AQR Capital Management LLC Acquires 179175 Shares of Paypal Holdings Inc (PYPL)

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MV Capital Management Inc. now owns 2,963 shares of the credit services provider's stock worth $159,000 after buying an additional 199 shares during the last quarter. Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America increased its stake in shares of PayPal Holdings by 0.9% in the first quarter. Carroll Financial Associates raised its position in PayPal Holdings by 41.7% in the Q1. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. now owns 2,516 shares of the credit services provider's stock valued at $108,000 after buying an additional 740 shares during the last quarter. Stelac Advisory Services LLC purchased a new position in Paypal Holdings during the first quarter worth $119,000. Finally, West Oak Capital LLC boosted its position in shares of Paypal Holdings by 23.9% in the first quarter. The firm owned 2,864,722 shares of the credit services provider's stock at the end of the first quarter. Corporate insiders own 6.00% of the company's stock. (NASDAQ PYPL) traded up 0.22% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $58.15. The Company enables consumers to exchange funds with merchants using a range of funding sources, which include a bank account, a PayPal account balance, a PayPal Credit account, a credit and debit card or other stored value products, such as coupons and gift cards. The stock closing price is now trading upward to its 50 day moving average with change of 4.35%, tumbled to its 20 day moving average with figure of -1.31% and above its 200 day moving average with value 26.45%.

The company's P/E ratio is 46.8504 and the market cap is 69.85B. Paypal Holdings has a 52 week low of $36.30 and a 52 week high of $61.30.

Analysts are also projecting an Average Revenue Estimate for PayPal Holdings, $3.17 Million in the Current Quarter. The credit services provider reported $0.46 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.43 by $0.03. However it has a net margin of 12.80%.

37 analysts on average are expecting the company to report revenue of $3.17 Billion for the current quarter. Next quarter's EPS is forecasted to be $0.51 with next year's EPS anticipated to be $2.19. PayPal Holdings's revenue was up 18.3% compared to the same quarter previous year. The 50 day moving average was up by +1.99% and the 200 day average was up $9.67.

Paypal Holdings announced that its board has approved a share repurchase program on Wednesday, April 26th that authorizes the company to buyback $5.00 billion in shares. This repurchase authorization allows the credit services provider to purchase up to 9.3% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are usually a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

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A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of PayPal Holdings from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Raymond James Financial, Inc. boosted their target price on shares of Paypal Holdings from $52.00 to $65.00 and gave the company an "outperform" rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Robert W. Baird restated an "outperform" rating and set a $65.00 target price (up previously from $59.00) on shares of Paypal Holdings in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Cowen and Company upped their target price on Paypal Holdings from $39.00 to $42.00 and gave the stock a "market perform" rating in a report on Friday, April 28th. 1 equities equity analyst has recommended the share with a sell recommendation, eleven have issued a hold recommendation, thirty has issued a buy recommendation and two have issued a strong buy recommendation to the share. the share has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price objective of $59.49.

The company is down since yesterday's close of $59.67.

Separately, Executive Vice President Gary J. Marino unloaded 1,350 stocks of the firms shares in a trade dated Thurs, Jun 1st. The shares were sold on June 1st for an average price of $52.48. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 37,491 shares in the company, valued at $1,967,527.68. The transaction related to this sale was declared in a document with the SEC which is available through the Security and Exchange Commission website. Also, Director Gail J. Mcgovern sold 1,800 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.48, for a total value of $70,848.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 12,647 shares of the company's stock, valued at $682,558.59. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

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