PayPal initiated with an Outperform at Credit Suisse » 16:1301/2301/23/20
Credit Suisse analyst…
Credit Suisse analyst Timothy Chiodo initiated coverage of PayPal with an Outperform rating and $135 price target.
PayPal acceptance gap widens against Amazon, Bitcoin, says Morgan Stanley » 08:4201/2301/23/20
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Morgan Stanley analyst…
Morgan Stanley analyst James Faucette noted that PayPal (PYPL) added another 8 merchants in the fourth quarter, which is the most among the digital wallets he tracks. PayPal is now accepted at 79% of the top 500 internet retailers in the U.S., which compares to Amazon Pay being accepted at 14% of those merchants and Bitcoin acceptance being unchanged at 6 of the top 500 internet retailers, according to Faucette. The analyst, who thinks the widening acceptance gap bodes well for PayPal, keeps an Overweight rating on the stock.
UnionPay, PayPal enter global partnership agreement » 17:0101/2201/22/20
UnionPay International and PayPal announced a global partnership where both companies will work together to accelerate the growth of their networks. As part of the agreement, PayPal has committed to supporting UPI acceptance globally where PayPal is accepted - giving UnionPay cardholders more choice when shopping. In the future, UPI will explore opportunities to support PayPal's merchant and consumer ambitions in China. UnionPay cards can now be added to PayPal wallets in Australia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand. During 2020, PayPal and UPI plan to add more than 30 markets, which means that once a UnionPay card is added to the PayPal wallet these cardholders will have the ability to shop at any of the 24 million merchants globally where PayPal is accepted via the PayPal wallet. As part of the agreement, PayPal and UPI have also committed to collaborating to better serve joint customers and merchants to grow digital payments in China and globally. This will include the opportunity for PayPal customers from around the world to use PayPal at the merchants where UnionPay is accepted.
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PayPal to share financial data to try and stop human trafficking, Reuters says » 18:1501/1601/16/20
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PayPal intends to share its financial data with advocacy group Polaris in the U.S. to attempt to stop human traffickers from moving funds on the digital money transfer platform, Reuters' Matthew Lavietes reports. Banks and other financial institutions are under pressure to stop traffickers from laundering money, and Polaris said it would work with PayPal to find red flag transactions, Lavietes says. The plan is to identify "those who profit off of the exploitation of others and provide actionable information to law enforcement," Sara Crowe, director of Polaris's strategic initiative on financial systems, said, according to Reuters. Reference Link
BofA bullish on PayPal based on proprietary e-commerce data » 08:4801/1501/15/20
BofA analyst Jason…
BofA analyst Jason Kupferberg said he sees modest upside potential to his revenue and non-GAAP EPS estimates for PayPal (PYPL) based on the firm's proprietary U.S. debit and credit card e-commerce spending data, which leaves him anticipating robust volume trends excluding eBay (EBAY). While the Honey acquisition will be added into 2020 guidance, he doesn't expect material changes to PayPal's initial underlying outlook, added Kupferberg, who maintains a Buy rating and $127 price target on PayPal shares ahead of the company's Q4 report on January 29.
Fly Intel: Wall Street's top stories for Tuesday » 16:5501/1401/14/20
C, JPM, WFC, DAL, V, PYPL, AMZN, FDX, DIS, T, SDC, BYND, NK, GME
Stocks ended the session…
Fly Intel: Wall Street's top stories at midday » 12:3101/1401/14/20
C, JPM, WFC, DAL, V, PYPL, SDC, BYND, NK, GME
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Visa rises on announcement of Plaid acquisition for $5.3B » 10:4601/1401/14/20
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On Monday after market…
Fly Intel: What to watch in first round of big bank earnings reports » 14:1501/1301/13/20
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Citigroup (C), JPMorgan (JPM), and Wells Fargo (WFC) are scheduled to report quarterly results before the open on January 14. What to watch for: 1. OUTLOOKS: During the company's last earnings call, JPMorgan said it sees fiscal year 2019 NII less than $57.5B, fiscal year 2019 adjusted expense of about $65.5B, and fiscal year 2019 net charge-offs of about $5.5B. While speaking at a conference las month, JPMorgan CFO Jennifer Piepszak said the company's trading revenue in the fourth quarter will increase "meaningfully" relative to last year, driven by gains in its fixed-income business. Meanwhile, during Citi's last earnings call, the bank said it sees pre-tax loss of ($100M)-($150M) in corporate/other in the fourth quarter and "modest" revenue growth for 2019. During an investor conference presentation last month, Citi CFO Mark Mason said that trading revenue should increase by a "high-teens" percentage in the fourth quarter and that he sees expenses in the fourth quarter rising versus a year ago, according to Bloomberg. Mason added that fourth quarter expenses should still be down sequentially and full-year expenses should be flat compared to 2018. 2. EXPECTED EARNINGS CUTS FOR WELLS FARGO: In a research note to investors last month, Raymond James analyst David Long downgraded Wells Fargo to Underperform from Market Perform, saying negative earnings revisions will provide a headwind for the shares. The analyst expects the bank's revenue to contract for the fourth straight year in 2020. Further, he believes Wells' profitability metrics will remain below-peer and that any profitability improvement plan initiated by new CEO Charlie Scharf would reduce earnings estimates before becoming accretive. 3. LIBRA 'WILL NEVER HAPPEN: JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon said at an event in Washington back in October that Facebook's (FB) Libra digital currency project is "a neat idea that will never happen," Reuters' Michelle Price reported. Dimon did not elaborate on why he believed the currency won't happen," the author noted. The comments came after several previous Libra backers opted to exit the project, including PayPal (PYPL), MasterCard (MA), Visa (V), eBay (EBAY), and Booking Holdings (BKNG). 4. OUTPERFORMANCE UNLIKELY FOR JPMORGAN: On Wednesday, DA Davidson analyst David Konrad initiated coverage of JPMorgan with a Neutral rating and $140 price target. The analyst believes JPMorgan is the "best in class" franchise and "one of the best" run players in the financial sector. However, he also expects it to be challenging for the stock to outperform in 2020 given its valuation, leading share, and his outlook for limited top line growth for the industry and a declining client wallet in capital markets. 5. LESS UPSIDE SEEN FOR CITI: Last week, Deutsche Bank analyst Matt O'Connor downgraded Citi to Hold from Buy with an unchanged price target of $81. Citi has been the best performing bank stock since the bottom in the overall market, but the analyst sees more limited upside from here given his more cautious view on the macro backdrop, the company's "continued strategic challenges" in the consumer bank, and less future expense flexibility. Not as bearish, Goldman Sachs analyst Richard Ramsden added Citi to his firm's Americas Conviction List, raised his price target for the shares to $88 from $84, and reiterated a Buy rating on the name. The analyst told investors he believes the market is overly pessimistic on Citi's revenue growth inflection, targeted expense savings, and outlook for credit costs, given the improvement in the risk profile of its international loan book.
PayPal fixes bug that put users passwords at risk, NY Post says » 17:2601/1001/10/20
PayPal (PYPL) disclosed…
PayPal (PYPL) disclosed that a "high-severity" bug that put users' data at risk, including their passwords, was found, but said it was fixed, according to the New York Post's Noah Manskar. "While this was a potential vulnerability brought to the company through our bug bounty program, no user information was exposed," PayPal spokeswoman Kim Eichorn said in a statement. Reference Link