SQ - Square, Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
68.84
+2.94 (+4.46%)
At close: 4:04PM EST

68.75 -0.09 (-0.13%)
After hours: 4:50PM EST

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Previous Close65.90
Open66.10
Bid68.57 x 800
Ask68.67 x 1100
Day's Range65.95 - 69.70
52 Week Range36.76 - 101.15
Volume20,881,732
Avg. Volume17,191,753
Market Cap28.465B
Beta (3Y Monthly)3.87
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)-0.07
Earnings DateFeb 25, 2019 - Mar 1, 2019
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend DateN/A
1y Target Est78.82
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  • Reuters4 hours ago

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    Payments company Square Inc is launching a free debit card for small businesses aimed at helping them better manage their cash flows, the company said on Thursday. The MasterCard debit card will allow companies to spend funds from sales they have processed via Square's payments systems as soon as they have made the sale, the company said. "Sellers can get stuck in a cash flow crunch," Alyssa Henry, seller lead at Square, said on a call with journalists.

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  • CNBC5 hours ago

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  • Square unveils new debit card for small-business customers
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  • Square Introduces Free Debit Card for Businesses, Giving Sellers Real-Time Access to Funds
    Business Wire5 hours ago

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  • PayPal Stock Is Almost Ready for a Comeback
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    PayPal Stock Is Almost Ready for a Comeback

    Oppenheimer's Ari Wald is right about Paypal Holdings (NASDAQ:PYPL). So is TradingAnalysis.com's Todd Gordon. For that matter, I was also right about PayPal stock when I dissected its chart a week ago -- PYPL stock is in the throes of an enticing breakout. Granted, that doesn't necessarily seem to be the case as of Wednesday, with shares a bit in the red. It's also not the ideal breakout thrust; a gap was left behind a little over a week ago. If traders are picky, they may try to go back and fill it in before moving higher in a more permanent way. If you take a step back and look at the bigger picture, however, it's difficult to not like the bulls' odds. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips ### PYPL Stock Charts Tell the Story It's messy to look at, though not terribly complicated. * Top 10 Global Stock Ideas for 2019 From RBC Capital For the better part of 2018, PayPal stock was range-bound. That range started to narrow around the middle of last year, with the ceiling starting to fall while the floor continued to rise; that converging wedge shape is plotted by yellow, dashed lines on the weekly chart below. PYPL popped out of the confinement two weeks ago, and buyers haven't looked back. Shares of PayPal have also broken through horizontal resistance around $89, which Gordon believes is a significant clue that could let the stock march to the $100 area. Zooming into the daily chart of PayPal stock serves up more detail on the matter, though it also exposes a potential flaw in the advance. That is, on Jan. 8, the rally left behind a gap. Broadly speaking, the market doesn't like to leave behind price intervals on a chart (though it's not a hard and fast rule). That gap is highlighted in blue. Quietly bolstering the bullish argument is the convergence of all the key moving average lines just this week. It's difficult to quantify, but easy to qualify … periods of major net-movement are followed by periods of choppiness, and vice versa. One only has to glance at the weekly chart to see 2017 was a huge year, marked by a wide divergence of the major moving average lines. The bulk of last year was spent bringing them back together. From here, the tendency should start to separate those lines again, and so far that separation looks like it's going to be driven by bullishness. PayPal stock is going to need the market's help to do that, most likely, but as long as the undertow doesn't become overwhelmingly bearish, PYPL looks to be a good bet for 2019. ### The Right Backdrop for PYPL A couple of qualitative clues underscore the idea. First, as Wald explained, "mobile payments company PayPal, breaking through multimonth resistance in a difficult market tape - we think that is telling," adding "[t]hat's the type of relative strength that we think you want to own." He's right. It's subtle, but it's a clear hint traders hold PYPL stock in a slightly more bullish light than other names. This sort of elevated respect translates at least into a psychological floor most other stocks aren't enjoying right now. Oppenheimer's Wald was also on to something when he pointed out "Our overall macro view [is] that a premium is going to continue to get placed on these high-growth companies in a low-growth world." That will have to be the case, in fact, with PayPal's forward-looking price-to-earnings ratio of 31.7. The evidence to support Wald's thesis is in place, however. Rival Square (NYSE:SQ) has been recovering quite nicely since late December, and its trading at more than 90 times this year's expected profits. Wald also noted salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) was in breakout mode despite its frothy valuation. Translation: Fundamentals and valuations aren't really a factor here, particularly when an entire cluster of related or even just semi-related stocks are moving as a herd. That's often an indication of a secular bull trend. * 7 Best ETFs for Novice Investors ### Bottom Line for PayPal Stock Still, never say never. The gap from last week could weigh on investors' minds, particularly if the rhetoric turns bearish again. There's also the distinct possibility the August/September peak around $93 could act as a ceiling now, preventing a move to the $100-ish area. Wednesday's weakness could be a hint that traders aren't even willing to test that potential resistance yet. It's also worth noting that, while the rally has been impressive, it's been a low-volume effort. A trend should gather participants as it proceeds, if it's going to last. Nevertheless, it's a chart worth keeping tabs on. It has already done a great deal of heavy lifting, setting the stage for what could be a repeat of 2017. "Never say never" works both ways. From here, getting past $93 is the next big step. Just know that's going to be more of a process than an event. As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * Top 10 Global Stock Ideas for 2019 From RBC Capital * 10 A-Rated Stocks the Smart Money Is Piling Into * 5 Best Bank ETFs for This Week's Earnings Avalanche Compare Brokers The post PayPal Stock Is Almost Ready for a Comeback appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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  • The Wall Street Journal2 days ago

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  • 5 Stocks That Could Be the Next Amazon
    InvestorPlace2 days ago

    5 Stocks That Could Be the Next Amazon

    [Editor's Note: This article was originally published in September 2018. It has been updated to reflect changes in the market.] Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) has been one of the more impressive stocks of the past 25 years. In fact, AMZN now has returned well over 100,000% from its initial public offering (IPO) price of $18 ($1.50 adjusted for the company's subsequent stock splits). A large part of the returns has come from two factors. First, Amazon has vastly expanded its reach. What originally was just an online bookseller now has its hands in everything from cloud computing to online media to groceries. And its shadow is even larger … Amazon's buyout of Whole Foods rattled the retail market. Similarly, its entry into healthcare by buying PillPack -- as well as its healthcare partnership with Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.B) and JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) -- sent ripples through the healthcare sector. In response, Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) teamed up with Kroger (NYSE:KR) to "build the grocery store of the future." And this week, MSFT and Walgreens (NASDAQ:WBA) announced a partnership to fend off Amazon. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Secondly, as a stock, AMZN has managed the feat of keeping a growth stock valuation for over two decades. I've long argued that investors can't focus solely on the company's high price-earnings (P/E) ratio to value Amazon stock. But however an investor might view the current multiple, the market has assigned a substantial premium to AMZN stock for over 20 years now, and there's no sign of that ending any time soon. * Top 10 Global Stock Ideas for 2019 From RBC Capital It's an impressive combination, and one that's likely impossible, or close, to duplicate. But these five stocks have the potential to at least replicate parts of the Amazon formula. All five have years, if not decades, of growth ahead. New market opportunities abound. And while I'm not predicting that any will rise 100,000% -- or 1,000% -- these five stocks do have the potential for impressive long-term gains. ### Stocks That Could Be the Next Amazon Stock: Square (SQ) Source: Chris Harrison via Flickr (Modified) Admittedly, I personally am not the biggest fan of Square (NYSE:SQ) stock. I like Square as a company, but I continue to question just how much growth is priced into SQ already. Of course, skeptics like myself have done little to dent the steady rise in AMZN stock. And valuation aside, there's a clear case for Square to follow an Amazon-like expansion of its business. Back in January, Instinet analyst Dan Dolev compared Square to Amazon and Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL, NASDAQ:GOOG), citing its ability to expand from its current payment-processing base: "In 10 years, Square is likely to be a very different company helped by accelerating share gains from payment peers and relentless disruption of services like payroll and human resources." Just as Amazon used books to expand into e-commerce, and then e-commerce to expand into other areas, Square can do the same with its payment business. The small business space is ripe for disruption, as Dolev points out. Integrating payments into payroll, HR, and other offerings would dramatically expand Square's addressable market - and lead to a potential decade or more of exceptional growth. Again, I do question whether that growth is priced in, with SQ trading at well over 90x forward earnings. But if -- again, like AMZN -- Square stock can combine a high multiple with consistent, impressive, expansion, it has the path to create substantial value for shareholders over the next five to 10 years. ### Stocks That Could Be the Next Amazon Stock: JD.com (JD) Source: Daniel Cukier via Flickr In China, JD.com (NASDAQ:JD) is the company closest to following Amazon's model. While rival Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) gets most of the attention, it's JD.com that truly should be called the "Amazon of China." Like Amazon (and unlike Alibaba), JD.com holds inventory and is investing in a cutting-edge supply chain. It, too, is expanding into brick-and-mortar grocery, like Amazon did with its acquisition of Whole Foods Market. A partnership with Walmart (NYSE:WMT) should further help its off-line ambitions. JD.com is even cautiously entering the finance industry. At the moment, however, JD stock is going in the exact opposite direction of AMZN. The stock has plunged of late. An arrest of the company's CEO has been a recent driver. So have mixed earnings reports and a Chinese bear market. Clearly, there are myriad risks here, even near the lows. But AMZN saw a few pullbacks over the years as well. And while JD may never rise to the scale of Amazon -- or even out-compete Alibaba -- at its current valuation it doesn't have to. JD now trades at near-40x forward EPS. That's despite a series of investments depressing near-term profitability -- and building out long-term capabilities -- and 40% revenue growth in 2017, with expectations for a nearly 30% increase in 2018. * 7 Media Stocks That Make Prime M&A Targets If investor confidence returns, JD has a path to enormous upside. And even with the near-term jitters facing the stock, the long-term strategy still seems intact, and likely the closest in the market to that of Amazon. ### Stocks That Could Be the Next Amazon Stock: Shopify (SHOP) Source: Shopify via Flickr E-commerce provider Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) probably doesn't have quite the same opportunity for expansion as Square. And it, too, has a hefty valuation, along with a continuing bear raid from short-seller Citron Research. But I've remained bullish on the SHOP story, even though valuation is a question mark, even after a recent pullback. Shopify is dominant in its market of offering turnkey e-commerce services to small businesses. That's exactly where consumer preferences are headed: small and unique over large and bland. And because of offerings like Shopify (and Amazon Web Services), those small to mid-sized businesses can compete with the giants. Meanwhile, Shopify does have the potential to expand its reach. Just 29% of revenue comes from overseas, a proportion that should grow over time. It's moving toward capturing larger customers as well through its "Plus" program, picking up Ford (NYSE:F) as one key client. The development of an ecosystem for suppliers and the addition of new technologies (like virtual reality) give Shopify the ability to offer more value to customers … and to take more revenue for itself. Like SQ, SHOP is dearly priced. But both companies have an opportunity to grow into their valuations. And considering long runways for Shopify's adjacent markets, it should keep a high multiple for some time to come. As a stock, if not quite as a company, SHOP has a real chance to follow the AMZN formula for long-term upside. ### Stocks That Could Be the Next Amazon Stock: Roku (ROKU) Source: Shutterstock Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) might have the best chance of any company in the U.S. market to follow Amazon's strategic playbook. The ROKU stock price is a concern, given that the stock more than doubled in April and it has continued to climb higher, even amid the selloff in tech stocks in October. At 10x revenue, ROKU isn't close to cheap. But -- perhaps even more so than Square -- Roku now isn't what Roku is going to be in ten years. The hardware business is a loss leader, but one that allows Roku to serve as the gateway to content for millions of customers. As the company pointed out after recent earnings, it's already the third-largest distributor of content in the U.S. The Roku Channel is seeing increasing viewership. It's already up to more than 27 million viewers! The company offers pinpoint targeting of advertisements -- without the messy data problems afflicting Facebook (NASDAQ:FB). Roku is becoming increasingly embedded in TVs, though a deal between Amazon and Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) raised some fears about those software efforts going forward. It has a plan to roll out home entertainment offerings like speakers and soundbars, creating a long-sought integrated experience. It could even, as it grows, look to develop or acquire content itself, positioning Roku not as just a conduit to Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) but a rival. * 7 Video Game Stocks on Steep Discount The bull case for Roku stock is that its players are like Amazon's books -- not a great business on their own, but a way to garner customers and get a foot in the door of the exceedingly valuable media business. What Roku does now that it has entered will determine the fate of ROKU stock. But the amount of options and still a somewhat modest market cap (under $5 billion) mean that betting on its strategy could be a lucrative play. ### Stocks That Could Be the Next Amazon Stock: Workday (WDAY) Source: Workday Workday (NASDAQ:WDAY) is starting to look like the enterprise software version of Amazon. Its core HR product has driven huge gains in WDAY stock, which now has a $36 billion market cap. But Workday is just getting started. The company previously announced that it would buy Adaptive Insights to build out its financial planning capabilities. It has already rolled out analytics and PaaS (platform-as-a-service) offerings that add billions to its addressable market. Here, too, valuation looks stretched, to say the least, but the story here still looks attractive. Workday is never going to be as famous as Amazon, or as large. But if its strategy works, it will be as important to, and as embedded with, its corporate customers as Amazon is with its consumers. As of this writing, Vince Martin has no positions in any securities mentioned. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Companies That Could Post Decelerating Profits * 10 A-Rated Stocks the Smart Money Is Piling Into * Mizuho: 7 Long-Term Value Stocks to Buy Now Compare Brokers The post 5 Stocks That Could Be the Next Amazon appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • 10 Growth Stocks With the Future Written All Over Them
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    10 Growth Stocks With the Future Written All Over Them

    In late 2018, financial markets tumbled on concerns regarding rate hikes, trade tensions and slowing global economic growth. The biggest victims in that market sell-off were growth stocks, which essentially required low rates and continued healthy global growth to sustain their valuations. Those things were being called into question in late 2018. As such, many of the market's high-flying glamour stocks fell 20% or more. Sentiment has changed sharply in 2019. Stocks had a huge, decade-large rebound rally the day after Christmas. Stocks have remained on an uptrend ever since because the Federal Reserve has sounded a much more dovish tone regarding rate hikes, U.S. and China trade talks are progressing well, and the U.S. economy appears to still be quite strong. All in all, the risks which plagued markets in late 2018 are easing in early 2019. As they have, financial markets have rallied, and growth stocks -- which were the biggest losers in late 2018 -- have been among the biggest winners in early 2019. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips This trend should continue. As bullishness returns to the market, money will continue to flow into growth stocks, and growth stocks will outperform. * 8 Dividend Stocks With Growth on the Horizon With that in mind, let's take a look a 10 growth stocks that could win big as markets rebound in 2019. ### Shopify (SHOP) Source: Shopify via Flickr One growth stock that should perform well in both 2019 and over the next five to 10 years is Canadian based e-commerce solutions provider Shopify (NYSE:SHOP). The long-term growth narrative supporting SHOP stock is quite promising. E-commerce is the future. More than that, decentralized e-commerce is the future. Today, the e-commerce market is dominated by a few big players. That won't remain the case forever. Eventually, everyone and anyone in the retail world will have a digital footprint, and that means that over the next several years, there will be a huge influx of new digital retail operations. Shopify provides the building blocks for those digital retail operations. As such, Shopify's addressable market should grow by leaps and bounds over the next several years. Considering Shopify is the head-and-shoulders leader in this space, huge growth in the addressable market will translate into huge growth for the company. Reasonably speaking, huge growth at the company will lead to huge gains for SHOP stock. The stock is already up over 25% since bottoming on Christmas Eve. Thus, a near-term pullback is healthy here and now. But that pullback should be bought, because the stock will ultimately head way higher in a multiyear window. ### Tesla (TSLA) Source: Shutterstock Next up on this list is one of the more controversial names on Wall Street, but nonetheless one that represents huge upside potential in a multiyear window. There has been no shortage of controversy surrounding Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) over the past several quarters. But in the big picture, Elon Musk has remained at the head of the company, Model 3 production and delivery ramp has been wildly successful, the company has managed to turn a profit, international expansion is progressing as planned and cash burn issues are no long front and center. Those are all positive developments. As such, Tesla stock is currently at the upper tend of its 52-week trading range. This strength in Tesla stock will persist in the long term. At its core, this company is at the center of a huge electric vehicle growth narrative that will inevitably and perhaps rapidly sweep across the globe over the next several years. As it does, Tesla will announce more vehicles with better prices, and the company will grow its market share dramatically. Revenue growth will huge. Profit growth will be huge. Tesla stock will march higher. * 10 A-Rated Stocks the Smart Money Is Piling Into Tesla stock is up 16% since Christmas Eve. That's a pretty big rally. Much like Shopify, a near-term pullback is warranted. But, also like Shopify, that pullback is a buying opportunity, since long-term growth trends imply massive multiyear upside. ### Square (SQ) Source: Via Square One of the biggest losers in late 2018 was payments processor Square (NYSE:SQ). But, that also means that this stock has an opportunity to be one of the biggest winners in 2019. Square is at the heart of tomorrow's commerce world, which will inevitably be cash-less and dominated by card and digital payments. Right now, Square dominates on the physical card payment side of things. The company is famous for its payment processors, which allow essentially any retailer with a smartphone to accept card payments. Go to any mall or street market. You will see Square machines everywhere. The proliferation of these payment processors will continue over the next several years as cash becomes increasingly less used. But, that's just one peg of this growth narrative. The other peg has to do with e-commerce. For a long time, Square didn't really have an e-commerce presence. Until now. The company recently launched an in-app payments system that looks very much like PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL). In so doing, the company has plunged itself into the e-commerce growth narrative too, and only added more firepower to the long-term growth narrative. Square stock is up over 30% since Christmas Eve. That's a huge rally. A pullback is warranted here. But, much like the other stocks on this list, pullbacks in Square are buying opportunities. ### Salesforce (CRM) Source: Shutterstock A discussion of big-growth stocks has heavy overlap with a discussion of cloud stocks, and if you were to have a discussion regarding cloud stocks, that conversation would likely be dominated by Salesforce (NYSE:CRM). CRM stock is truly at the heart of the cloud and data revolutions. Salesforce leverages data and analytics to deliver robust cloud solutions to enterprises that want data-driven insights on their customers. In this sense, the company takes data and turns it into insights via cloud solutions. That promises to be one of the most valuable processes in a world defined by Big Data. There's a lot of competition in this space, but Salesforce has time and time again squashed the competition. Despite rising competitive threats and tougher laps, revenue growth at Salesforce has hardly slowed over the past several years. Back in 2014, revenues grew by 33%. In fiscal 2018, revenues grew by 25%. They are projected to grow by more than 25% this year. Resilient revenue growth in a secular growth industry implies that this company has huge long term potential. * 7 Stocks at Risk of the Global Smartphone Slowdown CRM stock is up 22% since Christmas Eve. But, it remains well off its all time highs, and technical indicators don't scream overbought. As such, this stock has more runway to the upside in the near to medium terms. ### Trade Desk (TTD) Source: Shutterstock Programmatic advertising is the future of the entire advertising industry, and the company at the forefront of the programmatic advertising revolution is The Trade Desk (NASDAQ:TTD). Ads used to be transacted through individuals and firms. You call somebody, you discuss, you negotiate a price and then you have an ad. Now, ads are bought and sold by computers. This computed-powered ad buying is called programmatic advertising. It's the future. Through leveraging AI and data, programmatic advertising makes ad buying and selling quicker, more convenient and cheaper than ever before. In this space, Trade Desk has emerged as a clear leader. But Trade Desk only has a $6 billion market cap. The global advertising industry measures in at $1 trillion. Eventually, all $1 trillion worth of ads will be transacted programmatically, and most of that programmatic spend will happen through Trade Desk. Thus, this is a small company attacking a huge market, and that implies huge gains ahead for TTD stock. Right now, the stock is up 27% since Christmas Eve, and is entering a near-term overbought position. Thus, a near-term pullback is likely in the cards. But, much like other pullbacks in this stock before, the next pullback will simply be a buying opportunity. ### Netflix (NFLX) Source: Vivian D Nguyen via Flickr (Modified) Despite weakness in the stock, the long term bull thesis surrounding streaming giant Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) is only getting stronger every day. The Netflix growth narrative is all about two things: cord cutting and content. So long as consumers cut the chord and pivot to streaming, and so long as Netflix's content is superior to content offered by streaming peers, Netflix's subscriber base will grow. Prices will go up without churn, too, and margins and profits will explode higher. Those two trends are progressing favorably for Netflix. The cord-cutting trend isn't slowing. If anything, it's accelerating. Moreover, Netflix's content isn't getting worse. Again, if anything, it's only getting better, thanks to recent hits like Bird Box and Black Mirror. As such, the two long-term growth trends here remain favorable, meaning that the long-term bull thesis on NFLX stock is only gaining credence and visibility. * Morgan Stanley: 7 Risky Stocks to Sell Now NFLX stock is up a whopping 52% since Christmas Eve. This stock has fundamentally supported upside from here. But it is technically overbought, and needs to cool off and consolidate before taking another leg higher. ### Roku (ROKU) Source: Shutterstock Among the biggest losers during the market sell-off in late 2018 was streaming player maker Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU). But the growth narrative underlying the company only strengthened in late 2018, thus implying huge rebound potential in 2019. Much like Netflix, there are only two trends that matter in the long run with Roku: cord cutting and competition. As stated earlier, the cord cutting trend is only accelerating. That means more streaming subscribers than ever, and more streaming services than ever, too. All those subscribers need a content-neutral centralized aggregation system to curate and access all those streaming services. As such, so long as consumers keep cutting the cord, demand for Roku devices will head higher. On the competition front, Roku has tons of competition. But, the company still commands 40% share in the streaming device market and 25% share in the smart TV market. So long as the company can defend its market leadership position, Roku will continue to convert the lion's share of cord cutters into Roku ecosystem users. ROKU stock is up nearly 50% since Christmas Eve. The stock needs to cool off and consolidate here. But, once that consolidation period is over, this uptrend will resume for the duration of 2019. ### Twilio (TWLO) Source: Web Summit Via Flickr While many other growth stocks remain well off their all-time highs, cloud giant Twilio (NASDAQ:TWLO) is right near its all-time high, and that's a testament to the strength of this company's underlying growth narrative. Over the past several quarters, Twilio has emerged as the uncontested leader in the rapidly growing and potentially huge Communication Platforms-as-a-Service (CPaaS) market. The CPaaS market largely consists of companies that are integrating real-time communication into their services. This market promises to be huge to continuous shifts towards cloud-based communication, personalized customer experience and digital engagement. Twilio is growing its customer base and revenues rapidly in this secular growth market. They also have a 95%-plus retention rate and very high gross margins. Put that all together, and this company has all the ingredients to be a big time winner in a long-term window. * 10 Stocks You Can Set and Forget (Even In This Market) TWLO stock is just below all-time highs today. This resilience is impressive, and it means that the stock hasn't rallied as much as the other stocks in this list over the past two weeks. As such, you don't have any near term overbought conditions, and now could be as good a time as any to load up for the long haul. ### Nvidia (NVDA) Source: Shutterstock Once high-flying chipmaker Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) saw more than half of its value wiped out in late 2018 thanks to near-term inventory, growth, and margin issues. But, in the big picture, those issues are overstated, and NVDA remains one of the best growth stocks in the market. The growth narrative at Nvidia is all about AI and data. Recent numbers suggest there is absolutely zero slowdown in those businesses. All businesses related to AI and data, including the data-center and automated driving businesses, reported record numbers and huge growth last quarter. Instead, all the issues with Nvidia have to do with a pop in cryptocurrency mining demand that created inventory issues which will take time to work through. Nvidia will inevitably work through those issues. Once they do, the narrative will re-focus on this company's long term growth drivers in AI and data. Those drivers have been very strong, are still very strong, and will remain very strong, given secular shifts towards data-driven decision making and automated technologies. So long as those drivers remain strong, NVDA stock will head higher. NVDA stock is up 20% since Christmas Eve. That's a solid rally. But, the stock isn't flashing any overbought signals. As such, it looks like this rally can and will continue in the near term. ### Amazon (AMZN) Source: Shutterstock The world's most valuable company -- Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) -- is also one of the market's most attractive and promising growth stocks. We all know Amazon for its e-commerce and cloud business. Between those two businesses, Amazon has a ton of long term growth potential as e-commerce becomes the global retail norm and cloud becomes the enterprise norm. But, that's just the tip of the iceberg for Amazon. The company also has a $10 billion and rapidly growing digital advertising business with presumably sky-high margins. There's the offline retail business, which started with bookstores, moved to Whole Foods and will eventually include thousands of convenience stores and potentially even Target (NYSE:TGT). There are also potential multi-billion logistics and pharmaceutical businesses in the pipeline. Between all these growth opportunities, it's easy to see that Amazon is still in the early innings of arguably the market's biggest and most exciting growth narrative. * 8 Dividend Stocks With Growth on the Horizon AMZN stock is up 20% since Dec. 24. But, it's also still 20% off recent highs. Thus, while a near term pullback is warranted and healthy, this stock still has plenty of room to rally in a medium to long term window. As of this writing, Luke Lango was long SHOP, TSLA, SQ, PYPL, TTD, NFLX, ROKU, NVDA, AMZN and TGT. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Companies That Could Post Decelerating Profits * 10 A-Rated Stocks the Smart Money Is Piling Into * Mizuho: 7 Long-Term Value Stocks to Buy Now Compare Brokers The post 10 Growth Stocks With the Future Written All Over Them appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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