EBay Inc Stock Buy Recommendation Reiterated (EBAY)
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- Compared to its closing price of one year ago, EBAY's share price has jumped by 72.73%, exceeding the performance of the broader market during that same time frame. Regarding the stock's future course, although almost any stock can fall in a broad market decline, EBAY should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
- EBAY's revenue growth trails the industry average of 32.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 18.1%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
- Although EBAY's debt-to-equity ratio of 0.22 is very low, it is currently higher than that of the industry average. To add to this, EBAY has a quick ratio of 1.85, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
- Net operating cash flow has increased to $1,385.00 million or 41.00% when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of 16.08%.
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