How to buy Block (SQ) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Block shares.

Block Inc
NYSE: SQ - USD
$58.90
- $3.03 ( - 4.89%)
SOFTWARE-INFRASTRUCTURE

Block Inc (SQ) is a publicly traded software-infrastructure business based in the US. On 4 October Block shares leapt 11.89% to a closing position of $62.41. However, over the last 12 months, Block's share price has fallen by an alarming 76.38% from $249.16. Block is listed on the NYSE and employs 8,521 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Block

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: SQ in this case.
  5. Research Block shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Block shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

Fees for buying 10x Block shares with popular platforms

Both exchange rates and share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. They do not incorporate stamp duty. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing – which may differ from our information.

Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £2.65
£532.39 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £11.70
£541.43 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £5.30
£535.03 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £17.25
£546.98 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £0.53
£530.27 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £15.94
£545.67 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £2.65
£532.39 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £16.12
£545.86 total
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Block share price (NYSE:SQ)

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

Block price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $58.84

1 week (2022-09-30) 7.00%
1 month (2022-09-07) -13.24%
3 months (2022-07-07) -14.26%
6 months (2022-04-06) -54.31%
1 year (2021-10-07) -76.38%
2 years (2020-10-07) -67.34%
3 years (2019-10-07) -5.48%
5 years (2017-10-06) 91.29%

Is it a good time to buy Block stock?

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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

Is Block under- or over-valued?

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

PEG ratio

Block's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.5524. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

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.

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.

Total ESG risk score

Block's 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.).

Environmental score

Block's 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.

Social score

Block's 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.

Governance score

Block's 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 shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-10-07.
Open$59.86
High$60.44
Low$58.815
Close$58.84
Previous close$61.93
Change$-3.09
Change %-4.9895%
Volume3,988,909
Information last updated 2022-10-04.
52-week range$53.71 - $270.16
50-day moving average$71.565
200-day moving average$97.8812
Wall St. target price$107.85
Dividend yield$0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$-0.167

Do Block shares pay dividends?

We're not expecting Block to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Block's shares have ranged in value from as little as $53.71 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 is a finance and payments service provider headquartered in California. Until December 2021 it was known as Square, and it has retained that brand name for the merchant point-of-sale systems arm of its business. Also in the Block fold are Cash App, Weebly, Tidal and Afterpay (Clearpay in the UK). The company was created by Jack Dorsey (of Twitter renown) and Jim McKelvey in 2009.

Frequently asked questions

All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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