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PayPal (PYPL) Stock Price, News & Analysis

-1.01 (-1.68%)
(As of 06/18/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
12.41 million shs
Average Volume
11.23 million shs
Market Capitalization
$61.84 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

PayPal MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
2.44 Rating Score
24.9% Upside
$73.82 Price Target
Short Interest
2.05% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.68mentions of PayPal in the last 14 days
Based on 33 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$272,616 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $4.14 to $4.55 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.80 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

33rd out of 585 stocks

Business Services, Not Elsewhere Classified Industry

13th out of 93 stocks

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About PayPal Stock (NASDAQ:PYPL)

PayPal Holdings, Inc. is one of the world’s largest and oldest fintech companies having gotten its start in 1998. Originally a payment processing application named Confinity, the company will join forces with eBay in 2000 and then merge with the company in 2002. In 2008 Bill Me Later joined the company and eventually became Paypal Credit, the company also launched mobile apps that year that made it even easier and more accessible to millions of consumers.

Together, eBay and Paypal will change the course of eCommerce forever but the match did not last forever. Paypal quickly outgrew its original specifications to become the financial behemoth it is today. Brands in the portfolio include the original Paypal which was spun off from eBay in July 2015 as well as Venmo, Xoom, and Paypal Credit.

Dan Shulman was tapped as CEO-designee in 2014 and worked with the company extensively during the build-up to the IPO. Since then, Mr. Shulman has worked diligently as CEO to democratize and transform digital payments for the benefit of individuals, families, and businesses worldwide.

Now, PayPal provides digital financial infrastructure, services, and support across a wide range of applications globally including but not limited to payments, wallet services, and credit. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California, and is built on the belief that everyone has the right to participate in the global digital economy. The company operates a portfolio of web-based applications that provide a host of other services as well.

Paypal provides payment solutions under the PayPal, PayPal Credit, Braintree, Venmo, Xoom, Zettle, Hyperwallet, Honey, and Paidy names. The company began working with cryptocurrency late in 2020 and now supports four currencies. Paypal users can access the cryptocurrency wallet through their accounts and buy, sell, and trade the top four currencies including Bitcoin and Ethereum.

The company's platforms allow consumers to send and receive payments in over 200 countries and in approximately 50 currencies, not including cryptocurrencies which the platform supports as well. Members can connect their accounts to a bank and withdraw to it or use a PayPal-branded debit card to access funds. Balances can also be carried on a short or long-term basis but the company does not pay interest.

In terms of scale, the company boasts more than 430,000,000 active accounts including merchants and consumers. In Q2 of 2022, that equated to 5.5 billion individual transactions and more than $340 billion in total payment volume. In regards to depth, the average account made more than 48 transactions or just over 4 transactions per week. In terms of market share, Paypal began the COVID-19 pandemic with more than 50% of the market share in global digital payments and that figure increased in its wake.

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Business services, not elsewhere classified
Current Symbol
Previous Symbol
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
High Stock Price Target
Low Stock Price Target
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
36 Analysts


Net Income
$4.25 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$29.77 billion
Cash Flow
$4.33 per share
Book Value
$19.14 per share


Outstanding Shares
Free Float
Market Cap
$61.84 billion

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Key Executives

  • Mr. James Alexander Chriss (Age 46)
    President, CEO & Director
    Comp: $1.64M
  • Ms. Jamie S. Miller (Age 55)
    Executive VP & CFO
    Comp: $3.1M
  • Mr. John C. Kim (Age 52)
    Executive VP & Chief Product Officer
    Comp: $1.76M
  • Ms. Michelle Gill (Age 51)
    Executive VP and GM of Small Business & Financial Services Group
    Comp: $1.08M
  • Ms. Archana Deskus (Age 58)
    Executive VP & CTO
  • Mr. Steven Eric Winoker
    Chief Investor Relations Officer
  • Mr. Bimal Patel
    Senior VP & General Counsel
  • Mr. Diego Scotti (Age 51)
    Executive VP, GM of Consumer Group and Global Marketing & Communications
  • Mr. Kausik Rajgopal (Age 50)
    Executive Vice President of Strategy, Corporate Development & Partnerships
  • Mr. Geoff Seeley
    Chief Marketing Officer

Should I Buy PayPal Stock? PYPL Pros and Cons Explained


Here are some ways that investors could benefit from investing in PayPal Holdings, Inc.:

  • PayPal's strong financial performance has shown consistent revenue growth and profitability, making it a stable investment option.
  • Recent strategic partnerships and acquisitions have expanded PayPal's market reach and diversified its services, potentially leading to increased revenue streams.
  • PayPal's focus on innovation and technology advancements, such as enhancing its digital payment platforms, positions it well in the rapidly evolving fintech industry.
  • With the increasing trend towards cashless transactions, PayPal is well-positioned to benefit from the growing digital payment market.
  • Current stock price of PayPal Holdings, Inc. is trading at an attractive valuation compared to its industry peers, offering potential upside for investors.


Investors should be bearish about investing in PayPal Holdings, Inc. for these reasons:

  • Increased competition in the digital payment sector could potentially impact PayPal's market share and margins.
  • Regulatory challenges and changes in government policies regarding fintech companies may pose risks to PayPal's operations and growth prospects.
  • Fluctuations in foreign exchange rates could affect PayPal's international business operations and financial performance.
  • Cybersecurity threats and data breaches in the digital payment industry could damage PayPal's reputation and lead to financial losses.
  • Market volatility and economic uncertainties may impact PayPal's stock price and overall performance in the short term.
These pros and cons were generated based on recent news and financial data from MarketBeat in order to provide readers with the fastest and most accurate insights. They were last updated on Saturday, June 8, 2024. Please send any questions or comments about these PayPal pros and cons to

PYPL Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell PayPal stock right now?

36 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for PayPal in the last twelve months. There are currently 20 hold ratings and 16 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "hold" PYPL shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in PYPL, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is PayPal's stock price target for 2024?

36 analysts have issued 12-month target prices for PayPal's shares. Their PYPL share price targets range from $60.00 to $90.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $73.82 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 24.9% from the stock's current price.
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How have PYPL shares performed in 2024?

PayPal's stock was trading at $61.41 at the beginning of the year. Since then, PYPL shares have decreased by 3.7% and is now trading at $59.12.
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When is PayPal's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August 7th 2024.
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How were PayPal's earnings last quarter?

PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) posted its earnings results on Tuesday, April, 30th. The credit services provider reported $1.08 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.22 by $0.14. The credit services provider earned $7.70 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.52 billion. PayPal had a net margin of 14.26% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 21.58%. The business's revenue was up 9.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.86 earnings per share.
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What guidance has PayPal issued on next quarter's earnings?

PayPal updated its second quarter 2024 earnings guidance on Tuesday, April, 30th. The company provided EPS guidance of 0.830-0.830 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of 1.130. The company issued revenue guidance of $7.8 billion-$7.8 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $7.3 billion.

What is Dan Schulman's approval rating as PayPal's CEO?

1,581 employees have rated PayPal Chief Executive Officer Dan Schulman on Dan Schulman has an approval rating of 92% among the company's employees. This puts Dan Schulman in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of PayPal own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other PayPal investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Alibaba Group (BABA), Netflix (NFLX), Walt Disney (DIS), Block (SQ), Salesforce (CRM), Tesla (TSLA), Visa (V), Mastercard (MA) and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).

Who are PayPal's major shareholders?

PayPal's stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.62%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.69%), Clearbridge Investments LLC (0.64%), Jane Street Group LLC (0.00%), Swiss National Bank (0.29%) and BNP PARIBAS ASSET MANAGEMENT Holding S.A. (0.28%). Insiders that own company stock include Daniel H Schulman, Daniel H Schulman, Daniel H Schulman, David W Dorman, Deborah M Messemer, Enrique Lores, Frank D Yeary, Frank Keller, Gabrielle Scheibe, Jeffrey William Karbowski, John J Donahoe, Jonathan Auerbach, Mark Britto and Peggy Alford.
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How do I buy shares of PayPal?

Shares of PYPL stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does PayPal have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of PayPal: Bill Me Later Inc., CyActive, HONEY, Jetlore, Modest Inc, PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie. S.C.A., PayPal 2 S.à r.l., PayPal Australia Pty Ltd., PayPal Canada Co., PayPal Global Holdings Inc., PayPal Inc., PayPal International Treasury Centre S.à r.l., PayPal Payment Holdings Pte. Ltd., PayPal Pte. Ltd., PayPal do Brasil Servicos de Pagamentos Ltda., Paydiant, Simility, Swift Capital, Swift Financial LLC, TIO Networks, Xoom, gopay, hyperWALLET Systems, and iZettle.
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This page (NASDAQ:PYPL) was last updated on 6/19/2024 by Staff

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