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SoftBank Just Gave Nu Holdings (NU) Stock a Big Boost

  • Nu Holdings (NU) stock is climbing after SoftBank (SFTBY) revealed a stake in the company.
  • SoftBank holds 22 million shares of NU stock.
  • Shares of Nu are also rising alongside the company's second-quarter earnings report.
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Nu Holdings (NYSE:NU) stock is on the rise Tuesday as investors react to news of SoftBank (OTCMKTS:SFTBY) taking a stake in the Latin American banking company.

SoftBank took out a massive stake in NU stock, buying 22 million shares. This comes well after SoftBank was listed as a pre-initial public offering (IPO) investor in the company, although SoftBank hadn’t listed Nu among its holdings until today.

That’s not the only news helping out NU stock today, however. The company also released its earnings report for the second quarter of 2022 after markets closed on Monday.

This earnings report included revenue of $1.2 billion, beating out the $1.04 billion that Wall Street had expected. That’s a 230% increase year-over-year (YOY). Nu Holdings did not release earnings per share (EPS) in its report, however.

David Vélez, founder and CEO of Nu, said the following in the earnings report.

“We had another very strong quarter, with growth and profitability in our core business. We registered record revenues and are making huge strides towards becoming a multi-product and multi-country platform.”

The SoftBank and earnings news today has NU stock seeing heavy trading. As of this writing, more than 67 million shares of the stock have changed hands. That’s a major increase over the company’s daily average trading volume of about 31.5 million.

NU stock is up 20% as of Tuesday afternoon.

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