Shares of PayPal Holdings Inc.
are up 2.1% in premarket trading Thursday after the company announced a partnership with China’s UnionPay International. Through the arrangement, which was announced in a late Wednesday release, more than 120 million UnionPay cardholders in China will be able to create new PayPal accounts and use the wallet for cross-border commerce. “While we have always maintained a muted enthusiasm for domestic payments opportunity in China because of formidable competition…we view this partnership (which is primarily cross-border in nature) as very synergistic for both PayPal and UnionPay- if executed well,” wrote Bernstein’s Harshita Rawat, who rates PayPal’s stock at outperform with a $130 target price. Keefe, Bruyette, and Woods analyst Sanjay Sakhrani wrote that the arrangement is “a nice win which leverages the recent GoPay acquisition that gave PayPal access to payment licenses in China.” He has an outperform rating and $146 target price on PayPal shares, which are up 20% over the past three months as the S&P 500
has added 11%.
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