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PayPal Keeps Chugging Along & AmerisourceBergen Looks Cheap

PayPal Is Here To Stay

Summary

  • PayPal has not only managed to expand its customer base, but has also successfully deepened customer engagement.
  • PayPal's One Touch, in addition to the company’s credit services, has helped reduce cart abandonment rate. This, in turn, has attracted more merchants to PayPal.
  • Mobile payments will drive PayPal's earnings in the long run.


PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) is one of the biggest players in the credit services industry. In the last three years, the company has expanded its payment solution capabilities immensely, offering PayPal Credit, Braintree, Venmo and Xoom products, owing to which it has successfully attracted an increasing number of merchants and consumers. Today PayPal stands out as the leading global payments platform.

PayPal's total revenues are composed of transaction revenues and revenues derived from other value-added services. The latter accounts for only~12% of PayPal's consolidated net revenue, so the overwhelming emphasis is on growing transaction revenues... CONTINUE READING



Pick Up AmerisourceBergen On The Cheap

Summary

  • Generic drug price deflation weakens results.
  • ABC offers reasonable value to take new positions.
  • US demographics bolster the case.
  • Enjoy a little income in the process.

By Tony Termini

I like AmerisourceBergen Corporation (NYSE:ABC) and think it's a buy in this new low-to-mid $70's range. To give you a better sense of what I like, let's look at what has transpired since the stock hit its most recent 52-week high back in July of 2015.

ABC reported its 3 rd quarter 2015 earnings on July 23, 2015 (fiscal year end is September 30). And, there was tons of good news. They had recently ramped up a new generic drug program with Walgreens Boots Alliance (NYSE: WBA). Sales increased almost 13%, earnings were up better than 18%, and they announced that they were on course for EPS to be up over 20% for the second year in a row (all of which was announced in their earnings press release). Yeah, this is the stuff that new highs are made of... CONTINUE READING

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