ValuEngine Upgrades EBAY TO BUY

For today’s bulletin, we take a look at our latest top-five BUY/STRONG BUY upgrade list and provide a link to download a FREE STOCK REPORT on EBAY (EBAY)

VALUATION WATCH: Overvalued stocks now make up 61.9% of our stocks assigned a valuation and 24.31% of those equities are calculated to be overvalued by 20% or more. Fourteen sectors are calculated to be overvalued.

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For today’s edition of our upgrade list, we used our website’s advanced screening functions to search for UPGRADES to BUY or STRONG BUY with complete forecast and valuation data. They are presented by one-month forecast return. Bank of China (BACHY) is our top-rated upgrade this week and it is a STRONG BUY. Opiant Pharmaceuticals (OPNT) is our other top STRONG BUY upgrade. We have included three other BUY upgrades–TrueBlue, BHP Billiton, and ebay Inc. Note that Bank of China and BHP Billiton do not include full valuation data.

Ticker Company Name Market Price Valuation Last 12-M Return 1-M Forecast Return 1-Yr Forecast Return P/E Ratio Sector Name
BACHY BANK CHINA LTD 11.85 N/A 14.83% 1.09% 13.10% 5.58 Finance
OPNT OPIANT PHARMACT 7.5 -69.57% -18.92% 1.09% 13.04% 2.09 Medical
TBI TRUEBLUE INC 26.7 9.60% 27.63% 0.70% 8.40% 14.13 Business Services
BHP BHP BILLITN LTD 35.76 N/A 12.63% 0.56% 6.74% 15.98 Basic Materials
EBAY EBAY INC 32.18 -4.80% 30.34% 0.50% 6.03% 19.99 Retail-Wholesale

ebay is one of the world’s largest online trading communities. eBay creates a powerful marketplace for the sale of goods and services by a passionate community of individuals and small businesses. eBay enables trade on a local, national and international basis with local sites in numerous markets in the United States and country-specific sites in the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Japan, Korea and Australia.

We have seen a lot of ink spilled on the “crisis” in brick and mortar retail in the US lately, so it makes sense that today we discuss eBay in our bulletin. The giant auction site was a leader in this disruption and it was just upgraded by our models from HOLD to BUY.

The company reported decent earnings last week, and leading the news was the fact that they have increased the number of active buyers when compared to last year’s numbers. The company reported a 3.7% increase in revenues when compared to Q1 2016 and they also saw a jump in earnings per share (EPS) of 4.3%.

eBay’s CEO Devin Wenig noted that “the first quarter was a strong start to the year with accelerating growth in active buyers, revenue and our core U.S. business. We are on the right path as we continue to evolve our shopping platform for consumers, leverage our technology advantages, and market a sharpened eBay brand globally.”

Looking forward, eBay projects additional growth in Q2 of 5-7%. That would result in an EPS of $0.43-0.45/share along with full -year revenues of @$9.4 billion. Investors have been bullish on the stock so far in 2017, eBay shares have increased @ 14% so far this year.

Below is today’s data on ebay (EBAY):

VALUENGINE RECOMMENDATION: ValuEngine updated its recommendation from HOLD to BUY for ebay on 2017-04-21. Based on the information we have gathered and our resulting research, we feel that ebay has the probability to OUTPERFORM average market performance for the next year. The company exhibits ATTRACTIVE Company Size and Momentum.

You can download a free copy of detailed report on ebay (EBAY) from the link below.


ValuEngine Forecast
1-Month 32.34 0.50%
3-Month 31.97 -0.64%
6-Month 32.07 -0.34%
1-Year 34.12 6.03%
2-Year 29.54 -8.20%
3-Year 28.15 -12.52%
Valuation & Rankings
Valuation 4.80% undervalued Valuation Rank(?) 70
1-M Forecast Return 0.50% 1-M Forecast Return Rank 84
12-M Return 30.34% Momentum Rank(?) 76
Sharpe Ratio -0.04 Sharpe Ratio Rank(?) 43
5-Y Avg Annual Return -1.89% 5-Y Avg Annual Rtn Rank 41
Volatility 42.44% Volatility Rank(?) 39
Expected EPS Growth 4.35% EPS Growth Rank(?) 28
Market Cap (billions) 39.98 Size Rank 98
Trailing P/E Ratio 19.99 Trailing P/E Rank(?) 64
Forward P/E Ratio 19.15 Forward P/E Ratio Rank 39
PEG Ratio 4.60 PEG Ratio Rank 8
Price/Sales 4.45 Price/Sales Rank(?) 24
Market/Book 6.74 Market/Book Rank(?) 20
Beta 1.07 Beta Rank 36
Alpha 0.19 Alpha Rank 77


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