PYPL) Chart for Thursday, March, 23, 2017

This page was last updated on 3/23/2017 by Staff