Square, Inc. (SQ)

65.60 -1.15%
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Pros
Stock price low relative to the 52-week range
Revenue growth higher than the industry and sector averages
Company’s profitability is improving
Forward P/S ratio low relative to industry peers
Buy analyst rating
Average analyst stock price above current stock price
Cons
Forward PEG ratio high relative to industry peers
High short share of float
High short interest

Pros

  1. SQ stock price ($85.32) is close to the 52-week low ($71.22). Perhaps now is a good time to buy? See SQ price chart.
  2. SQ quarterly revenue growth was 29.10%, higher than the industry and sector average revenue growth (18.87% and 11.51%, respectively). See SQ revenue growth chart.
  3. SQ profitability is improving. The YoY profit margin change was 7.21 percentage points. See SQ profitability chart.
  4. SQ Price/Sales ratio is 2.36, which is low compared to its industry peers’ P/S ratios. See SQ forward Price/Sales ratio chart.
  5. SQ average analyst rating is Buy. See SQ analyst rating chart.
  6. SQ average analyst price target ($143.14) is above its current price ($85.32). See SQ price target chart.

Cons

  1. SQ PEG ratio (P/E adjusted for growth) is 6.43, which is high compared to its industry peers’ PEG ratios. See SQ PEG chart.
  2. SQ short share of float is 8.47%. The stock is much more frequently shorted than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See SQ short share of float chart.
  3. SQ short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 2.98. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See SQ short interest ratio chart.