On Jan. four, Square (NYSE:SQ) chief executive officer Jack Dorsey converted 100,000 Class B shares into Class A shares and then sold the Square stock at an average cost of $219.53.
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The stock sale is actually part of planned sales by the billionaire co-founder. He began the weekly sales of 100,000 shares on Nov. 16. Since that time, he’s sold 700,000 shares through the latest divestiture of his on Jan. 4.
To estimate the total sales, he likely generated $160 million in pre tax proceeds. Heck, even billionaires have bills to pay.
If you are thinking about selling based on these planned sales, don’t. Square’s got ample space to manage in 2021.
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Square Stock Hits $300 Square stock is already trading at over $240. Since Jan. one, the stock is up over 10 %.
And that is along with the 245 % gains it attained in 2020, something I had a suspicion would occur. Here is what I published on Jan. three, 2020:
Since Q3 2017, Square’s GPV [gross payment volume] from sellers with an annual GPV of more than $500,000 grew 700 basis points to twenty seven %. Meanwhile, those sellers with a yearly GPV of under $125,000 dropped 700 basis points to forty five %. At the same time, sellers with between $125,000 as well as $500,000 in GPV increased by 100 basis points to 28 %. Exactly why is it critical? It demonstrates the company’s revenue has become much more diversified; it now gains from fee processing across organizations of all the sizes.
How is it doing a year later on this front?
In the third quarter of 2020, sellers with annual GPV greater than $500,000 accounted for 30.6 % of the $28.8 billion in seller GPV. That’s up 270 basis points from the preceding 12 months. Sellers with yearly GPV between $125,000 as well as $500,000 were $8.7 billion in Q3 2020, or 10.1 % higher than in the third quarter a year earlier. These 2 groups accounted for sixty one % of seller GPV in Q3 2020, 500 basis points higher compared to the preceding year.
Sure, sellers with annual GPV less than $125,000 still accounted for 39 % of general seller GPV, although it shows larger companies’ acceptance fee, that is crucial to its ongoing growth.
To get to $300 sooner in 2021, 2 things have to keep growing: Cash App, the finance app of its, and then Square Capital, its lending platform.