Shopify stock: buy or sell

SHOP stock price: $1,208.34 2.41% At close on Apr 15th, 2021

Updated on:
Apr 16th, 2021


Shopify stock brief

  • Shopify stock went up 2.41% to close at $1,208.34 on the stock market on Thursday.
  • Evercore ISI published a hold rating for Shopify last Tuesday, with a target of $1,360.00
  • Shopify Inc., a commerce company, provides a commerce platform and services in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Latin America, and internationally.

Should I buy Shopify stock?

All successful traders recommend adhering to a trading strategy and not make decisions based on subjective opinions, rumors or feelings. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to pick and when is the best moment to buy them. At, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best

Is $SHOP stock a buy?

Currently, Shopify stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy now. This doesn't mean $SHOP will slide in coming sessions, or it will not rise higher. Simply, it doesn't match our recommended trading systems

Should I sell Shopify stock?

When is it time to sell Shopify?. In the same way as when we have to buy shares, deciding when is appropiate to sell is not a whimsical decision, and we must follow our own trading style. We like very simple setups to guide us on when is a good time to sell a stock. Be aware that these setups should not be used for shorting Shopify stock

A guiding principle is that you must never keep a trading operation that shows a greater losses than those expected upon purchase. When to sell shares must always be dictated by the stop-loss (automatic or manual)

Is it time to sell Shopify stock?

Currently, Shopify stock doesn't match any of our preferred sell setups, so if you own Shopify shares and your operation is in profit probably is not time to sell now

Shopify ratings

In the last 30 days, 5 ratings were published for Shopify

Shopify analysts' ratings - Last 30 days
Brokerage firmRating
Mar 31st, 2021
Stifel Nicolaus Strong buy
Wolfe Research Buy
Apr 5th, 2021
Credit Suisse Group Neutral
Evercore ISI Neutral
Apr 13th, 2021
Evercore ISI Neutral

Shopify stock analysis

SMAs overview

SHOP stock SMAs chart

Supports and resistances

The current resistances are:

  • R1: $1,247.45 (3.24% above)
  • R2: $1,250.00 (3.45% above)
  • R3: $1,285.19 (6.36% above)
  • The current support levels are:

  • S1: $1,190.00 (-1.52% below)
  • S2: $1,146.91 (-5.08% below)
  • S3: $1,130.00 (-6.48% below)
  • Bollinger bands

    Since the price surpassed the upper band on April 9, the price dropped by 2.12%

    SHOP stock Bollinger Bands chart

    Relative strength index

    The RSI dropped below the overbought level of 70 last February after just crossing to the overbough zone for a single day (weak signal). The RSI reading on Thursday was 54.3. Since RSI lost the overbought zone, Shopify shares tanked a 18.02%

    SHOP stock RSI chart

    Shopify stock price history

    Shopify started trading priced at an adjusted price1 of $28.00 on May 2015. Since then, SHOP stock has risen by 4,215.50%, with an average of 843.10% per year. If you had invested $1,000USD in Shopify stock on the IPO, it would worth $43,155.00 today.

    1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits

    SHOP stock price history chart

    Price target for Shopify stock

    How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable. However, many stock price forecasts are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts.

    Along with buy or sell recommendations, financial institutions release their price predictions based on the stock price action and the company fundamental data. Most of these predictions follow the release of new financial information by the company, and many times. Again, these targets are not direct recommendations for small investors and must not be followed blindly.

    The average price target for Shopify stock calculated from the table below is $1,317.50. Shopify closed at $1,208.34 on Thursday, so the target price is forecasting an increase by 9.03%.

    Shopify stock price predictions
    Brokerage firmPrice target
    Mar 31st, 2021
    Stifel Nicolaus $1,200.00
    Wolfe Research Not available
    Apr 5th, 2021
    Credit Suisse Group $1,350.00
    Evercore ISI $1,360.00
    Apr 13th, 2021
    Evercore ISI $1,360.00

    Earnings and financials

    Last February, Shopify Inc. ($SHOP) posted adjusted EPS for that significantly surpassed analysts' expectations. Quarterly EPS was $1.58 per share versus the estimated $1.25. This Q4 report represents an earnings surprise of 26.40%. Turnover was $977.7 million compared to $327.5 million forecasted by analysts.

    This compares to Earnings of $0.43 per share a year ago, so reported EPS is an improvement of 267.44%. Looking at sales, figures exploded a 93.55% compared to $5.1B year over year.

    Shopify ($SHOP) presents earnings report early next May. Wall Street analysts estimate of $0.71, that is a 55.06% less than previous quarter.

    Shopify performance

    SHOP performance compared
    Shopify ($SHOP) 7.70% -1.70% 8.80%

    The viewpoints published in this article are personal and should not be followed as recommendations for you to buy or sell shares. The author of this text does not have any knowledge of the individual conditions of the reader, his or her own financial statements or what is in his or her best interest at any given time. All users should speak with their financial advisor before buying or selling any securities Thoughts are expressed for general educational reasons only

    Shopify summary

    Thursday, April 15th, 2021
    Day range$1187 - $1221.97
    Previous close$1179.86
    Session gain2.41%
    Average true range$65.15
    50d mov avg$1,224.55
    100d mov avg$1,173.84
    200d mov avg$1,086.17
    Earnings dateMay 5th, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    What is Shopify stock symbol?

    Shopify Inc. is a public company trading in the US stock market with the SHOP symbol

    Is Shopify stock a buy or sell?

    Shopify received 5 ratings in the last 30 days: 2 bullish, 0 bearish and 3 neutral.

    Will SHOP go up?

    Shopify had different price forecasts posted by analysts in the last month forecasting the target price to $1,317.50. That is a 9.03% than the last price ($1,208.34).