Why Pinterest, Inc. (PINS) Stock is Up Almost 3.18% Today

What just happened? Pinterest, Inc. (NYSE:PINS) stock value has climbed by nearly 3.18% or (0.82 points) to $26.61 from its previous close of $25.79. Does this growth mean it the best stock to buy right now? The shares seem to have an active trading volume day with a reported 2772751 contracts so far this session. PINS shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 4.69 million shares, but with a 0.15 billion float and a -5.77% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for PINS stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $33.26 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 24.99% from where the PINS share price has been trading recently which is between $25.36 and $26.3. There are some brokerage firms that offer lower targets than the average, with one of them, even setting their price target at $19. Flipping the other side of the coin, an analyst who is fully bullish set a price target as high as $39.

Looking at the current readings for Pinterest, Inc., the two-week RSI stands at 41.13. This figure suggests that PINS stock, for now, is neutral, meaning that the shares are stable in terms of price movement. The stochastic readings, on the other hand, based on the current PINS readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 20.57% at this stage. This figure means that PINS share price today is being overbought.

Technical chart claims that Pinterest, Inc. (PINS) would settle between $26.27/share to $26.76/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $25.33 mark, then the market for Pinterest, Inc. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $24.88 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the red zone of MACD, with the indicator reading -0.41. Traders are always alerted for the move of a stock above or below the zero line due to the fact that the reading is an indicator of the position of the short-term average relative to the long-term average. If the MACD is above the zero line, then the short-term average relative is above that of the long-term average, thus implying an upward momentum. Vice versa is the case if the MACD is below the zero line.

Analysts at Wells Fargo, assumed coverage of PINS assigning Market Perform rating, according to their opinion released on September 27. Argus analysts bumped their rating on Pinterest, Inc. (NYSE:PINS) stock from Hold to Buy in a separate flash note issued to investors on August 15. Analysts at Deutsche Bank released an upgrade from Hold to Buy for the stock, in a research note that dated back to August 02.

PINS equity has an average rating of 2.35, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 18 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 10 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 8 were split even though not equally. Some analysts rate the stock as a buy or a strong buy while others rated it as a sell. 7 analysts rated Pinterest, Inc. (NYSE:PINS) as a buy or a strong buy while 1 advised that investors should desist from purchasing the stock or sell them if they already own the company’s stock.

Moving on, PINS stock price is currently trading at 1719.33X forward 12-month Consensus EPS estimates, and its P/E ratio is 0 while for the average stock in the same group, the multiple is 28. Pinterest, Inc. current P/B ratio of 6.8 means it is trading at a premium against its industry’s 4.9.