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Let's look at the three worst performers from the Nasdaq 100 -- an index that monitors the performance of the 100 largest stocks in the Nasdaq Composite -- in May to see if any of them are worth buying. PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) was the worst performer on the Nasdaq 100, largely because the digital payments leader is facing challenges on multiple fronts.
Shares of PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) stock fell 18% in May, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence. PayPal is still the industry leader in digital and peer-to-peer payments, with first-quarter total payment volume (TPV) of $355 million, a 10% year-over-year increase. Investors seem to be more focused on PayPal's long-term prospects, which is the right lens in which to view the stock's value.
PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) investors were seeing huge gains after the digital payments giant spun off from eBay in July 2015. Here are three important things about PayPal that the smartest investors know. PayPal's business was firing on all cylinders during the depths of the coronavirus pandemic.
A new bull market might be underway, but someone forgot to tell PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) and Block (NYSE: SQ). The two digital payments and fintech stocks are still trading down nearly 30% over the last year, and have yet to show much get-up-and-go so far in 2023. PayPal's days of high growth are likely over.
PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) recently warned of some short-term headwinds to the business, but it could be providing a great opportunity for long-term investors. Shares plummeted after PayPal released its first-quarter earnings report and revised its 2023 full-year operating margin guidance. Management now expects adjusted operating margin to expand 100 basis points versus prior guidance of 125 basis points.
With its dominance in the industry, it's hard not to mention Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) when discussing e-commerce stocks. The company has a massive lead in the market with its 38% share; Walmart holds the second-largest share at 6.3%. Amazon's authority in e-commerce means it has the most to gain from easing inflation and a market recovery.
Watch your language, please, because PayPal may be listening a little more closely next time you yell at its customer service robots. The...
Digital payments are becoming the norm for many around the world, and PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is the industry leader in the segment. PayPal is working hard to stay at the top and regain some of this lost investor confidence. What should investors expect?
Fool.com contributor and finance professor Parkev Tatevosian expands on what could be PayPal's (NASDAQ: PYPL) biggest threats in the near term. *Stock prices used were the afternoon prices of May 28, 2023.
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A combination of recent performance, future opportunity, and attractive valuations makes these stocks compelling right now.
Previous experience in reversing a $293bn share price slump a plus. The company in question is PayPal of the US. It has been on the hunt for a new boss since February, when incumbent Dan Schulman announced he would step down at the end of this year.
The search for PayPal's (NASDAQ: PYPL) CEO has started, and the conclusion is of significant interest to investors. Fool.com contributor and finance professor Parkev Tatevosian highlights what PayPal is looking for in its next CEO.
Taiwan Semiconductor (NYSE: TSM) is the world's largest contract chip manufacturer. Because of that, owning TSMC for the long term is the only way to go. With its 3nm processes just coming up to speed, there's a significant business chunk that hasn't been realized as revenue, giving Taiwan Semiconductor a substantial upside.
PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is making strategic adjustments to make itself more vital to merchants, whether they be online or brick-and-mortar. *Stock prices used were the afternoon prices of May 24, 2023.
The stock market is on a growth path, with the Nasdaq Composite index up 24% since Jan. 1. However, in the first quarter of 2023 Amazon's North America segment returned to profitability, hitting $898 million in operating income, while its international earnings also marginally improved.
Paypal (PYPL) has been one of the stocks most watched by Zacks.com users lately. So, it is worth exploring what lies ahead for the stock.
Fintech leader PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) delivered a solid earnings report on May 9 for the first quarter (ended March 31), with revenue and earnings surpassing consensus estimates. Wall Street is mainly concerned about the slow pace of year-over-year expansion in adjusted operating margins (100 basis points expected, as compared to the previous estimate of 125 basis points) and a 2 million sequential decline in the number of active accounts in the first quarter. The stock is pressured by a slowdown in the higher-margin branded checkout business (its legacy business that enables merchants to process transactions through PayPal's payment network and includes PayPal's checkout button), intensifying competition from other digital wallets, and currency fluctuations.
Amazon is near the top of my list when I think of stocks on sale. Under his direction, Amazon has cut 27,000 jobs -- a much-needed move, given the hiring spree the company embarked on during the COVID pandemic.In addition, Amazon is slowing the pace and scale of its capital expenditures after years of ramping up costly improvements to its sprawling fulfillment network.
PayPal is getting the attention of stock market investors, as its valuation has reached inexpensive levels.
Despite continuing to grow its revenue and user base in a difficult environment, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) is trading near its 52-week lows. This company is generating billions in free cash flow annually and is making smart moves, and it has jumped to the top of my watch list.
Like the times, Twitter is a-changin'. Elon Musk stirred controversy with his decision to charge $8 per month for the little blue checkmarks next to Twitter users' handles that in the past were only given to verified accounts. Musk tweeted in late 2022 that his purchase of Twitter was "an accelerant to creating X, the everything app."
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), with its deep pockets and innovative technology, is a threat any time it expands into a new market. PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL) investors are right to be concerned about the new giant encroaching on its space.