2-8-18 9:32 AM EST | Email Article

Square Inc. (SQ) shares got a premarket boost Thursday after Walmart Inc. (WMT) named the financial-tech company's finance chief, Sarah Friar, to its board. With the board seat, Square gains a voice in the world's largest retailer's ear. Square shares rose 2% to $42.52. The stock has nearly tripled so far this year. (imani.moise@wsj.com; @moisenoise)

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

February 08, 2018 09:32 ET (14:32 GMT)

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