eBay ($EBAY) shares are pacing toward all-time highs, an impressive feat for the Internet 1.0 auction site that has dealt off arguably its top asset PayPal ($PYPL). 

The company will announce earnings after the market close on Wednesday July 17 and analysts tracked by Zacks Investment Research are looking for EPS of $0.49 per share - an uptick from most recent quarters' performance. The stock is up more than 40% this year, even outpacing market benchmark S&P 500 for 2019 - and job postings rose 9%, marking a rebound. 

There are a couple of things we can infer from our first graphic: job postings at eBay rose this quarter (blue line) - and, further, it correlates to the company's stock price, which is the green line. If eBay can really kick growth into high gear, both charts will get a lot more exciting. 

And even though web traffic at StubHub may be off a bit, the company can rely on higher revenue from the secondary ticket market - as, in late 2018, Stubhub increased fees on ticket sales for certain re-sellers, boosting them to up to 15% of the transaction cost. 

The online marketplace is growing increasingly crowded and eBay has enjoyed more than 20 years on public markets - if the company can maintain its pace of growth and sales it will have a lasting future in the app economy.

About the Data:

Thinknum tracks companies using information they post online - jobs, social and web traffic, product sales and app ratings - and creates data sets that measure factors like hiring, revenue and foot traffic. Data sets may not be fully comprehensive (they only account for what is available on the web), but they can be used to gauge performance factors like staffing and sales. 

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