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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: eBay Inc., EBAY

eBay Inc., EBAY is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Specialty Retail, Other in the sector of Services. Based in USA, eBay Inc., EBAY  has a market cap of 26895.89. Since its IPO date on the 9/24/1998, eBay Inc., EBAY performance year to date is -13.46%. Today eBay Inc., EBAY has gained -0.93%, with a current price of 23.56.

Ownership of the company is 7.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 84.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at *TBA, with return on investment at 13.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, eBay Inc., EBAY is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.43. While Total debt/equity is 1.43. With a profit margin of *TBA, this is combined with a gross margin of 78.80%, and operating margin of *TBA. eBay Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 4.6, while the quick ratio is 4.6.

For the last year eBay Inc., EBAY has seen a EPS growth of 330.80%. A performance for the year of -8.65%. The 52-week high is -21.02%, and the 52-week low is 9.48%. The average volume for eBay Inc., EBAY is 3779558.

With a target price of 28.23, can eBay Inc., EBAY reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of eBay Inc., EBAY. eBay Inc. has a P/E of 14.46 and a forward P/E of 11.63. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.29. eBay Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.1 and 4.36 respectively. For P/cash, eBay Inc. has a value of 3.37, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 23.56, eBay Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of *TBA.

Looking more long-term eBay Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 4.40%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 9.66% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 330.80% for this year and for the last five years a 3.30% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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