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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for EBAY. The maximum price target given was 44, which equates to a potential upside of 21.65 percent. The minimum price target given was 29, implying a possible loss of -19.82 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.3 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 5 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 3 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 4 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of EBAY's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -75.79 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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. EBAY has a PEG ratio of -0.07.

EBAY has traded between a high of 37.48 and a low of 27.28 over the past year. Currently the stock is 32.59 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 3.5 percent. EBAY has a price/earnings 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.