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How to buy Square shares | $241.89

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How to buy shares in Square from New Zealand

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Square Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: SQ. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Square reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of $213.69, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Square, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Square. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

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Square share price

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Square shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-09.
OpenUSD239
HighUSD241.9599
LowUSD235.56
CloseUSD241.89
Previous closeUSD235.9
Change USD5.99
Change % 2.5392%
Volume 5,404,636
Information last updated 2021-07-30.
52-week rangeUSD130.26 - USD283.19
50-day moving average USD241.4188
200-day moving average USD234.8204
Wall St. target priceUSD276.7
PE ratio 357.035
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD0.715

Square price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $241.89

1 week (2021-07-24) N/A
1 month (2021-07-02) 0.34%
3 months (2021-05-04) 4.63%
6 months (2021-01-31) N/A
1 year (2020-07-31) N/A
2 years (2019-07-31) N/A
3 years (2018-07-31) N/A
5 years (2016-07-31) N/A

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 357x. In other words, Square shares trade at around 357x 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 4.8703. 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 USD$232.6 million.

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

Shorting Square shares

There are currently 31.7 million Square shares held short by investors – that's known as Square's "short interest". This figure is 1% up from 31.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Square shares can be evaluated.

Square's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Square's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Square shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Square shares traded daily (recently around 7.2 million). Square's SIR currently stands at 4.44. In other words for every 100,000 Square shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4440 shares are currently held short.

However Square's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Square shares, or, against the total number of tradable Square shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Square's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Square shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.0818% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Square shares, roughly 82 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Square.

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