Headlines about PayPal Holdings (NASDAQ:PYPL) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. PayPal Holdings earned a daily sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the credit services provider an impact score of 45.9955768569439 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

A number of research analysts have commented on PYPL shares. Deutsche Bank AG upped their target price on shares of PayPal Holdings from $61.00 to $64.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Nomura increased their price target on shares of PayPal Holdings from $57.00 to $68.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. increased their price target on shares of PayPal Holdings from $50.00 to $65.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Monness Crespi & Hardt increased their price target on shares of PayPal Holdings from $70.00 to $73.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a $59.00 price target on shares of PayPal Holdings in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Ten equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, thirty-three have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. PayPal Holdings presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $73.11.

Shares of PayPal Holdings (NASDAQ:PYPL) traded up $1.00 during trading on Friday, hitting $78.57. The stock had a trading volume of 4,305,618 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,650,120. The firm has a market capitalization of $93,232.16, a price-to-earnings ratio of 55.41, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.18 and a beta of 1.03. PayPal Holdings has a twelve month low of $38.06 and a twelve month high of $78.43.

PayPal Holdings (NASDAQ:PYPL) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The credit services provider reported $0.46 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $3.24 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.18 billion. PayPal Holdings had a return on equity of 11.33% and a net margin of 12.69%. PayPal Holdings’s revenue was up 21.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.35 earnings per share. research analysts expect that PayPal Holdings will post 1.37 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About PayPal Holdings

PayPal Holdings, Inc is a technology platform and digital payments company that enables digital and mobile payments on behalf of consumers and merchants. The Company’s combined payment solutions, including its PayPal, PayPal Credit, Braintree, Venmo, Xoom and Paydiant products, compose its Payments Platform.

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