eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) traded at $47.69 at last check on Tuesday, 01/24/23, made an upward move of 2.14% on its previous day’s price.
Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $46.69 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 1.26 with the day’s price range being $46.505 – $47.42. In terms of its 52-week price range, EBAY has a high of $60.65 and a low of $35.92. The company’s stock has gained about 13.11% over that past 30 days.
eBay Inc. has a market cap of $24.73 billion and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on Feb 21, 2023 – Feb 27, 2023. With its Forward Dividend at 0.88 and a yield of 1.88%, the company’s investors could be anxious for the EBAY stock to gain ahead of the earnings release. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of $0.93, with the EPS growth for the year raised at $4.04 for 2022 and $4.36 for next year. These figures represent 0.50% and 7.90% growth in EPS for the two years respectively.
Analysts tracking the company’s growth have also given it a consensus growth in revenue estimated at $2.32 billion, with a low of $2.27 billion and a high of $2.36 billion. The median projection represents growth adding up to -7.20% compared to sales growth for the corresponding quarter a year ago. According to analyst consensus estimates figures, the company’s yearly revenue forecast for 2022 is expected to hit $9.72 billion, or -6.70% down from figures reported last year.
There have been no upward and no downward revisions for the stock’s EPS in last 7 days, something that reflects the nature of company’s price movement in short term. On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the EBAY stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of 50% Buy, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 50% Buy. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 50% Buy.
Based on estimates by 32 analysts, where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, 21 have rated the eBay Inc. (EBAY) stock as a Hold, while 6 rate it as a Buy. 3 analyst(s) rate it as overweight while 0 of them rated it as underweight, whereas 2 suggest the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Hold and investors could take advantage and scoop up stock of the company.
Looking further, we note the current price level is 7.88% off its SMA20 and 8.14% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 63.83 while the volatility over the past week is 2.53% and jumps to 2.73% over the past one month. The beta value is 1.30, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 1.27.
Let’s briefly compare eBay Inc. (EBAY) stock to its peers. We find that today’s price change of 2.14% and -21.58% over the past 12 months for EBAY competes that of Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), which has seen its stock price fall -2.46% in the latest trading session and is -32.47% over the last one year. Another of its peers Walmart Inc. (WMT) has dropped -1.74% today, and was 2.02% up over the past year. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial are today at -1.43% and -1.17%, respectively, in early deals.
Coming back to eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 5.49 million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 4.26 million. Current shares outstanding are 548.00 million.
The insiders hold 0.10% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 90.00%. The data shows that short shares as of Oct 13, 2022, stood at 14.92 million at a short ratio of 2.3. This represents a 2.72% short interest in shares outstanding on Oct 13, 2022. Shares short fall in October from the previous month at 16.8 million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with today’s price pushing the stock 12.59% up in year-to-date price movement.