RPG Investment Advisory LLC trimmed its stake in Block, Inc. (NYSE:SQ – Free Report) by 2.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 49,907 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 1,102 shares during the period. RPG Investment Advisory LLC’s holdings in Block were worth $3,322,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
A number of other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd Zurich grew its holdings in shares of Block by 77,283.6% during the 2nd quarter. Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd Zurich now owns 11,698,072 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $778,741,000 after acquiring an additional 11,682,955 shares during the period. Norges Bank bought a new stake in Block during the fourth quarter worth about $353,954,000. Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Block by 17.8% during the first quarter. Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 8,205,524 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $551,252,000 after purchasing an additional 1,237,427 shares during the last quarter. Scge Management L.P. bought a new stake in shares of Block in the 1st quarter worth approximately $62,506,000. Finally, Brown Advisory Inc. grew its stake in shares of Block by 26.6% in the 1st quarter. Brown Advisory Inc. now owns 3,745,890 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $257,155,000 after buying an additional 786,230 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 61.17% of the company’s stock.
Block Stock Performance
Block stock traded up $0.46 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $58.65. The stock had a trading volume of 3,740,051 shares, compared to its average volume of 12,662,362. The company has a current ratio of 1.91, a quick ratio of 1.91 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23. Block, Inc. has a 52-week low of $38.85 and a 52-week high of $89.97. The company has a market capitalization of $36.02 billion, a PE ratio of -123.81 and a beta of 2.34. The firm’s fifty day moving average is $47.04 and its two-hundred day moving average is $58.08.
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Analyst Ratings Changes
Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on SQ shares. Wedbush restated a “neutral” rating and set a $70.00 price target on shares of Block in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. Monness Crespi & Hardt initiated coverage on shares of Block in a report on Monday, October 2nd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $70.00 target price for the company. HSBC assumed coverage on shares of Block in a research note on Friday, October 13th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $46.00 target price on the stock. Credit Suisse Group restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $100.00 price objective on shares of Block in a report on Friday, August 4th. Finally, BNP Paribas raised Block from an “underperform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $95.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Nine equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat.com, the company has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and a consensus price target of $76.84.
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