EBAY - eBay Inc.

NasdaqGS - NasdaqGS Real Time Price. Currency in USD
35.86
-0.11 (-0.31%)
As of 9:36AM EDT. Market open.
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Previous Close35.97
Open36.09
Bid0.00 x 800
Ask36.25 x 4000
Day's Range35.83 - 36.10
52 Week Range26.01 - 43.00
Volume768,125
Avg. Volume12,865,664
Market Cap31.371B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.44
PE Ratio (TTM)14.05
EPS (TTM)2.55
Earnings DateApr 23, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield0.56 (1.51%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-02-28
1y Target Est37.48
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    The force is strong with Jeff Bezos. The Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) founder and CEO only had to make a passive-aggressive hint that its smaller rival eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) wasn't holding up to the competitive power of his ecommerce jujggernaut to send EBAY stock lower by 3.7% on Thursday.ICYMI, with the "49 Most Important Words" in his annual letter to shareholders, Bezos said "independent sellers do so much better selling on Amazon." Granted, it was a cheap shot of questionable accuracy, and glossed over some key nuances of the matter. But, it did damage all the same.Whatever the case, if eBay CEO Devin Wenig was smart -- and he certainly has been about the matter so far -- he might want to continue promoting the reality of his response to Bezos comment. That is, point out how Amazon is increasingly frustrating its third-party sellers that may find eBay to be a friendlier platform.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips eBay Fightin' WordsThe jab was a small but pointed snippet in Bezos' annual shareholder letter. He noted:"Third-party sales have grown from $0.1 billion to $160 billion - a compound annual growth rate of 52%. To provide an external benchmark, eBay's gross merchandise sales in that period have grown at a compound rate of 20%, from $2.8 billion to $95 billion."The letter went on to explain "Third-party sales have grown from 3% of the total to 58%. To put it bluntly: Third-party sellers are kicking our first-party butt." * 8 Risky Stocks to Watch as Earnings Season Kicks Off The numbers are (presumably) accurate, but the self-deprecating detail was a painfully obvious ploy to position Amazon as a victim rather than a challenger.Yes, third-party sellers may sell more goods via Amazon.com than Amazon itself out of its own inventory. That doesn't mean they're thriving, though, nor does it mean they're happy with the persistently deteriorating relationship… a point eBay's Wenig was willing to subtly make in a tweeted response to Bezos message.While I appreciate the ink dedicated to @ebay from the ceo of the company not focused on competition, think I"ll dedicate my letter to customers, purpose and strategy. We don't compete with our sellers. We don't bundle endless services to create barriers to competition.-- Devin Wenig (@devinwenig) April 11, 2019Wenig's tweet cut right to the heart of the matter that could prove to be an unexpected catalyst for eBay Inc. stock. Soft Ground to Make a StandIn retrospect, perhaps the best thing Bezos could have said about eBay and third-party sellers was nothing. Simply by bringing it up, he put the issue front and center for sellers, buyers and investors.The short version of a long story: More and more of Amazon's third-party sellers are falling out of love with Amazon as a sales platform.A comment posted at Amazon's "Seller Central" forum in October of last year lodges a common complaint in no uncertain terms:"Amazon keeps directly undercutting third party sellers"The poster goes on to explain "[I] will phase out my high value items as Amazon keeps directly price undercutting and manipulating what is showing to buyers. Using all kinds of tricks to stifle competing inventories."The frustration isn't uncommon among Amazon's third-party sellers.Enter eBay.While both facilitate e-commerce, eBay and Amazon are hardly carbon copies of one another. Namely, eBay never competes with sellers by offering its own merchandise.The tradeoff is scale. Amazon has it, and eBay doesn't. It's more likely a seller on both sites will drive more sales volume via Amazon.com. That doesn't necessarily mean that seller will generate more profits via Amazon.com, though. * 7 Biometric Stocks to Watch as AI Rises It's a dynamic that's always been in place but rarely fully appreciated. In the wake of Bezos' planned point of dogging eBay though -- an unsolicited, unprompted poke -- one can't help but wonder if Amazon is slowly deteriorating under its third-party hood. Bottom Line for eBay StockAll in all, it's not a reason to buy eBay stock… yet. Amazon may well stumble into an "aha" moment where it finally figures out it can't compete with its partners as fervently at it has. Even if it never has that moment, Amazon is still Amazon, reveling in its disruptive power.This could be a turning point for Amazon though, and by extension for eBay. Amazon.com may be out of viable growth opportunities, opening the door to other third-party sellers like eBay and even Walmart (NYSE:WMT) for that matter. Walmart sometimes competes with third-party vendors on a product-by-product basis, but doesn't make a point of promoting its own goods first.It remains to be seen if eBay's Wenig will pour salt on Amazon's wound that Bezos ironically opened. But, he certainly should, now that consumers and investors are thinking about it.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can learn more about James at his site, jamesbrumley.com, or follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. 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    Friday’s Vital Data: eBay, JPMorgan Chase and Tesla

    U.S. stock futures are galloping higher after a booming earnings release from bank boss JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM). In early morning trading, futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average are up 0.91%, and S&P 500 futures are higher by 0.62%. Nasdaq-100 futures have added 0.50%.In the options pits, overall volume levels remained lackluster yesterday, with calls leading the way. Specifically, about 14.9 million calls and 12.5 million puts changed hands on the session.However, with the distance between call and put volume narrowing, the CBOE single-session equity put/call volume ratio made a run for it to end the day at 0.67. It remains towards the center of its 2019 range, so the day-to-day shenanigans remain much ado about nothing. The 10-day moving average edged lower to 0.61.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsHere were three stocks that options traders loved on Thursday. eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) fell 5% after Jeff Bezos included negative comments about the company in his annual shareholder letter. JPMorgan calls were hot ahead of this morning's report. Finally, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) gapped 2.8% lower on continued selling pressure.Let's take a closer look: eBay (EBAY)eBay shares fell as much as 5% yesterday on heavy volume. The culprit for Thursday's sell-fest appears to be a growth comparison between eBay and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) that Jeff Bezos included in his annual shareholder letter. Here's the piece that sent bears on the rampage: * 7 AI Stocks to Watch with Strong Long-Term Narratives "Third-party sales have grown from $0.1 billion to $160 billion -- a compound annual growth rate of 52%. To provide an external benchmark, eBay's gross merchandise sales in that period have grown at a compound rate of 20%, from $2.8 billion to $95 billion."The drop sent EBAY stock back below its 50-day moving average for the first time this year. With horizontal support looming at $36, however, I suggest waiting for a further breakdown before sellers declare victory. Besides, earnings are around the corner on April 23, leaving little time for traders to slip in and out without having to brave the uncertainty of a quarterly report.On the options trading front, traders went bananas for puts. Activity zoomed to 840% of the average daily volume, with 162,473 total contracts traded. A whopping 81% of the trading came from put options alone.The uptick in demand lit a fire under the rise in implied volatility that was already occurring ahead of earnings. By day's end, the measure had risen to 34%, which places it at the 50th percentile of its one-year range. Premiums are now pricing in daily moves of 77 cents, or 2.1%. JPMorgan (JPM)JPMorgan delivered robust earnings results during this morning's quarterly report. Traders are rewarding the bank behemoth with a 3% gain premarket.For the first quarter, JPM raked in earnings of $2.65 per share on $29.9 billion. Analysts were expecting earnings of $2.35 on $28.36 billion. With this morning's gains, JPM stock is now up 12% year-to-date.The price action for the financial sector has been a mess, and JPMorgan is no exception. Inverted yield curve fears sent the sector skidding last month, and the subsequent recovery has only served to prolong the multimonth trading range. This morning's up-gap could finally break the stalemate and kickstart a bonafide uptrend.Ahead of the report, options traders were keen on call options. Total activity grew to 203% of the average daily volume, with 128,684 total contracts traded. Calls accounted for 62% of the sum.Options were pricing in a gap of $1.92, or 1.8%, so this morning's 3% pop is significant and should deliver profits to those carrying long volatility plays like straddle into the number. Tesla (TSLA)Tesla has been a mainstay atop the most-active options leaderboard. Its heightened volatility makes it a popular destination for the degenerate gambler. More so than most stocks, TSLA is driven by random news events that have created a price chart littered with gaps.The latest turn in the company's saga is its decision to stop selling the $35k version of its Model 3 online mere weeks after its debut. Interested customers now have to either purchase through telephone or in store.Tesla's price chart remains bearish. Its downtrend is submerged beneath falling 200-day, 50-day, and 20-day moving averages giving little reason for optimism. On the options trading front, calls and put volumes were neck and neck on the day. 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In light of a coming market decline, these five stocks to sell could see a significant drop in their prices: Etsy (ETSY)Source: Meaghan O'Malley via Flickr (Modified)Amid intense competition, Etsy (NASDAQ:ETSY) has stood out among e-commerce sites. It has become a hub by which artisans can market handmade, vintage and unique items. With its website, Etsy brings these products to a worldwide audience. It also serves as a home for a market that would not fit well on an Amazon or an eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY).This niche has helped propel ETSY stock to near record highs in recent days. Analysts forecast 16.4% profit growth for the year. Although they predict a 50.7% profit increase next year, they expect average earnings growth in the teens for the foreseeable future.This will hold Etsy in good stead. Still, it may not support the current valuation of ETSY stock long term. The most recent earnings beat sent ETSY higher by more than 16%. This spike propelled the equity to a record high. Although the stock fell slightly following that move, it still supports a forward P/E ratio to over 62. It also leaves the equity with a trailing PE of just over 100.Further, factors such as the 13-plus price-to-sales ratio help to make Etsy one of the stocks to sell. I expect ETSY stock will become a long-term winner. However, at current multiples, investors should stay on the sidelines. Ionis Pharmaceuticals (IONS)Source: Shutterstock Biotech company Ionis (NASDAQ:IONS) treats diseases through the manipulation of genes. This antisense technology, along with its work in RNA therapies, has helped it to develop a pipeline of more than 40 drugs. Medicines such as Spinraza, developed with Biogen (NASDAQ:BIIB), and the newly-approved Tegsedi have helped to bolster the company's bottom line.However, despite successes with Spinraza and other drugs, the state of IONS stock could cause concern. Ionis beat earnings estimates in its last earnings report. It also reported 14.5% revenue growth and guided 2019 revenues higher by $725 million. However, one might question whether that justifies its forward P/E to about 127.Profit growth could also cause concerns. Investors expect earnings to increase by an average of 40% per year over the next five years. However, that estimate may prove high over time as earnings estimates continue to fall. As recently as 90 days ago, Wall Street had predicted 2019 earnings of 39 cents per share. That estimate today stands at 17 cents. Profit estimates for 2020 have also come down during that time.IONS stock should still perform well in the long term. However, IONS needs time to catch up to its valuation. Given this multiple, I would place it on the stocks to sell list for now and wait to buy at a more reasonable valuation. Pegasystems (PEGA)Source: Shutterstock Though it has existed since 1983, many investors remain unfamiliar with Pegasystems (NASDAQ:PEGA). Those who have heard of PEGA know it best as a CRM company who produces the Pega Platform. This could-based solution helps sales and marketing professionals. It brings customer service solutions and digital process automation to numerous industries. It also helps Pegasystems earn revenue through software licensing, maintenance fees, and consulting services.Despite a long history, it has seen most of its stock price growth occur over the last decade. Trading as a penny stock as late as 2008, it has now climbed to new highs in the $67 per share range.However, like many cloud equities, PEGA stock trades at a premium that likely places it on the stocks to sell list. PEGA's forward P/E ratio has risen to just above 85. Wall Street forecasts profits growth averaging 20.6% per year over the next five years. That growth rate should command a higher-than-average multiple.Still, its current P/E ratio indicates that the stock price has moved ahead of company earnings. As a $5.2 billion cloud company, with double-digit profit growth, PEGA stock could easily grow from these levels long term. However, at over 85 times earnings, it appears more likely to correct in the near term. SBA Communications (SBA)Source: iStockphoto SBA (NASDAQ:SBAC) owns and operates infrastructure for wireless communications across both North and South America. It earns revenue through both site development and leasing. Moreover, with the development of 5G in recent years, SBA's role has become more crucial.Two years ago, SBAC stock completed the process to become a real estate investment trust (REIT). However, thanks to capital loss carryovers from previous years, SBAC will not offer the usual dividend benefits of a REIT until at least next year. Despite the lack of a payout, the stock trades at a forward P/E of about 104. This comes in much higher than both American Tower (NYSE:AMT) and Crown Castle (NYSE:CCI) who currently pay dividends.Unlike its pre-REIT days, Wall Street predicts profits and profit growth for SBAC stock. In fact, they estimate that earnings will increase by an average of 85.3% per year over the next five years.So why is it one of the stocks to sell?Ordinarily, I could tolerate a 100-plus P/E with that kind of earnings growth. However, analysts continue to revise earnings for the company downward. Also, even when SBAC stock finally begins to pay dividends, profit levels indicate yields will come in well below the current 3.72% average yield for equity REITs.Given the importance of 5G and the new REIT structure, I expect SBAC stock to perform well long term. However, when AMT and CCI offer dividends at a lower multiple, SBA looks like a sell. Twilio (TWLO)Source: Web Summit Via FlickrFew of the stocks to sell have seen a faster rise than Twilio (NYSE:TWLO). Twilio pioneered the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) cloud niche. Their technology powers mobile apps, allowing companies such as Lyft (NASDAQ:LYFT) and Grubhub (NYSE:GRUB) to perform their basic functions.As the dominant company in this niche, it has posted remarkable growth numbers. Analysts forecast revenue growth of 65.6% this year and 32.2% in 2020. Over the next five years, they also believe average annual profit growth to come in at 36.5%. Even as companies such as RingCentral (NYSE:RNG) and Zendesk (NYSE:ZEN) seek to compete in this space, Twilio should continue to maintain its rapid growth rate for the foreseeable future.However, even the best companies justify only so much value. Since late 2017, TWLO stock has risen by more than fivefold. As a result, it is supporting a forward P/E ratio of over 450! Admittedly, if investors remained optimistic, and TWLO consistently met or beat estimates, I would not foresee a crash. However, the bull market has reached its 11th year. If investors turn on the market, TWLO stock will have no grounds for its current price.I expect Twilio to become one of the more critical companies in the tech industry. However, with its current multiple and the potential negative catalyst, investors should avoid TWLO stock at these levels.As of this writing, Will Healy did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned stocks. You can follow Will on Twitter at @HealyWriting. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 9 Best Dividend Stocks to Buy for Every Investor * 7 Catalysts That Will Send Marijuana Stocks Soaring in 2019 * 8 Risky Stocks to Watch as Earnings Season Kicks Off Compare Brokers The post 5 Stocks to Sell as They Climb to New Highs appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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