PayPal Holdings, Inc. (PYPL) Reaches $100.73 52-Week High; Akamai Technologies, Inc. (AKAM) Had 3 Analysts Last Week

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The stock of PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) hit a new 52-week high and has $106.77 target or 6.00% above today’s $100.73 share price. The 6 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $118.18B company. The 1-year high was reported on Mar, 17 by Barchart.com. If the $106.77 price target is reached, the company will be worth $7.09B more. The stock increased 1.72% or $1.7 during the last trading session, reaching $100.73. About 7.58 million shares traded. PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) has risen 22.80% since March 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.43% the S&P500. Some Historical PYPL News: 05/03/2018 FTC: PayPal, Inc.; Analysis of Proposed Consent Order to Aid Public Comment – March 5, 2018; 06/03/2018 – Moovly Announces PayPal Integration to Support High User Growth; 24/05/2018 – FTC: FTC GIVES FINAL APPROVAL TO SETTLEMENT WITH PAYPAL; 10/05/2018 – PayPal Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 02/05/2018 – PYPL, AAPL, AMZN and 1 more: $AMZN Amazon Said to Offer Retailers Discounts to Adopt Payment System – ! $PYPL $AAPL $AMZN $SQ; 17/05/2018 – PayPal Nears $2.2 Billion Deal for European Fintech Startup iZettle — 3rd Update; 13/03/2018 – PAYPAL CFO ENDS COMMENTS AT BARCLAYS CONFERENCE; 18/05/2018 – Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions; 25/04/2018 – PayPal rings up revenue beat; 07/03/2018 – PayPal Crypto Patent Interesting But May No Longer Be A Top Priority, Says Analyst — MarketWatch

Among 6 analysts covering Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ:AKAM), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Akamai Technologies had 9 analyst reports since October 30, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of AKAM in report on Tuesday, October 30 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was upgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets to “Overweight” on Wednesday, January 9. The rating was downgraded by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, January 2 to “Market Perform”. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, February 13 with “Neutral”. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Wednesday, February 13 report. Morgan Stanley maintained Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM) on Wednesday, February 13 with “Overweight” rating. The stock of Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 30 by SunTrust. The stock of Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 30 by Deutsche Bank. The rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Overweight” on Tuesday, January 15. See Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM) latest ratings:

13/02/2019 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Overweight Old Target: $79 New Target: $80 Maintain
13/02/2019 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Overweight Old Target: $73 New Target: $76 Maintain
13/02/2019 Broker: Credit Suisse Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $77 New Target: $73 Maintain
15/01/2019 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Overweight Old Target: $82 New Target: $79 Upgrade
09/01/2019 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Old Rating: Sector Weight New Rating: Overweight New Target: $73 Upgrade
02/01/2019 Broker: Cowen & Co Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Market Perform Old Target: $86 New Target: $73 Downgrade
30/10/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $84 New Target: $77 Maintain
30/10/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Hold Old Target: $73 New Target: $66 Maintain
30/10/2018 Broker: SunTrust Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy Old Target: $78 New Target: $82 Upgrade

Since October 31, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 7 insider sales for $5.81 million activity. Ahola Aaron sold $76,083 worth of Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM) on Thursday, December 6. On Friday, February 15 the insider Wheaton William sold $427,320. Gemmell James also sold $672,063 worth of Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM) on Thursday, February 14. SAGAN PAUL had sold 55,500 shares worth $3.91M on Friday, November 9. $293,360 worth of Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM) was sold by Blumofe Robert.

Akamai Technologies, Inc. provides cloud services for delivering, optimizing, and securing content and business applications over the Internet in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $11.83 billion. The firm offers Web and mobile performance solutions, such as Ion, a situational performance solution that consists of an integrated suite of Web delivery, acceleration, and optimization technologies; Dynamic Site Accelerator that helps in consistent Website performance; IP Application Accelerator to enable enterprises to deliver Internet Protocol applications; Global Traffic Management, a fault-tolerant solution; Image Manager that automatically optimizes online images; and Cloudlets, which provides self-serviceable controls and capabilities. It has a 41.18 P/E ratio. It also provides cloud security solutions, including Kona Site Defender, Bot Manager, Fast Domain Name System, Prolexic Routed, and Client Reputation; enterprise solutions comprising Enterprise Application Access and Akamai Cloud Connect.

The stock decreased 0.33% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $72.47. About 1.36M shares traded. Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM) has risen 3.49% since March 17, 2018 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.88% the S&P500. Some Historical AKAM News: 03/04/2018 – AKAMAI NAMES SCOTT LOVETT AS SVP, GLOBAL WEB SALES; 10/04/2018 – Akamai Presenting at RSA Conference Apr 17; 09/03/2018 – IGNORE: AKAMAI AGREEMENT WITH ELLIOTT REPORTED YESTERDAY; 27/03/2018 – Akamai Technologies Chairman George Conrades to Retire; 30/04/2018 – AKAMAI SEES YR ADJ. EPS $3.15-$3.25, SAW $2.90-$3.00; 30/04/2018 – AKAMAI SEES 2Q ADJ. EPS 79C-83C, EST. 70C; 04/04/2018 – Media Organizations’ Security Practices, Threats & Concerns Examined in New Akamai Research Report; 21/05/2018 – Akamai and MUFG Announce Blockchain-Based Payment Network; 15/05/2018 – AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES INC – WILL GRANT INITIAL PURCHASERS OPTION TO PURCHASE UP TO AN ADDITIONAL $150 MLN IN PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF NOTES ON SAME TERMS; 08/03/2018 – Akamai Technologies Raises Buyback by $417 Million

More notable recent Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Why Is Akamai Technologies (AKAM) Up 3.3% Since Last Earnings Report? – Nasdaq” on March 14, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Akamai Technologies (AKAM) Is Up 2.4% in One Week: What You Should Know – Nasdaq” published on February 18, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “Is Akamai Technologies (AKAM) Stock Outpacing Its Computer and Technology Peers This Year? – Nasdaq” on February 22, 2019. More interesting news about Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Micron (MU) Q2 Earnings: What’s in the Cards for the Stock? – Nasdaq” published on March 15, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Google (GOOGL) Clamps Down on Bad Ads With Advanced Tools – Nasdaq” with publication date: March 14, 2019.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.84 in Q4 2018. Its down 0.03, from 0.87 in 2018Q3. It dropped, as 56 investors sold Akamai Technologies, Inc. shares while 172 reduced holdings. 65 funds opened positions while 126 raised stakes. 135.62 million shares or 0.57% less from 136.41 million shares in 2018Q3 were reported. Mackay Shields Ltd Llc accumulated 0.17% or 341,243 shares. Gulf Comml Bank (Uk) has 0.05% invested in Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM). Goldman Sachs Grp reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM). Charles Schwab Invest Mngmt holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM) for 982,130 shares. Suntrust Banks Incorporated reported 32,984 shares. Wolverine Asset Management Limited Company stated it has 279 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Moreover, Regentatlantic Cap Ltd Com has 0.02% invested in Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM) for 4,475 shares. Brown Advisory Inc accumulated 3,415 shares or 0% of the stock. Us Savings Bank De has invested 0.01% in Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM). Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Investment Management Corporation reported 115,400 shares. 15,200 are held by Herald Mngmt Limited. Fort Lp holds 0.02% in Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM) or 1,342 shares. 501,792 are owned by Parametric Associates. 13,136 were accumulated by Mufg Americas Hldg. North Star Asset reported 211,460 shares.

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 $118.18 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 58.91 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.

More notable recent PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Noteworthy Wednesday Option Activity: NLSN, TTWO, PYPL – Nasdaq” on March 13, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Financial Sector Update for 03/15/2019: PYPL,BAM,BAM-A.TO,GNW,ENV – Nasdaq” published on March 15, 2019, Nasdaq.com published: “April 26th Options Now Available For PayPal Holdings (PYPL) – Nasdaq” on March 11, 2019. More interesting news about PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “eBay’s $2.5 Billion Boondoggle – Nasdaq” published on March 16, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “PayPal Stock Still Has Plenty of Room to Run – Nasdaq” with publication date: March 13, 2019.

Analysts await PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) to report earnings on April, 24. They expect $0.47 EPS, up 4.44% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.45 per share. PYPL’s profit will be $551.41M for 53.58 P/E if the $0.47 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.53 actual EPS reported by PayPal Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.32% negative EPS growth.

Among 12 analysts covering PayPal Holdings (NASDAQ:PYPL), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. PayPal Holdings has $119 highest and $88 lowest target. $107.42’s average target is 6.64% above currents $100.73 stock price. PayPal Holdings had 21 analyst reports since September 27, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. BTIG Research upgraded PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) on Friday, October 19 to “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Monday, January 7 by Barclays Capital. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Monday, October 22 report. The stock of PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, February 19 by BTIG Research. The stock of PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) earned “Neutral” rating by Guggenheim on Wednesday, February 6. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, March 12 with “Buy”. As per Thursday, March 7, the company rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets. As per Thursday, February 28, the company rating was maintained by Nomura. Wedbush maintained PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) on Thursday, February 21 with “Buy” rating. The stock of PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) earned “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, October 19.

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