Welcome to John Ransom’s Stocks in the News where the headlines meet the trendlines.
Stock number one: eBay Inc.
5 Big Takeaways From eBay's Earnings—The Street.com
EBay (EBAY_), on Tuesday evening, posted a mixed first quarter earnings report. While revenue growth at the e-commerce giant's payments, marketplace and enterprise divisions is generally in the high teens, the company gave second-quarter guidance that was a bit weak.
Trailing PE: 24; Forward PE: 15
Estimate Trend: Up
Ransom Note Trendline: Hold Ebay
Stock number two: Twitter, Inc.
Twitter falls to lowest point since going public—Associated Press
Shares of Twitter dropped in morning trading Wednesday to their lowest point since the company went public in November. Investor concern remains over the short messaging service's ability to keep adding users and keep existing users engaged…. Twitter had 255 million monthly users at March's end, up 25 percent from a year ago. Late Tuesday the company reported first-quarter adjusted earnings and revenue that topped Wall Street expectations.
Trailing PE: NA; Forward PE:173
Estimate Trend: Up
Ransom Note Trendline: Avoid Twitter
Stock number three: Vistaprint N.V.
Vistaprint Q3 Earnings Miss Miserably--Zacks
Business services provider Vistaprint N.V. (VPRT) reported unimpressive third quarter fiscal 2014 results with revenues and earnings declining year over year due to headwinds in core markets. Net income for the reported quarter dropped sharply to $1.4 million from $5.9 million in the year-earlier quarter. On a per share basis, earnings for third quarter fiscal 2014 plummeted to 4 cents from 17 cents in the year-ago quarter.
Trailing PE: 29; Forward PE: 12
Estimate Trend: Flat
Ransom Note Trendline: Avoid Vista Print
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