That upgrade has the analyst increasing the firm’s rating for SHOP stock from “market perform” to “outperform.” For the record, the analyst consensus rating for SHOP shares is a “hold” based on 38 opinions.
In addition to that upgrade, the MoffettNathanson analyst also set a price target of $76 per share for SHOP stock. That represents a potential 15.9% upside compared to the stock’s prior closing price. It’s also well above the analyst consensus price prediction of $59.42 per share.
Why the Bullish Stance on SHOP Stock?
Here’s what Morton had to say about the Shopify upgrade in a note to clients obtained by CNBC
“We expect Shopify to gain increasing traction with enterprise customers going forward. Better yet, early signs suggest the transition to the enterprise is already underway.”
According to the analyst, this expectation comes from “an inflection in the business” that he believes the consensus doesn’t currently take into account. The analyst specifically points to Shopify Plus and its offerings for larger merchants as one of the potential catalysts for SHOP stock.
Trading on Monday are more than 2.3 million shares of SHOP stock. That’s still below its daily average trading volume of about 15.2 million shares. Even so, SHOP is up almost 1% this morning. Year-to-date (YTD), SHOP is up 85.8%!
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