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Headquartered in San Jose, California, eBay Inc. (EBAY) is a large American multinational e-commerce company. It operates the marketplace and classified platforms that connect buyers and sellers around the globe, allowing users to list, buy, sell and pay for items through various online, mobile and offline channels that include, among others, retailers, distributors and auctioneers.
Today, eBay is a multibillion-dollar business with 23 international sites and a wide presence in over 100 countries worldwide. It has a total of 1.3 billion product listings and more than 182 million users.
eBay shares are traded on the Nasdaq exchange under the ticker symbol EBAY. The company is a constituent of the NASDAQ Composite Index, the NASDAQ-100 Index, the S&P 100 Index and the S&P 500 Index.
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eBay was founded as the AuctionWeb in California in September 1995. It was created as part of a larger personal site by computer programmer Pierre Omidyar. In 1997, the AuctionWeb was renamed into eBay.
Throughout its history, the business has pursued an assertive acquisition strategy, buying up dozens of different companies to diversify its business portfolio and expand its market presence. Some of the most prominent purchases made by eBay were StubHub in 2007, G-Market in 2009, Corrigon in 2016, Flipkart in 2017 and Qoo10.jp in 2018.
The business bought PayPal (PYPL) in 2002. However, in 2014, it announced the divestiture of the world-renowned online payment system as an independent company, which was completed in 2015.
In 2005, eBay also acquired Skype Technologies, but it then sold it to Microsoft (MSTF) for $8.5 billion in May 2011.
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eBay went public on the Nasdaq exchange on 21 September 1998, with its share price going as high as $53.50 on the first day of trading. At that time, the firm had 30 employees, half a million users and revenues of $4.7 million in the US. By 2001, it already had the largest user base of any e-commerce site.
Over the decades, EBAY stock has experienced lots of volatility, characterised by multiple price fluctuations. From January 2009 until January 2018, its share price was mainly in the uptrend, soaring from $4.39 up to $44.3. It then started falling sharply, reaching a low of $26.59 in December 2018.
In 2019, the stock was in general growth mode, starting out under $30 per share in January and fluctuating between $25 and $40 per share through the year. It ended the first quarter of 2020 trading at $31.52.
All in all, the company’s stock has split five times: once at 3-for-1 in 1999, three times at 2-for-1 in 2000, 2003 and 2005, and once at 2376-for-1000 in 2015.
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