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eBay Inc. (EBAY)

  • Aug. 12, 2011, 4:17 PM
    Could loaning funds to the world's working poor gather steam as an investment idea? Microfinance sites - including one from eBay (EBAY) - hope so as they offer investors a chance to fund loans to third world entrepreneurs with returns as high as 6%. So far, a repayment rate of 98% on microfinance loans beats most U.S. loans by just a tad.
  • Aug. 3, 2011, 1:02 PM
    EBAY launches an iOS app for its Instant Sale program - allowing consumers to sell their electronic gadgets ... from their electronic gadgets. It's another step in the firm's mobile strategy, where apps generated $2B in revenue in 2010, a number eBay hopes to double this year.
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  • Aug. 2, 2011, 4:59 PM
    eBay (EBAY) claims to have replaced 100TB of hard drive storage with a solid-state drive (SSD) solution from startup Nimbus, producing major power savings and performance gains. A migration on this scale demonstrates the opportunity before SSD vendors such as SNDK, OCZ, and STEC, and the challenge faced by incumbents STX and WDC.
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  • Aug. 1, 2011, 9:19 AM
    The mobile payments space continues to heat up: Verizon (VZ) is partnering with American Express (AXP) to enable quick payments, and white-hot startup Square now expects to process $8M/day in transactions by October. Google (GOOG) and eBay's (EBAY) PayPal unit both have lofty ambitions for the mobile payments market.
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  • Jul. 28, 2011, 3:36 PM (OSTK) isn't sharing in eBay (EBAY) and Amazon's (AMZN) Q2 success: shares are down 9.7% after the company reported Q2 revenue and EPS of $235M (up just 2% Y/Y) and -$0.34, below a consensus of $242.1M and -$0.17. Free cash flow for the quarter was -$16.7M. (PR)
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  • Jul. 27, 2011, 2:02 PM
    Hacker Anonymous' report boasting of over 35K Paypal subscriber cancellations needs to be put into perspective. The company currently has over 100M active registered accounts, which means, so far, the boycott is barely a blip on Paypal's radar. (EBAY -2.3%).
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  • Jul. 27, 2011, 1:27 PM
    After earlier hijacking attempts failed, hacker groups Lulz Security and Anonymous are now calling for a boycott of Ebay's (EBAY -2%) PayPal, saying they aim to punish the company for withholding WikiLeaks donations. So far, the group says more than 35,000 users have closed their accounts.
  • Jul. 26, 2011, 9:43 AM
    American Apparel (APP +9.7%) jumps after announcing plans to sell its products on eBay (EBAY +0.3%) as part of an effort to expand into new markets and open new distribution channels.
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  • Jul. 21, 2011, 2:09 PM
    Barclays maintains an Equalweight rating on eBay (EBAY +3.1%), and raises the price target for shares to $38 from $36 finding eBay's mobile payment and POS initiatives both "promising" and "intangible." The firm raises estimates on FY'11 EPS to $2.01 from $1.96, and FY'12 EPS to $2.39 from $2.26.
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  • Jul. 20, 2011, 5:12 PM
    EBAY earnings call is underway. Listen here, or follow on twitter. Shares -2% AH.
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  • Jul. 20, 2011, 4:32 PM
    eBay (EBAY): Q2 non-GAAP EPS of $0.48, beats by $0.02. Revenue of $2.8B (+25% Y/Y), beats by $190M. Expects FQ3 revenue of $2.85B-$2.95B, ahead of $2.68B consensus. Expects FQ3 EPS of of $0.46-$0.47, below $0.48 consensus. Expects FY11 revenue of $11.3B-$11.6B and EPS of $1.97-$2.00, above $10.9B and $1.96 consensus. Shares +0.3% AH. (PR)
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  • Jul. 20, 2011, 4:26 PM
    eBay (EBAY): Q2 EPS of $0.48 beats by $0.02. Revenue of $2.76B (+25% Y/Y). Shares +2.1% AH. (PR)
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  • Jul. 20, 2011, 12:10 AM
    Notable earnings before Wednesday's close: AF, AMLN, AXP, CA, CAKE, CYS, EBAY, ETFC, EWBC, FFIV, INTC, NE, NFX, QCOM, RHI, SLM, STX, TEX, XLNX
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  • Jul. 19, 2011, 5:33 PM
    The FBI arrests 16 individuals on charges of involvement with the cyber attack on PayPal's (EBAY) website by the hacker group "Anonymous." The attack was allegedly made as retribution for PayPal's termination of Wikileaks' donation account.
  • Jul. 18, 2011, 4:07 PM
    In addition to optimism regarding its PayPal division, eBay's (EBAY) shares have moved higher this year due to improving metrics for its long-underperforming marketplace business. ChannelAdvisor estimates marketplace-related sales rose 14.6% annually in June, up from 12.6% in May. eBay is due to release earnings on Wednesday.
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  • Jul. 14, 2011, 4:38 PM
    Google (GOOG) is now up 11.4% AH following its earnings beat, and other Internet stocks are moving higher in sympathy. YHOO +1.7%. AMZN +1.3%. BIDU +2.4%. EBAY +2.4%. LNKD +1.1%.
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Company Description
eBay Incis a commerce platform and provides online marketplaces for sales of goods. The Company's business segments are Marketplaces, Payments and Enterprise.