$0.38 EPS Expected for PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL); Momo Ads (MOMO) Shorts Increased By 6.58%

January 16, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

Momo Ads (NASDAQ:MOMO) had an increase of 6.58% in short interest. MOMO’s SI was 11.01 million shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 6.58% from 10.33M shares previously. With 9.40 million avg volume, 1 days are for Momo Ads (NASDAQ:MOMO)’s short sellers to cover MOMO’s short positions. The SI to Momo Ads’s float is 12.04%. The stock decreased 1.49% or $0.4 during the last trading session, reaching $26.47. About 4.38 million shares traded. Momo Inc. (NASDAQ:MOMO) has risen 258.39% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 241.69% the S&P500.

Analysts expect PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) to report $0.38 EPS on January, 25.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 11.76% from last quarter’s $0.34 EPS. PYPL’s profit would be $456.73 million giving it 52.99 P/E if the $0.38 EPS is correct. After having $0.34 EPS previously, PayPal Holdings, Inc.’s analysts see 11.76% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.99% or $0.79 during the last trading session, reaching $80.54. About 6.89M shares traded. PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) has risen 31.18% since January 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.48% the S&P500.

PayPal Holdings, Inc. operates as a technology platform firm that enables digital and mobile payments on behalf of clients and merchants worldwide. The company has market cap of $96.80 billion. It enables businesses of various sizes to accept payments from merchant Websites, mobile devices, and applications, as well as at offline retail locations through a range of payment solutions, including PayPal, PayPal Credit, Braintree, Venmo, Xoom, and Paydiant products. It has a 62.92 P/E ratio. The company's platform allows clients to shop by sending payments, withdraw funds to their bank accounts, and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in various currencies.

Among 53 analysts covering PayPal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PYPL), 37 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. PayPal Holdings Inc had 168 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) rating on Wednesday, August 30. KeyBanc Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $66.0 target. On Tuesday, July 18 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy”. As per Thursday, March 17, the company rating was maintained by Wedbush. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, October 18 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Monness Crespi & Hardt on Tuesday, January 3. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, January 10 by Loop Capital. The stock has “Buy” rating by Monness on Friday, October 20. The stock has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, October 11. Mizuho maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, January 4 report. Evercore maintained PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) rating on Tuesday, October 6. Evercore has “Sell” rating and $31 target.

Among 9 analysts covering Momo Inc (NASDAQ:MOMO), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Momo Inc had 14 analyst reports since August 31, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, July 13 with “Buy”. The rating was initiated by Jefferies with “Buy” on Wednesday, February 8. The stock of Momo Inc. (NASDAQ:MOMO) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 12 by Jefferies. The rating was downgraded by JP Morgan on Wednesday, May 24 to “Neutral”. JP Morgan initiated the shares of MOMO in report on Wednesday, August 31 with “Overweight” rating. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, October 19. On Monday, August 14 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by Jefferies. The stock of Momo Inc. (NASDAQ:MOMO) earned “Buy” rating by TH Capital on Friday, November 4. The rating was initiated by HSBC with “Buy” on Monday, October 31.

Momo Inc. operates as a mobile-based social networking platform in the PeopleÂ’s Republic of China. The company has market cap of $5.26 billion. The companyÂ’s platform includes its Momo mobile application and various related features, functionalities, tools, and services that are provided to users, customers, and platform partners. It has a 17.95 P/E ratio. It offers Momo mobile application that enables users to establish and expand their social relationships based on locations and interests; and Hani, a live video application.

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