Finder is committed to editorial independence. While we receive compensation when you click links to partners, they do not influence our content.

How to buy Square (SQ) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Square shares.

Square Inc (SQ) is a leading software-infrastructure business based in the US. It opened the day at USD$135 after a previous close of USD$136.95. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD$129.3076 to a high of USD$138.66. The latest price was USD$133.29 (25 minute delay). Square is listed on the NYSE and employs 5,477 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Square

  1. Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to help you find a platform that fits you.
  2. Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – SQ – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

Compare trading platforms

Name Product Available Investment Types Min. Monthly Fee Available Markets
OFFER
Sharesies
Shares, ETFs, Managed Funds, Index Funds
$0
US, NZ, AU, Funds with exposure to multiple markets
Finder Exclusive: Sign up through Finder and use the promo code "FINDER22" for a free Sharesies Wallet top-up valued at NZ$10. Promo code is valid for new investors from Tuesday 4th January 2022 - Friday 4th February 2022.Ts&Cs apply.
Trade and invest in more than 8,000 companies, ETFs and managed funds across New Zealand, the US and Australia.
OFFER
Hatch
Shares, ETFs
$0
US
Sign up to Hatch through Finder and get a $20 top-up when you deposit $100 or more.
Invest in more than 4,100 US companies and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) - no minimum investment or monthly fees.
OFFER
Stake
Shares
$0
US
Sign up through Finder and use referral code "FINDERNZ" for a free stock valued up to US$150.
Trade more than 4,500 US-listed stocks and ETFs through Stake with $0 fees on trades.
Zacks Trade
Zacks Trade
Shares, ETFs, Bonds, Options
$0
US, AU, Funds with exposure to multiple markets
Trade and invest in global shares, ETFs, bonds, and options across more than 90 international exchanges with no inactivity and maintenance fees.
loading

Compare up to 4 providers

Important: By investing in a share CFD, you are speculating on the price movement of that share and do not have ownership of the underlying asset. CFDs are complicated financial products are are more suited to experienced trader. Learn more about CFD trading
Name Product Minimum Opening Deposit Minimum Opening Deposit Commission Available Markets Platforms
Plus500 CFD
NZ 200
200
No commission
Indices, FX, Shares, Commodities, Cryptocurrency, ETFs, Options
Plus500 WebTrader
CFD Service. Your capital is at risk.
Trade CFDs on shares, forex, crypto, indices, commodities and more.
CMC Markets CFD
NZD 0
0
0.10% with a NZ$ 7 minimum
Indices, FX, Commodities, Cryptocurrency, Treasuries, ASX shares, Global shares
MetaTrader 4,CMC Next Generation
CFD Service. Your capital is at risk.
Trade CFDs on shares, forex, cryptocurrency, indices, commodities and more.
BlackBull Markets CFD
USD 200
200
No commission
Indices, FX, Commodities, Precious metals
MetaTrader 4, MetaTrader 5
CFD Service. Your capital is at risk.
Trade CFDs on shares, forex, indices, commodities, precious metals and more.
IG Markets CFDs
AUD 0
0
0.08% with $7 minimum
Indices, FX, Shares, Commodities, Cryptocurrency, Options, ETPs
MetaTrader 4, ProRealTime
CFD Service. Your capital is at risk.
Trade from over 17,000 markets with a leading service for CFD trading and forex.
loading

Compare up to 4 providers

Square shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-14.
Open$135.00
High$138.66
Low$129.31
Close$133.29
Previous close$136.95
Change $-3.66
Change % -2.6725%
Volume 19,694,021
Information last updated 2022-01-15.
52-week range$129.31 - $289.23
50-day moving average $187.19
200-day moving average $230.75
Wall St. target price$266.26
PE ratio 133.6911
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.00

Square stock price (NYSE:SQ)

Use our graph to track the performance of SQ stocks over time.

Square price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $133.29 from 2022-01-14

1 week (2022-01-05) N/A
1 month (2021-12-12) N/A
3 months (2021-10-15) -46.47%
6 months (2021-07-16) -43.88%
1 year (2021-01-15) -41.48%
2 years (2020-01-16) 91.73%
3 years (2019-01-16) 102.26%
5 years (2017-01-13) 803.66%

Is Square under- or over-valued?

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

Square's P/E ratio

Square's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 134x. In other words, Square shares trade at around 134x 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.

Square's PEG ratio

Square's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.7571. 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 Square's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Square's EBITDA

Square's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $430.4 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Square's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Square financials

Revenue TTM $16.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 1.98%
Gross profit TTM $2.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.89%
Return on equity TTM 21.07%
Profit margin 3.21%
Book value $6.42
Market capitalisation $61.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Square'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 Square.

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

Square'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 Square'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 Square 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.).

Square's environmental score

Environmental score: 1.84/100

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

Square's social score

Social score: 11.53/100

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

Square's governance score

Governance score: 8.22/100

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

Square share dividends

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

Square share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Square's shares have ranged in value from as little as $129.308 up to $289.23. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SQ.US volatility(beta: 2.29)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 Square's is 2.2894. This would suggest that Square's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Square 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, and the United Kingdom.

Frequently asked questions

Disclaimer: This information should not be interpreted as an endorsement of futures, stocks, ETFs, CFDs, options or any specific provider, service or offering. It should not be relied upon as investment advice or construed as providing recommendations of any kind. Futures, stocks, ETFs and options trading involves substantial risk of loss and therefore are not appropriate for all investors. Trading CFDs and forex on leverage comes with a higher risk of losing money rapidly. Past performance is not an indication of future results. Consider your own circumstances, and obtain your own advice, before making any trades.

More guides on Finder

Go to site