PINS - Pinterest, Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
-0.13 (-0.50%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close25.91
Bid25.78 x 800
Ask25.85 x 1100
Day's Range0.00 - 0.00
52 Week Range
Avg. Volume6,963,503
Market Cap13.916B
Beta (3Y Monthly)N/A
PE Ratio (TTM)N/A
EPS (TTM)-0.41
Earnings DateAug 1, 2019
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend DateN/A
1y Target Est28.29
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