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Is eBay Inc.(NASDAQ: EBAY), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 9/24/1998. eBay Inc. is in the Specialty Retail, Other industry and Services sector. Average volume for eBay Inc., is 9963.37, and so far today it has a volume of 8491900. Performance year to date since the 9/24/1998 is -9.53%.

To help you determine whether eBay Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 15.11 and forward P/E is 12.16. PEG perhaps more useful shows that eBay Inc. has a value for PEG of 3.44. P/S ratio is 3.2 and the P/B ratio is 4.56. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 3.48 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price eBay Inc. is trading at, 24.86 (1.02% today), eBay Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.65, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.66% after growing 330.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 12.60%, and 3.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1117.16, and the number of shares float is 1063.77. The senior management bring insider ownership to 7.30%, and institutional ownership is at 84.60%. The float short is 2.14%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.29. Management has seen a return on assets of *TBA, and also a return on investment of 13.00%.

The ability for eBay Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 4.6, and quick ratio is 4.6. Long term debt/equity is 1.43 and total debt/equity is 1.43. In terms of margins, eBay Inc. has a gross margin of 78.80%, with its operating margin at *TBA, and eBay Inc. has a profit margin of *TBA.

The 52 week high is -16.66%, with 15.52% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.86% and the 200 day simple moving average is -1.83%.

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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