Best Internet Stocks To Own Right Now: eBay Inc.(EBAY)
eBay Inc. provides online platforms, services, and tools to help individuals and merchants in online and mobile commerce and payments in the United States and internationally. Its Marketplaces segment operates ecommerce platform eBay.com; vertical shopping sites, such as StubHub, Fashion, Motors, and Half.com; and classifieds Websites, including Den Bl Avis, BilBasen, Gumtree, Kijiji, LoQUo, Marktplaats.nl, mobile.de, Alamaula, Rent.com, eBay Anuncios, eBay Kleinanzeigen, and eBay Annunci, as well as provides advertising services. The company?s Payments segment offers payment and settlement services for consumers and merchants on and off eBay Websites and other merchant Websites. This segment operates PayPal, which enables individuals and businesses to send and receive payments online and through mobile devices; Bill Me Later that enables the United States merchants to offer, the United States consumers to obtain, credit at the point of sale for ecommerce and mobile tra n sactions; Zong, which allows users with mobile phones to purchase digital goods and have the transactions charged to their phone bill; and BillSAFE that enables customers pay for purchases upon receipt of an invoice. Its GSI segment offers an ecommerce services suite for enterprise clients that operate in general merchandise categories, including apparel, sporting goods, toys and baby, health and beauty, and home; and marketing services comprising full-service digital agency, enterprise email marketing, mobile advertising, affiliate marketing, advertisement retargeting, and in-depth analytics services. The company also offers X.commerce platform that provides software developers access to the company?s applications programming interfaces to develop functionality for various merchants; and Magento Connect, which allows developers to market and sell add-on functionality and solutions to merchants that use a Magento storefront. eBay Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquar! ter e d in San Jose, California.Advisors' Opinion:
- [By Rex Crum]
Other decliners included Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) , eBay Inc. (EBAY) , Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) and Micron Technology Inc. (MU) .
- [By Dan Caplinger]
But the key to payment processing's future remains the mobile market, and there, VeriFone faces huge competition. eBay's (NASDAQ: EBAY ) PayPal has consistently upped the ante in mobile payments, with incentives like offering transaction-fee-free processing for businesses that replace cash registers with iPad-based transaction management. With smaller companies like Square and Flint having emerged in the mobile space, it's likely only a matter of time before bigger companies acquire the upstarts to move their mobile-payment presence forward. For instance, if Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN ) is serious about trying to make waves in mobile payments, purchasing Square would be a natural fit for the company.
- [By Selena Maranjian]
eBay's (NASDAQ: EBAY ) global brand value jumped 40%, to roughly $18 billion. It's specifically aiming at global domination, with a forecast of enabling $300 billion in global commerce by 2015. It's spreading internationally in large part by acquisition, and is increasing its emerging-markets staffing by 50% this year. For several years now, it has been raking in more internationally than domestically. The stock's forward P/E of 17 is a bit ahead of its five-year average of 16. You might prefer that your stock picks have lower P/E numbers, but eBay's strong growth record and prospects make it a compelling long-term proposition. Many consider eBay's PayPal business to be its crown jewel, but while it! poses a ! threat to the likes of Visa, it's vulnerable to threats, too.
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