PayPal (PYPL) Earnings Ahead, But All Eyes on M&A Outlook

Our preview of the upcoming week's earnings reports includes PayPal (PYPL), Coinbase Global (COIN) and Walt Disney (DIS).

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While the busiest stretch of earnings season is behind us, there are still plenty of high-profile names left to report. Included in the bunch are fintech firm PayPal Holdings (PYPL, $224.74), cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase Global (COIN, $339.56) and media and entertainment giant Walt Disney (DIS, $175.96) – each of which will unveil their quarterly results this week.

So far, S&P 500 companies have turned in solid results for the third quarter, with more firms not only beating earnings per share (EPS) estimates but exceeding these estimates by a wider margin than the average, says John Butters, senior earnings analyst at FactSet Research Systems.

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Karee Venema
Senior Investing Editor,

With over a decade of experience writing about the stock market, Karee Venema is the senior investing editor at She joined the publication in April 2021 after 10 years of working as an investing writer and columnist at Schaeffer's Investment Research. In her previous role, Karee focused primarily on options trading, as well as technical, fundamental and sentiment analysis.