Why PayPal Is One Of This Investor's Core Holdings


PayPal Holdings Inc PYPL is trading higher Monday after reports suggesting the company is exploring the launch of a stock trading feature on its platform. 

Douglas C. Lane & Associates' Sarat Sethi owns the stock and would buy more at current levels, he said Monday on CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report."

Sethi told CNBC that he considers PayPal a core holding and he buys more of the stock when he brings on new clients. 

The total addressable market for PayPal is huge, he said. 

Venmo is a "jewel" for the company, and in terms of how PayPal is going to make money with it, it's still largely undiscovered, Sethi said. 

Adding in the potential of a stock trading feature makes it seem that PayPal is targeting a younger audience, he noted. 

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The company has great management, great products and is forward thinking. If PayPal is able to captivate younger customers, "the money will stay there," Sethi said. 

PYPL Price Action: PayPal has traded as high as $310.16 and as low as $171.63 over a 52-week period.

The stock was up 4% at $289.46 at the time of publication.  

Photo: courtesy of PayPal.

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