Publicly-traded company Square, Inc. (NYSE:SQ) had a closing price of $39.98 yesterday. Meanwhile, the average 12-month price target from Wall Street analysts is currently $36.39, this means that the stock is overpriced by -9.865%. In the past 52 weeks the company’s stock price has moved within the range of $11.43 to $39.73.
This particular stock’s 5-day moving average is 38.12, its 20-day moving average is 35.37 and its 100-day moving average is 28.43. Square, Inc. (SQ) currently has 383700 shares outstanding, which means that its market capitalization is $15.04B.
The Details: Square, Inc. (SQ) Financial Health
There is more than one indicator we can consider while evaluating a potential stock’s financial performance. For example, we can find out a public company’s profit margin, which lets us know how much of a company’s net sales revenue was retained as earnings – which we calculate by dividing net income by total sales revenue. SQ currently has a profit margin of -4.40%.
It’s also useful to check out a company’s operating margin, which lets us know how much profit is retained after taking operating costs and depreciation into consideration. Square, Inc. (SQ) has an operating margin of -4.30%.
What Does Wall Street Say about Company?
When selecting stocks to purchase, many investors want to know what Wall Street analysts are thinking before they pull the trigger. They often look for the average analyst rating. At the moment, the average analyst rating for SQ is Moderate Buy. Out of 27 total analysts who were surveyed, 3 rated it a Moderate Buy, 12 rated it hold, and 12 rated it a Strong Buy.
Three months ago, on the other hand, the average analyst rating for Square, Inc. (SQ) was a Moderate Buy – from a survey of 24 analysts. Of the analysts who provided ratings, 10 rated the company a Hold, 3 rated it a Moderate Buy, and 11 rated it a Strong Buy.
Understanding Profitability at Square, Inc. (SQ)
A good method of evaluating a public company’s profitability is by taking a look at its Earnings per Share (EPS) performance. In the most recent financial results released by Square, Inc., for the quarter ending on 2017-09-30, the company posted EPS of 0.07. The average estimate of Wall Street analysts had projected 0.05.
Wall Street analysts, on average, are forecasting the company’s EPS to be 0.07, compared to -0.04 reported in the same quarter last year. When it comes to net revenue, the average estimate from a total of 26 analysts is 264.87 million – compared to $451.92 million posted in the year-ago period.