PINS - Pinterest, Inc.

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27.54
-0.55 (-1.96%)
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Previous Close25.80
Open28.84
Bid27.47 x 900
Ask27.54 x 1100
Day's Range24.95 - 25.78
52 Week Range23.05 - 35.29
Volume1,590,886
Avg. Volume10,884,869
Market Cap14.941B
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EPS (TTM)-0.41
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But it would be a mistake to see those internet stocks as the end all, be all.The fact is, while shopping on Amazon, socializing on Facebook or watching Alphabet's YouTube or searching Google are increasingly important to most people these days, internet stock up-and-comers PINS, SFIX and ETSY are making their own impact on consumers.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 Stocks to Buy That Wall Street Expects to Soar for the Rest of 2019 And if you've ever thought what it might be like to own the next, next big thing, the price charts and recent earnings reports suggest now is the time to consider investing in these three. Here's why. Internet Stocks to Buy: Pinterest (PINS)Recent IPO PINS stock is the first of our three internet stocks to buy. 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As shares of this internet stock have also formed a small uptrend off the deep correction, there's reason to see this rally as having legs without being exposed to unnecessary risk.Buy Recommendation: Buy PINS stock through $27.50 with an initial stop-loss below $25.75. Etsy (ETSY) Our next internet stock to buy is ETSY. The company operates a commerce platform for businesses and individuals to make, sell and buy goods on and offline. An earnings beat and in-line, double-digit sales growth took a backseat to a wrongful death lawsuit after a baby suffocated while wearing a necklace purchased on Etsy.We still don't know the verdict on the case, but investors have passed judgment already. Technically, ETSY stock is sporting a very friendly looking price chart for bulls.On the weekly time frame, shares of this internet stock are forming a corrective cup pattern after successfully testing an irregular base-on-base formation. 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The company's business model is working.What's also hard at work are shares of this internet stock, as the price action tries to piece together the bull case for investors.Since SFIX stock's initial gap reaction, shares have been in a holding pattern, consolidating slightly above levels where it sat exactly one year ago. With the small congestion also forming with the support of the 200-day simple moving average, a momentum entry looks like the way to position in Stitch Fix.Buy Recommendation: Buy SFIX stock above the pattern high of $30.54. I'd set my sights on $35 as a spot for initial profit-taking. That's within the prior earnings report's volatile price action. And relative to a blended stop beneath $27, it also looks like good business off and on the price chart.Investment accounts under Christopher Tyler's management do not currently own positions in any securities mentioned in this article. 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While conservatives complain of censorship, liberal groups argue the opposite: that social media sites carry too much misinformation.The names involved in the Pinterest saga are familiar ones in abortion politics.Live Action says it has one of the most dominant anti-abortion presences on the web, with more than 3 million viewers and readers. O’Keefe and Live Action president Lila Rose are both known for efforts to implicate Planned Parenthood clinics in misdeeds, by using hidden microphones or cameras and pretending to seek illegal or questionable kinds of help.O’Keefe’s stings have also targeted the now-defunct ACORN -- which had attracted Republican ire with its minority voter registration drives -- and National Public Radio, as well as Planned Parenthood. The efforts have been criticized for selective and misleading editing of results.Pinterest has had a policy of blocking content related to health conspiracies since 2017, according to the company. It employed it to block anti-vaccination sites beginning in February, which is also when the company put Live Action’s website on a list of blocked porn sites, according to documents provided to O’Keefe by a Pinterest employee. Facebook and YouTube have also cracked down on anti-vaccination content in recent months, claiming many of the posts create a real-world danger to those who may see them and avoid necessary medical treatments. According to documents provided to O’Keefe, the porn list also includes the conservative Zero Hedge and PJMedia websites. Sites on the list can’t be shared on Pinterest. The company did not respond to a request to verify the leaked documents, including the portions of the list O’Keefe published on his website, Project Veritas.Trouble PinningLive Action’s Rose said she had been hearing from people on the organization’s email list that people were having problems “pinning” Live Action content on Pinterest. “We had wondered if something was up,” she said. She learned about the porn list designation from O’Keefe.In an email to O’Keefe, Pinterest said the Live Action site had been “actioned” for “misinformation related to conspiracies and anti-vaccination advice," and not porn.Live Action is agnostic on vaccination, although it has published stories saying aborted fetuses have been used in making some vaccines, Rose said. The website includes a variety of posts calling abortion dangerous to women. The Pinterest email to O’Keefe also said the porn list was mislabeled.“Sometimes our internal tools have legacy names for the technology that enforces some of our policies,” the email said. “This technology was named years ago to combat porn, and has since expanded to a variety of content despite retaining its original internal name. We are updating our internal labeling to make this clear.”O’Keefe and Rose said Pinterest took Live Action off the porn list after getting a call for comment from Project Veritas.Hours later, though, Live Action got an email saying it had been suspended: “Your account was permanently suspended because its contents went against our policies on misinformation,” said the email provided by Rose. “We don’t allow harmful misinformation on Pinterest. That includes medical misinformation and conspiracies that turn individuals and facilities into targets for harassment or violence.”While conservatives complain of censorship, liberal groups argue the opposite: that social media sites carry too much misinformation.To contact the reporters on this story: Margaret Newkirk in Atlanta at mnewkirk@bloomberg.net;Kurt Wagner in San Francisco at kwagner71@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Anita Sharpe at asharpe6@bloomberg.net, Steve MatthewsFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

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Meanwhile, AEP stock simultaneously offers investors a healthy 3% yield, which looks exceptionally attractive next to a depressed 10-Year Treasury yield and in the face of slowing corporate earnings growth.All in all, AEP stock looks good here as a defensive play for risk-adverse investors looking to mitigate volatility and trade war exposure. Netflix (NFLX)Source: Shutterstock Much like Facebook, the great thing about Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) in the current environment is you have a hyper-growth services business that is blocked in China.Netflix is at the epicenter of the secular growth, over-the-top video mega-trend, which is sweeping across the globe. As a result, Netflix is growing revenues at a robust 20%-plus rate, with rapidly expanding margins, too. Importantly, this growth narrative has zero exposure to China, since Netflix is outright blocked in China. * 7 High-Quality Cheap Stocks to Buy With $10 Overall, then, Netflix stock gives investors exposure to a secular, 20%-plus revenue growth story without any exposure to the volatile and trade-impacted Chinese market. Demand for that exposure will go up so long as the trade war sticks around. As such, so long as the trade war persists, so will the uptrend in NFLX stock. Alphabet (GOOG)Source: Shutterstock Global internet search giant Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) falls in the same boat as Facebook and Netflix -- it's a hyper-growth services company with zero exposure to China.Much like Facebook and Netflix, Alphabet is a 20%-plus growth internet company supported by secular growth tailwinds in global urbanization and digitization. At the same time, the company makes most of its revenues from its services businesses (digital ads and cloud), and very little revenue from the hardware businesses like Google Home. Also, Google search and YouTube -- the two cores of Alphabet -- don't exist in China.In other words, as is the case with Facebook and Netflix, Alphabet offers investors exposure to a secular, 20%-plus global internet growth narrative with limited trade, tariff and China exposure.That is the exact type of exposure investors will flock to so long as the trade war persists, meaning that GOOG stock should fare well even in the face of rising trade tensions. Shopify (SHOP)Source: Shopify via FlickrSticking in the secular growth services theme, next up we have e-commerce solutions provider Shopify (NYSE:SHOP).Shopify provides e-commerce solutions to retailers of all shapes and sizes, so that they can create online stores and have the tools to succeed in an omni-channel commerce world. 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. At the same time, consumers won't stop shopping in the digital channel, so transaction revenue will continue to march higher, too. * 7 A-Rated Stocks to Buy Under $10 As such, regardless of which way the trade war plays out, Shopify's growth narrative should remain broadly robust for the foreseeable future. This sort of unstoppable growth narrative is the exact type of narrative investors want exposure to at this point in time. Okta (OKTA)Cloud identity platform Okta (NASDAQ:OKTA) falls into the same boat as Shopify. This is a secular growth, small-cap services company with tremendous momentum at the moment, and this momentum will not be derailed by trade disputes.In a nutshell, Okta sells a cloud security solution that enables individuals to securely sign into any enterprise software system. This unique method of tackling digital and cloud security has gained traction and popularity over the past several years. As it has, Okta's growth trajectory has accelerated higher. Last quarter, the company reported 50% revenue growth.The trade war won't disrupt this growth narrative. First, Okta is a services business with minimal exposure to China. Second, digital security is increasingly becoming the most important and central feature of any enterprise, so a U.S. economic slowdown likely won't impact security spend on platforms like Okta by that much.In total, Okta is a hyper-growth internet services company with mitigated trade exposure, and it's a company that provides high-value services with resilient demand. That's a winning combination in today's market.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long FB, PINS, FIVE, AEP, NFLX, GOOG, SHOP and OKTA. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 Stocks to Buy for the Coming Recession * 10 Smart Dividend Stocks for the Rest of the Year * 5 Tech Stocks That Are Far Too Risky Right Now Compare Brokers The post 7 U.S. Stocks to Buy With Limited Trade War Exposure appeared first on InvestorPlace.

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