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Are Shareholders Withdrawing From PayPal?


The past two weeks have not been kind to PayPal (PYPL) as the online payment enabler has dropped roughly 10% since reporting stellar quarterly results and witnessing a breakout to its post-IPO all-time high.  PYPL beat estimates on both revenue (slightly) and EPS (.29 vs .27) and the company was rewarded with a strong gap higher in late October.  Check out the initial reaction.....and then the selling:

Personally, I don't like the loss of price support, but thus far gap support (horizontal green line near 40) and the rising trendline (just above 39) has held.  For those interested in PYPL on the long side, the 39-40 area represents solid reward to risk entry, but given overall market weakness and breakdowns of late, I'd consider keeping a tight closing stop in the 38.75-39.00 area.  A recovery from this level could lead to a test of post-earnings price resistance near 44.

Happy trading!


Tom Bowley
About the author: is the Chief Market Strategist at, where he provides stock market education, guidance, and trading strategies using a unique combination of technical, fundamental, and historical analysis. Tom provides members with four portfolios (Model, Aggressive, Income, and Value), all designed to beat the benchmark S&P 500, and a revolving Watch List of hundreds of companies reporting strong quarterly earnings (must beat both revenue and EPS estimates) and exhibiting technical strength as well. These companies comprise EarningsBeats' annotated Strong Earnings ChartList (SECL), from which Tom trades exclusively. Tom writes a Daily Market Report (DMR) for members to include an executive summary, market outlook, sector/industry watch, and trading ideas. Learn More
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