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EBay (EBAY) Gains As Market Dips: What You Should Know

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eBay (EBAY - Free Report) closed the most recent trading day at $65.45, moving +0.34% from the previous trading session. This move outpaced the S&P 500's daily loss of 0.08%.

Heading into today, shares of the e-commerce company had gained 9.12% over the past month, outpacing the Retail-Wholesale sector's loss of 2.19% and the S&P 500's gain of 1.68% in that time.

Investors will be hoping for strength from EBAY as it approaches its next earnings release. On that day, EBAY is projected to report earnings of $0.95 per share, which would represent a year-over-year decline of 12.04%. Our most recent consensus estimate is calling for quarterly revenue of $3.01 billion, up 4.97% from the year-ago period.

Looking at the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates suggest analysts are expecting earnings of $3.93 per share and revenue of $12.03 billion. These totals would mark changes of +15.25% and +12.29%, respectively, from last year.

Any recent changes to analyst estimates for EBAY should also be noted by investors. These revisions help to show the ever-changing nature of near-term business trends. As such, positive estimate revisions reflect analyst optimism about the company's business and profitability.

Research indicates that these estimate revisions are directly correlated with near-term share price momentum. We developed the Zacks Rank to capitalize on this phenomenon. Our system takes these estimate changes into account and delivers a clear, actionable rating model.

The Zacks Rank system ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell). It has a remarkable, outside-audited track record of success, with #1 stocks delivering an average annual return of +25% since 1988. The Zacks Consensus EPS estimate remained stagnant within the past month. EBAY is currently a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

In terms of valuation, EBAY is currently trading at a Forward P/E ratio of 16.61. This valuation marks a discount compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 56.35.

Investors should also note that EBAY has a PEG ratio of 1.33 right now. This popular metric is similar to the widely-known P/E ratio, with the difference being that the PEG ratio also takes into account the company's expected earnings growth rate. The Internet - Commerce industry currently had an average PEG ratio of 2.01 as of yesterday's close.

The Internet - Commerce industry is part of the Retail-Wholesale sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 230, which puts it in the bottom 10% of all 250+ industries.

The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our individual industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.

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