What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: The majority of analysts back eBay as a buy. But with 55.6% of analysts rating it a buy, eBay is still below the mean analyst rating of its nearest 10 competitors, which average 82.3% buys. Analysts don't like eBay as much as competitor HSN overall. Three out of four analysts rate HSN a buy compared to 15 of 27 for eBay. Wall Street has warmed to the stock over the past three months, with analysts increasing their endorsement from Hold to Moderate buy.
- Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $2.91 billion in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 29.3% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of 40 cents per share. Estimates range from 38 cents to 43 cents.
What our community says:
CAPS All Stars are solidly backing the stock with 92.9% granting it an "outperform" rating. The community at large concurs with the All Stars with 85.9% assigning it a rating of "outperform." Fools are keen on eBay and haven't been shy with their opinions lately, logging 1,727 posts in the past 30 days. Despite the majority sentiment in favor of eBay, the stock has a middling CAPS rating of three out of five stars.
eBay's income has fallen year over year by an average of 11.7% over the past five quarters. Revenue has now gone up for three straight quarters.
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