Square Inc. [NYSE: SQ] jumped around 5.99 points on Friday, while shares priced at $241.89 at the close of the session, up 2.54%. The company report on July 7, 2021 that Square Data Shows Beauty Industry Recovery as Gross Payment Volume Rises 121% Year-over-Year.
Square, a vital partner to beauty and personal care businesses, offering seamless tools to fuel reopening.
Following a difficult year, the beauty industry is showing strong signs of recovery as beauty and personal care businesses have reopened for in-person operations. Data from Square shows that gross payment volume and appointment bookings now exceed pre-COVID levels to meet surging consumer demand in a demonstration of incredible resilience.
Square Inc. stock is now 11.14% up from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. SQ Stock saw the intraday high of $241.9599 and lowest of $235.56 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 283.19, which means current price is +26.41% above from all time high which was touched on 02/16/21.
Compared to the average trading volume of 9.35M shares, SQ reached a trading volume of 5349267 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 $277.65 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 2.30. 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.
DA Davidson have made an estimate for Square Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on June 24, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Needham raised their target price from $300 to $310. The new note on the price target was released on April 13, 2021, representing the official price target for Square Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $250, while Keefe Bruyette analysts kept a Outperform rating on SQ stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Square Inc. is set at 8.19, with the Price to Sales ratio for SQ stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 8.15. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 47.52, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 8.26. Price to Free Cash Flow for SQ in the course of the last twelve months was 6630.92 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 0.02. With this latest performance, SQ shares gained by 15.07% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 1.01% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 86.95% 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 55.66, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 54.73, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 54.88 for Square Inc. [SQ]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 225.91, while it was recorded at 242.04 for the last single week of trading, and 218.83 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 +1.78 and a Gross Margin at +28.01. Square Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +2.24.
Return on Total Capital for SQ is now 3.97, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 5.06. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 9.69, with Return on Assets sitting at 2.96. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Square Inc. [SQ] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 112.97. Additionally, SQ Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 53.04, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 30.69. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 111.00, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 52.12.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Square Inc. [SQ] managed to generate an average of $38,909 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 9.97 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.32.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]
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 56.08%.
Insider trade positions for Square Inc. [SQ]
There are presently around $69,792 million, or 74.10% of SQ stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of SQ stocks are: MORGAN STANLEY with ownership of 28,466,309, which is approximately 0.784% of the company’s market cap and around 0.40% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 24,565,270 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $5.94 billion in SQ stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $5.27 billion in SQ stock with ownership of nearly 4.062% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Square Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 706 institutional holders increased their position in Square Inc. [NYSE:SQ] by around 24,077,634 shares. Additionally, 568 investors decreased positions by around 28,367,104 shares, while 129 investors held positions by with 236,083,456 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 288,528,194 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. SQ stock had 193 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,626,241 shares, while 132 institutional investors sold positions of 5,596,290 shares during the same period.