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Block Inc

Block is a software infrastructure company located in California, United States, which is part of the Technology sector, and is traded under the ticker SQ on the NYSE exchange.

Block stock last closed at $55.90, down 5.37% from the previous day, and has decreased 76.32% in one year. It has underperformed other stocks in the Software - Infrastructure industry by 0.38 percentage points. Block stock is currently +3.71% from its 52-week low of $53.90, and -79.31% from its 52-week high of $270.16.

At the moment, there are 590.19M shares of SQ outstanding. The market capitalization of SQ is $32.99B. In the past 24 hours, 13.28M SQ shares were traded.

How to Buy Block Stock

Not sure how to invest in Block stock? Here's how.
  1. Figure out where to buy Block stock: You need to choose an online brokerage, but don't worry - we've tried dozens of online brokerages and apps to help you figure out where to buy Block stock.
  2. Sign up for a brokerage account: Sign up for 0% commission trading with the highest-rated brokerage we've found. It's the best place to buy SQ stock.
  3. Put funds into your investment account: Pick your method of payment and add your info.
  4. Research Block stock: The Block ticker symbol is SQ. Is Block stock a good investment? Should you buy shares of SQ? How do SQ's underlying business fundamentals look? Do top analysts think Block is a good buy? Why has SQ's stock price moved recently? (Hint: Our stock market analysis website can help you figure out if SQ is a good stock to buy).
  5. Execute your SQ buy order: Decide if you will purchase SQ shares at the current market price or use a limit order to buy SQ stock at a specific price.
  6. Get the latest scoop on your SQ investment: Create a watchlist to keep track of your investment in Block shares.

Step 1: Figure out where to buy Block stock

You need an online brokerage account in order to access the NYSE market and buy SQ stock.

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Step 2: Sign up for a brokerage account

Now that you've chosen it's time brokerage, chosen to fill out some personal information so you are able to buy SQ today.

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Step 3: Put funds into your investment account

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Step 4: Research Block stock

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Block shares quick numbers

SQ Price
$55.90
1w %
-0.05%
1y %
-76.32%
5y %
94.03%
P/E
-61.43x
P/B
1.96x
P/S
2x
PEG
N/A
Revenue
$16.29B
Earnings
-$488.96M
Fore. Rev. Growth
14.29%
Fore. Earn. Growth
N/A
Market Cap
$32.99B
Next Earnings
Nov 2, 2022
Next Dividend
N/A

Block Zen Score

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You can see all of the due diligence checks on SQ's stock page.

Is SQ stock undervalued?

You can use many financial metrics, analyses, models, and charts to gauge SQ's intrinsic value.

Using relative valuations methods:

  • SQ could be undervalued based on its P/B ratio of 1.96x, relative to Software - Infrastructure industry P/B ratio of 9.73x

You can do additional valuation research on SQ's stock here.

Is SQ a healthy company?

Positive Health Checks:

  • There are more short-term assets than long-term liabilities on the SQ balance sheet.
  • There are more short-term assets than short-term liabilities on the SQ balance sheet.
  • Total SQ debt is lower than 5 years ago, relative to shareholder equity.

Negative Health Checks:

  • SQ's operating cash flow of $664.82M allows it to safely service it's debt of $5.28B.
  • SQ profit margin has gone down from 3.6% to -3% in the past year.
  • SQ earnings of -$427.19M is not enough to cover its interest payments.
  • SQ has a relatively high debt to equity ratio of 0.71.

Is it a good time to buy Block stock?

Out of 28 Wall Street analysts who give recommendations on SQ, the consensus analyst rating on Block is a Strong Buy

Should I buy or sell SQ stock?

Based on 28 analysts offering ratings for Block Inc.
Strong Buy
Strong Buy
16 analysts 57.14%
Buy
6 analysts 21.43%
Hold
5 analysts 17.86%
Sell
1 analysts 3.57%
Strong Sell
0 analysts 0%

Latest SQ Analyst Recommendations

Dan Dolev, a bottom 2% analyst from Mizuho downgrades SQ to a hold rating and lowers their SQ price target from $125.00 to $57.00, on Sep 22, 2022.

Dolev lowered his price target on Block, Inc. by 54.4%.

For years the company has "rightfully" been perceived as the most innovative name among payment service providers, the analyst told investors.

However, the recent combination of user fatigue, plateauing inflows, loss of "best-of-breed" point of sale status, and "mis-execution" in the buy-now-pay-later segment is halting Block's growth, Dolev argued.

The company's "enormous potential" is not being realized at the moment, he said.

Therefore, Block shares "no longer deserve a premium valuation" relative to peers in the U.S. payments sector, Dolev concluded rather bearishly.

David Togut, a bottom 24% analyst from Evercore ISI Group downgrades SQ to a sell rating and lowers their SQ price target from $120.00 to $55.00, on Sep 14, 2022.

Jeff Cantwell, a bottom 8% analyst from Wells Fargo maintains SQ with a strong buy rating and lowers their SQ price target from $110.00 to $99.00, on Sep 8, 2022.

Michael Ng, a bottom 8% analyst from Goldman Sachs maintains SQ with a strong buy rating and lowers their SQ price target from $152.00 to $134.00, on Aug 8, 2022.

Ramsey El-Assal, a bottom 1% analyst from Barclays maintains SQ with a strong buy rating and lowers their SQ price target from $150.00 to $130.00, on Aug 8, 2022.

You can dig deeper into what analysts are forecasting on the Block stock forecast page.

SQ Technical Indicators

SMA10
58.59
SMA20
64.08
SMA50
72.28
SMA100
72.67
SMA200
99.05
MACD
-4.7
MACD Signal
-4.01
MACD Histogram
-0.69
RSI
35.37
Stochastic %K
12.2
Stochastic %D
8.66
StochRSI %K
26.78
StochRSI %D
16.05

SQ Growth Numbers

Last year, SQ revenue was $16.29B. Over the last five year, SQ's revenue has gone up by 53.62% per year. This was faster than the Software - Infrastructure industry average of 20.17%.

Dive into SQ's earnings and revenue performance here.

Who is buying/selling SQ?

Over the past 12 months, insiders at SQ have sold more shares than they have bought.

Alyssa Henry, Square Lead of SQ, was the latest SQ insider to sell. They sold $1,785,341.51 worth of SQ shares on Sep 21, 2022.

Get more info about who owns SQ shares here.

Can I rely on SQ as an income stream?

No, Block doesn't provide an income stream by paying out dividends.

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Step 5: Execute your SQ buy order

You have two primary order types:

  • Market order: A market order is an order to buy or sell a security at the best available price.
    Market orders are generally fine for most investors.
  • Limit order: A limit order allows you to buy or sell a security at a specific price (or better).
    If you want to make sure you're buying or selling at a given dollar amount, use a limit order.

Hit the Open Trade button and your broker will execute the order.

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Step 6: Get the latest scoop on your SQ investment

Now that you own some shares in SQ, you'll want to keep up with your new company.

Create a watchlist to keep tabs on your SQ stock.

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How to Buy Stock in Block

To summarize, here are the 6 steps for buying Block stock:

  1. Figure out where to buy Block stock
  2. Sign up for a brokerage account
  3. Put funds into your investment account
  4. Research Block stock
  5. Execute your SQ buy order
  6. Get the latest scoop on your SQ investment

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NYSE: SQ
$55.90-3.17 (-5.37%)
Updated Sep 29, 2022
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NYSE: SQ
$55.90-3.17 (-5.37%)
Updated Sep 29, 2022
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FAQ

How much does it cost to buy one Block share?

As of Sep 29, 2022, it costs $55.90 to buy one share of Block stock.

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Is now a good time to buy Block stock?

According to 28 Wall Street analysts who monitor Block, their consensus recommendation is to buy Block stock.

What is the best way to buy Block stock?

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