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GE   161.04 (+1.51%)
DIS   113.69 (+1.55%)
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PFE   25.89 (-2.63%)
PYPL   59.98 (-0.93%)
XOM   104.36 (-1.40%)
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GOOGL   133.35 (-2.76%)
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TSLA   188.14 (-7.16%)
NVDA   852.37 (+3.60%)
NIO   5.35 (-7.44%)
AMD   205.36 (+1.34%)
BABA   72.00 (-3.51%)
T   16.80 (-1.06%)
F   12.74 (+2.33%)
MU   95.77 (+0.65%)
CGC   3.02 (-5.92%)
GE   161.04 (+1.51%)
DIS   113.69 (+1.55%)
AMC   4.32 (-0.92%)
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Block (SQ) Competitors

$76.96
-2.29 (-2.89%)
(As of 03/4/2024 ET)

SQ vs. PLTR, GEN, PATH, ESTC, SPOT, CPRT, PAYX, WCN, NU, and FIS

Should you be buying Block stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Block include Palantir Technologies (PLTR), Gen Digital (GEN), UiPath (PATH), Elastic (ESTC), Spotify Technology (SPOT), Copart (CPRT), Paychex (PAYX), Waste Connections (WCN), NU (NU), and Fidelity National Information Services (FIS). These companies are all part of the "business services" sector.

Block vs.

Palantir Technologies (NYSE:PLTR) and Block (NYSE:SQ) are both large-cap business services companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, media sentiment, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, community ranking, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Block received 1333 more outperform votes than Palantir Technologies when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 69.42% of users gave Block an outperform vote while only 46.45% of users gave Palantir Technologies an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Palantir TechnologiesOutperform Votes
72
46.45%
Underperform Votes
83
53.55%
BlockOutperform Votes
1405
69.42%
Underperform Votes
619
30.58%

Palantir Technologies has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Block.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Palantir Technologies$2.23B23.90$209.82M$0.09267.09
Block$21.92B2.16$9.77MN/AN/A

34.2% of Palantir Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.2% of Block shares are held by institutional investors. 14.0% of Palantir Technologies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 10.8% of Block shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Palantir Technologies has a beta of 2.82, suggesting that its share price is 182% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Block has a beta of 2.55, suggesting that its share price is 155% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Palantir Technologies currently has a consensus price target of $16.71, indicating a potential downside of 30.48%. Block has a consensus price target of $82.44, indicating a potential upside of 7.12%. Given Palantir Technologies' stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Block is more favorable than Palantir Technologies.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Palantir Technologies
4 Sell rating(s)
5 Hold rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
1.92
Block
0 Sell rating(s)
6 Hold rating(s)
26 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.81

Palantir Technologies has a net margin of 9.43% compared to Palantir Technologies' net margin of 0.04%. Block's return on equity of 6.17% beat Palantir Technologies' return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Palantir Technologies9.43% 6.17% 4.78%
Block 0.04%0.63%0.35%

In the previous week, Palantir Technologies had 20 more articles in the media than Block. MarketBeat recorded 42 mentions for Palantir Technologies and 22 mentions for Block. Block's average media sentiment score of 0.89 beat Palantir Technologies' score of 0.49 indicating that Palantir Technologies is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Palantir Technologies
29 Very Positive mention(s)
5 Positive mention(s)
7 Neutral mention(s)
1 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Block
14 Very Positive mention(s)
3 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
2 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Summary

Palantir Technologies beats Block on 9 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.


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New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

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SQ vs. The Competition

MetricBlockPrepackaged software IndustryBusiness SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$47.38B$22.65B$6.73B$17.70B
Dividend YieldN/A1.93%3.11%3.55%
P/E Ratio466.18128.3321.4925.15
Price / Sales2.168.631,356.806.73
Price / CashN/A72.7619.7815.38
Price / Book2.5411.514.905.46
Net Income$9.77M$342.30M$117.23M$981.14M
7 Day Performance3.16%1.18%-0.10%1.35%
1 Month Performance13.38%7.64%9.57%2.89%
1 Year Performance-4.85%9.80%12.96%94.27%

Block Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
PLTR
Palantir Technologies
2.8181 of 5 stars
$24.54
+4.2%
$16.71
-31.9%
+199.3%$53.39B$2.23B272.643,735Gap Down
GEN
Gen Digital
3.5983 of 5 stars
$21.42
-0.4%
N/A+13.1%$13.64B$3.34B9.923,700Short Interest ↑
PATH
UiPath
1.1268 of 5 stars
$23.67
-1.4%
$22.32
-5.7%
+50.6%$13.40B$1.06B-84.533,833Short Interest ↓
ESTC
Elastic
2.47 of 5 stars
$131.22
+0.4%
$96.28
-26.6%
+83.0%$13.07B$1.07B-65.942,886Analyst Report
Short Interest ↓
SPOT
Spotify Technology
4.0064 of 5 stars
$253.02
-0.8%
$223.36
-11.7%
+113.1%$49.88B$14.34B-85.489,123News Coverage
CPRT
Copart
3.0948 of 5 stars
$52.92
+0.8%
$48.25
-8.8%
+50.0%$50.81B$4.06B38.0710,200Short Interest ↑
PAYX
Paychex
4.4744 of 5 stars
$122.90
-0.4%
$123.17
+0.2%
+8.4%$44.22B$5.01B27.3116,600Positive News
WCN
Waste Connections
4.37 of 5 stars
$168.29
-0.8%
$171.31
+1.8%
+23.3%$43.36B$8.02B56.8522,539
NU
NU
2.0663 of 5 stars
$11.15
+3.9%
$9.50
-14.8%
+140.8%$52.32B$8.03B53.078,000Short Interest ↑
FIS
Fidelity National Information Services
4.6761 of 5 stars
$66.98
-0.5%
$66.25
-1.1%
+8.3%$39.68B$14.53B-1.6469,000Earnings Report
Dividend Cut
Buyback Announcement

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This page (NYSE:SQ) was last updated on 3/4/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff