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The shares of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ:EBAY) has been pegged with a rating of Buy by The Benchmark Company in its latest research note that was published on January 30th, 2019. The research company has also assigned a $42 price target. The Benchmark Company wasn’t the only research firm that published a report of eBay Inc., with other equities research analysts also giving their opinion on the stock. Susquehanna advised investors in its research note published on January 30th, 2019, to Positive the EBAY stock while also putting a $43 price target. The stock had earned Outperform rating from Raymond James when it published its report on January 30th, 2019. That day the Raymond James set price target on the stock to $39. The stock was given Buy rating by Citigroup in its report released on January 30th, 2019, the day when the price target on the stock was placed at $41. BofA/Merrill was of a view that EBAY is Neutral in its latest report on January 23rd, 2019 while giving it a price target of $38. Goldman thinks that EBAY is worth Neutral rating. This was contained in the firm’s report on January 4th, 2019.

Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 0 have recommended investors to sell it, 20 believe it has the potential for further growth, thus rating it as Hold while 8 advised investors to purchase the stock. The consensus currently stands at a Hold while its average price target is $37.48. The price of the stock the last time has raised by 39.29% from its Week high price while it is raised higher than its 52-Week low price. A look at the stock’s other technical shows that its 14-day RSI now stands at 39.05.

The shares of the company added by 0.17% during the trading session on Monday, reaching a low of $36.02 while ending the day at $36.23. During the trading session, a total of 9.61 million shares were traded which represents a 25.07% incline from the average session volume which is 12.83M shares. EBAY had ended its last session trading at 36.17. eBay Inc. currently has a market cap of $33.33B, while its P/E ratio stands at 17.42, while its P/E earnings growth sits at 3.10, with a beta of 1.35. eBay Inc. debt-to-equity ratio currently stands at 1.47, while its quick ratio hovers at 1.60. EBAY 52-week low price stands at $26.01 while its 52-week high price is $43.00.

The company in its last quarterly report recorded $0.71 earnings per share which is above the $0.68 predicted by most analysts. The eBay Inc. generated $2,877.00 million in revenue during the last quarter, which is slightly higher than the $2,864.26 million predicted by analysts. In the second quarter last year, the firm recorded $0.56 earnings per share. Compared to the same quarter last year, the firm’s revenue was up by 21.13%. eBay Inc. has the potential to record 2.08 EPS for the current fiscal year, according to equities analysts.

Investment analysts at Robert W. Baird published a research note on January 28th, 2019 where it informed investors and clients that U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) is now rated as Neutral. Susquehanna also rated USB as Reiterated on January 30th, 2019, with its price target of $43 suggesting that USB could surge by 9.21% from its current share price. Even though the stock has been trading at $50.22/share, analysts expect it to surge higher by -0.66% to reach $54.95/share. It started the day trading at $50.29 and traded between $49.67 and $49.89 throughout the trading session.

A look at its technical shows that USB’s 50-day SMA is 50.52 while its 200-day SMA stands at 51.42. The stock has a high of $55.56 for the year while the low is $43.14. The company’s P/E ratio currently sits at 12.04, while the P/B ratio is 1.79. At the moment, only of U.S. Bancorp shares were sold short. The company’s average trading volume currently stands at 6.53M shares, which means that the short-interest ratio is just 2.05 days. Over the past seven days, the company moved, with its shift of 0.02%. Looking further, the stock has raised 4.39% over the past 90 days while it lost -3.72% over the last six months.

The change in the stock’s fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. Berkshire Hathaway Inc bought more USB shares, increasing its portfolio by +3.51% during the last quarter. This move now sees Berkshire Hathaway Inc purchasing 4,385,739 shares in the last quarter, thus it now holds 129,308,831 shares of USB, with a total valuation of $6,231,392,566. The Vanguard Group Inc meanwhile sold more USB shares in the recently filed quarter, changing its stake to $5,400,952,126 worth of shares. BlackRock Fund Advisors followed the path by increasing its USB portfolio by +4.78% in the quarter. This means that BlackRock Fund Advisors bought 3,120,618 shares in the last quarter and now controls 68,398,940 shares of the USB stock, with the valuation hitting $3,296,144,919.

Similarly, Massachusetts Financial Services decreased its U.S. Bancorp shares by -1.26% during the recently filed quarter. After selling -512,559 shares in the last quarter, the firm now controls 40,047,703 shares of U.S. Bancorp which are valued at $1,929,898,808. In the same vein, T Rowe Price Associates Inc decreased its U.S. Bancorp shares by during the most recent reported quarter. The firm sold -11,661,189 shares during the quarter which decreased its stakes to 25,944,364 shares and is now valued at $1,250,258,901. Following these latest developments, around 0.10% of U.S. Bancorp stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.