PayPal stock: buy or sell

PYPL stock price: $264.89 0.17% At close on Apr 21st, 2021

Updated on:
Apr 22nd, 2021


PayPal stock brief

  • PayPal stock barely moved 0.17% to close at $264.89 on the stock market on Wednesday, breaking a streak of 3 sessions in negative.
  • From the chart point view, price is drawing a scaled uptrend since early March with higher tops and higher bottoms. Up to date, price marked a 18.74% gain since the beginning of this rally
  • Rosenblatt Securities posted a strong bullish rating for PayPal on Tuesday, targeting $350.00
  • PayPal Holdings, Inc. operates as a technology platform and digital payments company that enables digital and mobile payments on behalf of consumers and merchants worldwide.

Should I buy PayPal stock?

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Is $PYPL stock a buy?

In the current situation of PayPal there is not any eligible buy setup. This doesn't mean we expect a selloff for $PYPL in coming sessions, or that it may not climb higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems

Should I sell PayPal stock?

When you are a novel trader and you own stock shares with some profit, it's really difficult to decide the best moment to sell and get your profits. Much like when we have to buy shares, deciding when is appropiate to sell is not a whimsical decision, and we must use our own trading style. When selling, as well as buying, our strategies are very easy to follow but are only valid for selling stocks in your porfolio, not for shorting $PYPL stock

As a rule of thumb, you should never mantain a trading operation that yields losses greater than those expected upon the buy. The timing to sell your stock must always be determined by the stop-loss (automatic or manual)

Is it time to sell PayPal stock?

In the current situation of PayPal there is not any eligible sell setup, so PayPal stock holders with operations in green can keep their positions

PayPal ratings

In the last 30 days, 3 brokerage ratings were published for PayPal. General sentiment is bullish, with 3 out of 3 publishing optimistic forecasts

PayPal analysts' ratings - Last 30 days
Brokerage firmRating
Mar 30th, 2021
BTIG Research Strong buy
Apr 7th, 2021
Oddo Bhf Buy
Apr 20th, 2021
Rosenblatt Securities Strong buy

PayPal stock analysis

PayPal stock started an uptrend in early March, and gained an amazing 18.74%. The price line shows rising tops and bottoms, and along the way provided very few buy points for those who wanted to trade in. Latest low was in late March, when price bounced at $227.52. Now, the price moves in a consolidation between its last top ($277.86) and its last bottom ($227.52)

SMAs overview

PYPL stock SMAs chart

Supports and resistances

The current resistance levels are:

  • R1: $277.86 (4.90% above)
  • R2: $309.14 (16.71% above)
  • The current support levels are:

  • S1: $254.92 (-3.76% below)
  • S2: $254.39 (-3.96% below)
  • S3: $244.25 (-7.79% below)
  • Bollinger bands

    Since the price surpassed the upper band on April 13, the price has been corrected downwards by 4.33%

    PYPL stock Bollinger Bands chart

    Relative strength index

    The RSI dropped below the overbought level of 70 last February after just crossing to the overbough zone for a single day (weak signal). The RSI value on Wednesday was 55.32. Since then, PayPal price sank a 10.87%

    PYPL stock RSI chart

    PayPal stock price history

    PayPal went public on Jul 6th, 2015 priced at $38.00 per share1. Since then, PYPL stock surged by 597.08%, with an average of 119.42% per year. An investment of thousand dollars at that time would be valued $6,970.79 today.

    1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits

    PYPL stock price history chart

    Price target for PayPal stock

    How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable. Banks and financial organisations post their analysis forecasting how a stock will performance in the future.

    The following table shows the price predictions released by analysts in the last 30 days. If you are a small investor you must not invest based on these price targets.

    There are 2 price forecasts posted for PayPal that average $347.50. That is a 31.19% than the current price ($264.89).

    PayPal stock price predictions
    Brokerage firmPrice target
    Mar 30th, 2021
    BTIG Research $345.00
    Apr 7th, 2021
    Oddo Bhf Not available
    Apr 20th, 2021
    Rosenblatt Securities $320.00$350.00

    Earnings and financials

    PayPal ($PYPL) had the quarterly earnings call and presented the report last February. PayPal reported earnings of $1.08 per share on sales of $6.1 billion. The market estimate was $1.00 per share on revenue of $6.1 billion.

    By comparison, the EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.86, so current EPS is a gain of 25.58%. Revenue exploded a 23.28% on an annualized basis in the , from $49.6B to $61.2B last quarter.

    PayPal ($PYPL) is hosting the quarterly earnings call next Wednesday. Analysts predict of $1.01, that is a 6.48% less than previous quarter.

    PayPal performance

    PYPL performance compared
    PayPal ($PYPL) 7.90% 7.40% 31.70%

    Important note:
    The thoughts given in this article are personal and should not be followed as recommendations for you to buy or sell stocks. The author of this paper does not know the individual circumstances of the reader, his or her own financial statements or his or her own best interests at any given time. All users should speak with their financial advisor before buying or selling any securities Opinions are provided for educative purposes only

    PayPal summary

    Wednesday, April 21st, 2021
    Day range$259.27 - $266
    Previous close$264.43
    Session gain0.17%
    Average true range$9.75
    50d mov avg$259.37
    100d mov avg$246.90
    200d mov avg$219.16
    Earnings dateMay 5th, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    What is PayPal stock symbol?

    PayPal Holdings, Inc. is a public company trading in the US stock market with the PYPL symbol

    Is PayPal stock a buy or sell?

    PayPal received 3 ratings in the last 30 days: 3 bullish, 0 bearish and 0 neutral.

    Will PYPL go up?

    PayPal had different price forecasts published by analysts in the last month setting the target price to $347.50. That is a 31.19% than the current price ($264.89).