eBay Inc (EBAY) is a leading internet retail business based in the US. It opened the day at $63.17 after a previous close of $63.28. During the day the price has varied from a low of $62.64 to a high of $63.84. The latest price was $63.45 (25 minute delay). eBay is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 12,700 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in eBay
- Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
- Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
- Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
- Search the platform for stock code: EBAY in this case.
- Research eBay shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
- Buy your eBay shares. It's that simple.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in eBay?
- Has coronavirus impacted eBay shares?
- eBay shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is eBay stock a buy or sell?
- Performance over time
- Is eBay suitable for ethical investing?
- Are eBay shares over-valued?
- How volatile are eBay shares?
- Does eBay pay a dividend?
- Have eBay shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has coronavirus impacted eBay's share price?
Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, eBay's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $59.54, which is 35.84% up on its pre-crash value of $38.2 and 128.82% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $26.02.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of eBay shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $765.97 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,731.42.
eBay share price (NASDAQ:EBAY)Use our graph to track the performance of EBAY stocks over time.
eBay shares at a glance
|52-week range||$51.1043 - $80.9829|
|50-day moving average||$67.3342|
|200-day moving average||$68.4388|
|Wall St. target price||$77.87|
|Dividend yield||$0.7 (1.16%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$18.281|
Fees for buying 10x eBay shares with popular platforms
Both exchange rates and share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. They do not incorporate stamp duty. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing – which may differ from our information.
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|£9.99 per month||No minimum||£15.01
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|£36 per year||£20||£15.35
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Is it a good time to buy eBay stock?
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Is eBay under- or over-valued?
Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value.
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 3x. In other words, eBay shares trade at around 3x 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.
However, eBay's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the internet retail industry or those of similar companies.
eBay's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.2789. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.
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.
However, it's sensible to consider eBay's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.
eBay's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $3.5 billion (£2.6 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a eBay's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.
|Revenue TTM||$11.7 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||25.19%|
|Gross profit TTM||$7.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||7.7%|
|Return on equity TTM||28.45%|
|Market capitalisation||$37.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
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 eBay.
Total ESG risk score
eBay's total ESG risk: 28.44
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and eBay's overall score of 28.44 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 32nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like eBay 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.).
To gain some more context, you can compare eBay's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.
eBay's environmental score: 7.2/100
eBay's environmental score of 7.2 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that eBay is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
eBay's social score: 17.66/100
eBay's social score of 17.66 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that eBay is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
eBay's governance score: 12.59/100
eBay's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that eBay is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
eBay's controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, eBay scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that eBay has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||28.44|
|Total ESG percentile||32.28|
|Environmental score percentile||9|
|Social score percentile||9|
|Governance score percentile||9|
|Level of controversy||2|
eBay share dividends
Dividend yield: 1.16% of stock value
Forward annual dividend yield: 1.16% of stock value
Dividend payout ratio: 18.75% of net profits
eBay has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 1.16% of its share value annually.
eBay has paid out, on average, around 18.75% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.16% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 1.16% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In eBay's case, that would currently equate to about $0.7 per share.
While eBay's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that the company is investing more in its future growth.
eBay's most recent dividend payout was on 16 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
eBay's dividend yield is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.
- Amazon-com (AMZN.US): 0.00% (does not pay dividend)
- Etsy (ETSY.US): 0.00% (does not pay dividend)
- Alibaba Group Holding (BABA.US): 0.00% (does not pay dividend)
Have eBay's shares ever split?
eBay's shares were split on a 2376:1000 basis on 19 July 2015. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2376 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your eBay shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 57.9% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for eBay shares which in turn could have impacted eBay's share price.
Share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, eBay's shares have ranged in value from as little as $51.1043 up to $80.9829. 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 eBay's is 1.1181. This would suggest that eBay's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
To put eBay's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.
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