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Offering a forum for the buying and selling of stuff, eBay is the world’s largest online marketplace.
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We compared EBAY to FMC Technologies, and are selecting EBAY as the better bet over the next three years or so. All I keep hearing is that oil prices are going to stay where they are for awhile, which means FMC seems like dead money versus eBay’s constant relevance and profitable business. And the split with PayPal could unlock value for eBay shareholders. eBay is a very high margin business, with ~20% net profit margin. Also, you can’t sneeze at $2B spent in research and development.
I bought a Trucker's Hitch on eBay the other day and won a lottery ticket the very next morning. Fortunately for me, the ticket included a lump sum payout option of $10.00 and a free Robinhood account number. I will finally be able to purchase 1 share of EBAY with zero commissions from a new brokerage provider if the feather does not steal all of my money before I get to view the actual portfolio layout without picking six stocks, thanks Jim! Sorry, Paypal is not currently accepted as a payment method into my new account. Fool on...
The pending spin-off of EBAY's PayPal unit has the potential to unlock value at both the eBay marketplaces and PayPal divisions. I expect the marketplaces business to stabilize over the next 12-18 months and I expect management to make better capital allocation decisions (greater share buybacks, a dividend and/or acquisitions). PayPal is a key brand/platform in the mobile payments space and its independence should allow the company to accelerate its organic and inorganic growth opportunities.
This spin-off will be a big deal, bigger than the market's estimating right now.
No investment in infrastructureCassini search was a disaster - this is why sales are off, difficult to find what you are looking for, looking for printer ink Samsung 105L how about Samsung 204 even though there are 105L available. Looking for Bob Dylan T shirts? How about Bob Marley. People leave and don't come back.Increase in crooked buyers due to focus on buyer experience at expense of top rated sellers who are leaving in droves. You can buy Calvin Klein on sale anywhere but not all brands are in their enterprise seller area.Unless they go back to old search which was more flexible ( read Cassini was created by Bing search developer. who uses Bing, it's terrible Duckduckgo is a much better alternative to google to find items & not trackable to others).Icahn wise to fire Donohoe. He has been a disaster just copying Amazon is no strategy.No consistency in customer service responses to policy. Very few policies are available to buyers or sellers & each rep has a different take on it so outcomes are based on the mood of the agent or what supervisor needs to meet goals.
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Expect sum greater than the parts boost next year when PayPal is spun out.
Dan Loeb believes that eBay is significantly undervalued. With the ability to buy back a third of its stock over the next couple of years after the Pay Pal spinoff, execution and multiple expansion the stock could double from here. Jason
High fcfy relative to fcfy volatility
My sister owns some Ebay stock and asked what I thought; should I sell it now or hang on to it? Which is odd becuase my investment experience is equal to gambling at a casino. IE ZERO Gain/all lose. Well, I just joined 'The Motley Fool' so I said, wait, let me see what they think? After reading a few articles and seeing all the data I was impressed with how much I understood. Thanks for the insights, I told her to hang on to what she's got, looks like it's still going up. Hope I'm right! Now it's time for me to start investing. For real. Thanks, fools!
It's a more inclusive Amazon.
The place to buy and sell, mostly buying for teens though.
Innovative and lots of customers around the globe
I see great potential especially with Paypal coming on so strong. Paypal is beginning to creep into regular retail transactions - i.e. Home Depot.
no one cares about profit.i cant believe investors have been this patient.
Low valuation, activist investors trying to unlock Paypal value, heading into a seasonally strong period, expectations set low in the mean time.
I expect at least a point a week from this stock, for the next five years.
Massive shareholder yield. Owners of paypal (is this ever going to see a competitor?) Gurus are buying.
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