In a little over six months, the stock price increased from a closing low of US$31.73 in December 2018, to reach a high close of US$43.20 on July 11. That’s a healthy 36% rise, which is clearly nothing to sneeze at.
Shares of PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL)
have surged from around $US77 ($109) late last year to probe record highs above $US97 in late February on the back of analyst upgrades and overall optimism for the company.
Months of tit-for-tat tariff threats concluded on July 6th with China applying 25% tax on 545 US imports while the US levied 25% on 818 Chinese products. Both countries lodged cases with WTO (World Trade Organisation) and continued to bicker over tariffs. On September 24th, China began its second round of $60 billion anti-US tariffs, upping the overall figure to $110 billion. The US began collecting on its $200 Billion anti-China tariffs, raising overall import taxes to $250 billion at 10%, with a promise to hike it to 25% in the New Year.