Square Stock Outperformed in 2020, Looks Poised to Continue
Twitter Made Jack Dorsey a Billionaire, Square Accounts for Most of His Wealth
Keep One Eye on Bitcoin and the Other on Square Stock
Growing interest in bitcoin and cryptocurrencies should drive Square’s bitcoin trading service adoption and attract more investors to the stock.
Why Square Stock Still Has Excellent Upside Potential
Square (NYSE:SQ) stock has been on fire since late-March. On June 22, the stock rose 6.6% and touched its 52-week high of $105.46 and closed at $104.45.
Why Did UBS Downgrade Square Stock Yesterday?
Square (NYSE:SQ) is one of the technology stocks that registered a remarkable recovery from the pandemic sell-off in the first quarter of 2020.
Is Blue Apron Stock a Good Bet amid COVID-19?
Blue Apron Holdings (NYSE:APRN) stock closed at $8.79 on Thursday, which brought its gains for the year to 33.6%. What can investors expect moving forward?
Why Uber Stock Could Benefit from Acquiring GrubHub
Uber controls a 20% share of the US food delivery market, while GrubHub has a 28% share of the market. GrubHub could make Uber stock more attractive.
Buying PayPal Stock? 2 Things You Need to Know
PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) is one of investors’ favorite technology stocks right now. The company’s business has started to rebound from the coronavirus.
PayPal’s Stock Growth Might Continue after Its Q1 Earnings
PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL) stock rose around 7% in the extended trading on Wednesday after the company reported its first-quarter earnings results.
Square Stock: 2020 Outlook after Doubling Losses in Q1
Square (NYSE:SQ) stock fell by over 4% in extended trading on Wednesday. The company reported its first-quarter earnings results after the market bell.
Big Plans: Facebook and Reliance Discuss a Joint Venture
Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Reliance Industries have been discussing a joint venture. Reliance Industries is an Indian conglomerate.
Square Stock: 2 Key Insights for Investors amid COVID-19
Square has had its share of struggles due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In March, Square stock fell nearly 40%, which marked a sharp reversal of fortunes.
Good News for PayPal Investors amid US Stimulus Program
While COVID-19 has hurt PayPal stock and its business, the company has landed a role in the US government’s $2.2 trillion economic stimulus program.
Uber’s Co-Founder Switches Gears after Its Stock Tumbles
Uber Technologies (NYSE:UBER) stock wrapped up March more than 6.0% lower for the year. The stock fell by about 18% in March.
Why Baidu Stock Is Trading at a 48% Discount
Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) stock rose 0.51% on Wednesday to $96.92, which its gains this week to 9.3%. Still, Baidu is going for a steep discount.
Should You Take Advantage of the Sell-Off in Square Stock?
The coronavirus sell-off has dealt a huge blow to Square (NYSE:SQ) stock. The stock fell 12% on March 18 to $39.50.
Square Stock Fell, Investors Still Have Hope!
Restaurants account for a large portion of Square’s customer base. Notably, restaurants have been taking a serious beating from the coronavirus.
Why Twitter’s Stock Repurchase Program Isn’t Clear Yet
Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) has averted a major showdown with hedge fund Elliott Management. However, we don’t know much about the company’s stock repurchase plan.
Could Elliott Management’s Twitter Move Benefit Square Stock?
Activist hedge fund Elliott Management has bought a large stake in Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) stock. Now, the hedge fund wants to push for changes.
Elliott Builds $1 Billion Stake in Twitter Stock, Wants Change
Elliott Management has built a large stake in Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) stock. The fund wants to make some changes—like replacing the company’s current CEO.
3 Key Takeaways from Square’s Q4 Earnings Report
Square released its fourth-quarter earnings report after the market closed on Wednesday. Overall, investors liked the numbers.
Blow for PayPal, Cities Back Its Biggest Competitor
If cash is PayPal’s biggest competitor, then the company might be out of luck. Cities have rallied behind cash transactions.
3 Takeaways from Uber and DoorDash Merger Talks
The Uber and DoorDash merger talks ended without a deal. However, the companies are willing to reopening the talks.
Square Partners with UPS, Amazon and Shopify on Target
The deal with UPS will enhance the value of Square’s e-commerce platform as it battles Amazon and Shopify for market share.
Bernstein Thinks PayPal Stock Could Rise More in 2020
A Bernstein analyst upgraded PayPal stock to an “outperform” from a “market perform” rating. The analyst also raised the company’s 12-month target price.
Why Did Bank of America Turn Bullish on Square Stock?
Square stock rose over 3.2% on January 7 after Bank of America analyst Jason Kupferberg upgraded the stock. Square stock closed the trading day at $64.59.
Square Has Analysts Bullish, and Jim Cramer Agrees
Square stock has been highly volatile in the past year. It fell after the departure of CFO Sarah Friar in 2018. However, it’s picked up momentum recently.
Is There More Upside in Shopify Stock?
Can Shopify stock continue to rise higher? Let’s look at the factors driving the stock and the technical indicators behind these trends.
Get Real: Markets See Sweep of Optimism
In today’s Get Real market newsletter, there’s optimism across markets. Netflix and GAP face issues and Boeing has some good news. Plus, the Tesla truck is out.
Square Has Risen for Six Days—Can It Rally Further?
Square has been seeing growth for the last six days, with a rise of nearly 9.6%. The stock rose 0.37% to $67.42 on November 21.
PayPal’s Q4 Shifts to Top Gear with Xoom and Venmo
After its Q3 2019 earnings release on October 23, PayPal (PYPL) stock has climbed 6.23% through November 11. The stock opened at $102.97 on November 12.
Facebook Pay: PayPal Isn’t the Target After Libra Exit
Facebook (FB) launched a new payment service that will work across its family of apps. The payment service is called Facebook Pay.
Square’s Q3 Results Reflect Strong Transaction Revenue
Square closed at $63.79, 2% higher than the previous day’s close, on November 11. It nearly touched $100 in September 2018 but has corrected since then.
Square’s Earnings: What Can Investors Expect in Q3?
Square is set to report its Q3 earnings results tomorrow. The payment company expects its net revenue to grow to $1.13 billion–$1.15 billion in the quarter.
Square Stock Rose Due to UBS Coverage Initiation
Lately, Square (SQ) stock is becoming analysts’ favorite. On Tuesday, UBS analyst Eric Wasserstrom initiated coverage on the stock with a “buy” rating.
Shopify Stock: Why Hedge Funds Are Upbeat
Shopify (SHOP) stock gained in premarket trading on October 11. The stock was up over 3% in the trading session as of 11:58 AM ET.
Square Stock: Why Hedge Funds Are Adding Stakes
Lately, many hedge fund managers, institutional investors, and analysts are going gaga over Square stock due to its strong fundamentals and Cash App focus.
Analysts Bet on Square Stock: What’s Next?
Square (SQ) stock is up over 3% in today’s trading session. SQ jumped after Wells Fargo upgraded its rating to “outperform” from “market perform.”
Square Stock: Jim Cramer Says It’s Worth Buying
Jim Cramer thinks that Square stock is worth owning. The stock has upside potential. According to Cramer, investors should buy the stock when it falls.
Why Are Analysts Losing Confidence in Square Stock?
Square (SQ) stock has remained highly volatile this year. The company’s troubles started in October 2018 when CFO Sarah Friar decided to leave the company.
Three Tech Stocks for Contrarian Investors
Tech stocks have been wealth creators for a few decades now. In this article, we analyze tech stocks that should be on the radar of contrarian investors.
Besides Venmo, PayPal’s Xoom Is Causing Ripples
While PayPal’s (PYPL) Venmo has been crushing its competition, PayPal recently launched Xoom’s
digital remittance service in 32 European markets.
Why Social Media Stocks TWTR, SNAP, and PINS Are Up
Major social media stocks Twitter (TWTR), Snap (SNAP), and Pinterest (PINS) have risen in the last month. Can they hold on to their gains?
Tech Stocks: Are They Attractive after Recent Pullback?
Tech stocks led the sell-off. Investors have been concerned about a slowdown in tech spending after NetApp’s preliminary guidance on August 2.
Why Is Square Stock Declining Steeply after Q2 Earnings?
After its August 1 Q2 results, Square (SQ) stock fell more than 9% in pre-market trading on August 2. It traded down by more than 15% as of 10:11 AM EDT.
Why Square Is Selling Its Caviar App to DoorDash
Square has agreed to sell its Caviar food delivery app to DoorDash. Square has valued Caviar at $410 million. The deal is expected to close this year.
Apple Card’s Launch Date in August Isn’t Confirmed
Despite not knowing the Apple Card’s launch date, the card moved from a promise to a reality. Apple Card is a reality inside Apple offices.
What to Expect as Square Gears Up to Report Its Q2 Results
Square (SQ) plans to release its second-quarter earnings results on August 1. What’s in the cards? Back in May, it shared its outlook.
What We Could Expect from Shopify’s Second Quarter
Shopify (SHOP) is set to report its Q2 results tomorrow. Investors will be paying close attention to updates on the company’s recent initiatives.
Square Expands Workspace and Could Be Set to Double Workforce
Square’s (SQ) hiring spree is about to swing into high gear.
Square Overlooks Rivalry to Bring DoorDash into the Fold
Square (SQ) has opened up its platform built specifically for restaurant businesses to its restaurant delivery competitors DoorDash and Postmates, mirroring a strategy that PayPal (PYPL) employed to convert its rivals into partners.
A Closer Look at the Growing Friction between Square and Shopify
The desire to expand and diversify their businesses to drive more growth has increasingly put Square (SQ) and Shopify (SHOP) on a collision course. Last year, Square bought Weebly, a startup that helps small businesses build online presences.
Why eBay’s Wins Are Good for Square
Last year, Square (SQ) secured a contract to lend money to eBay sellers, thereby expanding the market opportunity for its loans business. Given this arrangement, progress at eBay that can help bring more sellers to the platform bodes well for Square.
Will Square Join Facebook’s Libra Association?
Square (SQ) was absent from the list of the inaugural members of the Libra Association, the entity that will ensure that Facebook’s (FB) Libra cryptocurrency works as intended. Nearly 30 companies have joined the Libra Association.
Is Square Stock Ready To Gain Big In the Second Half Of 2019?
Square (SQ) shares have been in a slump since March. The stock gained 45.0% in the first two months of 2019.
Shopify Takes On Square with New Point-of-Sale Devices
Shopify (SHOP) has refreshed its POS (point-of-sale) hardware lineup in an attempt to better serve small business clients.
Are These High-Growth Tech Stocks Trading at a Discount?
High-growth tech stocks have made a massive comeback this year after a volatile 2018.
These High-Growth Tech Stocks Could Be Undervalued
Let’s look at the high-growth tech stocks discussed in this series and their valuations at their current prices.
Square Shares Are Down 8.5% since April
Shares of mobile payment processing company Square (SQ) have fallen less than 8.5% since the start of April and are down 5.9% in May.
Square Stock Fell after Quarterly Results
Mobile payment processing company Square (SQ) fell 8% on May 2 to close trading at $67.74.
How Square Fared in the First Quarter
Payments company Square (SQ) reported its first-quarter 2019 results on Wednesday, May 1.
J.P. Morgan Raises Target on Apple to $230 ahead of Q2 Results
On Monday morning, the broader market started an important week of the ongoing earnings season on a positive note.
Yandex Is Seeking a Piece of the Gig Economy
Last month, Yandex (YNDX) announced that it was adding multicurrency support to its Yandex.Money payment platform.
Can Shopify Survive Microsoft’s and Square’s Attacks?
Shopify (SHOP) powers the digital stores of hundreds of thousands of merchants.
Square Has Yet to Follow PayPal into This $700 Billion Market
There’s one major market in which PayPal has thus far avoided a direct challenge from Square.
Why Square Is Hiring Cryptocurrency Experts
Square (SQ) has announced a plan to hire several cryptocurrency experts.
Why Square’s Investors Should Keep a Close Eye on Eventbrite
Square (SQ) is a corporate investor in online ticketing company Eventbrite (EB), which went public in September 2018.
Square Fires a Shot at Amazon
Relying on Weebly’s technology, Square (SQ) has revamped some of its products as it steps up its competition with Amazon (AMZN).
What’s in the Food Delivery Business for Square?
With its Caviar online food ordering and delivery business, Square (SQ) is vying for a multibillion-dollar revenue opportunity.
Where Does Square Rank in the Food Ordering Market?
Square (SQ) runs an online food ordering and delivery business called Caviar.
Square Enters the Stadium Catering Market
Square has teamed up with the Washington Nationals to let fans at baseball games order food and drinks from the comfort of their seats.
Alibaba Gears Up for Expansion in Southeast Asia e-Commerce Market
According to a joint report by Google and Temasek, the digital economy in Southeast Asia is set for booming growth in the next few years.
What Lies Ahead for Facebook if Its Crypto Project Works?
Facebook (FB) is developing a digital currency in the mold of Bitcoin that will be linked to its WhatsApp messaging platform.
How Will Apple’s Credit Card Benefit iPhone Users?
On March 25, Apple (AAPL) announced that it would launch an Apple-branded credit card, known as Apple Card, this summer in the United States.
Fiserv–First Data Deal Draws Scrutiny
A law firm led by Louisiana’s former attorney general is investigating the proposed merger between Fiserv (FISV) and First Data (FDC).
Square Co-Founder Dies as Company Turns Ten Years Old
One of Square’s (SQ) founding talents died last month, according to CNBC. Tristan O’Tierney, 35, died in the month Square marked its tenth birthday.
PayPal Ups Its Competition with Expanded Card Variety
It’s been a tit-for-tat scenario for PayPal (PYPL) and Square (SQ) in the mobile peer-to-peer payment market.
How PayPal’s Money Is Working at Raisin
Europe-based fintech startup Raisin is buying German lender MHB Bank, Reuters has reported.
This UK Bet Is Paying Off for PayPal
In 2014, PayPal (PYPL) launched its small business lending service in the United Kingdom, betting that British businesses would turn to it not just to handle their payment transactions but also for loans to grow their operations.
PayPal Wants a Bigger Piece of the $3.7 Trillion Gig Economy
PayPal (PYPL) recently introduced an instant bank transfer option for its customers, with the option initially rolling out to customers in the United States.
Will PayPal Boost Its R&D Allocation to Counter the Competition?
In the past year, we’ve seen PayPal make a series of strategic acquisitions to sharpen its competitive edge amid escalating competition.
PayPal Sees Its Q1 Revenue Growing 12%
PayPal (PYPL) is expected to report its first-quarter earnings results next month.
The IRS Creates a Business Opportunity for PayPal
PayPal (PYPL) wants to cash in on tax season. Americans have until April 15 to file their federal income tax returns.
PayPal Is Left with Big Shoes to Fill in EMEA Leadership
The departure of PayPal’s (PYPL) longtime executive Louise Phelan leaves the company with big shoes to fill in a key market region.
Square or PayPal: Who Will Have Last Laugh with Bitcoin?
Square (SQ) and PayPal (PYPL) have so far chosen different paths with regards to monetizing bitcoin.
A Look at Square’s Revenue Metrics
In the fourth quarter, Square reported net revenue of $933 million and adjusted revenue of $464 million.
Why Square Isn’t Afraid to Make Big Marketing Investments
To drive growth in a highly competitive industry, companies typically spend a big chunk of their revenue on sales and marketing activities.
Square’s Product Team Has Been Busy
Each year, Square (SQ) introduces new products to cater to the evolving needs of its customers, and 2018 was no exception.
What Are Square’s Priorities in 2019?
Square (SQ) has three priority areas to focus on in 2019 as it seeks to continue driving revenue growth.
Square Isn’t Hurting from Rise of PayPal’s Venmo
PayPal reported that Venmo’s transaction volume soared 80% year-over-year to $19 billion in the quarter.
Why eBay May Sell StubHub
On March 1, eBay (EBAY) announced that it has started reviewing its assets and may sell or spin off its StubHub business unit, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, to focus on its core assets and growth opportunities.
How Is Square Growing in the Mobile Payment Space?
Square (SQ) has been expanding in the P2P (peer-to-peer) payment space with its mobile payment service, Cash App.
What to Know about PayPal’s Customer Loyalty
PayPal (PYPL) is battling competition from all sides. Last year, Square (SQ) sought to challenge it in the consumer loans market.
Will PayPal Continue Its Acquisition Spree in 2019?
PayPal (PYPL) bought four companies in 2018, spending $2.7 billion on the transactions, according to Crunchbase data.
PayPal to Benefit from Bitcoin without Handling It
PayPal has (PYPL) has mostly given cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin a wide berth, unlike its competitor Square (SQ).
How PayPal’s Venmo Is Crushing the Competition
If you ask PayPal’s CEO, Dan Schulman, Venmo has become a crown jewel for the company.
Does PayPal Stock Deserve a Downgrade?
Early this month, Guggenheim downgraded PayPal (PYPL) stock to a “neutral” from a “sell.”
Why PayPal Isn’t Worried about the Crowded Market in China
PayPal (PYPL) currently provides cross-border payment service in China but has yet to launch domestic operations in the country.
Could Square Prove Raymond James Wrong?
Raymond James recently downgraded Square (SQ) and assigned the stock a price target that suggested a huge downside potential.
How PayPal Used Government Shutdown to Market Service
The government shutdown gave PayPal (PYPL) an opportunity to draw more attention to its services.