Is Pinterest Inc. (PINS) Good For Your Portfolio?

Pinterest Inc. (NYSE:PINS) saw an upside of 3.28% to close Friday at $52.62 after adding $1.67 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 6,904,420 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $54.03 in the past week and touched a new high 2 times within the past 5 days. An average of 6,859,290 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 10,561,916.

PINS’s 1-month performance is -7.67% or -$4.37 on its low of $50.31 reached on 09/29/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $41.60 and high of $89.90, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 02/16/21. YTD, PINS has lost -20.15% or -$13.28 and has reached a new high 10 times. However, the current price is down -41.47%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Sep 27, 7 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Pinterest Inc. (PINS). Morgenfeld Todd R (Chief Financial Officer) most recently sold 54,450 shares at $52.78 per share on Sep 27. This transaction cost the insider $2,873,633. Director, JORDAN JEFFREY D, sold 12,000 shares at a price of $54.30 on Sep 23. Then, on Sep 21, SVP, Products Gavini Naveen sold 28,078 shares at a price of $51.85 per share. This transaction amounted to $1,455,883.

Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 382.33 and a low of 239.86. PINS stock has a beta of 0.00. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 14.62 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 13.36, with the price to cash flow ratio at 87.82.

Pinterest Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 11.20, with the current ratio over the same period at 11.20 meaning that PINS stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.00, while the total debt to equity was 0.00. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 77.60%The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is -6.23% while for the period ending June 29; Pinterest Inc.’s operating margin was 7.00%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $1.24 billion against revenue of $1.69 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Pinterest Inc.’s cash and short-term investments amounted to $1.13 billion against total debt of $121.63 million. Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected PINS to announce $0.13 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.25, representing a 92.30% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $77.95 million. PINS stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 381.72 million, with total debt at $121.63 million. Shareholders hold equity totaling $644.63 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Pinterest Inc. (PINS) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 01 October was 44.87% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 35.45%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $51.93, reflecting a -2.92% or -$1.58 change from its current price. PINS is currently trading -7.49% above its 20-day SMA, -11.87% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -27.63% and -25.58% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 18.98% and 17.44% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 2.04. The RSI (14) points at 42.14%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 43.75% with the period’s ATR at 2.02. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -1.41 and -1.87 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Pinterest Inc. (NYSE: PINS), RBC Capital Mkts launched coverage with a Sector perform rating. Analysts offering their rating for PINS stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 1 brokerage advisors rate PINS as a “sell,”, while 18 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 3 rates the stock as overweight while 10 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is PINS’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $40.00 and a high of $100.00, with their median price target at $70.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Pinterest Inc. (PINS) stock is $69.65.


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