Sunday, August 9

eBay Earning Preview – Will it Benefit from Social Distancing?

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eBay (MT4 Symbol: EBAY) is set to report its second quarter 2020 earnings after the market closes on 28th July 2020 (Tuesday). It is attracting significant interest from investors as they will get an early look at the performance of the e-commerce company during the global lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. eBay will be the first among the major US e-commerce companies to report its earnings as Shopify will report its earnings on 29th July followed by Amazon on 30th July.

This week’s announcement also will be eBay’s first quarterly report under new CEO Jamie Iannone, who joined the company at the end of April. This quarterly report will be expected to leave a good impression as in early June, eBay raised its 2nd quarter (Q2) outlook as the company results exceeded expectations during Covid-19. They expect the Q2 revenue to increase in the range of $2.75 billion to $2.8 billion (April guidance: 2.38 billion – $2.48 billion) and adjusted earning per share in the range of $1.02-$1.06.

eBay will report its second quarter earnings on after US trading day closes later today (July 28). The e-commerce giant is expected to report earnings per share of $1.06, up from $0.68 in the prior year quarter. Revenue is projected at $2.80 billion with the growth estimate for the current quarter at 4.10%. Most analysts expect that eBay’s upcoming earnings report will beat the forecast.

Technical Analysis

eBay’s share price has been on fire in 2020. eBay stock currently trades at $57, after climbing ~57% in 2020. BMO Capital lifted the target price of eBay stock to $59, while Wedbush and Keybanc hiked eBay’s target price to $65.

From the technical perspective, the trend is currently bullish. The price is positioned higher than both the 50 Day Moving Average and the 200 Day Moving Average. The share currently trades at $57.21, slightly lower than the 2020 high of $61.13 which also act as a strong resistance. The subsequent resistance is at $66.71 (2015 high). The immediate support for the share is at $54.03 and followed by support at the 50 Daily MA ($50.61).

The share price is on course for its best performing year. The 14-day RSI indicator has retraced from overbought region and currently shows momentum to the upside.

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