Here's Why Affirm Holdings Was Up Big Today

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Here's Why Affirm Holdings Was Up Big Today

The fintech stock gained ground following news that Square (NYSE:SQ) would be acquiring Afterpay (OTC:AFTP.F) in an all-stock deal valued at approximately $29 billion. Square published a press release on Aug. 1 announcing that it would be acquiring Afterpay, a competitor in the buy-now, pay-later category that Affirm Holdings operates in. It looks like demand for the service category is heating up, and investors poured into Affirm Holdings stock in response to the big buyout news.

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