What Happened to the Square Stock Price Today?
- Square (NYSE:SQ) stock rose slightly after the payments technology company reported strong first quarter numbers that easily breezed past expectations and included sustained robust growth trends.
- Despite the rally, SQ stock is still about 20% off its recent highs.
Why It Happened
- As has been the case for the past several years, Square’s earnings absolutely crushed estimates and were really, really good.
- Amid a big rebound in consumer spending, Square’s GPV rose a very healthy 29% year-over-year in Q1, which paced an equally healthy 27% gain in transaction revenues.
- Subscription revenue growth accelerated to 88%.
- Cash App revenue growth ex Bitcoin accelerated to 139%.
- Bitcoin revenues basically rose 10X year-over-year.
- The whole growth narrative here is on fire. No wonder SQ stock popped after the print.
Does It Matter?
- This blowout earnings report matters, because it strongly underscores that the recent weakness in SQ stock is completely unwarranted.
- As we’ve been saying for months would be the case, Square is having a very strong year.
- Not only is the physical seller business bouncing back, but the digital app business isn’t slowing down, either. It’s actually improving, too.
- So, the whole Square growth narrative is accelerating, even after what was a record-setting 2020.
- This continued acceleration in what is already a very robust growth trajectory will enable SQ stock to push significantly higher over the next few quarters.
SQ Stock Price Forecast
- Following the earnings report, the consensus sell-side price target on SQ stock sits around $285.
- We believe shares can and will make a run for that level within the next few months.
- $300 look reachable by the end of 2021.
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Now, Square is an all-in-one, end-to-end commerce technology company for retailers of all shapes and sizes. This expansion from what Square was, to what Square is today, is due to innovation — and the result of this relentless innovation is a 10X rise in the SQ stock price.
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On the date of publication, Luke Lango did not have (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this video.
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