the only silly thing here is that PayPal is now a pretty good acquisition target which kind of defeats the purpose of the whole split in the first place. sure, it'll fetch a higher value if bought out but the argument that it'll be able to grow faster on its own may be a moot point if it just ends up with another company.
but maybe a company like Google or Mastercard will have more money to invest in PayPal's growth than eBay which was stuck trying to light a new fire under its auction business.
hard to say how the markets will react next week. but i think paypal is doing reasonably well considering the rout in the markets this week. it was pretty strong today even though it gave up its early gains. i think with a good up day, we'll see some nice gains in paypal.