Analysts are Saying Buy These Stocks: Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PYPL), Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM)

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The Wall Street analysts who cover Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PYPL) shares are providing price target projections on the company. They project that the shares will move to $45.16 within the upcoming year. The number they've arrived at is calculated by Zacks.com, long known as a provider of top-notch investment research. From the analysts polled by Zack's Research, the highest estimate stands at $54 and the lowest is at $32 for the stock. This number may be different from what First Call has published for the consensus target estimate. Analysts that routinely cover the company may use varying techniques in order to create a future target price. Because of the different methods that analysts can use, targets may differ greatly between analysts.

Analyst Ratings In View

Zacks provides the average brokerage recommendation (ABR) for thousands of stocks for institutions and retail investors alike. This the calculated average of the actual recommendations (strong buy, hold, sell etc.) made for a given stock. The ABR is typically displayed with decimals (e.g. 1.52) versus the Zacks Rank, which is only shown in whole numbers (e.g. 1, 2, 3, etc.). This simplifies brokerage recommendations, which can become complicated. Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PYPL)'s shares currently have an ABR of 2.05. A 1 rating would point to a Strong Buy, and a score of 5 would signify a Strong Sell rating. The average broker rating assists investors by providing them with a general feel for analyst sentiment on company shares.  The success of analyst predictions can be tracked for institutional investors through First Call.  Retail investors can use tools such as TipRanks or Marketbeat in order to track analyst performance. 

During this fiscal period, Street analysts are projecting $0.34 earnings/share. This represents the current Zacks consensus EPS. For the period which closed on 2016-09-30, Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PYPL) dialed in an EPS of $0.29, creating a Surprise Factor of 7.41% (the difference between analyst projections and actual numbers). Curious investors will be awaiting 2017-01-25, the date when Paypal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PYPL) will release their quarterly results.  A surprise factor in either direction may result in significant stock movement immediately and in the days following the release.  Firms that consistently miss expectations can experience a downtrend over time.  Whereas stocks that consistently outperform analyst expectations, can often see positive stock movement. 

The Wall Street analysts who cover Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM) shares are providing price target projections on the company. They project that the shares will move to $95.655 within the upcoming year. The number they've arrived at is calculated by Zacks.com, long known as a provider of top-notch investment research. From the analysts polled by Zack's Research, the highest estimate stands at $110 and the lowest is at $80 for the stock. This number may be different from what First Call has published for the consensus target estimate. Analysts that routinely cover the company may use varying techniques in order to create a future target price. Because of the different methods that analysts can use, targets may differ greatly between analysts.

Analyst Ratings In View

Zacks provides the average brokerage recommendation (ABR) for thousands of stocks for institutions and retail investors alike. This the calculated average of the actual recommendations (strong buy, hold, sell etc.) made for a given stock. The ABR is typically displayed with decimals (e.g. 1.52) versus the Zacks Rank, which is only shown in whole numbers (e.g. 1, 2, 3, etc.). This simplifies brokerage recommendations, which can become complicated. Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM)'s shares currently have an ABR of 1.17. A 1 rating would point to a Strong Buy, and a score of 5 would signify a Strong Sell rating. The average broker rating assists investors by providing them with a general feel for analyst sentiment on company shares.  The success of analyst predictions can be tracked for institutional investors through First Call.  Retail investors can use tools such as TipRanks or Marketbeat in order to track analyst performance. 

During this fiscal period, Street analysts are projecting $0.05 earnings/share. This represents the current Zacks consensus EPS. For the period which closed on 2016-10-31, Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM) dialed in an EPS of $0.03, creating a Surprise Factor of 0% (the difference between analyst projections and actual numbers). Curious investors will be awaiting 2017-02-22, the date when Salesforce.com Inc (NYSE:CRM) will release their quarterly results.  A surprise factor in either direction may result in significant stock movement immediately and in the days following the release.  Firms that consistently miss expectations can experience a downtrend over time.  Whereas stocks that consistently outperform analyst expectations, can often see positive stock movement. 

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