PayPal’s Growth is Not Enough

Plus, Palantir eyes profitability.

Steven Lerner
Steven Lerner

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PayPal’s Growth is Not Enough

Despite posting positive financial earnings, PayPal (Nasdaq: PYPL) dropped by 5.79% in after-hours trading on Monday.

Financials: PayPal reported earnings of $1.17 per share in the past quarter and revenue of $7.04 billion; both were better than expected.

Details: It was a quarter of growth for PayPal as revenue jumped by 9% and total payment volume went up by 10%. The company is also raising its full-year guidance.

But: PayPal says that revenue will grow between 6.5% to 7% in the current quarter, with earnings per share between $0.81 to $0.83. Investors expected a lot more.

Stock Price: PayPal’s stock is up about 1% this year.

Final Thoughts: There are still major questions about PayPal, including who will become the CEO when Dan Schulman leaves later this year.


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Notable IPOs Today: Tidal Trust II (NYSE Arca: CLIA).

Notable Equity Crowdfunding Campaigns Ending Today: N/A.

Notable Economic Events Today: EIA Short-Term Energy Outlook (12:00 p.m. ET), API Weekly Crude Oil Stock (4:30 p.m. ET).

Palantir Predicts Full-Year Profitability

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Palantir (NYSE: PLTR) soared by 21.45% in Monday’s after-hours trading after the technology company posted better-than-expected earnings.

Final Thoughts: The company expects to post a profit every quarter in 2023, which is great for investors. Palantir was up 21% this year before the earnings announcement.

Lucid’s Cash Crunch

Lucid (Nasdaq: LCID) dropped by 8.69% in after-hours trading on Monday after posting a disappointing financial loss and revenue that was lower than expected.

Final Thoughts: The electric vehicle company’s deliveries and production declined. Lucid’s liquidity is also dwindling. Demand in the EV market has been rough.

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