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67% of Analysts Recommend a ‘Buy’ for PayPal Stock

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Shareholder returns and stock trends

On October 22, PayPal (PYPL) stock returned 0.77% on a volume of 11.25 million to close at $85.43. PayPal (PYPL) generated investor returns of -5.7% in the trailing-one-month period and 20.4% in the trailing-12-month period. The company’s stock price gained 10.6% in the trailing-five-day period and rose 54.0% in 2016.

Among PayPal’s peers in the Internet sector, Amazon (AMZN), Alphabet (GOOGL), Yelp (YELP), and Square (SQ) generated returns of 82.04%, 10.6%, -3.4%, and 132.9%, respectively, in the trailing-12-month period. 

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Analysts’ recommendations

Of the 30 analysts covering PayPal (PYPL) stock, 20 recommended a “buy” recommendation, and ten recommended a “hold.” There were no “sell” recommendations.

Market cap

On October 22, PayPal (PYPL) was the world’s third-largest Internet company in terms of market cap, reporting market capitalization of $101.41 billion. Among its peers, Amazon’s market capitalization was $876.02 billion, Alphabet’s market cap was $764.57 billion, Yelp’s market capitalization was $3.6 billion, and Square’s market cap was $31.45 billion.

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Relative strength index

PayPal reported a 14-day RSI (relative strength index) of 54 compared to RSI readings of 42, 40, 41, and 40 recorded by Amazon, Alphabet, Square, and Yelp, respectively, in the same timeframe.

Moving averages

On October 23, PayPal (PYPL) closed the trading day at $85.43. Based on this figure, here’s how the stock fared in terms of its moving averages:

  • 22.9% above its 200-day moving average
  • 9.9% below its 50-day moving average
  • 12.3% below its 20-day moving average
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