Square shares leap to record high after earnings beat

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter.
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Jack Dorsey, CEO of Twitter.

Shares of Jack Dorsey's Square rocketed to an intraday all-time high of $17.75 Thursday morning, coming close to doubling its initial offering price of $9 a share.

The stock ended the day 14 percent higher after the mobile payment company reported better-than-expected earnings and revenue.

The sharp move marked the stock's best daily performance since its initial public offering little more than a year ago in late 2015, when the stock gained more than 45 percent in one day.

Square reported late Wednesday a loss of 4 cents a share, beating a Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of a 9-cent loss. Revenue also surpassed forecasts, coming in at $452 million for the quarter, compared to the $450 million estimate.

Square performance since its IPO

Source: FactSet

With Thursday's gains, shares are up 90 percent since Square's IPO. CEODorsey also runs social media company Twitter.

—CNBC's Christine Wang contributed to this report.