There Is A Quest For Clarity Surrounding EBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) Volatility

After Hours

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that eBay Reaches Settlement with U.S. Department of Justice.

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Stocks Info

This NASDAQ-listed company operates within the Internet Retail industry segment, falling under the Consumer Cyclical sector. The current market capitalization of EBay Inc. is $21.97B. A total of 3.95 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 6.74M shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades can also provide insight into a stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, EBAY has seen 4 BUY and 4 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 14,215 and the disposition of 6,483 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 103 BUYs and 94 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 973,279 shares during that period but sold 462,048.

In the most recent transaction, Boone Cornelius sold 4,930 shares of EBAY for 42.66 per share on Dec 19. After the transaction, the SVP, Chief People Officer now owns 49,897 company shares. In a previous transaction on Dec 19, Garcia Edward O sold 428 shares at 42.66 per share. EBAY shares that SVP, Chief Product Officer owns now total 28,196.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Garcia Edward O disposed of 1,191 shares on Nov 17 at a per-share price of $40.50. This resulted in the SVP, Chief Product Officer holding 26,842 shares of EBAY after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Boone Cornelius sold 4,891 shares at $43.63 per share on Sep 19. Company shares held by the SVP, Chief People Officer now total 49,845.

Dividend

The income generated by dividends is an indication that a company is improving its financial position, which is why investors prefer companies paying dividends. EBay Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.00, resulting in a dividend yield of 2.36%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 8.38. EBAY’s most recent ex-dividend date was 11/30/2023 when it declared a $0.25 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 12/15/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 9/15/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 8/31/2023. The EBAY stock dividend was $0.25 per share in cash.

Even though price targets are rarely accurate, they do tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often considered important by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for EBAY in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $45.49 with high estimates of $56.00 and low estimates of $32.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, EBAY has a high of $50.37 and a low of $37.17.

As of this writing, EBAY has an earnings estimate of $CymaBay Therapeutics Inc. per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of eBay Inc. estimates, with a high estimate of $MEDIABAY INC per share and a lower estimate of $Leatherback Long/Short Alternat.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

In a balance sheet, you can see what assets and liabilities the company has, as well as how much equity investors have invested. These figures can be used to calculate a company’s financial ratios to give investors a better idea of its prospects. EBAY’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $7.32B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $9.43B in debt and $4.62B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $11.34, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $9.78B.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for EBAY is Buy with a score of 3.30.

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