Just the Facts on PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL)

PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL) is an interesting player in the Financial space, with a focus on Credit Services. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $84.34, up from yesterday’s close by 1.28%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL) currently trades with a market capitalization of $101.18 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 23.87 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $734 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to fall in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.57 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 5.98% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

As most professionals know, technical analysis can offer critical insights into what smart money and insiders think about a stock’s prospects going forward. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, PayPal Holdings, Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $86.32. It is now trading 1.98% off that level. The stock is trading $78.26 its 50-day moving average by -6.08%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $50.83.

In recent action, PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL) has made a move of +6.50% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 14.04, and it’s gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 1.32% with $1.13 Billion sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of PYPL.

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