Shopify shares climbed Thursday to touch a record high, following optimistic views from analysts.
Stifel’s Scott Devitt raised his price target on the e-commerce company’s shares to $1,600 from $1,400, while maintaining his buy rating.
Devitt mentioned the company’s “proven track record of creating products and services that generate value for merchants”, and said that he expects the ongoing investments to create monetization improvements as the platform continues to scale. The analyst also indicated that the company’s outlook for the second half of the year is crucial on challenging prior year comparisons during reopening.
Susquehanna Financial Group’s John Coffey boosted his price target on Shopify shares to $1,800 from $1,500, while keeping his positive rating. According to Coffey, Shopify’s focus on raising operating spending in Europe this year is a wise decision. Coffey also boosted his revenue outlook for 2022 and 2023.
Shopify stock has surged +33% in the past six months.