PayPal (PYPL)

Learn everything you need to know about PayPal and find links to beginner-friendly guides that show you the best way to invest in it.
Updated: Feb 14, 2023

About PayPal

Copy link to section

What is PayPal?

Copy link to section

PayPal is an online payment system that enables individuals and businesses to transfer funds electronically. Founded in December 1998, PayPal has become one of the most widely used payment methods worldwide. PayPal operates in over 200 countries and supports over 25 currencies.

How does PayPal make money?

Copy link to section

PayPal makes money by charging a transaction fee on each payment made through its platform. The transaction fee varies depending on the type of transaction, the currency used, and the user’s country.

PayPal also generates revenue by earning interest on users’ funds in their PayPal accounts. Other sources of income include fees for additional services such as currency conversion, chargebacks, and cross-border payments.

What is PayPal’s best selling service?

Copy link to section

PayPal’s biggest revenue generator is its e-wallet. An e-wallet is a digital wallet that allows users to store their debit or credit card information, bank account details, and other personal information in one secure location.

With PayPal’s e-wallet, users can make purchases online or transfer money to other PayPal accounts without re-entering their payment information each time. PayPal’s e-wallet is also compatible with many merchants, making it a popular choice for online shopping.

Who are the key executives at PayPal?

Copy link to section

Here is a list of the leadership team at PayPal.

  • Daniel H. Schulman.Pres, CEO & Director
  • Jonathan Saul Auerbach.Exec. VP and Chief Strategy, Growth & Data Officer
  • Gabrielle Rabinovitch J.D.Principal Accounting Officer
  • Sripada Shivananda.Exec. VP & CTO
  • Archana Deskus.Exec. VP & Chief Information Officer
  • Peggy M. Alford.Exec. VP of Global Sales
  • Alfonso Villanueva.Exec. VP of Strategy, Corp. Devel. & Ventures
  • Kausik Rajgopal.Exec. VP of People & Sourcing
  • Franz W. Paasche.Sr. VP & Chief Corp. Affairs Officer

Where can I buy shares in PayPal?

Copy link to section

You can buy PayPal stock on a stock trading platform. These platforms are extremely simple to use but there are different options to suit your specific needs. If you are a first-time investor you might want to use a trading platform for beginners, while if you plan on doing a lot of trading from your phone, a stock trading app might be best.

Are there any other ways to invest in PayPal?

Copy link to section

The simplest way to invest in PayPal is to buy shares through a stock broker. However, you can also invest through an ETF or a fund. The best ETFs allow you to invest in the stock market more generally rather than focus on one company.

PayPal is part of the Nasdaq index, so you can invest in an ETF that tracks that index, or choose a technology ETF that lets you own a basket of related stocks from the same industry.

More about the PYPL price

Copy link to section

What is the PayPal stock price today?

Copy link to section

The PYPL stock price today is currently $78.86 as of 14 February, 2023. The price of PayPal is down 30.58% in the past 52 weeks. You can use the live PayPal stock chart to track the NASDAQ:PYPL price in real time above, or compare the PayPal value today to its past performance using the PayPal financials tab at the top of this page.

What is the 52-week low for PayPal stock?

Copy link to section

The 52-week low for PayPal stock is $66.39. PYPL stock is currently 18.67% above the 52-week low.

What is the 52-week high for PayPal stock?

Copy link to section

The 52-week high for PayPal stock is $122.92. PYPL stock is currently 35.01% below the 52-week high.

What is the stock forecast for PayPal?

Copy link to section

The average PayPal stock forecast has a price target of $115 by the end of 2023. PayPal’s latest financial results, the broader economic outlook, and the industry’s competition all influence these forecasts.

It’s best to take analyst forecasts with a grain of salt but you can use their estimates to help you understand the weight of opinion about a stock. Read our latest PayPal price forecast for more analysis and guidance.

More stock guides

Copy link to section
How much is PayPal worth?
When did PYPL stock go public?
Who owns the most shares in PayPal?
Who are PayPal’s biggest competitors?
Has PYPL stock split?
When are PayPal’s earnings?
Does PayPal pay a dividend?

Latest PayPal news

Copy link to section

Recent PayPal analysis

Copy link to section

Sources & references
Risk disclaimer
Prash Raval
Financial Writer
When not researching stocks or trading, Prash can be found either on the golf course, walking his dog or teaching his son how to kick a… read more.