Press coverage about PayPal Holdings (NASDAQ:PYPL) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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. PayPal Holdings earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the credit services provider an impact score of 45.5746143950586 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Vetr raised PayPal Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $60.76 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) restated a “conviction-buy” rating and issued a $72.00 target price (up previously from $60.00) on shares of PayPal Holdings in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Robert W. Baird restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $65.00 target price (up previously from $59.00) on shares of PayPal Holdings in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Citigroup Inc. restated a “buy” rating and issued a $67.00 target price (up previously from $62.00) on shares of PayPal Holdings in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Bank of America Corporation restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $62.00 target price (up previously from $58.00) on shares of PayPal Holdings in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Eleven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, thirty have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $60.78.

PayPal Holdings (NASDAQ:PYPL) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The credit services provider reported $0.46 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.03. PayPal Holdings had a net margin of 12.82% and a return on equity of 11.10%. The business had revenue of $3.14 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.09 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.36 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 18.3% compared to the same quarter last year.

In other PayPal Holdings news, COO William J. Ready sold 90,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, July 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $59.25, for a total transaction of $5,332,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 29,252 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,733,181. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Gary J. Marino sold 1,351 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, July 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.03, for a total transaction of $72,994.53. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 37,491 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,025,638.73. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 262,702 shares of company stock worth $15,375,804 in the last ninety days. 6.00% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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PayPal Holdings Company Profile

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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