Stocks in the Spotlight Square Inc (NYSE:SQ), Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI)

On Tuesday, Square Inc (NYSE:SQ) stock opened its trade at $15.09 and after floating in a range of $14.70 to $15.49, settled at $14.91. The stock lost -0.96% in total of its share price. The stock’s 52-week range is $8.06 – $15.91.

Square’s (SQ) opening to sell specialized software to small merchants is bigger than streetside estimates, says Pacific Crest Securities, which hiked its price target on the payment processor.

Square still is best known for its credit card readers that plug onto mobile phones and tablets, a boon for many smaller companies. But Square also has expanded into providing financing for small businesses, and its software helps with invoices, email marketing, sales analytics and more.

Square’s “‘semi-specialized’ small- and medium-size software opportunity is underappreciated,” said Josh Beck, a Pacific Crest analyst who upped his price target to 17 from 15. Barclays also raised its price target on Square to 17 from 15 on Tuesday. (Source: Investor’s Business Daily Reports)

SQ stock’s price is now -6.29% down from its 52-week high and +84.96% up from its 52-week low. Taking a look into the performance of SQ stock, investor will come to know that the weekly performance for this stock is valued at 7.97%, resulting in a performance for the month at 6.96%. Therefore, the stated figure displays a quarterly performance of 29.99% and year to date performance of 9.39%.

Shares of Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI) inclined 0.62% to $16.20. Stock exchanged hands with the total volume of 4.03 Million shares, as contrast to its average volume of 2.37 Million shares. The 52-week range of the share price is from $14.22 – $21.81. For trailing twelve months, EPS value for the stock is $1.35.

Beta factor of the stock stands at 1.33. Beta factor is used to measure the volatility of the stock. The stock remained 2.28% volatile for the week and 1.84% for the month. Looking into the profitability ratios of PBI stock, investor will find its ROE, ROA, ROI standing at 206.90%, 4.30% and 16.50%, respectively.

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Richard Tang manages a private investment portfolio full time, and provides mutual fund analysis and buy recommendations to individual investors managing their own investments. He holds a B.A. from Emory University, where he concentrated on history and economics. He trade for himself via ETFs and futures markets, with interests in commodities generally and a special interest in precious metals.

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