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Service-Sector Earnings to Watch This Week

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eBay (EBAY - Get Report)

Background: eBay provides online platforms, services and tools to help individuals and merchants in online and mobile commerce and payments in the United States and internationally. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in San Jose, Calif. eBay trades an average of 11 million shares per day and has a market cap of $60 billion.

52-Week Range: $28.15 to $50.65

Book Value: $14.68

Price-to-Book Ratio: 3.15

eBay is anticipated to report fantastic third-quarter earnings on Wednesday. The consensus estimate is currently 55 cents a share, an improvement of 7 cents, or 12.7%, from 48 cents during the same period last year. Analysts' EPS estimates are as low as 52 cents and as high as 58 cents.

Twenty four of the 36 analysts covering the company rate it a buy and 12 rate it a hold. The average analyst target price for eBay is $51.54.

Bidding for eBay stock remains profoundly brisk. The stock climbed 54% in the last year. At the rate they're going, shares look like they'll make an all-time high in 2013.

Short-sellers are not interested in betting against this one. Short interest is a nonfactor at a rate of 1% of the float. EBAY Revenue Quarterly Chart EBAY Revenue Quarterly data by YCharts

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