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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 36275.41. Since its IPO date on the 9/24/1998, eBay Inc., EBAY performance year to date is 15.07%. Today eBay Inc., EBAY has gained -1.59%, with a current price of 31.62.

Ownership of the company is 6.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 85.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 10.20%, 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 1.4. While Total debt/equity is 0. With a profit margin of 22.00%, this is combined with a gross margin of 78.40%, and operating margin of 27.10%. eBay Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 4.5, while the quick ratio is 4.5.

For the last year eBay Inc., EBAY has seen a EPS growth of 330.80%. A performance for the year of 30.93%. The 52-week high is -4.73%, and the 52-week low is 46.93%. The average volume for eBay Inc., EBAY is 10113900.

With a target price of 31.67, can eBay Inc., EBAY reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of eBay Inc., EBAY. eBay Inc. has a P/E of 18.9 and a forward P/E of 15.14. 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 4.13 and 5.61 respectively. For P/cash, eBay Inc. has a value of 4.5, while it is 41.84 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 31.62, eBay Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of 29.90%.

Looking more long-term eBay Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 5.74%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 10.82% 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.

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