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eBay Inc. (EBAY)

  • Nov. 10, 2011, 5:15 PM
    Why would Amazon (AMZN) suddenly add its support to the momentum behind an Internet sales tax? In a nutshell, because eBay (EBAY) is against it. EBay's business is based much more around servicing small retailers, and thus would be hurt more than its bigger rival. Joe Weisenthal sees Amazon becoming more like Wal-Mart (WMT), "turning the screws to smaller businesses."
    | Nov. 10, 2011, 5:15 PM | 3 Comments
  • Nov. 9, 2011, 1:18 PM
    Amazon (AMZN) breaks with eBay (EBAY) and throws its "strong support" behind a new federal effort to require online retailers to collect sales taxes. eBay: "This is another Internet sales tax bill that fails to protect small business retailers ... and will unbalance the playing field between giant retailers and small business competitors."
    | Nov. 9, 2011, 1:18 PM | 3 Comments
  • Nov. 9, 2011, 11:58 AM
    ComScore estimates U.S. retail e-commerce spending rose 13% Y/Y in Q3, to $36.3B. That's down slightly from Q2's 14% clip, but up from the 9% growth found in Q3 2010. It's estimated 74% of all U.S. Internet users made a purchase during the quarter. For reference, Amazon's (AMZN) North American sales rose 44% Y/Y in Q3, while eBay's (EBAY) Marketplaces revenue grew 14%.
    | Nov. 9, 2011, 11:58 AM | Comment!
  • Nov. 9, 2011, 10:33 AM
    A trio of Senators plan to push a federal law enabling all 50 states to collect sales tax on internet purchases. The bill looks to leapfrog the state-by-state battle waged by online sellers such as AMZN, OSTK, and EBAY to deliver a national plan. Sponsors Senators Richard Durbin, Lamar Alexander, and Michael Enzi say the bill will exempt sellers with annual sales of $500K or less from collecting state sale tax.
    | Nov. 9, 2011, 10:33 AM | 10 Comments
  • Oct. 26, 2011, 12:02 PM
    Amazon's (AMZN -11.8%) soft Q3 report (I, II) is taking a toll on rivals eBay (EBAY -2.2%), Barnes & Noble (BKS -2.2%), and (OSTK -1.7%). In B&N's case, Amazon's remarks about boosting Kindle Fire production could also be a factor. (more) (transcript)
    | Oct. 26, 2011, 12:02 PM | Comment!
  • Oct. 23, 2011, 7:26 PM
    Barrons has named its top 10 tech stocks for 2012, and topping the list is Fusion-io (FIO), out of a belief the flash memory firm is a takeover target. Apple (AAPL) comes in at #10 on expectations of market share gains, strong iPhone 4S sales, and a possible dividend or buyback. Also on the list: EBAY, ORCL, HPQ, TIBX, ERTS, NUAN, ACOM, FTNT.
    | Oct. 23, 2011, 7:26 PM | 2 Comments
  • Oct. 20, 2011, 11:04 AM
    Ebay (EBAY -5.7%) heads lower after breaking a string of EPS beats with an in-line Q3 number, and providing ho-hum Q4 guidance. Wells Fargo is maintaining a Market Perform; the firm is optimistic about the long-term impact of "innovative new offerings," but worried about the near-term impact of eBay's aggressive spending. (transcript)
    | Oct. 20, 2011, 11:04 AM | Comment!
  • Oct. 19, 2011, 4:34 PM
    More on eBay's (EBAY) Q3 results:  $526M in free cash flow, below net income of $628.2M. Marketplaces revenue +14% Y/Y to $1.35B, Payments revenue +29% to $1.03B. PayPal accounts +14% Y/Y to 103M. Company expects Q4 revenue of $3.2B-$3.35B and EPS of $0.55-$0.58, compared with consensus of $3.3B and $0.58.  EBAY -4.9% AH. (PR)
    | Oct. 19, 2011, 4:34 PM | Comment!
  • Oct. 19, 2011, 4:22 PM
    eBay (EBAY): Q3 EPS of $0.48 inline. Revenue of $2.97B (+32% Y/Y) beats by $60M. EBAY -4.1% AH. (PR)
    | Oct. 19, 2011, 4:22 PM | Comment!
  • Oct. 19, 2011, 12:10 AM
    Notable earnings after Wednesday's close: AMLN, AXP, CAKE, CBST, CRUS, CVA, CYS, EBAY, ETFC, EW, EWBC, FNF, KMP, LHO, LRCX, NE, NFX, PLCM, RJF, RVBD, SLM, SYK, UMPQ, WDC, WYNN, XLNX
    | Oct. 19, 2011, 12:10 AM | Comment!
  • Oct. 17, 2011, 7:37 PM
    The double-dip recession concept has been oversold, notes Legg Mason's Robert Hagstrom. "The data just one month ago had H2 growth coming in between 1% and 1.5%, now we're seeing estimates upwards of 2.5%." Investors should be scooping up big-cap, high-quality growth stocks. Right now you can "buy the future for free," Hagstrom says, with stocks priced today as if they're expecting no earnings growth over the next 3-4 years. His picks: Amazon (AMZN) and eBay (EBAY). (video)
    | Oct. 17, 2011, 7:37 PM | 14 Comments
  • Oct. 14, 2011, 8:40 AM
    A number of Internet stocks are trading higher premarket following Google's (GOOG) Q3 report, which featured encouraging paid click data. AMZN +1.5%. BIDU +4%. OPEN +3%. EBAY +1.6%. NFLX +2%. Netflix could also be getting a lift from the cancellation of rival Hulu's sale.
    | Oct. 14, 2011, 8:40 AM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 13, 2011, 2:35 PM
    PayPal (EBAY -0.7%) customers will soon be able to pay for digital goods from their Xbox 360 (MSFT +0.5%) gaming consoles, according to a report from EBAY]'s developer conference. The key to catching a healthy portion of the large market for digital goods is to become the "preferred payment choice" for in-product (out of the browser) buying - where 90% of virtual goods are bought. PayPal's advantage: 100M users already in the system, enabled to buy with a click.
    | Oct. 13, 2011, 2:35 PM | 1 Comment
  • Oct. 13, 2011, 8:28 AM
    Wedbush pounds the table for eBay (EBAY) following its X.commerce announcements (I, II). The firm calls eBay "the best investment in the growth of mobile payments," thanks to the breadth of PayPal's solutions. Wedbush also expects PayPal to help drive "significant multiple expansion" for eBay. (previously)
    | Oct. 13, 2011, 8:28 AM | 2 Comments
  • Oct. 12, 2011, 4:06 PM
    In addition to PayPal Access, eBay (EBAY) is introducing a slew of other tools for its X.commerce platform, with the goal of making it the back-end infrastructure for millions of online merchants. Integration with Facebook's Open Graph is also being announced.
    | Oct. 12, 2011, 4:06 PM | Comment!
  • Oct. 12, 2011, 6:53 AM
    EBAY plans to announce a new payment feature, called PayPal Access, designed to allow consumers to use their accounts across the Web without having to register individually at every site where a purchase is made. With 100M active registered accounts, the company is poised to make a large splash with the new system if it can bring merchants on board.
    | Oct. 12, 2011, 6:53 AM | Comment!
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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.