Better Deal: eBay Inc. (EBAY) or Pfizer Inc. (PFE)?

On Dec 15, Yetto Kristin A, SVP, Chief People Officer exercised an option 11,353 shares of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY), with the average selling price of the stock being $0.00 per share. The total amount realized from this exercised an option $0. A document was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to notify the public about the exercised an option of the shares.

In addition to that, Interim CEO – Schenkel Scott F. exercised an option an extra 20,738 shares of this stock in a transaction that took place a day before, on Dec 15, with a share exercised an option at an average of $0.00 and a total of $0 was realized from this transaction. After the transaction, the Interim CEO – Schenkel Scott F. was left with 315,634 shares of the company’s stock, which is currently worth around $0.0.

The recent price movement of EBAY means that it is now down by -15.88% from its 52-week high and 17.53% up against its 52-week low prices. Over the past one week, the price volatility of EBAY stands at 1.60% while the volatility over the past one month is 1.30%. The beta score for this stock is 1.36. A beta score below 1 means that the stock has a low volatility while above 1 signifies that a stock is highly volatile at that particular moment, a data that traders use to keep tabs on their investments.

The company on 10/23/2019 published its latest quarterly earnings, with the report showing that the company recorded 0.71 earnings per share (EPS) during that period. This report was above the expectations of analysts of 0.68 by 0.03. The revenue by the firm was 2.81B for the quarter.

The shares of eBay Inc. (EBAY) dropped by -0.06%, leading to a loss of -$0.02 per share, and saw EBAY end the trading session at $35.33 on Wednesday 01/15/20. EBAY started the trading session at $35.43, before reaching a daily high of $35.72. It wasn’t able to sustain that growth though and soon jumped to hit a daily low of $35.045.

The trading volume on Wednesday stood at 10914976, which was below the stock’s 3-month average volume of 7.52 million shares, out of a total 774.88M shares. As the price of the stock dipped, the market valuation of the company dropped to 28.98 billion.

The shares of Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) went up by 1.50% by the end of the recent trading session. This movement saw its price surge to close at $40.67, which was higher than the previous closing price of $40.07. Over the past one week, the price of PFE has jumped by 4.12%, while it has recorded a gain of 6.10% over the past one month. Its three-month performance saw PFE gain 11.42% while its six-month performance saw it drop by -4.84%. The situation is different though over the past one year, as the stock price went down by -4.82%, while its year-to-date (YTD) price performance jumped by 3.80%. The stock price has gone up by +12.29% compared to its 90-day low, while it is down -0.49% compared to its 90-day high price.

Let’s take a look at its short, medium and long-term indicators. Composite Indicators shows that Trendspotter rated the stock as a Buy. In the short-term, the stock has a 20-day average volume of 18,713,541 shares, with the short-term indicators averagely rating the stock as a 100% Buy. A look at its medium-term indicators reveals that it has a 50-Day average volume of 19,041,787 shares and the indicators have an average rating of Hold. The last indicators, the long-term see PFE stock with a 100-Day average volume of 19,071,123 shares, giving it an average rating of 50% Buy. A look at the general picture of all short, medium and long-term indicators leaves PFE with an average rating of 56% Buy.

Several brokerage firms sent out their reports PFE stock not long ago. In its report sent out on January 07, 2020, RBC Capital Mkts lowered its ratings on PFE to a Outperform. In an earlier report on October 17, 2019, BofA/Merrill Resumed the stock to a Neutral. Morgan Stanley meanwhile in its report on July 30, 2019 Downgrade its rating of the stock from a “Equal-Weight” to “Equal-Weight”.

In related news to the company’s stock, around 73.10% shares are being held by institutional investors. In a recent SEC filing, the company revealed that 2447 institutions currently hold the PFE stock. In the last quarter, a 3,941,856,269 PFE shares were in the possession of institutions. On the other hand, the company recorded 95 new institutions who bought it their stock, while 129 institutions sold their entire PFE reserve. Of the current institutions investing in the stock, 1,087 increased their investment while 1,140 decreased their investment in the stock.