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MA: $92.57
$115.90
52-Week Range
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Volume34.37 million shs
Average Volume13.72 million shs
Market Capitalization$52.27 billion
P/E Ratio188.84
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta2.69

Competitors

Square (NYSE:SQ) Vs. CRM, ORCL, SAP, SHOP, NOW, and INTU

Should you be buying SQ stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the industry of "prepackaged software" are considered alternatives and competitors to Square, including salesforce.com (CRM), Oracle (ORCL), SAP (SAP), Shopify (SHOP), ServiceNow (NOW), and Intuit (INTU).

salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM) and Square (NYSE:SQ) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, risk, earnings, valuation and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

salesforce.com has a beta of 1.08, suggesting that its stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Square has a beta of 2.69, suggesting that its stock price is 169% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for salesforce.com and Square, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
salesforce.com133822.93
Square5181802.32

salesforce.com currently has a consensus price target of $200.1579, suggesting a potential upside of 1.23%. Square has a consensus price target of $77.3628, suggesting a potential downside of 34.97%. Given salesforce.com's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe salesforce.com is more favorable than Square.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

81.5% of salesforce.com shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 62.7% of Square shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.4% of salesforce.com shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 19.9% of Square shares are owned 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.

Profitability

This table compares salesforce.com and Square's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
salesforce.com-0.92%2.45%1.52%
Square5.99%0.44%0.14%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares salesforce.com and Square's top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
salesforce.com$17.10 billion10.42$126 million$1.02193.84
Square$4.71 billion11.09$375.45 million$0.17699.82

Square has lower revenue, but higher earnings than salesforce.com. salesforce.com is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Square, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

salesforce.com beats Square on 9 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Square (NYSE:SQ) and Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

Square has a beta of 2.69, suggesting that its share price is 169% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Oracle has a beta of 0.87, suggesting that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Square and Oracle, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Square5181802.32
Oracle117812.33

Square presently has a consensus target price of $77.3628, suggesting a potential downside of 34.97%. Oracle has a consensus target price of $54.9286, suggesting a potential downside of 2.92%. Given Oracle's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Oracle is more favorable than Square.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

62.7% of Square shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 48.1% of Oracle shares are held by institutional investors. 19.9% of Square shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 36.6% of Oracle shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Square and Oracle's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Square5.99%0.44%0.14%
Oracle25.94%72.76%10.96%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Square and Oracle's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Square$4.71 billion11.09$375.45 million$0.17699.82
Oracle$39.07 billion4.44$10.14 billion$3.4616.35

Oracle has higher revenue and earnings than Square. Oracle is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Square, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Oracle beats Square on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Square (NYSE:SQ) and SAP (NYSE:SAP) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

Square has a beta of 2.69, suggesting that its share price is 169% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SAP has a beta of 0.96, suggesting that its share price is 4% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Square and SAP, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Square5181802.32
SAP13802.58

Square presently has a consensus target price of $77.3628, suggesting a potential downside of 34.97%. SAP has a consensus target price of $138.00, suggesting a potential downside of 3.40%. Given SAP's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe SAP is more favorable than Square.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

62.7% of Square shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 4.7% of SAP shares are held by institutional investors. 19.9% of Square shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.4% of SAP shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Square and SAP's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Square5.99%0.44%0.14%
SAP15.27%16.19%8.04%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Square and SAP's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Square$4.71 billion11.09$375.45 million$0.17699.82
SAP$30.86 billion5.52$3.72 billion$4.0235.53

SAP has higher revenue and earnings than Square. SAP is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Square, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

SAP beats Square on 8 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Square (NYSE:SQ) and Shopify (NYSE:SHOP) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

Square has a beta of 2.69, suggesting that its share price is 169% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Shopify has a beta of 1.61, suggesting that its share price is 61% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Square and Shopify, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Square5181802.32
Shopify2181002.27

Square presently has a consensus target price of $77.3628, suggesting a potential downside of 34.97%. Shopify has a consensus target price of $694.6296, suggesting a potential downside of 29.61%. Given Shopify's higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Shopify is more favorable than Square.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

62.7% of Square shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.3% of Shopify shares are held by institutional investors. 19.9% of Square shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Square and Shopify's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Square5.99%0.44%0.14%
Shopify-7.65%-2.56%-2.24%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Square and Shopify's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Square$4.71 billion11.09$375.45 million$0.17699.82
Shopify$1.58 billion73.32$-124,840,000.00($0.94)-1,049.76

Square has higher revenue and earnings than Shopify. Shopify is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Square, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Square beats Shopify on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Square (NYSE:SQ) and ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

Square has a beta of 2.69, suggesting that its share price is 169% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ServiceNow has a beta of 1.34, suggesting that its share price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Square and ServiceNow, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Square5181802.32
ServiceNow052312.86

Square presently has a consensus target price of $77.3628, suggesting a potential downside of 34.97%. ServiceNow has a consensus target price of $378.5385, suggesting a potential downside of 9.10%. Given ServiceNow's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe ServiceNow is more favorable than Square.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

62.7% of Square shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 92.3% of ServiceNow shares are held by institutional investors. 19.9% of Square shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of ServiceNow shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Square and ServiceNow's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Square5.99%0.44%0.14%
ServiceNow18.19%9.47%3.11%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Square and ServiceNow's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Square$4.71 billion11.09$375.45 million$0.17699.82
ServiceNow$3.46 billion22.95$626.70 million$0.65640.68

ServiceNow has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Square. ServiceNow is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Square, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

ServiceNow beats Square on 11 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

Square (NYSE:SQ) and Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, profitability, risk, earnings and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

Square has a beta of 2.69, suggesting that its share price is 169% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Intuit has a beta of 1.04, suggesting that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Square and Intuit, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Square5181802.32
Intuit241202.56

Square presently has a consensus target price of $77.3628, suggesting a potential downside of 34.97%. Intuit has a consensus target price of $308.4118, suggesting a potential downside of 0.40%. Given Intuit's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Intuit is more favorable than Square.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

62.7% of Square shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 86.2% of Intuit shares are held by institutional investors. 19.9% of Square shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 4.1% of Intuit shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Square and Intuit's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Square5.99%0.44%0.14%
Intuit19.50%32.03%18.85%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Square and Intuit's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Square$4.71 billion11.09$375.45 million$0.17699.82
Intuit$6.78 billion11.90$1.56 billion$5.5855.49

Intuit has higher revenue and earnings than Square. Intuit is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Square, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Intuit beats Square on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
salesforce.com logo
CRM
salesforce.com
1.7$197.72+2.6%$173.47 billion$17.10 billion-1,098.44Insider Selling
Oracle logo
ORCL
Oracle
2.4$56.58+1.1%$173.23 billion$39.07 billion18.25Decrease in Short Interest
SAP logo
SAP
SAP
1.5$142.85+1.9%$170.51 billion$30.86 billion35.98Increase in Short Interest
Shopify logo
SHOP
Shopify
1.2$986.77+4.4%$120.77 billion$1.58 billion-850.66
ServiceNow logo
NOW
ServiceNow
1.7$416.44+0.5%$80.39 billion$3.46 billion121.77
Intuit logo
INTU
Intuit
1.8$309.65+1.4%$79.61 billion$6.78 billion61.08
VMware logo
VMW
VMware
1.7$149.15+0.5%$62.81 billion$10.81 billion9.94Decrease in Short Interest
Activision Blizzard logo
ATVI
Activision Blizzard
2.0$78.67+1.5%$59.72 billion$6.49 billion38.95Decrease in Short Interest
Uber Technologies logo
UBER
Uber Technologies
1.8$32.52+5.7%$53.20 billion$14.15 billion-4.20Analyst Report
Heavy News Reporting
Autodesk logo
ADSK
Autodesk
1.6$244.36+1.7%$52.64 billion$3.27 billion178.36Insider Selling
Electronic Arts logo
EA
Electronic Arts
1.7$134.27+0.3%$38.64 billion$5.54 billion13.10Decrease in Short Interest
Veeva Systems logo
VEEV
Veeva Systems
1.5$245.55+1.4%$36.66 billion$1.10 billion124.02Analyst Report
Docusign logo
DOCU
Docusign
1.3$190.66+0.2%$35.05 billion$973.97 million-162.96Increase in Short Interest
Twilio logo
TWLO
Twilio
1.3$235.44+1.3%$33.74 billion$1.13 billion-87.20
Splunk logo
SPLK
Splunk
1.5$198.66+0.6%$32.27 billion$2.36 billion-63.27Insider Selling
Synopsys logo
SNPS
Synopsys
1.4$199.39+0.9%$29.74 billion$3.36 billion64.95
Cadence Design Systems logo
CDNS
Cadence Design Systems
1.5$98.74+0.9%$27.41 billion$2.34 billion27.89Decrease in Short Interest
DDOG
Datadog
1.0$88.96+0.7%$26.82 billion$362.78 million-593.07Insider Selling
Increase in Short Interest
Okta logo
OKTA
Okta
1.4$207.26+0.2%$25.89 billion$586.07 million-115.79Analyst Report
ANSYS logo
ANSS
ANSYS
1.0$297.97+1.2%$25.50 billion$1.52 billion62.60Heavy News Reporting
Atlassian logo
TEAM
Atlassian
1.6$190.47+0.2%$23.17 billion$1.21 billion-218.93
CRWD
Crowdstrike
1.4$106.39+0.8%$22.05 billion$481.41 million-132.99Insider Selling
Coupa Software logo
COUP
Coupa Software
1.0$287.04+1.3%$19.50 billion$389.72 million-212.62
Paycom Software logo
PAYC
Paycom Software
1.4$321.41+0.0%$18.83 billion$737.67 million95.66
Citrix Systems logo
CTXS
Citrix Systems
1.8$150.38+0.2%$18.53 billion$3.01 billion26.29Decrease in Short Interest
TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE logo
TTWO
TAKE-TWO INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE
1.6$145.68+0.9%$16.38 billion$3.09 billion41.15Insider Selling
Increase in Short Interest
Heavy News Reporting
Check Point Software Technologies logo
CHKP
Check Point Software Technologies
1.4$111.53+2.6%$15.96 billion$1.99 billion20.17
Tableau Software logo
DATA
Tableau Software
0.9$169.53+0.0%$14.61 billion$982.95 million-53.14
SS&C Technologies logo
SSNC
SS&C Technologies
2.9$56.61+0.1%$14.51 billion$4.63 billion32.91Analyst Upgrade
Increase in Short Interest
Tyler Technologies logo
TYL
Tyler Technologies
1.2$352.47+0.8%$14.12 billion$1.09 billion85.76
Mongodb logo
MDB
Mongodb
1.3$222.02+1.4%$13.09 billion$421.72 million-64.17Insider Selling
Ceridian HCM logo
CDAY
Ceridian HCM
1.5$84.67+0.6%$12.61 billion$824.10 million166.02Decrease in Short Interest
Symantec logo
SYMC
Symantec
1.7$19.93+0.4%$12.37 billion$4.73 billion17.03
NLOK
NortonLifeLock
2.4$19.93+0.4%$11.94 billion$2.49 billion3.31Increase in Short Interest
DT
Dynatrace
1.7$42.35+1.2%$11.89 billion$545.80 million-26.14Increase in Short Interest
Nice logo
NICE
Nice
1.3$188.46+0.4%$11.80 billion$1.57 billion62.82
Alteryx logo
AYX
Alteryx
1.4$171.67+1.3%$11.47 billion$417.91 million3,433.40
NET
Cloudflare
1.4$38.34+4.9%$11.07 billion$287.02 million-53.25Analyst Report
Increase in Short Interest
Black Knight logo
BKI
Black Knight
1.4$72.27+0.7%$10.87 billion$1.18 billion81.20
Avalara logo
AVLR
Avalara
1.4$133.29+2.2%$10.69 billion$382.42 million-190.41Increase in Short Interest
HubSpot logo
HUBS
HubSpot
1.4$235.13+1.1%$10.50 billion$674.86 million-166.76Insider Selling
Decrease in Short Interest
Guidewire Software logo
GWRE
Guidewire Software
1.1$112.40+0.2%$9.36 billion$719.51 million-220.39
PTC logo
PTC
PTC
1.7$79.08+1.0%$9.06 billion$1.26 billion143.78Increase in Short Interest
Dropbox logo
DBX
Dropbox
1.6$22.42+3.4%$8.95 billion$1.66 billion-1,121.00
FSLY
Fastly
1.3$84.37+0.2%$8.63 billion$200.46 million-125.93Analyst Downgrade
High Trading Volume
ESTC
Elastic
1.4$93.54+1.1%$8.22 billion$427.62 million-43.92
Paylocity logo
PCTY
Paylocity
1.4$150.85+1.4%$8.21 billion$467.63 million120.68Decrease in Short Interest
Nuance Communications logo
NUAN
Nuance Communications
1.5$25.60+0.5%$7.30 billion$1.82 billion48.30Increase in Short Interest
PLAN
Anaplan
1.3$49.44+2.9%$6.58 billion$348.02 million-43.75Decrease in Short Interest
BILL
Bill.com
1.3$88.40+1.7%$6.42 billion$108.35 million0.00Decrease in Short Interest
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