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PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is one of the world's largest digital payment platforms. It initially went public in 2002, was acquired that same year by eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY), then spun off again as an independent company in 2015. PayPal's stock has risen 65% since that spin-off as eBay's stock advanced 58%.
Digital payments are becoming the norm for many around the world, and PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is the industry leader in the segment. PayPal is working hard to stay at the top and regain some of this lost investor confidence. What should investors expect?
Fool.com contributor and finance professor Parkev Tatevosian expands on what could be PayPal's (NASDAQ: PYPL) biggest threats in the near term. *Stock prices used were the afternoon prices of May 28, 2023.
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Digital payment apps are convenient, but they don't offer the same level of protection as traditional banks. Read on to learn why.
A combination of recent performance, future opportunity, and attractive valuations makes these stocks compelling right now.
Previous experience in reversing a $293bn share price slump a plus. The company in question is PayPal of the US. It has been on the hunt for a new boss since February, when incumbent Dan Schulman announced he would step down at the end of this year.
The search for PayPal's (NASDAQ: PYPL) CEO has started, and the conclusion is of significant interest to investors. Fool.com contributor and finance professor Parkev Tatevosian highlights what PayPal is looking for in its next CEO.
Taiwan Semiconductor (NYSE: TSM) is the world's largest contract chip manufacturer. Because of that, owning TSMC for the long term is the only way to go. With its 3nm processes just coming up to speed, there's a significant business chunk that hasn't been realized as revenue, giving Taiwan Semiconductor a substantial upside.
PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is making strategic adjustments to make itself more vital to merchants, whether they be online or brick-and-mortar. *Stock prices used were the afternoon prices of May 24, 2023.
The stock market is on a growth path, with the Nasdaq Composite index up 24% since Jan. 1. However, in the first quarter of 2023 Amazon's North America segment returned to profitability, hitting $898 million in operating income, while its international earnings also marginally improved.
Paypal (PYPL) has been one of the stocks most watched by Zacks.com users lately. So, it is worth exploring what lies ahead for the stock.
Fintech leader PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) delivered a solid earnings report on May 9 for the first quarter (ended March 31), with revenue and earnings surpassing consensus estimates. Wall Street is mainly concerned about the slow pace of year-over-year expansion in adjusted operating margins (100 basis points expected, as compared to the previous estimate of 125 basis points) and a 2 million sequential decline in the number of active accounts in the first quarter. The stock is pressured by a slowdown in the higher-margin branded checkout business (its legacy business that enables merchants to process transactions through PayPal's payment network and includes PayPal's checkout button), intensifying competition from other digital wallets, and currency fluctuations.
Amazon is near the top of my list when I think of stocks on sale. Under his direction, Amazon has cut 27,000 jobs -- a much-needed move, given the hiring spree the company embarked on during the COVID pandemic.In addition, Amazon is slowing the pace and scale of its capital expenditures after years of ramping up costly improvements to its sprawling fulfillment network.
PayPal is getting the attention of stock market investors, as its valuation has reached inexpensive levels.
Despite continuing to grow its revenue and user base in a difficult environment, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is trading near its 52-week lows. This company is generating billions in free cash flow annually and is making smart moves, and it has jumped to the top of my watch list.
Like the times, Twitter is a-changin'. Elon Musk stirred controversy with his decision to charge $8 per month for the little blue checkmarks next to Twitter users' handles that in the past were only given to verified accounts. Musk tweeted in late 2022 that his purchase of Twitter was "an accelerant to creating X, the everything app."
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), with its deep pockets and innovative technology, is a threat any time it expands into a new market. PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) investors are right to be concerned about the new giant encroaching on its space.
The improvement has already allowed several consumer-reliant companies to begin recovering, with Amazon and PayPal well positioned to see their stocks surge over the next year. Last year, Amazon's stock tumble came alongside operating losses totaling $10.6 billion in its e-commerce segments in fiscal 2022.
PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) and Block (NYSE: SQ) are attracting the interest of investors partly due to their depressed stock prices. Fool.com contributor and finance professor Parkev Tatevosian picks his favorite growth stock to buy.
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In 2018, eBay (NASDAQ: EBAY) announced it would part ways with its former subsidiary PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) and transition all of its digital payments to the smaller Dutch company Adyen (OTC: ADYE.Y) over the ensuing five years. Over the past five years, PayPal's stock has dropped 25% as Adyen's stock rose nearly 150%. Let's review the differences between PayPal and Adyen, why the former underperformed the latter, and if PayPal will remain the weaker overall investment.
PayPal's (NASDAQ: PYPL) profits grew in the most recent quarter, partly by keeping costs under control. Fool.com contributor and finance professor Parkev Tatevosian digs deeper into how PayPal could use AI to boost profitability.
It's always best to enter the stock market with a long-term mindset. For instance, the Nasdaq Composite index plunged 33% in 2022. Along with a long-term perspective, it's prudent to choose stocks in companies that have significant market share in growing industries, as market development can almost guarantee long-term stock growth.
PayPal's (NASDAQ: PYPL) business is doing well, but the stock couldn't be in worse shape. Investors are questioning growth and some competitors seem to be taking market share. So, is the stock now in value territory? That's what Travis Hoium discusses in the video below.