Is eBay a Good Bet in 2013?

T = Technicals on the Stock Chart are Strong

As of January 16, eBay’s stock price was 1.67 percent above its 20-day simple moving average, or SMA; 4.27 percent above its 50-day SMA; and 17.01 percent above its 200-day SMA.

Since the beginning of 2013 the stock price has been in an upward trend, rising 3.73 percent this year to date and rising 72.76 percent year over year.

As a benchmark, the S&P 500 has risen 3.26 percent year to date, and 14.24 percent year over year.

You can see that eBay’s major e-commerce competitor, Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) (in orange) also had a good year and moved almost in sync with eBay — but ultimately fell short of its rival. eBay (in blue) also outpaced the NASDAQ (in red) by leaps and bounds.