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How to buy Block stock

Learn how to easily invest in Block stock.

Block Inc
+ $0.03 ( + 0.04%)

Block (SQ) is a leading software-infrastructure business based in the US. It opened the day at $83.03 after a previous close of $81.16. During the day the price has varied from a low of $78.32 to a high of $83.91. The latest price was $81.19 (25 minute delay). Block is listed on the NYSE and employs 8,521 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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Block stock price (NYSE: SQ)

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Block shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-01-26.
Previous close$81.16
Change $0.03
Change % 0.037%
Volume 13,155,997
Information last updated 2023-01-25.
52-week range$51.34 - $149.00
50-day moving average $66.86
200-day moving average $73.08
Wall St. target price$90.39
PE ratio 112.6653
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-0.93

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Is it a good time to buy Block stock?

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Block price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $81.19 from 2023-01-25

1 week (2023-01-19) 14.45%
1 month (2022-12-27) 35.63%
3 months (2022-10-27) 34.73%
6 months (2022-07-27) 11.59%
1 year (2022-01-27) -23.14%
2 years (2021-01-27) -59.90%
3 years (2020-01-27) 14.27%
5 years (2018-01-26) 76.62%

Is Block stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Block stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Block's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Block's P/E ratio

Block's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 113x. In other words, Block shares trade at around 113x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Block's PEG ratio

Block's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.9315. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Block's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Block financials

Revenue TTM $17 billion
Gross profit TTM $4.4 billion
Return on assets TTM -1.09%
Return on equity TTM -517.8%
Profit margin -2.97%
Book value $27.66
Market capitalisation $48.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Block's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Block.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Block's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 20.42

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Block's overall score of 20.42 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 22nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Block is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Block's environmental score

Environmental score: 1.84/100

Block's environmental score of 1.84 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Block is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Block's social score

Social score: 11.53/100

Block's social score of 11.53 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Block is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Block's governance score

Governance score: 8.22/100

Block's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Block is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Block Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 20.42
Total ESG percentile 22.32
Environmental score 1.84
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 11.53
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 8.22
Governance score percentile 1

Block share dividends

We're not expecting Block to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Block share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Block's shares have ranged in value from as little as $51.34 up to $149. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SQ.US volatility(beta: 2.28)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Block's is 2.2815. This would suggest that Block's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Block overview

Block, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, creates tools that enables sellers to accept card payments and provides reporting and analytics, and next-day settlement. It provides hardware products, including Magstripe reader, which enables swiped transactions of magnetic stripe cards; Contactless and chip reader that accepts Europay, MasterCard, and Visa (EMV) chip cards and Near Field Communication payments; Square Stand, which enables an iPad to be used as a payment terminal or full point of sale solution; Square Register that combines its hardware, point-of-sale software, and payments technology; Square Terminal, a payments device and receipt printer to replace traditional keypad terminals, which accepts tap, dip, and swipe payments. The company also offers various software products, including Square Point of Sale; Square Appointments; Square for Retail; Square for Restaurants; Square Online and Square Online Checkout; Square Invoices; Square Virtual Terminal; Square Team Management; Square Contracts; Square Loyalty, Marketing, and Gift Cards; and Square Dashboard. In addition, it offers a developer platform, which includes application programming interfaces and software development kits. Further, the company provides Cash App, which enables to send, spend, and store money; and Weebly that offers customers website hosting and domain name registration solutions. It serves in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Ireland, France, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Block is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.598% of Block shares are held by insiders and 67.381% by institutions.
How many people work for Block?
Latest data suggests 8,521 work at Block.
When does the fiscal year end for Block?
Block's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Block based?
Block's address is: 1455 Market Street, San Francisco, CA, United States, 94103
What is Block's ISIN number?
Block's international securities identification number is: US8522341036
What is Block's CUSIP number?
Block's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 852234103

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