In the Spotlight: PayPal Holdings (PYPL) PayPal Holdings (NASDAQ: PYPL), a GSPIN constituent, is an online and mobile payment company that was spun off from eBay, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY). As an independent entity, it is expected that PayPal will have a greater degree of freedom to expand its technology platform, either through acquisition or investment, thus allowing it to better compete with the likes of Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Google/Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG).
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