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Block - SQ Stock Forecast, Price & News

$65.40
+2.03 (+3.20%)
(As of 12/9/2022 02:51 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$62.57
$65.82
50-Day Range
$51.51
$73.38
52-Week Range
$51.34
$194.53
Volume
221,242 shs
Average Volume
10.85 million shs
Market Capitalization
$39.11 billion
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
N/A
Price Target
$114.70

Block MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.79 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
74.4% Upside
$114.68 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
4.47% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
N/A
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
-0.63mentions of Block in the last 14 days
Based on 7 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$23.10 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
Growing
From ($0.69) to $0.05 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.45 out of 5 stars

Business Services Sector

96th out of 320 stocks

Prepackaged Software Industry

70th out of 218 stocks

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About Block (NYSE:SQ) Stock

Block, Inc. is the parent company to a host of digital financial solutions including Square. The company was founded in 2009 by Jack Dorsey (also founded Twitter) and Jim McKelvey as a solution to a problem faced by McKelvey. Mr. McKelvey was unable to complete a transaction because he was unable to accept credit cards and that provided inspiration for Mr. Dorsey. The firm was founded in St. Louis but now has no official headquarters, instead choosing to do most work remotely or from one of several key hubs. That decision was made in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic when it became clear telecommuting was a solution that worked.

The original Square app provides a multitude of payment and POS solutions that include hardware and software. The hardware includes the iconic Square card mag-stripe reader that can be plugged into any tablet or smartphone as well as many other solutions. The software enables sellers to turn their smart devices into POS on a temporary or permanent/dedicated basis.

The company went public in 2015 when it IPOd on the NASDAQ stock exchange and then later decided to change its name to Block to better represent the business. Today, Block, Inc. operates as a network of businesses that are working together to expand access to the economy. The core brands are Square, CashApp, AfterPay, Weebly, Tidal, Spiral, and TBD.

The Square brand encompasses all the core business including but not limited to hardware and its related software. The CashApp business is a money transfer solution that is working to make money more available and universally acceptable. Afterpay is a buy-now-pay-later service. Weebly is an eCommerce and web hosting service for small and medium-sized businesses. Tidal is a platform for musicians and artists to connect with fans and monetize their brands. Spiral is the firm's cryptocurrency division and TBD is a division focused on crypto, specifically building a crypto platform.

Block, Inc. stunned the market in 2020 when it began to purchase Bitcoin. Then Square, the company purchased Bitcoin in two transactions for a total of $210 million. The holdings amount to 8,027 Bitcoins which were worth $154.75 million in October 2022. The purpose of Spiral is to fund open-sourced applications that encourage and facilitate the use of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

Mr. Dorsey remains the CEO and chairman of Block, Inc. The company employs more than 8,500 individuals across its footprint and netted $17.66 billion in revenue for 2021. Mr. Dorsey is also the company’s largest shareholder with about 10% of the shares.



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SQ Company Calendar

Last Earnings
11/03/2022
Today
12/09/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
2/23/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Prepackaged software
Sub-Industry
N/A
Fax
N/A
Employees
8,521
Year Founded
2009

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$114.68
High Stock Price Forecast
$210.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$55.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+75.4%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.79
Research Coverage
38 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$166.28 million
Pretax Margin
-3.11%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$17.66 billion
Cash Flow
$0.96 per share
Book Value
$7.13 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
529,173,000
Market Cap
$39.11 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
2.37

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Jack  DorseyMr. Jack Dorsey (Age 41)
    Chairman, Pres & CEO
  • Mr. James Morgan McKelvey Jr.Mr. James Morgan McKelvey Jr. (Age 53)
    Co-Founder
  • Ms. Sarah  FriarMs. Sarah Friar (Age 45)
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Ms. Hillary B. Smith (Age 51)
    Gen. Counsel and Corp. Sec.
  • Ms. Alyssa  HenryMs. Alyssa Henry (Age 48)
    Seller Lead













SQ Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Block stock right now?

38 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Block in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 6 hold ratings and 31 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" SQ shares.
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What is Block's stock price forecast for 2023?

38 analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Block's stock. Their SQ share price forecasts range from $55.00 to $210.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $114.68 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 83.1% from the stock's current price.
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How have SQ shares performed in 2022?

Block's stock was trading at $161.51 at the beginning of the year. Since then, SQ stock has decreased by 61.2% and is now trading at $62.63.
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When is Block's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 23rd 2023.
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How were Block's earnings last quarter?

Block, Inc. (NYSE:SQ) issued its earnings results on Thursday, November, 3rd. The technology company reported $0.01 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of ($0.15) by $0.16. The technology company earned $4.52 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.48 billion. Block had a negative trailing twelve-month return on equity of 2.10% and a negative net margin of 2.97%.

What is Jack Dorsey's approval rating as Block's CEO?

436 employees have rated Block Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey on Glassdoor.com. Jack Dorsey has an approval rating of 89% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Block own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Block investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Tesla (TSLA), Alibaba Group (BABA), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), PayPal (PYPL), Netflix (NFLX), Micron Technology (MU), Salesforce (CRM), Walt Disney (DIS) and Shopify (SHOP).

When did Block IPO?

(SQ) raised $324 million in an IPO on Thursday, November 19th 2015. The company issued 27,000,000 shares at $11.00-$13.00 per share. Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and J.P. Morgan served as the underwriters for the IPO and Barclays, Deutsche Bank Securities, Jefferies, RBC Capital Markets, Stifel, LOYAL3 Securities and SMBC Nikko were co-managers.

What is Block's stock symbol?

Block trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "SQ."

Who are Block's major shareholders?

Block's stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (5.65%), Sands Capital Management LLC (2.74%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (1.47%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (1.44%), Citadel Advisors LLC (0.00%) and Bares Capital Management Inc. (1.10%). Insiders that own company stock include Ajmere Dale, Alyssa Henry, Amrita Ahuja, Brian Grassadonia, David A Viniar, Ernest C Garcia II, Jack Dorsey, Jacqueline D Reses, James Morgan Jr Mckelvey, Mary G Meeker, Mohan Maheswaran, Paul Deighton and Sivan Whiteley.
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How do I buy shares of Block?

Shares of SQ stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Block's stock price today?

One share of SQ stock can currently be purchased for approximately $62.63.

How much money does Block make?

Block (NYSE:SQ) has a market capitalization of $37.46 billion and generates $17.66 billion in revenue each year. The technology company earns $166.28 million in net income (profit) each year or ($0.93) on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Block have?

The company employs 8,521 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Block?

Block's mailing address is 1455 MARKET STREET SUITE 600, SAN FRANCISCO CA, 94103. The official website for the company is www.squareup.com. The technology company can be reached via phone at 415-375-3176 or via email at ir@squareup.com.

This page (NYSE:SQ) was last updated on 12/9/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff