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SQ

Square

$44.69

-0.6 (-1.32%)

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Square call volume above normal and directionally bullish

Bullish option flow detected in Square with 27,486 calls trading, 1.3x expected, and implied vol increasing over 1 point to 50.49%. 1/26 weekly 46 calls and 1/26 weekly 45 calls are the most active options, with total volume in those strikes near 4,400 contracts. The Put/Call Ratio is 0.29. Earnings are expected on February 21st.

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SQ Square
$44.69

-0.6 (-1.32%)

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NOMU
01/19/18
NO CHANGE
Target $64
NOMU
Buy
Square price target raised to $64 from $48 at Nomura Instinet
Nomura Instinet analyst Dan Dolev raised his price target for Square to $64, which represents 59% potential upside from current levels. A "looming positive inflection" in gross payment volume growth can help "ensure that 2018 will be yet another phenomenal year" for Square, Dolev tells investors in a research note. Accelerating share gains from payment peers and "relentless disruption of services" like payroll and human resource will make Square a very different company in 10 years, the analyst contends. He believes little of this upside is evident using conventional valuation methodologies. The analyst keeps a Buy rating on Square.
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Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Square (SQ) initiated with a Buy at Buckingham. 2. Tyme Technologies (TYME) initiated with a Buy at Canaccord. 3. Visteon (VC) initiated with a Buy at Guggenheim. 4. Core-Mark (CORE) initiated with an Outperform at William Blair. 5. PJT Partners (PJT) initiated with a Neutral at Buckingham. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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BUCK
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Target $42
BUCK
Buy
Square initiated with a Buy at Buckingham
Buckingham analyst Chris Brendler initiated Square with a Buy and $42 price target saying it unique tech disruptor that is in the early stages of its global opportunity. Brendler said Square has a dominant SMB-focused payments franchise and high-margin software solutions scaling rapidly, which should continue to drive recent momentum.
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MSCO
12/19/17
NO CHANGE
Target $40
MSCO
Equal Weight
Square price target raised to $40 from $26 at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst James Faucette noted that the firm's survey work has found high satisfaction with Square, though also a low propensity for small-and-medium businesses to switch from existing providers to Square. While Square's premium valuation assumes its strong momentum is sustainable, strong growth assumptions are achievable, he tells investors. However, multiple downside risks - including credit market volatility, a change in the pricing environment and trouble repeating its U.S. success internationally - could "catch the market offguard," Faucette tells investors. After changing his valuation methods, he raised his price target on Square to $40 from $26, though he keeps a Hold rating on the stock.

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