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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 10847.28, and so far today it has a volume of 147935. Performance year to date since the 9/24/1998 is 12.19%.

To help you determine whether eBay Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 18.43 and forward P/E is 14.79. PEG perhaps more useful shows that eBay Inc. has a value for PEG of 3.21. P/S ratio is 4 and the P/B ratio is 5.47. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 4.36 and 40.55 respectively.

At the current price eBay Inc. is trading at, 30.82 (-0.03% today), eBay Inc. has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 0.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.67, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 10.61% after growing 330.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -76.60%, and -79.10% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1140.35, and the number of shares float is 1043.98. The senior management bring insider ownership to 7.40%, and institutional ownership is at 84.20%. The float short is 2.23%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.14. Management has seen a return on assets of 10.20%, and also a return on investment of 13.00%.

The ability for eBay Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 4.5, and quick ratio is 4.5. Long term debt/equity is 1.4 and total debt/equity is 0. In terms of margins, eBay Inc. has a gross margin of 78.40%, with its operating margin at 27.10%, and eBay Inc. has a profit margin of 22.00%.

The 52 week high is -3.05%, with 43.22% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 14.43% and the 200 day simple moving average is 19.19%.

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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