eBay’s Stock Pops on Solid Earnings Performance

EBay’s stock traded 9 percent higher this morning after reporting strong second-quarter results yesterday. In early trading, the stock soared to $44.44 a share to hit a new 52-week high before backing down a bit. At least two analysts upped their price target: Mark Mahaney of Citi increased his price target to $45, citing impressive revenue; Baird’s Colin Sebastian raised his target to $47, based on strong marketplace and mobile trends.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work