EBay Stock Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

EBAY -  USA Stock  

USD 80.59  4.38  5.75%

Given the investment horizon of 90 days and your above-average risk tolerance, our recommendation regarding EBay Inc is 'Strong Hold'. Macroaxis provides EBay buy-hold-or-sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding EBay positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of EBay's available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site.

EBay Advice 

The advice is provided from EBay's buy-and-hold perspective. Continue to EBay Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with the current analyst consensus. To check ratings for multiple equity instruments, please use the Instant Ratings tool. We conduct extensive research on individual companies such as EBay and provide practical buy, sell, or hold advice based on selected investing horizon and risk tolerance towards EBay Inc.

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The EBay recommendation should be used to complement the buy-or-sell advice compiled from the current analysts' consensus on EBay Inc. Macroaxis does not own or have any residual interests in EBay Inc or other equities on which the buy-or-sell advice is provided. Please provide your input below to execute EBay's advice using the current market data and latest reported fundamentals.

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For the selected time horizon EBay Inc has a Risk Adjusted Performance of 0.0607, Jensen Alpha of 0.111, Total Risk Alpha of 0.0655, Sortino Ratio of 0.0585 and Treynor Ratio of 0.1276
Macroaxis provides advice on EBay Inc to complement and cross-verify current analyst consensus on EBay Inc. Our investment recommendation engine determines the company's potential to grow exclusively from the perspective of an investor's current risk tolerance and investing horizon. To make sure EBay is not overpriced, please confirm all EBay Inc fundamentals, including its shares outstanding, net income, price to earnings to growth, as well as the relationship between the price to book and current ratio . Given that EBay Inc has a price to earning of 18.01 X, we urge you to verify EBay Inc market performance and probability of bankruptcy to ensure the company can sustain itself next year given your prevailing risk tolerance and investing horizon.

EBay Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

Over 94.0% of the company shares are held by institutions such as insurance companies
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EBay current analysts advice

We track the performance of the top 100 financial experts across various large and mid-size financial boutiques. EBay analyst recommendations are determined by taking all analyst recommendations and averaging them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, Strong Sell or Sell. There is no one specific way to measure analysis performance other than comparing it to the past results via a very sophisticated attribution analysis. EBay analyst consensus and target price projections should be used in combination with other traditional techniques such as stock price forecasting, technical analysis, earnings estimate, and various momentum models.
Target Mean Price73.12
Target Median Price72.50
Target High Price85.00
Recommendation Mean2.50
Number Of Analyst Opinions26
Target Low Price63.00
Average Consensus Hold
The consensus estimates and target price estimation comprises individual analyst assessments, and may or may not mutch the Macroaxis buy or sell advice. It is determined by taking an average of all analyst recommendations and classifying them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, or Sell.

EBay Returns Distribution Density

The distribution of EBay's historical returns is an attempt to chart the future uncertainty of EBay's future price movements. The chart of the probability distribution of EBay stock daily returns describes the distribution of returns around its average expected value. We use EBay Inc price's Value At Risk and its Upside Potential as a relative measure of the distribution. The graph of the distribution of EBay returns is essential to provide solid investment advice for EBay stock.
Mean Return0.15Value At Risk-2.66
Potential Upside3.15Standard Deviation1.97
 Return Density 
Investment risk management requires an estimate of the probability of extreme price changes. Therefore, the correct representation of the distribution of EBay historical returns presented in an easy-to-digest graphical form helps investors and money managers understand the risk-reward trade-off of different investement strategies.

EBay Stock Institutional Investors

Have you ever been surprised when a price of an equity instrument such as EBay is soaring high without any particular reason? This is usually happening because many institutional investors are aggressively trading EBay Inc backward and forwards among themselves. EBay's institutional investor refers to the entity that pools money to purchase EBay's securities or originate loans. Institutional investors include commercial and private banks, credit unions, insurance companies, pension funds, hedge funds, endowments, and mutual funds. Operating companies that invest excess capital in these types of assets may also be included in the term and may influence corporate governance by exercising voting rights in their investments.
Security TypeSharesValue
Maj Invest Holding ACommon Shares5.6 M386.8 M
Robeco Institutional Asset Management BvCommon Shares3.2 M221.4 M
Chevy Chase Trust Holdings IncCommon Shares463.2 K32.3 M
Envestnet Asset Management IncCommon Shares428.8 K29.9 M
Deroy Devereaux Private Investment Counsel IncCommon Shares352.8 K24.6 M
Border To Coast Pensions Partnership LtdCommon Shares472.8 K24.4 M
Nisa Investment Advisors LlcCommon Shares334.6 K23.3 M
Note, although EBay's institutional investors appear to be way more sophisticated than retail investors, it remains unclear if professional active investment managers can reliably enhance risk-adjusted returns by an amount that exceeds fees and expenses.

EBay Cash Flow Accounts

201620172018201920202021 (projected)
Capital Expenditure(626 M)(666 M)(623 M)(523 M)(494 M)(533 M)
Net Cash Flow or Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents(25 M)305 M79 M(1.22 B)598 M645.21 M
Net Cash Flow Business Acquisitions and Disposals(212 M)(548 M)727 M(160 M)(184 M)(198.53 M)
Issuance Purchase of Equity Shares(2.84 B)(2.63 B)(4.39 B)(4.87 B)(5.05 B)(5.18 B)
Issuance Repayment of Debt Securities2.2 B1.03 B(750 M)(1.55 B)(6 M)(6.16 M)
Net Cash Flow from Financing(744 M)(1.78 B)(5.4 B)(7.09 B)(5.69 B)(5.84 B)
Net Cash Flow from Investing(2.02 B)(1.29 B)2.89 B2.79 B3.79 B4.09 B
Net Cash Flow Investment Acquisitions and Disposals(1.15 B)(79 M)2.79 B3.58 B242 M261.11 M
Net Cash Flow from Operations2.83 B3.15 B2.66 B3.11 B2.42 B2.76 B
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash(90 M)238 M(75 M)(33 M)77 M83.08 M
Share Based Compensation416 M483 M465 M431 M495.65 M474.61 M

EBay Greeks

Most traded equities are subject to two types of risk - systematic (i.e., market) and unsystematic (i.e., nonmarket or company-specific) risk. Unsystematic risk is the risk that events specific to EBay or Consumer Cyclical sector will adversely affect the stock's price. This type of risk can be diversified away by owning several different stocks in different industries whose stock prices have shown a small correlation to each other. On the other hand, systematic risk is the risk that EBay stock's price will be affected by overall stock market movements and cannot be diversified away. So, no matter how many positions you have, you cannot eliminate market risk. However, you can measure a EBay stock's historical response to market movements and buy it if you are comfortable with its volatility direction. Beta and standard deviation are two commonly used measures to help you make the right decision.
Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW1.10
Overall volatility
Information ratio 0.06

EBay Volatility Alert

EBay Inc has relatively low volatility with skewness of 0.07 and kurtosis of 4.27. However, we advise all investors to independently investigate EBay Inc to ensure all accessible information is consistent with the expectations about its upside potential and future expected returns. Understanding different market volatility trends often help investors to time the market. Properly using volatility indicators enable traders to measure EBay's stock risk against market volatility during both bullying and bearish trends. The higher level of volatility that comes with bear markets can directly impact EBay's stock price while adding stress to investors as they watch their shares' value plummet. This usually forces investors to rebalance their portfolios by buying different stocks as prices fall.

EBay Fundamentals Vs Peers

Comparing EBay's fundamentals to the average values of its peers is one of the most widely used and accepted methods of equity analyses. It helps to analyze EBay's direct or indirect competition across all of the common fundamentals between EBay and the related equities. This way, we can detect undervalued stocks with similar characteristics as EBay or determine the stocks which would be an excellent addition to an existing portfolio. Peer analysis of EBay's fundamental indicators could also be used in its relative valuation, which is a method of valuing EBay by comparing valuation metrics with those of similar companies.
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 Worse Than Average Compare EBay to competition
FundamentalsEBayPeer Average
Return On Equity28.82 %(0.31) %
Return On Asset7.17 %(0.14) %
Profit Margin112.83 %(1.27) %
Operating Margin31.06 %(5.51) %
Current Valuation40.82 B16.62 B
Shares Outstanding681.26 M571.82 M
Shares Owned by Insiders3.82 %10.09 %
Shares Owned by Institutions94.49 %39.21 %
Number of Shares Shorted25.8 M4.71 M
Price to Earning18.01 X28.72 X
Price to Book13.41 X9.51 X
Price to Sales4.43 X11.42 X
Revenue11.42 B9.43 B
Gross Profit7.8 B27.38 B
EBITDA3.55 B3.9 B
Net Income2.29 B570.98 M
Cash and Equivalents17.22 B2.7 B
Cash per Share26.49 X5.01 X
Total Debt9.35 B5.32 B
Debt to Equity0.72 %48.70 %
Current Ratio3.96 X2.16 X
Book Value Per Share5.54 X1.93 K
Cash Flow from Operations2.97 B971.22 M
Short Ratio4.39 X4.00 X
Earnings Per Share4.12 X3.12 X
Price to Earnings To Growth1.64 X4.89 X
Number of Employees12.7 K18.84 K
Market Capitalization50.58 B19.03 B
Total Asset17.75 B29.47 B
Retained Earnings17.58 B9.33 B
Working Capital5.64 B1.48 B
Current Asset7.9 B9.34 B
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EBay Market Momentum

Traders often use several daily momentume indicators to supplement a more traditional technical analysis when analyzing securities such as EBay . With many different options, investors must choose the best indicators for them and familiarize themselves with how they work. We suggest combining traditional momentum indicators with more near-term forms of technical analysis such as Accumulation Distribution or Daily Balance Of Power. With their quantitative nature, daily value technical indicators can also be incorporated into your automated trading systems.
Accumulation Distribution666717.0
Daily Balance Of Power0.8939
Rate Of Daily Change1.06
Day Median Price78.74
Day Typical Price79.36
Price Action Indicator4.04

About EBay Buy or Sell Advice

When is the right time to buy or sell EBay Inc? Buying financial instruments such as EBay Stock isn't very hard. However, what challenging for most investors is doing it at the right time to beat the stock market. Proper market timing is something most people cannot do without sophisticated tools, which help to isolate the right opportunities. Macroaxis provides hands-on modules to deliver winning trades and diversify your portfolios on a daily basis. Although EBay investors may find it confusing at the beginning, most of our advising modules are very easy to use and apply.
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 2018 2019 2020 2021 (projected)
Accounts Payable286 M270 M332 M302.17 M
Receivables712 M700 M412 M422.84 M

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The market value of EBay Inc is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of EBay that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of EBay's value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is EBay's true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because EBay's market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect EBay Inc underlying business (such as pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between EBay's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine EBay value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, EBay's price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.