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The Block share price is tumbling 7% today. What’s going on?

Block’s US listing gained on Friday, but the company’s stock is tumbling on the ASX today.
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The Block Inc (ASX: SQ2) share price is suffering on Monday despite the company’s New York-listed stock’s gains.

At the time of writing, the Block share price is down 6.75% on the ASX, trading at $133.27.

For context, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) is also falling today. It is currently down 1.53%.

So what’s got the company’s Australian counterpart feeling so blue (or red) today? Let’s take a look.

What’s going on with the Block share price?

Block’s shares are suffering alongside its ASX 200 technology peers on Monday.

Right now, the S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ) is recording a 3.3% slump, and Block’s stock isn’t its biggest weight.

The Novonix Ltd (ASX: NVX) share price takes home that unfortunate prize. It’s currently down 8.2%.

At least Block’s stock is well versed in falling. It slumped 1.8% on Friday amid the release of the company’s quarterly earnings.

Interestingly, those same results appeared to incite stock in Block Inc (NYSE: SQ) – the company’s original US-based listing – to lift 0.61% after the Australian market closed for the week.  

Today’s tumble included, the Block share price has fallen 19% over the last 30 days on the ASX.

It’s also 24% lower than it was when it joined the Australian exchange following its takeover of former market darling, Afterpay earlier this year.

The post The Block share price is tumbling 7% today. What’s going on? appeared first on The Motley Fool Australia.

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