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eBay: Buy, buy, buy

October 18, 2012: 3:00 PM ET

More people are hitting the eBay auction block to buy and sell their wares, and they're using PayPal to complete those online transactions.

EBay (EBAY) reported third-quarter earnings per share that beat Wall Street estimates by a penny and said they have 14% more active users over last year.

Investors said buy, buy, buy to the stock Thursday, sending its shares up more than 4%. Several Wall Street analysts did too.

StockTwits lit up with comments.

BrianSozzi:Buy ratings on $EBAY rolling off the block

Nils1975: JPM, Barclays,...raise $EBAY PT -->accelerated user growth, mobile bode well for future growth + PayPal margins have lots of room to expand

eBay's PayPal unit was one of the brightest spots in eBay's earnings report, with revenue shooting up more than 20% from last year's third quarter.

d_ramsden: Payments continue to fuel $EBAY as crowd continues to gather $$

Ahead of eBay's earnings, company executives had announced a redesign and a new logo. But at least one trader was skeptical that would be enough to lure consumers back.

JustinPulitzer: $EBAY CEO actually said that logo redesign is getting customers back that left 5-6 years ago. LOLOLOL $$

firstadopter: $EBAY call: Q4 guidance 17% organic growth with tough comps, macro unknown particularly in Europe



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