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How to buy PayPal stock
Learn how to easily invest in PayPal stock.
PayPal is a credit services business based in the US. PayPal shares (PYPL) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. PayPal employs 30,900 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $27.1 billion.
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PayPal stock price (NASDAQ: PYPL)Use our graph to track the performance of PYPL stocks over time.
PayPal shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$79.64|
|52-week range||$66.39 - $176.20|
|50-day moving average||$76.90|
|200-day moving average||$83.99|
|Wall St. target price||$104.78|
|Dividend yield||$0 (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.98|
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Is it a good time to buy PayPal stock?
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PayPal price performance over time
|1 week (2023-01-24)||0.08%|
|1 month (2022-12-28)||N/A|
|3 months (2022-10-28)||N/A|
|6 months (2022-08-01)||-10.08%|
|1 year (2022-02-01)||-54.70%|
|2 years (2021-02-01)||-67.07%|
|3 years (2020-01-31)||113.89|
|5 years (2018-02-01)||1.58%|
Is PayPal stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing PayPal stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of PayPal's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
PayPal's P/E ratio
PayPal's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 40x. In other words, PayPal shares trade at around 40x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
PayPal's PEG ratio
PayPal's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4729. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into PayPal's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
PayPal's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $4.8 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a PayPal's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$27.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||14.12%|
|Gross profit TTM||$11.9 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.16%|
|Return on equity TTM||10.86%|
|Market capitalisation||$90.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
PayPal's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like PayPal.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
PayPal's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 16.47
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and PayPal's overall score of 16.47 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 15th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like PayPal is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
PayPal's environmental score
Environmental score: 2.41/100
PayPal's environmental score of 2.41 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that PayPal is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
PayPal's social score
Social score: 10.65/100
PayPal's social score of 10.65 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that PayPal is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
PayPal's governance score
Governance score: 7.23/100
PayPal's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that PayPal is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
PayPal's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. PayPal scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that PayPal has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||16.47|
|Total ESG percentile||14.76|
|Environmental score percentile||2|
|Social score percentile||2|
|Governance score percentile||2|
|Level of controversy||2|
PayPal share dividends
We're not expecting PayPal to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
PayPal share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, PayPal's shares have ranged in value from as little as $66.385 up to $176.2. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while PayPal's is 1.2787. This would suggest that PayPal's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
PayPal Holdings, Inc. operates a technology platform that enables digital payments on behalf of merchants and consumers worldwide. It provides payment solutions under the PayPal, PayPal Credit, Braintree, Venmo, Xoom, Zettle, Hyperwallet, Honey, and Paidy names. The company's payments platform allows consumers to send and receive payments in approximately 200 markets and in approximately 100 currencies, withdraw funds to their bank accounts in 56 currencies, and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in 25 currencies. PayPal Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in San Jose, California. .
PayPal in the news
Visa’s arrangement with PayPal has sparked DOJ interest: report
PayPal is cutting 2,000 more people amid a rocky economy
Tech stocks: PayPal set to lay off 7% of employees, Snap braces ahead of Q4 earnings
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of PayPal is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.241% of PayPal shares are held by insiders and 76.779% by institutions. How many people work for PayPal?
Latest data suggests 30,900 work at PayPal. When does the fiscal year end for PayPal?
PayPal's fiscal year ends in December. Where is PayPal based?
PayPal's address is: 2211 North First Street, San Jose, CA, United States, 95131 What is PayPal's ISIN number?
PayPal's international securities identification number is: US70450Y1038 What is PayPal's CUSIP number?
PayPal's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 70450Y103
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