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The Zip (ASX:Z1P) share price is sinking today

After a successful day on the boards yesterday, shares in the buy now, pay later favourite are in the red
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The Zip Co Ltd (ASX: Z1P) share price has spent all morning in the red, dumping more than 6% in today’s trading session.

After closing yesterday at $8.78, the Zip share price has see-sawed from $8.53 to as low as $8.21. At the time of writing, shares in the popular buy now, pay later (BNPL) provider are swapping hands for $8.32, a drop of 5.30%.

Let’s take a look at what happening with the company today.  

Zip share price tumbles with overall market

Zip has not released any price-sensitive news that could explain today’s bearish price action. It’s possible shares in the BNPL company could be feeling the effects of weakness in the overall market.

At the time of writing, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) is well in the red today, with Zip being the second-worst performer in the index after Afterpay Ltd (ASX: APT) which has plummeted almost 7%.  

In addition, the Zip share price had rallied more than 14% since Tuesday, which could be prompting investors to lock in profits.

Snapshot of the Zip share price

Overall, it has been a turbulent month for the Zip share price thus far.

Shares in Zip surged more than 13% yesterday following speculation that a rival BNPL provider acquired a stake in the company.

Although there has been no confirmation, Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA)-backed Klarna reportedly took a 4% stake in Zip.

Shares in Zip have also been one of the most shorted on the ASX. it appears some investors are pessimistic on the outlook for the company’s Quadpay business as Afterpay expands into the US.

Despite today’s turbulent price action, the Zip share price is still more than 58% higher for the year. However, the company’s shares are currently trading a long way off their all-time highs of $14.53 back in February.

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