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      Block Inc (SQ) Got Traction Even After Insider Selling

      By Fahim Awan

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      November 29, 2023

      12:34 PM UTC

      Block Inc (SQ) Got Traction Even After Insider Selling

      Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) exhibited notable momentum in its recent trading session, registering a robust 5.02% ascent to conclude at $63.34. This surge in SQ stock persisted despite the occurrence of insider selling. As per an SEC filing on Tuesday, Amrita Ahuja, Block Inc.’s CFO & COO, divested 7,271 SQ shares. The insider transaction transpired at an average price of $61.95 per share, yielding gross proceeds of $451,591.

      Furthermore, ongoing developments appear to be stabilizing SQ stock, counteracting the impact of the insider selling. Block Inc. (SQ) disclosed that over the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend, millions of its Square and Afterpay sellers worldwide achieved a new milestone with 70 million transactions, marking a 14% increase from the previous year.

      Consumer behavior showcased diversification, with in-person shopping rising by 15%, and online cart sizes being 3.9 times higher than those in physical stores. This underscores the imperative for sellers to optimize their omnichannel strategy for the remainder of the holiday season. Similarly, a 9% uptick in businesses adopting omnichannel approaches was observed, attracting buyers both in-person and online.

      In addition, Afterpay, a subsidiary of Block Inc. and a prominent player in the “Buy Now, Pay Later” payment sector, recently formed a strategic alliance with Rokt. Rokt, a leading ecommerce technology company utilizing machine learning and AI, enhances transaction relevance for individual shoppers.

      This partnership empowers Afterpay to present highly pertinent offers to its ecommerce shoppers during checkout, fostering a more engaging and tailored shopping experience while simultaneously driving new revenue streams and augmenting customer lifetime value.

      Committed to delivering a meaningful and relevant shopping experience, Afterpay will leverage Rokt’s ecommerce technology for this purpose. The collaboration has allowed Block Inc.’s subsidiary to further enrich its in-app offerings, providing shoppers with a broader array of choices during the checkout process.

      By leveraging Rokt’s ecommerce solution, Afterpay, along with its extensive network of retail partners, is equipped to deliver targeted, relevant, and seamless advertising experiences to customers throughout the checkout flow.

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