Coinbase Momentum Builds, Stocks Exceed 2021 Listing Price

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Coinbase Global Inc. has seen its stock prices soar, surpassing the initial listing price set during its 2021 direct public offering. This surge marks a significant recovery for the cryptocurrency exchange, which has experienced a tumultuous journey since its debut on the stock market.

Coinbase Record Performance in 2024

Since the year’s start, Coinbase (COIN) shares have rocketed by 60% to exceed $252 by March 2024, as previously reported by Coingape. This event is more remarkable because it is the first occasion in a couple of years that the stock price has exceeded the $250 level. This rebound is a subset of the larger movement that has seen the value of Coinbase stock gain by more than 300% in the past 12 months, compared with the $33 lows observed during the 2023 crypto winter.

The surge in the value of Coinbase’s stock is deeply related to the performance of the entire cryptocurrency market, especially to the new all-time high of Bitcoin. As of March 8, Bitcoin, for a short period, reached $70,000 in response to a mix of factors, including the increased investment flow into Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and the speculation of the forthcoming halving of the cryptocurrency.

Strategic Maneuvers and Market Influences

This success of Coinbase is also due to strategic partnerships and the firm’s increased presence in the growing Bitcoin ETF market. The exchange’s custody division, Coinbase Custody, has partnered with many asset managers that launched Bitcoin ETFs in January 2024. Such partnerships are projected to provide huge income for Coinbase, with estimated fees ranging from $25 million to $30 million.

In addition, the operational performance of Coinbase is resilient and growth-oriented, with the company generating a net revenue of 905 million dollars in the 4th quarter of 2023. This amount represents a 45.2% rise from the preceding quarter and above consensus expectations, pegged at $825 million.

The performance of Coinbase attracted the attention of market analysts under the favorable market environment for the crypto markets. Ken Worthington, an analyst at JPMorgan, has changed the stock rating from underweight to neutral, admitting the favorable influence of Bitcoin ETFs on the cryptocurrency ecosystem. However, Worthington’s target price, at $80, is way lower than the stock’s current market value, but the rating has been revised to reflect a more favorable outlook on Coinbase’s future.

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