SQ - Square, Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
72.24
+3.40 (+4.94%)
At close: 4:02PM EST
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Previous Close68.84
Open69.70
Bid72.71 x 3000
Ask0.00 x 900
Day's Range69.24 - 72.26
52 Week Range36.76 - 101.15
Volume22,074,139
Avg. Volume17,366,665
Market Cap29.871B
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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  • Square unveils new debit card for small-business customers
    MarketWatch12 hours ago

    Square unveils new debit card for small-business customers

    Square Inc. on Thursday announced a new debit card for small-business owners, a move that enables the fintech company to further participate in the economics of payment transactions.

  • GuruFocus.comyesterday

    Square Inc (SQ) President, CEO & Chairman Jack Dorsey Sold $6.8 million of Shares

    President, CEO & Chairman of Square Inc (NYSE:SQ) Jack Dorsey sold 103,035 shares of SQ on 01/16/2019 at an average price of $66 a share.

  • Square, Freeport-McMoRan, Netflix and American Express highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day
    Zacksyesterday

    Square, Freeport-McMoRan, Netflix and American Express highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day

    Square, Freeport-McMoRan, Netflix and American Express highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day

  • InvestorPlace2 days ago

    Earnings Are Coming: Buy Shopify Stock While It’s Cheap

    Shopify Inc (NYSE:SHOP) is a cloud-based commerce platform that focuses on small- and medium-sized businesses. If you consider that according to data compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau, that businesses in the U.S. that employed less than 500 workers accounted for 99.7% of all businesses, you would have a pretty good idea of the market potential that SHOP stock has. That still leaves nearly 20,000 businesses that have 500 employees or more, but the fact is, the U.S. is built on small- and medium-sized businesses. And that's why companies that have decided to look to this market as core to their business model are doing so well these days. Many younger workers are choosing to opt out of the 9-5 grind and look to follow their interests rather than be a corporate cog. Whether that's a good decision or not, isn't something that's worth discussing here. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Here, we're seeing the trend and we take advantage of the trend. Like payment processor Square (NYSE: SQ), SHOP is about empowering small business owners -- whether they're brick and mortar shops, strictly e-commerce or somewhere in between -- to build their business without having to hire bookkeepers and marketing departments until they have the time and money to deploy money into those resources. * 10 Growth Stocks With the Future Written All Over Them It's a DIY model that has great appeal to new generations of entrepreneurs who are interested in getting their ideas to market first, rather than building a corporate infrastructure. ### SHOP Stock Should Be On Your Buy List This also has a lot of attraction for investors. SHOP stock is up more than 30% in the past 12 months and 14% year-to-date. That's very impressive given the fact that it's not really making much of a profit yet. But it is growing rapidly. It has a $17 billion market cap and the Street loves what it sees. All this has been happening while SHOP has had two secondary offerings in the past year. Usually those dilute shareholder value and the stock drops. But not here because SHOP is all about taking that money and growing its business through acquisitions or expanding into new markets. The strategy has worked. And that is the key at this point. SHOP continues to grow its top line and make progress on its bottom line. Those are two very important features in a young growth stock in a developing market. * 7 Companies Apple Should Consider Buying My Portfolio Grader has SHOP stock at a B rating right now. Some of it is likely the fact that it hasn't yet turned a profit and some of it is -- this market has yet to find any real direction. Either way, at this point, SHOP is doing everything right. It has a strong platform that is growing. It has proven that it's able to deliver on growth, quarter after quarter. And it is in a very interesting market sector with a very strong brand. Granted, pure growth stocks aren't always the most stable stocks in the market, but if SHOP manages to become the brand leader in its sector, a long-term ride may be very rewarding. Louis Navellier is a renowned growth investor. He is the editor of four investing newsletters: Growth Investor, Breakthrough Stocks, Accelerated Profits and Platinum Growth. His most popular service, Growth Investor, has a track record of beating the market 3:1 over the last 14 years. He uses a combination of quantitative and fundamental analysis to identify market-beating stocks. Mr. Navellier has made his proven formula accessible to investors via his free, online stock rating tool, PortfolioGrader.com. Louis Navellier may hold some of the aforementioned securities in one or more of his newsletters. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Companies Apple Should Consider Buying * 7 Beaten-Up Housing Stocks Due for a Bounce Back * Take Buffett's Advice: 5 Vanguard Funds to Buy Compare Brokers The post Earnings Are Coming: Buy Shopify Stock While Ita€™s Cheap appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • TE Connectivity (TEL) Q1 Earnings: What's in the Cards?
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    TE Connectivity (TEL) Q1 Earnings: What's in the Cards?

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  • InvestorPlace2 days ago

    Friday’s Vital Data: Caterpillar, Netflix and Square

    The campaign of gravity defiance continues this morning with U.S. stock futures solidly in the green. Part of the optimism is being driven by good news on the trade war front. Yesterday the Wall Street Journal reported that the Donald Trump administration could be cutting trade tariffs imposed on China. Against this backdrop, futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average are up 0.61% and S&P 500 futures are higher by 0.45%. Nasdaq-100 futures have added 0.51%. InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips In the options pits, call volume jumped yesterday as traders took to the derivatives market to express their enthusiasm. Specifically, about 20.9 million calls and 16.3 million puts changed hands on the session. The ramp in call trading made waves at the CBOE as well. The single-session equity put/call volume ratio plunged to 0.52 -- a new low for 2019. Meanwhile, the 10-day moving average sunk to 0.63. Here are three key stocks that landed on the most-active options list. Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) was flooded with activity ahead of today's ex-dividend date. Square (NYSE:SQ) benefited from news that it was releasing a free debit card to complement its payment processing system. Finally, Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) saw increased trading ahead of last night's hotly anticipated earnings report. Let's take a closer look: ### Caterpillar (CAT) Caterpillar shares broke above short-term resistance amid a groundswell in volume. Its technical posture has improved considerably since the industrial giant was beaten senseless on recession fears following its last earnings release. Now it stands above a rising 50-day and 20-day moving average. * 7 Retail Stocks to Buy for the Rise of Menswear The breakout no doubt helped spur options demand, but the real reason CAT landed atop the most-actives list was the looming dividend payout. Caterpillar is trading ex-dividend today, so Thursday's dash for derivatives was aimed at controlling shares to capture the dividend. Shareholders of record at the close yesterday will be eligible to receive the upcoming dividend payout of 86 cents. CAT currently trades with a yield of 2.6%. Traders came after calls with a vengeance. Total activity jumped to 512% of the average daily volume, with 157,361 total contracts traded. 81% of the trading came from call options. Implied volatility slipped lower on the day to 37%, placing it at the 47th percentile of its one-year range. Premiums are pricing in daily moves $3.11, or 2.3%. ### Square (SQ) Momentum stocks are making a comeback, and it's arguably one of the best signs that the broad market is returning to healthy status. Square scored a high volume breakout that lifted it back above the 200-day moving average to complete its budding trend reversal attempts. The news drove yesterday's bullish narrative. Square reported an expansion in its product offering with the creation of a free debit card allowing merchants to immediately spend money that was processed through Square without having to transfer it to a different bank account first. On the options trading front, calls outpaced puts by a wide margin. Total activity jumped to 185% of the average daily volume, with 170,700 total contracts traded. Calls accounted for 68% of the day's tally. With the budding recovery, uncertainty is fading and implied volatility is falling accordingly. It now sits at 53% or the 34th percentile of its one-year range. Premiums are pricing gin daily moves of $2.31 ### Netflix (NFLX) Traders finally got their first look at whether or not this year's insane rebound in Netflix was justified. The media giant stepped up to the earnings plate last night and reported satisfying results to the Street. Rather than unwinding its recent rally or tacking on more, Netflix shares are almost unchanged in after-hours trading. As I type, NFLX sits down a mere 1.80%. Here's a rundown of the numbers. On Q4 revenue Netflix missed analyst estimates reporting $4.19 billion versus the Street's expectation of $4.21 billion. Earnings per share came in at 30 cents versus estimates of 24 cents. Finally, total paid subscriber growth for the quarter was 8.8 million versus analyst expectations of 7.6 million. On the options trading front, call and put activity was balanced on the day. Total trading ramped to 164% of the average daily volume, with 310,978 total contracts traded. Calls added 52% to the day's take. Ahead of the earnings release, options were pricing in a move of $27.23, or 7.7%. So, with the stock only down $7 premarket, the earnings reaction was a snoozer. Premium sellers are waking up to a big win this morning. As of this writing, Tyler Craig didn't hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. Check out his recently released Bear Market Survival Guide to learn how to defend your portfolio against market volatility. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Companies Apple Should Consider Buying * 7 Beaten-Up Housing Stocks Due for a Bounce Back * Take Buffett's Advice: 5 Vanguard Funds to Buy Compare Brokers The post Friday's Vital Data: Caterpillar, Netflix and Square appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • What's in the Offing for Waters Corp (WAT) in Q4 Earnings?
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    What's in the Offing for Waters Corp (WAT) in Q4 Earnings?

    Waters' (WAT) strong segmental and end-market performance is likely to drive fourth-quarter 2018 results.

  • Bull of the Day: Square (SQ)
    Zacks2 days ago

    Bull of the Day: Square (SQ)

    Bull of the Day: Square (SQ)

  • 5 Rising Technology ETFs in 2019
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  • Why Square, Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, and Signature Bank Jumped Today
    Motley Fool2 days ago

    Why Square, Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings, and Signature Bank Jumped Today

    Investors got more optimistic about trade prospects.

  • Why Square Is Up Over 5% Today
    Market Realist2 days ago

    Why Square Is Up Over 5% Today

    Why Square Is Up Over 5% TodaySquareToday, Square (SQ) stock is trading on a strong bullish note after largely mixed movements over the previous five sessions. The stock posted a high for the day of $69.38, up about 5.3% from Wednesday’s closing

  • ACCESSWIRE2 days ago

    4 Tech Stocks Focusing On Global Growth In 2019

    CORAL GABLES, FL / ACCESSWIRE / January 17, 2019 / Now more than ever, society is gravitating towards a culture of convenience as a result of the technological advances made over the last decade or so. Globally, e-commerce which includes mobile e-commerce, is a rapidly growing industry that is not showing signs of slowing down any time soon. Analysts forecast that online purchasing could increase to nearly $4.5 trillion by 2021.

  • 5 Big Tech Stocks on the Move
    InvestorPlace2 days ago

    5 Big Tech Stocks on the Move

    U.S. equities are hanging around the unchanged line on Thursday as the bad memories from December's harrowing decline fade away -- replaced by a steady bid under stock priced fueled by a newly dovish Federal Reserve and aggressive policy support out of China. Major technical support levels are being challenges. The S&P 500 is contending with its 50-day moving average is it tries to stay above the 2,600 level. The Dow Jones Industrial Average faces the same situation, only its support level is the 24,000 threshold. Many unknowns remain. Will the government ever reopen? Will the shutdown push the economy into recession this quarter? Will corporate profits slow? Is the Fed actually going to pause its rate hikes? InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Stocks to Buy as the Dollar Weakens Despite all the crosswinds, a number of large-cap tech stocks and technology-related companies are pushing higher. Here are five to watch: ### Tech Stocks: Netflix (NFLX) Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) shares have pushed up and over their 200-day moving average, setting the stage for a run at the highs last set in early October. This makes a whopping 52% rise off of the late December low. Morgan Stanley recently published a bullish note on the company, citing its ability to push through a price increase to subscribers. The company will next report results tonight after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of 24 cents per share on revenues of $4.2 billion. When the company last reported on Oct. 16, earnings of 89 cents per share beat estimates by 21 cents on a 34% rise in revenues. ### Salesforce (CRM) Shares of tech stock Salesforce (NYSE:CRM) have broken above its multimonth resistance near $145 to push to levels last seen in October. Watch for a challenge of the previous high near $160, which would be worth a gain of more than 8% from here. Analysts at Atlantic Equities recently initiated coverage with an "overweight" rating. * 10 Growth Stocks With the Future Written All Over Them The company will next report results on Feb. 26 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of 56 cents per share on revenues of $3.6 billion. When the company last reported on Nov. 27, earnings of 61 cents beat estimates by 11 cents on a 25.6% rise in revenues. ### Microsoft (MSFT) Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) shares have rising up and over critical resistance from the 50-day and 200-day moving averages. Watch for a run at the December highs, which would be worth a gain of nearly 6% from here. The company continues to find success with its gaming and cloud businesses, with new reports its planning a streaming game service for its Xbox console. The company will next report results on Jan. 30 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of $1.09 per share on revenues of $32.5 billion. When the company last reported on Oct. 24, earnings of $1.14 per share beat estimates by 18 cents on an 18.5% rise in revenues. ### Square (SQ) Square (NYSE:SQ) is enjoying a share price move above its 200-day and 50-day moving averages, setting up a run at the early November highs which would be worth a gain of more than 14% from here. Shares were recently upgraded to "outperform" by analysts at Wolfe Research. * 8 Dividend Stocks With Growth on the Horizon The company is set to report results on Feb. 26. Analysts are looking for earnings of 13 cents per share on revenues of $453.8 million. When the company last reported on Nov. 7, earnings of 13 cents per share beat estimates by two cents on a 67.7% rise in revenues. ### Fitbit (FIT) Fitbit (NYSE:FIT) shares are challenging the highs from a long consolidation range going back to July. As the company focuses on entry level wearables, it's set to benefit from ongoing strength in the market: IDC says global shipments of wearable devices are set to reach 125.3 million for 2018, up 8.5% from the previous year. The tech stock will next report results on Feb. 25 after the close. Analysts are looking for earnings of 7 cents per share on revenues of $568.8 million. When the company last reported on Oct. 31, earnings of 4 cents per share beat estimates by 5 cents on a 0.3% rise in revenues. As of this writing, William Roth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. ### More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Growth Stocks With the Future Written All Over Them * 7 Reasons Why Buffett's Bet on Apple Stock Is a Good One * 10 Companies That Could Post Decelerating Profits Compare Brokers The post 5 Big Tech Stocks on the Move appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Reuters2 days ago

    Payments company Square launches debit card for small businesses

    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.

  • Reuters2 days ago

    Payments company Square launches debit card for small businesses

    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.

  • Square Introduces Free Debit Card for Businesses, Giving Sellers Real-Time Access to Funds
    Business Wire2 days ago

    Square Introduces Free Debit Card for Businesses, Giving Sellers Real-Time Access to Funds

    Square, Inc. (SQ) today announced the launch of Square Card, a free business debit Mastercard that helps businesses manage their cash flow by eliminating the time between making a sale and having the funds available to spend. Square Card also encourages commerce among the small business community by offering sellers a 2.75% instant discount on purchases made at other Square sellers. “As sellers make crucial spending decisions, we know that fast access to funds -- and the ability to put proceeds from sales to use immediately -- can help with overall cash flow management,” said Alyssa Henry, Seller Lead at Square.

  • CNBC2 days ago

    Square takes another step into banking with a debit card for businesses

    The fintech company is launching a debit card for small businesses that gives them immediate access to sales made on the Square payments system. The move gets rid of the need for merchants to deposit funds from sales into their bank accounts, and instead encourages them to keep their money within the Square ecosystem. It refiled for a bank charter in December, which if approved would allow it to take customer deposits.

  • Visa, Rebecca Minkoff partner to support women entrepreneurs
    American City Business Journals3 days ago

    Visa, Rebecca Minkoff partner to support women entrepreneurs

    The initiative will be supported by the Female Founder Collective, a 3,000-member network of women-led businesses founded by Minkoff.

  • Here's Why Square (SQ) Stock Looks Like a Buy Right Now
    Zacks3 days ago

    Here's Why Square (SQ) Stock Looks Like a Buy Right Now

    Shares of Square (SQ) rest roughly 35% below their 52-week high at the moment, despite a 30% post-Christmas surge. And Square's fundamentals remain impressive amid a growing financial tech market.

  • PayPal Stock Is Almost Ready for a Comeback
    InvestorPlace3 days ago

    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.

  • Tech Stocks Fell Again: Solid Stock Selection Is Critical in 2019
    Market Realist3 days ago

    Tech Stocks Fell Again: Solid Stock Selection Is Critical in 2019

    Tech and Media Updates: Apple, Comcast, Facebook, and SpotifyStocks declined for the second straight sessionTech stocks have had a tough time over the last few months, as markets have realized that the sector faces a number of headwinds. The

  • PayPal (PYPL) Revives CMO Role, Appoints Allison Johnson
    Zacks3 days ago

    PayPal (PYPL) Revives CMO Role, Appoints Allison Johnson

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  • Benzinga3 days ago

    Bullish KeyBanc Says Square's Macro Risks Can Be Overcome

    Although Square Inc (NYSE: SQ ) faces macro headwinds, they could be offset by company-specific factors and do not impact 2019 gross payment volume projections, according to KeyBanc Capital Markets. The ...

  • The Wall Street Journal4 days ago

    [$$] Card-Only Businesses Have Swiped Away Cash-Paying Customers

    Yes, at a growing number of New York City shops and cafes—especially joints featuring polished concrete floors and “sustainable” products—it’s impossible to pay with your hard-earned 10s and 20s, much less your nickels, dimes and pennies. Square, a payment system and financial-services provider, says 12% of its thousands of small-business customers in New York City have gone cashless. Granted, 50% of small businesses across the U.S. still don’t accept credit or debit cards.

  • How Square lease could accelerate big tech's presence in Oakland
    American City Business Journals4 days ago

    How Square lease could accelerate big tech's presence in Oakland

    Interest in Oakland has been warming for years, but the 355,000-square-foot deal puts a stamp of legitimacy on the office market’s ability to compete with San Francisco.