Why Is PayPal (PYPL) Stock Moving Today?

  • PayPal (PYPL) stock is a hot topic as big banks prepare a rival wallet.
  • This could hurt the company’s earnings as it pulls users away from the service.
  • Also, PayPal is dealing with a data breach today.
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PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) stock is moving on Monday as investors react to reports that big banks are working on a rival digital wallet platform.

According to these reports, Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC), Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), and JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) are leading the plans to create a digital wallet to challenge PayPal. That has them working alongside four other unnamed banks to create the wallet.

The idea of big banks stepping in with their own virtual wallet to challenge PayPal is a big deal. It means many people would be able to make payments directly through their banks, rather than having to rely on PayPal’s service.

Adding to this, the plan seems to be for a wallet that supports multiple banks. That, combined with ease of access, could make more users switch away from PayPal in favor of this option, which wouldn’t help the company’s earnings.

More Bad PYPL Stock News

Outside of this, there’s also a data breach weighing on PYPL stock today. This saw a third party obtain personal information from 35,000 PayPal accounts. Information potentially stolen in this leak includes names, addresses, Social Security numbers, individual tax identification numbers, and dates of birth.

This news resulted in PYPL stock taking a beating early Monday morning. However, the stock has recovered as of this writing. That has PYPL shares trading at roughly the same price they were at when markets closed on Friday.

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