Why buying the Pinterest, Inc. (NYSE:PINS) Stock Today Might Make Sense

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Pinterest, Inc. (NYSE:PINS) traded at $35.99 at last check on Tuesday, Aug 18, making an upward move of 2.81% on its previous day’s price.

Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $35.01 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 0 with the day’s price range being $35.62 – 37.29. The company has a 12-month trailing PE ratio of 0. In terms of its 52-week price range, PINS has a high of $37.33 and a low of $10.1. The company’s stock has gained about 40.43% over that past 30 days.

Analysts tracking the company’s growth have also given it a consensus growth in revenue estimated at $375.06 Million, with a low of $281.7 Million and a high of $392Million. The median projection represents growth adding up to 34.1% compared to sales earnings for the corresponding quarter a year ago. According to analyst consensus estimates figures, the company’s yearly revenue forecasts for 2020 are expected to hit $1.44 Billion, or +26.2% up from figures reported last year.

There have been 1 upward and no downward revisions for the stock’s EPS in last 7 days, something that reflects the nature of company’s price movement in short term. On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the PINS stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of 100% Buy, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 100% Buy. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 100% Buy.

Based on estimates by 26 analysts where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, 13 have rated the Pinterest, Inc. (PINS) stock as a Hold, while 10 rate it as a Buy. 2 analysts rate it as outperform while none of them rated it as underperform, whereas 1 suggests the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Overweight and investors could take advantage and scoop up stock of the company.

Looking further, we note that the PEG ratio for the PINS stock currently stands at 0, and the current price level is 15.91% off its SMA20 and 35.29% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 69.56 while the volatility over the past week is 3.81% and jumps to 4.76% over the past one month. The beta value is 0, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 1.69. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $37.12, with the estimates having a low of $18 and a high of $50. These price ends are -49.99% and +38.93% off the current price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a +2.81% if the PINS share price touches on the median price of $37.

Let’s briefly compare Pinterest, (PINS) stock to its peers. We find that today’s price change of +2.81% and +8.66% over the past 12 months for PINS competes that of Paypal Holdings (PYPL), which has seen its stock price fall -0.26% in the latest trading session and is +84.9% over the last one year. Another of its peers Zoom Video Communications Cl A (ZM) has climbed 2.26% today, and is +187.64% up over the past year, while Square (SQ) is also up 2.81% yet its price remains in the green at 8.66% over the same period. Paypal has a P/E ratio of 90.08 compared to Pinterest,’s 0 and Zoom’s 1470.44. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial are today at -0.09% and -0.37%, respectively, in early deals.

Coming back to Pinterest, Inc. (NYSE:PINS), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 15.6 Million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 13.26 Million. Current shares outstanding are 462.68 Million.

According to data from Thomson Reuters, insiders hold 0.03% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 60.6%. The data shows that short shares as of July 30, 2020, stood at 24.32 Million at a short ratio of 1.5. This represents a 4.05% Short interest in Shares outstanding on July 30, 2020. Shares short dropped in July from the previous month at 29.3 Million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with today’s price pushing the stock +87.82% up in year-to-date price movement.

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