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 a component of planned sales by the billionaire co founder. He soon started the weekly sales of 100,000 shares on Nov. 16. Since then, he has sold 700,000 shares by using the latest divestiture of his on Jan. 4.
Estimating the whole sales, he probably generated $160 million in pre tax proceeds. Heck, even billionaires have bills to pay.
When you are thinking about offering based on these planned sales, don’t. Square’s got lots of space to manage in 2021.
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Square Stock Hits $300 Square stock is right now trading at more than $240. Since Jan. one, the stock is up more than ten %.
And that is along with the 245 % gains it realized in 2020, something I had a suspicion would occur. Here is what I wrote on Jan. 3, 2020:
Since Q3 2017, Square’s GPV [gross transaction 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 fallen 700 basis points to 45 %. At exactly the same time, sellers with between $125,000 and $500,000 in GPV increased by 100 basis points to 28 %. Why is this critical? It implies that the company’s revenue is now much more diversified; it now gains from fee processing across companies of all sizes.
How is it doing a year later on this front?
In the third quarter of 2020, sellers with yearly GPV greater than $500,000 accounted for 30.6 % of the $28.8 billion in seller GPV. That is up 270 basis points from the preceding 12 months. Sellers with yearly GPV between $125,000 and $500,000 were $8.7 billion in Q3 2020, or maybe 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 prior 12 months.
Sure, sellers with yearly GPV less than $125,000 still accounted for 39 % of overall seller GPV, though it shows larger companies’ acceptance rate, that is important to its ongoing growth.
To get to $300 sooner in 2021, 2 things have to hold growing: Cash App, the finance app of its, and Square Capital, its lending platform.