What's Going On With PayPal Stock On Thursday?

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PayPal Holdings Inc

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PayPal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PYPL) shares are trading higher after Mizuho analyst Dan Dolev upgraded the stock from Neutral to Buy and raised its price target from $68 to $90.

Dolev’s proprietary analysis of PayPal’s newly introduced Fastlane product shows potential for a $1.0 billion—$1.5 billion transaction margin dollar lift (5%—10% upside) over the medium term, given the $1.43 trillion of annual e-commerce spend that he noted is addressable by Fastlane.

According to the analyst, Fastlane is PayPal’s new solution to improve the guest checkout experience by increasing speed and decreasing friction.

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Shoppers can save their information with Fastlane once and then check out with as little as a single tap.

The analyst is also encouraged by stabilization in Branded Checkout trends across his analysis of two dozen of PayPal’s largest e-commerce partners.

Fastlane’s ultimate TAM could be $3 trillion. Dolev estimated that $1.43 trillion is realistically addressable by Fastlane in a potential unbundled payments world (à la Stripe).

Dolev noted the valuation as compelling. As the Fastlane opportunity materializes, PayPal should increasingly trade at a modest premium vs. the payments group.

Dolev’s new 2025 revenue and transaction margin estimates of $34.6 billion and $14.81 billion are up from $34.4 billion and $14.75 billion, respectively.

Price Action: PYPL shares traded higher by 2.78% at $62.75 at the last check Thursday.

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