Why eBay Is Poised to Keep Popping

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, online marketplace giant has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at eBay and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

eBay facts

Headquarters (founded)

San Jose, Calif. (1995)

Market Cap

$72.1 billion

Industry

Internet software and services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$14.5 billion

Management

CEO John Donahoe (since 2008)

CFO Robert Swan (since 2006)

15.1%

Cash/Debt

$9.4 billion / $4.5 billion

Competitors

Amazon.com

Google

Overstock.com


Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 87% of the 4,435 members who have rated eBay believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, mmaclaurin, succinctly summed up the eBay bull case for our commnity: "While its primary competitor Amazon wanders from shiny object to shiny object, eBay doggedly pursues commerce around the globe and in all forms, including retail through [GSI Commerce]. New global trading service is a game-changer and will support strong growth through 2013"

If you want market-topping returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Of course, despite its four-star rating, eBay may not be your top choice.

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The article Why eBay Is Poised to Keep Popping originally appeared on Fool.com.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Amazon.com, eBay, and Google. The Motley Fool owns shares of Amazon.com, eBay, and Google. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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