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How to buy Block (SQ) stocks

Block stock has moved 0.61% from yesterday's closing price. Learn how to easily invest in Block stock.

Block Inc
NYSE: SQ - USD
$56.27
+ $0.34 ( + 0.61%)
SOFTWARE-INFRASTRUCTURE

Block is a software-infrastructure business based in the US. Block stocks (SQ.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $55.93 – a decrease of 13.28% over the previous week. Block employs 8,521 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $16.3 billion.

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Block stock price (NYSE:SQ)

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Block shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-20.
Latest market close$56.27
52-week range$56.01 - $270.16
50-day moving average $73.76
200-day moving average $104.17
Wall St. target price$110.95
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-0.17

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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 $56.27 from 2022-09-23

1 week (2022-09-16) -13.28%
1 month (2022-08-25) -24.60%
3 months (2022-06-24) -20.75%
6 months (2022-03-23) -58.44%
1 year (2021-09-24) -78.56%
2 years (2020-09-25) -64.32%
3 years (2019-09-25) 58.51
5 years (2017-09-22) 95.72%

Is Block under- or over-valued?

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 PEG ratio

Block's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.8319. 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 $16.3 billion
Gross profit TTM $4.4 billion
Return on assets TTM -1.07%
Return on equity TTM -5.1%
Profit margin -3%
Book value $28.79
Market capitalisation $36.7 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 01/01/2019) 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.

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 $56.01 up to $270.16. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SQ.US volatility(beta: 2.45)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 2.4475. 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.

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