Zip share price dips to yet another 4-year low on Monday

The beleauguered buy now, pay later company has reached another low today.

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Key points

  • The Zip share price has hit another four-year low in trading this morning, hitting 74.5 cents 
  • The new multi-year low comes as the stock continues to struggle amid rising inflation and interest rate hikes 
  • The ASX 200 tech sector is also sliding on Monday, falling 1.8% with Zip's fellow payment providers Block and Tyro its biggest weights

The Zip Co Ltd (ASX: ZIP) share price has plummeted to its lowest point since 2018 this morning, hitting an intraday low of 74.5 cents.

That marks a 5.7% tumble on Friday’s close. Its new multiyear low also represents a near 95% fall on the buy now, pay later (BNPL) share’s all-time high of $14.53, reached in February 2021.

At the time of writing, the Zip share price has ever-so-slightly recovered. The stock is currently swapping hands for 75.5 cents a piece, 4.4% less than it was at its previous close.

For context, the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) is also down 0.4% on Monday.

Let’s take a closer look at what’s dragged the Zip share price to its lowest point of the last four years.

Zip share price plunges to 75 cents on Monday

The Zip share price is being bludgeoned on Monday, as is the S&P/ASX 200 Information Technology Index (ASX: XIJ).

While Zip technically doesn’t call the tech sector home — it’s housed on the S&P/ASX 200 Financials Index (ASX: XFJ) — it tends to trade in line with its technology-focused peers.

The tech sector is currently down 1.84% following a tough Friday session on Wall Street.

The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite plunged 2.47% on Friday, while the S&P 500 slipped 1.63% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.05%.

Block Inc (ASX: SQ2) – home of BNPL giant Afterpay – is among the tech sector’s biggest weights today. Its share price is currently down 4.1%.

Meanwhile, shares in payments provider Tyro Payments Ltd (ASX: TYR) have slumped 4.2%.

And today’s struggles have only added to the tech sector’s recent woes. It’s tumbled nearly 34% since the start of 2022 amid rising inflation and resulting interest rate hikes.

At the same time, the financials sector is outperforming the ASX 200. It has fallen nearly 2.4% in 2022 while the ASX 200 has slumped 5.2%.

At today’s intraday low, the Zip share price was down approximately 83% year to date. It was also 89% lower than it was this time last year.

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. has positions in and has recommended Block, Inc., Tyro Payments, and ZIPCOLTD FPO. The Motley Fool Australia has positions in and has recommended Block, Inc. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended Tyro Payments. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Scott Phillips.

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