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Shopify shares target raised by Baird on growth prospects

EditorEmilio Ghigini
Published 04/03/2024, 07:08 AM
Updated 04/03/2024, 07:08 AM
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On Wednesday, Baird maintained an Outperform rating on Shopify (NYSE: NYSE:SHOP) and increased the share price target to $87 from $85. This adjustment comes as a result of the latest data indicating a positive trend in the company's operations.

According to the firm's analysis, Shopify has exhibited modest quarter-over-quarter growth in the number of net active stores. Particularly strong performance was noted in key strategic areas such as Shopify Plus, Enterprise, Business-to-Business (B2B), and international sites. These segments are crucial to Shopify's ongoing business strategy.

The firm's updated e-commerce platform survey suggests that these areas of growth align with the company's focus, contributing to the decision to adjust the price target. The analyst cited that these trends, combined with relatively stable e-commerce market conditions, have led to a slight increase in revenue estimates, which now sit above the consensus. However, profitability estimates remain slightly below the consensus.

Looking ahead, the firm anticipates that Shopify has significant potential for monetization growth and operational leverage. This long-term perspective underpins the Outperform rating and the raised price target, reflecting confidence in Shopify's future performance.

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In light of Baird's recent Outperform rating and price target increase for Shopify, a glance at the latest InvestingPro data and tips provides additional context. Shopify's market capitalization stands at a robust $100.6 billion, underlining its significant presence in the market. Despite trading at high earnings multiples, with a P/E ratio of 754.56 and an adjusted P/E ratio for the last twelve months as of Q4 2023 at 446.98, the company's revenue growth remains strong, at 26.07% for the same period.

InvestingPro Tips suggest that Shopify is expected to see net income growth this year, with analysts predicting the company will be profitable. However, it's noteworthy that 24 analysts have revised their earnings downwards for the upcoming period. This suggests that while growth is anticipated, there may be caution among experts regarding the extent of this growth. Shopify's stock price has also experienced high volatility, but it has provided a high return over the last year, with a 63.84% increase.

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