Square Inc. [NYSE: SQ] traded at a low on 12/14/20, posting a -0.34 loss after which it closed the day’ session at $215.86. The company report on December 14, 2020 that Square and POWDR Bring New Commerce Tech to the Ski Slopes.
As the winter ski season gets underway, Square announced that its commerce platform now powers payments, e-commerce, and point of sale at nearly a dozen renowned ski resorts across the U.S. and Canada in partnership with POWDR, an adventure lifestyle company on a mission to deliver memorable experiences, enhance people’s lives and have fun doing it.
Square’s versatility of software, hardware, and e-commerce allow POWDR resorts to offer hospitality experiences that meet the needs and expectations of their customers, which are continually evolving due to ongoing public health concerns. As skiers and snowboarders prepare to return to the slopes this year, they’ll be able to safely enjoy mountain amenities and conduct touch-free transactions at dozens of food & beverage, retail, and online sites at POWDR resorts across North America.
The results of the trading session contributed to over 7361414 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of Square Inc. stands at 4.83% while the volatility over the past one month is 4.42%.
The market cap for SQ stock reached $97.64 billion, with 444.46 million shares outstanding and 378.34 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 9.57M shares, SQ reached a trading volume of 7361414 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
What do top market gurus say about Square Inc. [SQ]?
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for SQ shares is $193.44 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on SQ stock is a recommendation set at 2.40. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
Seaport Global Securities have made an estimate for Square Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on December 07, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on December 03, 2020, representing the official price target for Square Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $220, while BTIG Research analysts kept a Buy rating on SQ stock. On November 06, 2020, analysts increased their price target for SQ shares from 185 to 215.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Square Inc. is set at 9.95, with the Price to Sales ratio for SQ stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 12.76. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 46.52, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 6.37. Price to Free Cash Flow for SQ in the course of the last twelve months was 445.82 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.70.
How has SQ stock performed recently?
Square Inc. [SQ] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.54. With this latest performance, SQ shares gained by 20.92% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 127.84% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 233.12% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for SQ stock in for the last two-week period is set at 60.98, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 64.14, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 61.79 for Square Inc. [SQ]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 188.46, while it was recorded at 213.95 for the last single week of trading, and 123.97 for the last 200 days.
Square Inc. [SQ]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Square Inc. [SQ] shares currently have an operating margin of +3.26 and a Gross Margin at +38.65. Square Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +7.97.
Return on Total Capital for SQ is now 6.38, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 15.70. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 26.48, with Return on Assets sitting at 9.59. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Square Inc. [SQ] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 62.82. Additionally, SQ Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 38.58, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 23.67. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 61.09, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 37.52.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Square Inc. [SQ] managed to generate an average of $97,900 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 8.39 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.20.Square Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.70 and a Current Ratio set at 1.70.
Earnings analysis for Square Inc. [SQ]
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Square Inc. posted 0.23/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.21/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 9.50%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for SQ. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Square Inc. go to 38.04%.
Insider trade positions for Square Inc. [SQ]
There are presently around $63,305 million, or 76.30% of SQ stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of SQ stocks are: MORGAN STANLEY with ownership of 35,100,493, which is approximately -0.268% of the company’s market cap and around 0.50% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 23,172,239 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $5.0 billion in SQ stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $4.06 billion in SQ stock with ownership of nearly 1.941% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Square Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 534 institutional holders increased their position in Square Inc. [NYSE:SQ] by around 31,941,945 shares. Additionally, 422 investors decreased positions by around 37,189,480 shares, while 105 investors held positions by with 224,139,372 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 293,270,797 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. SQ stock had 215 new institutional investments in for a total of 10,714,932 shares, while 74 institutional investors sold positions of 3,061,999 shares during the same period.