eBay (EBAY) Receives Media Sentiment Score of 0.08

Press coverage about eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. eBay earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the e-commerce company an impact score of 41.7977755482202 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on EBAY shares. Credit Suisse Group decreased their price objective on eBay from $60.00 to $58.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, July 16th. Bank of America decreased their price objective on eBay from $49.00 to $46.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, July 13th. ValuEngine cut eBay from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 19th. Raymond James cut eBay from a “strong-buy” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $51.00 price objective for the company. in a research note on Thursday, July 19th. Finally, BidaskClub cut eBay from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 26th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and seventeen have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $46.33.

eBay stock opened at $34.58 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $34.17 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.21, a P/E/G ratio of 1.98 and a beta of 1.22. eBay has a 52 week low of $32.85 and a 52 week high of $46.99. The company has a current ratio of 2.37, a quick ratio of 2.37 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.29.

eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July 18th. The e-commerce company reported $0.53 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $2.64 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.66 billion. eBay had a positive return on equity of 20.57% and a negative net margin of 10.05%. eBay’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.45 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that eBay will post 1.83 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other eBay news, SVP Kristin A. Yetto sold 23,648 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.54, for a total value of $793,153.92. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 109,116 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,659,750.64. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, VP Brian J. Doerger sold 4,811 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $34.05, for a total value of $163,814.55. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 34,644 shares in the company, valued at $1,179,628.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 111,954 shares of company stock worth $3,799,342. 6.22% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

eBay Company Profile

eBay Inc operates commerce platforms that connect various buyers and sellers worldwide. Its platforms enable sellers to organize and offer their inventory for sale; and buyers to find and purchase it virtually. The company's Marketplace platforms include its online marketplace at ebay.com and the eBay mobile apps; and StubHub platforms comprise its online ticket platform at stubhub.com, and the StubHub mobile apps and online ticket platform that connect fans with their favorite sporting events, shows, and artists, as well as enables them to buy and sell tickets.

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