7. eBay (EBAY) is an online auction and sales platform, operating a range of Web sites. It generates revenue in the form of net transaction revenue, marketing services and other revenue. The company is due to publish its fourth-quarter fiscal 2011 results on Jan. 18.
Analysts polled by Bloomberg, foresee the company reporting net income of $744.9 million on sales of $3.32 billion, higher than net income of $683.8 million on $2.49 billion sales recorded during the 2010 fourth quarter. Earnings per share are seen increasing to 57 cents during the quarter from 52 cents. Operating profit and EBITDA during the quarter is estimated to increase by 53% and 37%, respectively. Cash flow per share is seen increasing by 9% to 71 cents.
Of the 35 analysts covering the stock, 57% recommend a buy, while 40% suggest a hold. Analysts polled by Bloomberg foresee the stock gaining an average 23.9% to $39.14 in the upcoming 12 months.
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