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The Afterpay (ASX:APT) share price is gaining 3% today

The buy now, pay later giant is performing well on the ASX 200 today
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Afterpay Ltd (ASX: APT) shareholders could be in for a good start to the weekend – the buy now, pay later giant’s share price is gaining today.

Its day in the green has come despite no news having been released by the company since Tuesday.

At the time of writing, the Afterpay share price is $109.18 – 3.16% higher than its previous closing price.

That’s particularly impressive considering the broader market’s moves this morning.

The All Ordinaries Index (ASX: XAO) is up a measly 0.16%. The S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) is only just in the green, having gained 0.09%.

Let’s take a closer look at Afterpay’s rise today.

Afterpay up on Friday

Shares in Afterpay are on the final stretch of a good week.

Afterpay shares have gained 4% since Monday, spurred by the company announcing the rollout of Money by Afterpay on Tuesday.

However, Afterpay isn’t the only BNPL company to be in the green today – the Zip Co Ltd (ASX: Z1P) share price has gained 2.43% to trade for $7.16.

Additonally, the Sezzle Inc (ASX: SZL) share price is $8.14 – 0.87% more than its previous close.

Afterpay share price snapshot

Despite a good week, Afterpay is still struggling through 2021 on the ASX.

Afterpay shares have fallen 8% year to date. However, they’ve gained 51% since this time last year.

The post The Afterpay (ASX:APT) share price is gaining 3% today appeared first on The Motley Fool Australia.

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Motley Fool contributor Brooke Cooper has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. 

The Motley Fool Australia’s parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. owns shares of and has recommended AFTERPAY T FPO and ZIPCOLTD FPO. The Motley Fool Australia owns shares of and has recommended AFTERPAY T FPO. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

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