As PayPal Slowly Weans From eBay, Is Buyback Or Merger In Cards?

PayPal Holdings (PYPL) may seek to boost profits through a stock buyback as its eBay (EBAY) relationship winds down and its acquisition strategy unfolds, says one analyst.

X A big stock buyback could ease investor concern over the eBay relationship being phased out, says Paul Condra, analyst at Credit Suisse.

"We estimate repurchasing 50 million shares would boost annual (earnings per share) by about 5% with a cost of about $4 billion at current prices — a relatively small sum compared...

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