Pinterest (PINS) Stock Pops on Wolfe Research Upgrade

  • Pinterest (PINS) stock is jumping on an upgrade from Wolfe Research.
  • Wolfe Research’s new “outperform” rating is boosting shares.
  • The new rating also comes with a $28 price target for PINS stock.
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Pinterest (NYSE:PINS) stock is rising higher on Wednesday after getting an upgrade from Wolfe Research analyst Deepak Mathivanan.

This upgrade is boosting PINS stock from its prior “peer perform” rating to a new “outperform” rating. The upgrade is especially bullish next to analysts’ consensus “hold” rating for shares, which is based on eight “buy” ratings and 16 “hold” ratings.

Alongside the upgrade for PINS stock comes a price target of $28 per share. That represents a nearly 27% upside from the Tuesday close. However, it’s slightly below analysts’ consensus rating of $29.08 per share.

Why the Bullish Stance on PINS Stock?

Mathivanan argues that Pinterest has the potential to grow over the next 12 to 18 months. The Wolfe Research analyst cites new CEO Bill Ready as one of the reasons the company could experience growth, but there’s more to it than that.

Here’s part of what Mathivanan said in a note obtained by CBNC:

“We also see M&A with a strategic as a potential outcome for shares, should execution lag over next several quarters, given the activist involvement. Overall, we think risk/reward skews positively at current levels.”

PINS stock isn’t seeing the most activity today, with around 6 million shares on the move currently. That’s a ways off from the daily average trading volume of 15.8 million shares.

PINS stock is up 5% as of Wednesday morning but down roughly 37% since the start of the year.

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