4-Star Momentum Stocks Set to Keep Soaring: eBay

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, online marketplace giant eBay (NAS: EBAY) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at eBay's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

eBay facts

Headquarters (founded)

San Jose, Calif. (1995)

Market Cap

$65.5 billion

Industry

Internet software and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$13.5 billion

Management

CEO John Donahoe (since 2008)
CFO Robert Swan (since 2006)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

17.2%

Cash/Debt

$5.8 billion / $2.1 billion

Competitors

Amazon.com (NAS: AMZN)
Google (NAS: GOOG)
Overstock (NAS: OSTK)


Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 87% of the 4,288 members who have rated eBay believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

This past summer, one of those bulls, tichtalk, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

Simply put, eBay is a company that knows how to monetize. Not only do they have control of the peer-to-peer market for exchanging goods through its great auction system, but through their ownership of PayPal are innovators in the mobile payments sphere. As the world becomes more cashless, PayPal will see more traffic and add great value to an already great stock.

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The article 4-Star Momentum Stocks Set to Keep Soaring: eBay originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns shares of Overstock. The Motley Fool owns shares of Amazon.com and Google. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend Amazon.com, eBay, and Google. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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