Analyst Ratings for eBay Inc. (EBAY)

Updated: 2017-07-28

eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for EBAY last month.

14 analysts declared EBAY a buy, 1 gave an overweight rating, 19 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

EBAY was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 44, implying potential capital gains of 21.65 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 29, which equates to a potential downside of -19.82 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -1.28 percent. That number becomes -1.28 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.3 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.3 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 5 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 3 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 4 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of EBAY's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -75.79 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of EBAY is -0.07.

EBAY has traded between a high of 37.48 and a low of 27.28 over the past year. Today's price is 32.59 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 3.5 percent. EBAY has a P/E ratio of 5.46. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The EBAY value stock report compares EBAY to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $39.64 billion. EBAY will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.