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4/24/15: Our Tech Specialist Michael A. Robinson has argued the pending spin-off of PayPal by online auction giant eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) has made the latter one of the best stocks to buy now. And the company's earnings report explains why. As it turns out, PayPal's revenue actually exceeded that of the auction site – revenue soared more than 14% to hit $2.1 billion in the first quarter; meanwhile, eBay raked in $2 billion, a 4% drop. The spin-off, which Michael covers right here, will occur in the third quarter of 2015. Shares of eBay were up more than 5% in pre-market hours.