PINS - Pinterest, Inc.

NYSE - Nasdaq Real Time Price. Currency in USD
27.41
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Previous Close25.80
Open26.90
Bid27.40 x 1000
Ask27.37 x 1100
Day's Range24.95 - 25.78
52 Week Range23.05 - 35.29
Volume1,590,886
Avg. Volume11,271,542
Market Cap14.871B
Beta (3Y Monthly)N/A
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)-0.41
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1y Target Est28.00
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This growth narrative has caught fire over the past several years as the sharing economy has gained mainstream traction, and as e-retail has become increasingly decentralized and democratized. This narrative projects to remain on fire, too, as Shopify still only accounts for a fraction of the global retail sales pie.The trade war won't impact this narrative at all. Even if tariffs go up a whole bunch, and retailers are looking at higher input costs, they won't pull their Shopify spend. Why? Because Shopify is the platform that makes everything work for these retailers. Without Shopify, they don't have the tools to succeed in the digital world. Without those tools, retailers will suffer, meaning subscription revenue projects to keep rising for a lot longer. 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Every digital ad player will be subject to the same data restriction regulations.Consequently, neither Facebook nor Google will be relatively disadvantaged by such regulations. Instead, the whole digital ad market will become slightly disadvantaged. But, that won't kill the digital ad market. Where else are marketers going to put their ad dollars? Ad dollars follow consumption, and consumption continues to shift with accelerating momentum to the digital channel.Thus, regardless of regulation, ad dollars will continue to flow into the digital channel. As they do, the lion's share of those dollars will continue to make their way into the Facebook and Google ecosystems. Bottom Line on FB Stock & GOOG StockBoth FB stock and GOOG stock have been hit hard in early June amid escalating antitrust concerns. And it feels like this is just the latest in a string of negative headlines around antitrust laws, Facebook privacy concerns and more. But, these concerns are overstated and just noise in the big picture. They will pass. Once they do, both stocks will rebound in a big way.Having said all that, there is some concern with respect to the trade war on these two stocks. If the trade war does escalate, then U.S. businesses will broadly be looking at higher input prices. Higher input prices could result in U.S. companies reconsidering their spending profile. And when that happens, they could easily start cutting back on ad spend. If they do cut back on ad spend, that could result in materially lower growth rates for both Facebook and Google.Thus, the trade war is a real risk here, not the antitrust stuff. That's why I'm buying the antitrust dip in FB and GOOG, but am keeping a cautious eye open to see how things progress on the trade front over the next few weeks.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long FB and GOOG. 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None of this will change because the U.S. and China are engaged in a trade dispute. Instead, the digital ad industry will continue to grow, and digital ad companies will continue to report healthy revenue and profit growth.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsUltimately, healthy revenue and profit growth will drive healthy gains in digital ad stocks, regardless of the trade backdrop. Because of this, now looks like a good time to buy some digital ad stocks on weakness. * 7 Stocks to Buy for Monster Growth Which ones should you be looking at? Let's take a look at seven digital ad stocks to buy on recent weakness. Facebook (FB)Source: Shutterstock At the top of this list is social media giant Facebook (NASDAQ:FB).Put simply, Facebook is the 300-pound gorilla in the digital advertising world, and it's only scratching the surface of its long-term potential. Between Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger, roughly 6 billion non-unique users across the globe are in the Facebook ecosystem, and those users spend hours a day in the ecosystem. Thus, Facebook has unprecedented reach and scale, which inherently gives the social media giant the best ad targeting capabilities.Still, Facebook is only monetizing about half of its 6 billion non-unique users, as Messenger and WhatsApp remain largely ad-free. Plus, Facebook is just starting on its commerce growth initiative, as digital commerce is a natural vertical that springs out of building the digital equivalent of a town square.Broadly, then, Facebook is a really big digital ad company that is only going to get bigger. As it does get bigger, FB stock will head higher. Alphabet (GOOG)Source: Shutterstock Following Facebook, we have the world's largest digital advertiser, Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL).Right now, there are some concerns related to Alphabet's digital ad business. Those concerns are well-founded. Broadly speaking, Alphabet's digital ad business was built for desktop, not mobile. Thus, as engagement has shifted to mobile, Alphabet's digital ad business has suffered, and this has resulted in a revenue growth rate slowdown and margin compression.But, it's important to put these concerns in context. Alphabet is still the world's largest digital advertiser in the world, by virtue of Google Search being the backbone of the global internet and YouTube being the second-largest social platform in the world, behind only Facebook. Alphabet's digital ad business is also still growing at a ~20% rate, and margins are starting to stabilize as TAC growth is moderating. * 7 Stocks to Sell Amid an Escalating Trade War All in all, then, Alphabet has had its struggles in the digital ad world, but through them all, this company remains the leader in the secular growth digital ad market. Because of this, Alphabet will continue growing at a healthy rate over the next several years, and that healthy growth will lead GOOG stock higher. The Trade Desk (TTD)Source: Shutterstock Lesser known than other names on this list, The Trade Desk (NASDAQ:TTD) is nonetheless one of the more exciting digital ad stocks in the market.The Trade Desk is a leader in what is called the programmatic advertising market. This market is simply data-driven automated ad purchasing, so that companies can take the guess-work and manual labor out of ad spend allocation, and instead trust The Trade Desk platform to optimize ad spend. This is exactly what is happening, and The Trade Desk continues to win ad dollar share at an impressive rate.This programmatic advertising trend will persist for the foreseeable future. In 2018, programmatic ad spend comprised roughly 25% of total digital ad spend. Back in 2016, that number was 22%. By 2030, that number will likely be well north of 30%. Meanwhile, The Trade Desk will continue to win share in this market. Back in 2016, TTD's programmatic ad spend share was under 2.5%. This year, it should be close to 4%.Thus, with The Trade Desk, you have a hyper-growth company rapidly gaining share in a hyper-growth market. Big share gains in a big growth market imply big growth potential for TTD over the next several years. That big growth potential will push TTD stock significantly higher in the long run. Twitter (TWTR)Source: Shutterstock Next up, we have Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), the once left-for-dead social media company that is in the middle of a huge turnaround.Once upon a time, Twitter's digital ad business was struggling to grow. Indeed, during a several quarter stretch a few years back, Twitter's digital ad business was actually reporting year-over-year revenue declines. But, that has all changed now. Over the past several quarters, Twitter has improved its digital ad capabilities, and the digital ad business has consequently turned into a 15%-plus growth business.This new growth trend should persist. Twitter has increasingly established staying power in the consumer internet landscape as a go-to place for crowdsourced sentiment and feedback on current events. At the same time, the company has proven itself as a viable advertising medium with strong targeting capabilities. Thus, at worse, this company should maintain share in the secular growth digital ad market for the foreseeable future. At best, the company actually continues to gain share. * 10 Heavily Shorted Stocks to Sell -- Because the Bears Are Right In either scenario, Twitter projects as a healthy revenue growth company over the next several years. Meanwhile, margins are ramping from a depressed base, and as they continue to do so, healthy revenue growth will turn into robust profit growth. Robust profit growth will push TWTR stock higher long term. Pinterest (PINS)Source: Shutterstock The youngest stock on this list, Pinterest (NYSE:PINS) is worth a look here because its digital ad business is very young, growing very quickly and it has the potential to be very big one day.Pinterest is a very big visual discovery platform that is still growing very quickly. The platform has roughly 291 million monthly active users, and grew that user base by 22% year-over-year last quarter. Yet, despite this huge user base, Pinterest doesn't have a big market cap. Pinterest's market cap is $14 billion, implying a market cap per user of under $50. Over at Twitter, market cap per user is up around $85.Why the huge discrepancy? Pinterest's ad business is much younger and smaller than Twitter's ad business. But, Pinterest's ad business is also growing very quickly (54% growth last quarter), as is the company's average revenue per user rate (up 26% last quarter). Given the company's huge user base, if Pinterest stays on this growth track of expanding average revenue per user, then Pinterest's ad business at scale could be enormous.If it does get enormous, then today's valuation -- market cap per user of under $50 -- is a steal. Naturally, it will head toward Twitter-levels around $85. That valuation expansion, on top of continued user growth, should propel PINS stock way higher over the next several years. Amazon (AMZN)Source: Shutterstock Not known for digital advertising, Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is nonetheless a company that will leverage a rapidly expanding digital ad business to drive robust profit growth over the next several years.Amazon is an e-commerce behemoth. But, the e-commerce business is low margin, and those margins continue to be pressured by bigger and bigger competition. Thus, in order to supercharge profit growth, Amazon is looking into other high growth, high margin verticals. One of those verticals is digital advertising, since Amazon.com is one of the most visited websites in the world, Amazon has a wealth of consumer purchasing data to increase the effectiveness of ads, and the digital ad industry features high margins.Consequently, Amazon's digital ad business has had no trouble growing by leaps and bounds over the past few years. But, it's still relatively small, accounting for just about 4% of the digital ad market this year. Over time, that share will grow, implying huge growth potential for Amazon's digital ad business. * 5 Stocks Under $10 With Big Upside Potential The important thing is that as Amazon's digital ad business grows, margins across the whole business will be pulled higher, and profits will ramp. As profits ramp, AMZN stock will move higher. Roku (ROKU)Source: Shutterstock Last, but certainly not least, we have Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU), the connected TV platform that is a play on the huge shift in advertising dollars from linear to internet TV.Ad dollars always follow consumption, and consumption in the TV world is rapidly shifting from linear TV to internet TV. Consequently, ad dollars are similarly shifting from linear TV to internet TV. A big portion of those ad dollars are flowing into the Roku ecosystem, since Roku has established itself as an early leader in the advertising-video-on-demand (AVOD) space by amassing a user base of nearly 30 million internet TV streamers.Roku projects to remain a leader in this space for the foreseeable future. First mover's advantage is a real advantage here, since there are now 30 million consumers out there who are used to the Roku UI and want to stick to that UI. Further, Roku is dominating in the smart TV world, and most importantly, the platform is content-neutral, so you can access various streaming services without any complications.All in all, then, Roku projects as a big and important player in the secular growth AVOD market for a lot longer. That means Roku will be a big revenue and profit grower over the next several years, and all that growth should drive ROKU stock meaningfully higher.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long FB, GOOG, TTD, PINS, AMZN and ROKU. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 Stocks to Buy for Monster Growth * Ranking the Top 10 Stock Buybacks of Last Year * 5 Stocks Under $10 With Big Upside Potential Compare Brokers The post 7 Digital Ad Stocks to Buy for Massive Growth Potential appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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    As U.S.-China trade tensions escalate in the month of May and financial markets have traded lower, shares of digital advertising giant Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) have dropped, too. Month-to-date, FB stock is down 5%. Shares are now 6% off its 2019 highs.Source: Shutterstock The logic behind the selloff is pretty simple. If U.S. and China trade relations continue to worsen over the next several weeks and months, global-business confidence will suffer. When that confidence goes down, business spend and investment also tumbles. Plus, these pressures will compromise ad budgets. In turn, Facebook's ad business slows.Thus, fears of trade-related slowdowns account entirely for May's weakness in Facebook stock.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsBut the trade war has to get really ugly before Facebook's ad business is impacted. And it most likely won't get that ugly because neither country wants to go there. Meanwhile, FB stock has a handful of fundamental catalysts in the pipeline which imply healthy growth for the foreseeable future. Additionally, shares are now closing in on a critical support level. * 7 Stocks to Buy for June Overall, Facebook stock looks tasty on recent weakness. While the trade-related selloff is understandable, it's overdone. Ultimately, FB stock will likely head substantially higher from here into the end of the year. Trade Weakness Is Overdone With Facebook StockPart one of the bull thesis on Facebook stock is that the current selloff is overdone.Facebook's ad business is very strong and resilient. One of the largest advertisers in the world with arguably unprecedented targeting and reach, Facebook is too important a platform. Instead, advertisers and brands will cut ad spend on traditional TV, on Snap (NYSE:SNAP), on Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), on Pinterest (NYSE:PINS), and pretty much everywhere else before they cut spend on Facebook or Instagram. That's why Facebook's ad business continued to report robust revenue growth through the back-half of 2018 despite falling business confidence against the trade war's backdrop.Thus, things will have to get really bad in order for advertisers and brands to reduce their Facebook ad budgets.In all likelihood, things just won't devolve to that point. President Donald Trump has tied his success to the success of the stock market. The worse this trade war gets, the lower stocks go. Thus, Trump doesn't want things to get worse.Meanwhile, China's economy correlates with its relationship with the U.S. When trade tensions are improving, China's economy is improving, and vice versa. Thus, China also doesn't want things to get worse.But FB stock has shed more than 5% on trade-related concerns. Consequently, recent trade weakness is overstated, and this dip looks more like a buying opportunity than anything else. A Turnaround Is ComingImportantly, a convergence of favorable fundamentals and technical support may spark a big turnaround in Facebook stock.On the fundamentals side, there are three things here: re-accelerated digital ad growth, new commerce growth, and margin expansion. On the re-accelerated digital ad growth side, Facebook's digital ad growth rates slowed in 2018 as the company pivoted from tried-and-true News Feed ads, to nascent and unproven Stories ads.But on the last conference call, management implied that can optimize Stories ads similar to how they approached News Feed ads. Thus, Stories pricing per ad will likely rise over the next few quarters. That will provide a huge tailwind which should help digital ad-growth rates speed back up.Meanwhile, Facebook is pushing hard into the commerce front. This is especially true on Instagram, a platform made for visual e-shopping. As this commerce-growth initiative gains traction, analysts and investors will start to buy into the long-term growth potential of this vertical. FB stock will consequently head higher.Lastly, big investments into safety and security spend hit Facebook's margins hard in late 2018. But Facebook now spends more on safety and security than Twitter's annual revenue. Thus, this uptick in expenditures is likely in the rear-view mirror. That along with higher growth rates translates to greater margins for the foreseeable future.On the technicals side, FB stock is now closing in on its 50-day moving average. This moving average has provided consistent and meaningful support for shares throughout their entire 2019 rally. There's no reason to believe this support won't continue. As such, the equity looks due for a technical bounce, too. Bottom Line on FB StockFacebook stock sold off with the rest of the market in 2019, but it shouldn't have. Thus, investors would be wise to take advantage of this trade war dip in Facebook stock. It won't last forever, and it will be replaced by a big rally toward $200.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long FB and PINS. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 Stocks to Buy for June * 7 Stocks to Buy From One of America's Best Pension Funds * 4 Consumer Staples Stocks for Both Income and Growth Compare Brokers The post Buy Facebook Stock on Trade War Weakness appeared first on InvestorPlace.