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Square

$68.36

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Square shifts bitcoin service to trade through private brokers, CNBC reports

Square (SQ) has quietly shifted its bitcoin (BTC) service to trade through private brokers rather than public exchanges in a move that will make its bitcoin trading app a "more sophisticated" service, CNBC reports, citing the company's latest quarterly report and cryptocurrency experts. By moving off public exchanges and trading through OTC channels, Square will be able to develop a faster, more secure platform that would create less price volatility when trading large amounts of bitcoin, according to experts. Reference Link

SQ

Square

$68.36

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BTC

Bitcoin

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SQ Square
$68.36

-4.31 (-5.93%)

08/06/18
BUCK
08/06/18
UPGRADE
Target $42
BUCK
Buy
Square upgraded to Buy on revenue acceleration at Buckingham
As previously reported, Buckingham upgraded Square to Buy from Neutral and raised its price target to $85 from $65. Analyst Chris Brendler said the Q2 strong results reduced his concerns about high valuation and competition and said there is no reason why Square will not continue to report better-then-expected core revenue growth into 2020. Brendler said long-run adjusted EBITDA margins of 40-50% justify a higher valuation.
08/06/18
MSCO
08/06/18
NO CHANGE
MSCO
Boeing, Tesla, Nvidia make Morgan Stanley 'key man risk' list
Morgan Stanley equity strategist Mark Savino noted that about 12% of CEO jobs among S&P 500 companies turned over in 2017, noting that this was the highest level of CEO departures since before the financial crisis. The 59 stocks of S&P 500 companies that had CEOs depart in 2017 underperformed the market by 11% over the next 12 months, or since the departure for instances that were less than 12 months ago, noted Savino. In cooperation with the firm's U.S. analysts, Savino and his team identified the companies in each sector they believe face the greatest level of "key man risk," which includes: Boeing (BA), Tesla (TSLA), ADT Inc. (ADT), Moody's (MCO), TransUnion (TRU), Arista Networks (ANET), Church & Dwight (CHD), Coca-Cola (KO), Monster Beverage (MNST), Coupa Software (COUP), Salesforce (CRM), FireEye (FEYE), MongoDB (MDB), Microsoft (MSFT), New Relic (NEWR), XPO Logistics (XPO), Hilton (HLT), Las Vegas Sands (LVS), Best Buy (BBY), Ulta (ULTA), Aflac (AFL), Athene Holding (ATH), Lincoln National (LNC), Arthur J. Gallagher (AJG), Chubb (CB), Amazon.com (AMZN), Activision Blizzard (ATVI), Facebook (FB), Alphabet (GOOGL), Apple (AAPL), Terex (TEX), Cleveland-Cliffs (CLF), Freeport McMoRan (FCX), FleetCor (FLT), Global Payments (GPN), Square (SQ), Jazz Pharmaceuticals (JAZZ), Cheesecake Factory (CAKE), Broadcom (AVGO), Nvidia (NVDA), Chegg (CHGG), DXC Technology (DXC), Medidata (MDSO), Pluralsight (PS), RealPage (RP), Shopify (SHOP) and T-Mobile (TMUS).
08/06/18
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BUCK
Buy
Square upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Buckingham
08/02/18
MSCO
08/02/18
NO CHANGE
Target $75
MSCO
Equal Weight
Square investments could limit near-term upside, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst James Faucette said strength in Square's Subscription/Services revenue was key to revenue upside in Q2 and he sees this momentum as likely to continue in the near-term. However, he also believes the market may be over valuing "certain pieces," such as Instant Deposit and Square Capital. The company's upfront investment to pursue new and expanded opportunities could limit the stock's upside in the near-term, said Faucette, who keeps an Equal Weight rating and $75 price target on Square shares.
BTC Bitcoin
$0.00

(0.00%)

11/29/17
STPT
11/29/17
NO CHANGE
STPT
Standpoint raises 2018 bitcoin price target to $20,000 from $14,000
Standpoint Research analyst Ronnie Moas raised his 2018 price target for bitcoin to $20,000 from $14,000. The current price is around $10,720 and the split-adjusted price is now $12,740 when factoring in Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold and Bitcoin Diamond, Moas tells investors in an intraday email. There is "no way to justify" gold investments equaling 40 times than that of bitcoin, the analyst argues. He thinks an argument can be made that bitcoin will be equal to gold in 10-15 years. Currently, gold has $7T in investments to bitcoin's $180B, according to Moas.
04/09/18
MSCO
04/09/18
NO CHANGE
Target $88
MSCO
Overweight
PayPal acceptance lead continues to grow, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst James Faucette said his quarterly tracker shows PayPal maintains its online acceptance lead versus other digital wallets, with acceptance at 79% of the top 500 U.S. Internet retailers, despite investors being "overly concerned" about potential risk to its lead. In the same note, Faucette pointed out that Bitcoin acceptance remained unchanged, with 4 of the top 500 internet retailers he tracks still accepting the cryptocurrency. The analyst, who expects PayPal will continue to benefit from its lead and increasingly serve as a payment-of-choice for non-Amazon merchants, keeps his Overweight rating and $88 price target on the shares.
12/07/17
STPT
12/07/17
NO CHANGE
STPT
Standpoint raises 2018 bitcoin price target to $28,000 from $20,000
Standpoint Research analyst Ronnie Moas this morning raised his 2018 price target for bitcoin to $28,000 from $20,000. Just over a week ago the analyst raised his 2018 target to $20,000 from $14,000. Moas points out that his longer term public target remains $50,000. He points out in an email that unlike the U.S. dollar, where the government can print money, the supply of bitcoin is capped. We are a couple of years away from being in a situation where hundreds of millions of people around the world are trying to get their hands on a few million bitcoin, Moas contends.
12/07/17
MSCO
12/07/17
NO CHANGE
MSCO
Morgan Stanley says TD Ameritrade most likely discount broker to embrace bitcoin
Given recent regulatory approval and the upcoming launch of bitcoin futures trading on CME (CME) and CBOE (CBOE), Morgan Stanley analyst Michael Cyprys said he expects discount brokers including E-Trade (ETFC), TD Ameritrade (AMTD) and Ally Financial (ALLY) to offer bitcoin futures trading within the next few months. Among them, he views TD Ameritrade as most likely to embrace bitcoin and lead the way and Charles Schwab (SCHW) as likely to be a latecomer. Cyprys added that he was surprised, given its status as a "challenger brand," that E-Trade has said it will take "a wait-and-see" approach.
BITCOIN Bitcoin
$0.00

(0.00%)

07/11/18
NOMU
07/11/18
NO CHANGE
Target $85
NOMU
Buy
Square is not a play on bitcoin, says Nomura Instinet
Nomura Instinet analyst Dan Dolev disagrees with the notion that Square is a play on bitcoin. Cash App downloads have been accelerating despite the slump in bitcoin prices, Dolev tells investors in a research note. For perspective, Coinbase's monthly downloads have turned sharply negative in recent months, the analyst adds. He notes that his firm's payments app tracker shows Square Cash App downloads accelerated in May/June to up 154% year-over-year. Dolev keeps a Buy rating on the shares with an $85 price target. The stock closed yesterday up $1.72 to $64.76.
01/08/18
PIPR
01/08/18
NO CHANGE
Target $115
PIPR
Overweight
Piper wonders if Microsoft is better than bitcoin
In a research note titled "Better Than Bitcoin?," Piper Jaffray analyst Alex Zukin updated his investment thesis on Microsoft and formally rolled out estimates for 2019. Azure revenues are still growing close to triple digits and channel checks suggest that the company's pipeline of Office 365 remain robust, Zukin tells investors in a research note. He believes his investment thesis on the shares is resonating and reiterates an Overweight rating on Microsoft with a $115 price target. The software giant closed Friday up $1.08 to $88.19. The analyst calls Azure the "single largest growth opportunity" at Microsoft.
04/18/18
NOMU
04/18/18
NO CHANGE
Target $65
NOMU
Buy
Nomura Instinet ups Square price target to $65 on bitcoin boost
Nomura Instinet analyst Dan Dolev raised his price target for Square (SQ) shares to $65 from $64 saying the impact from bitcoin could be meaningful. The stock closed yesterday up $2.10 to $49.13. Opening Square Cash for bitcoin trading earlier this year could drive a "sizable boost" to revenue and profits, driving up to 10% potential upside to adjusted EBITDA guidance, Dolev tells investors in a research note. He sees bitcoin as helping to offset Square's rising investment costs to broaden its international presence. In asking if bitcoin will reshape the future of payments as Square CEO Jack Dorsey often argues, or if it will just be a passing fad, Dolev points out that the company's correlation with the cryptocurrency has been on a downward trend. Square shares are now less correlated with bitcoin than PayPal (PYPL), the payment networks or Alphabet (GOOG, GOOGL), Dolev contends. He maintains a Buy rating on Square.

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