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How to buy eBay (EBAY) shares

Learn how to easily invest in eBay shares.

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How to buy shares in eBay from New Zealand

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for eBay Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: EBAY. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until eBay reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of $74.11, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of eBay, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of eBay. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

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eBay share price (NASDAQ:EBAY)

Use our graph to track the performance of EBAY stocks over time.

eBay shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-17.
OpenUSD74.89
HighUSD75.095
LowUSD73.73
CloseUSD74.11
Previous closeUSD74.7
Change USD-0.59
Change % -0.7898%
Volume 7,108,779
Information last updated 2021-09-17.
52-week rangeUSD44.8352 - USD77.72
50-day moving average USD72.354
200-day moving average USD65.2846
Wall St. target priceUSD73.12
PE ratio 4.0084
Dividend yield USD0.68 (0.91%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD18.526

eBay price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $74.11

1 week (2021-09-10) 2.14%
1 month (2021-08-18) 11.33%
3 months (2021-06-18) 17.15%
6 months (2021-03-18) 25.82%
1 year (2020-09-18) 52.46%
2 years (2019-09-18) 83.62%
3 years (2018-09-18) 117.20%
5 years (2016-09-16) 133.27%

Is eBay under- or over-valued?

Valuing eBay stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of eBay's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

eBay's P/E ratio

eBay's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 4x. In other words, eBay shares trade at around 4x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

eBay's PEG ratio

eBay's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.1441. 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 eBay's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

eBay's EBITDA

eBay's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$3.5 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a eBay's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Shorting eBay shares

There are currently 30.1 million eBay shares held short by investors – that's known as eBay's "short interest". This figure is 2% down from 30.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting eBay shares can be evaluated.

eBay's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

eBay's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of eBay shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of eBay shares traded daily (recently around 7.7 million). eBay's SIR currently stands at 3.88. In other words for every 100,000 eBay shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3880 shares are currently held short.

However eBay's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of eBay shares, or, against the total number of tradable eBay shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case eBay's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 eBay shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0481% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable eBay shares, roughly 48 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against eBay.

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