Hot Stocks to Watch: PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL), PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM)

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PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL)

BMO Capital Maintains PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL)’s stock to Outperform with the price target of $119. This rating was issued on 10/22/18. The stock recently closed its previous session at $83.37 by showing a percentage change of -3.01% from its previous day closing price of $85.96.

Price Target is basically a projection of future price of a company’s stock by the expert analysis of investment analysts or investment firms. There may be various price targets for a stock. These analysts and investment firms use various valuation methods to decide a price target for a stock.

Several investment firms issued their expert ratings on PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) in which Canaccord Genuity Maintains PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) to Hold by settling a price target of $88 on 10/19/18. BTIG Research Upgrades the stock to Buy on 10/19/18 by stationing a price target of $95. Nomura Maintains the company’s stock to Buy on 10/11/18 by setting a price target of $103. BMO Capital Initiates Coverage On PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) to Outperform with a price target of $112.

PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) currently has a consensus Price Target of $99.19. While some analysts have a High Price target for the stock of $119 and a Low Price Target of $70.

Several sell side analysts reviewed their recommendations on PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) where 18 analyst have rated the stock as Strong Buy, 15 analysts said it’s a Buy, 12 rated the stock as Hold, 0 analysts reported Underperform and 0 analysts gave their recommendations as Sell. (Current Month Yahoo Finance Ratings)

Zacks Investment Research also rated the stock with a value of 1.29. This scale runs from 1 to 5 where 1 represents Strong Buy and 5 represents Sell.

In the last Quarter, PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) reported its Actual EPS of $0.58/share. The analysts offering Earnings Estimates for the company were believing that PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) could bring EPS of $0.54/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was 0.04 Percent. Thus the company showed an Earnings Surprise of 7.4 Percent.

PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) has a market capitalization of 98.21 Billion. The stock traded with the volume of 13.95 Million shares in the last trading session. The stock touched its high share price of $93.70 on 09/13/18 and the stock also touched its Lowest price in the last 52-weeks of trading on 12/04/17 as $68.61. The company has a 1 Year high price target of $99.35. The stock is currently trading with a distance of 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 1.06%. The Moving Average SMA50 is -3.92% while SMA200 is 1.03%.

PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) is currently showing its ROA (Return on Assets) of 5%. The Return on Investment (ROI) is at 11.2% while it’s Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 13.8%. The stock currently shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of 13.24 percent while its Weekly performance value is -1.66%. The Monthly and Yearly performances are -6.32 percent and 16.86 percent respectively. The Relative Volume value measured for PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL) is 1.5. The Average Volume (3 months) is 9.29 Million.

The stock currently has its Annual Dividend of $0 and an annual Dividend Yield of 0 Percent. PYPL has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 43.02, Forward P/E of 28.89, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 10.57 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 25.91. The stock is showing its Operating Margin of 16.3 percent.

Company Profile:

PayPal Holdings, Inc. is a technology platform company. The Company offers online payment solution which allows customers to pay and get paid, withdraw funds to their bank accounts and hold balances in their PayPal accounts in various currencies. It payment platform includes PayPal, PayPal Credit, Venmo and Braintree products. PayPal Holdings, Inc. is based in San Jose, California.

PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM)

Evercore ISI Group Upgrades PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM)’s stock to Outperform with the price target of $28. This rating was issued on 10/25/18. The stock recently closed its previous session at $23.93 by showing a percentage change of 3.32% from its previous day closing price of $23.16.

Price Target is basically a projection of future price of a company’s stock by the expert analysis of investment analysts or investment firms. There may be various price targets for a stock. These analysts and investment firms use various valuation methods to decide a price target for a stock.

Several investment firms issued their expert ratings on PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) in which Barclays Maintains PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) to Equal-Weight by settling a price target of $25 on 10/24/18. JP Morgan Maintains the stock to Underweight on 10/24/18 by stationing a price target of $24. BTIG Research Upgrades the company’s stock to Neutral on 10/24/18 with no specific Price Target. Deutsche Bank Downgrades PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) to Hold with a price target of $24.

PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) currently has a consensus Price Target of $26.4. While some analysts have a High Price target for the stock of $32 and a Low Price Target of $22.4.

Several sell side analysts reviewed their recommendations on PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) where 2 analyst have rated the stock as Strong Buy, 4 analysts said it’s a Buy, 11 rated the stock as Hold, 1 analysts reported Underperform and 1 analysts gave their recommendations as Sell. (Current Month Yahoo Finance Ratings)

Zacks Investment Research also rated the stock with a value of 2.67. This scale runs from 1 to 5 where 1 represents Strong Buy and 5 represents Sell.

In the last Quarter, PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) reported its Actual EPS of $1.01/share. The analysts offering Earnings Estimates for the company were believing that PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) could bring EPS of $0.95/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was 0.06 Percent. Thus the company showed an Earnings Surprise of 6.3 Percent.

PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) has a market capitalization of 6.8 Billion. The stock traded with the volume of 13.91 Million shares in the last trading session. The stock touched its high share price of $35.21 on 01/23/18 and the stock also touched its Lowest price in the last 52-weeks of trading on 10/23/18 as $20.64. The company has a 1 Year high price target of $26.29. The stock is currently trading with a distance of 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 2.82%. The Moving Average SMA50 is -7.21% while SMA200 is -17.56%.

PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) is currently showing its ROA (Return on Assets) of 9.6%. The Return on Investment (ROI) is at 8.2% while it’s Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 21.4%. The stock currently shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of -28.03 percent while its Weekly performance value is 10.89%. The Monthly and Yearly performances are -4.2 percent and -19.59 percent respectively. The Relative Volume value measured for PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) is 2.65. The Average Volume (3 months) is 5.25 Million.

The stock currently has its Annual Dividend of $0.36 and an annual Dividend Yield of 1.5 Percent. PHM has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 6.71, Forward P/E of 6.39, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 8.93 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 6.39. The stock is showing its Operating Margin of 12.4 percent.

Company Profile:

PulteGroup, Inc. has grown into one of the largest and most successful homebuilding companies by delivering an outstanding home and buying experience. Through its brand portfolio that includes Centex, Pulte Homes, Del Webb, DiVosta Homes, and John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods, the company is one of the industry’s most versatile homebuilders able to meet the needs of multiple buyer groups and respond to changing consumer demand. The Company conducts extensive research to provide homebuyers with innovative solutions and consumer inspired homes and communities to make lives better. PulteGroup is the nation’s sole multi-brand homebuilding company capable of serving homeowners during all phases of life through three distinct brands, which include Centex for first-time homebuyers; Pulte Homes for consumers in the move-up market; and Del Webb for active adults age 55 and better. The Company also have mortgage banking operations, conducted principally through Pulte Mortgage LLC (Pulte Mortgage).