PINS Stock Alert: What to Know as Pinterest and Elliott Strike a Deal


  • Pinterest (PINS) stock is in the news as Elliott Investment Management takes a board seat.
  • That will see Marc Steinberg join the Board of Directors on Dec. 16.
  • Elliott Investment Management seeks to improve operations at the social media company.
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Pinterest (NYSE:PINS) stock is on the move Wednesday as investors react to an agreement with Elliott Investment Management.

According to a press release, this deal will see a member of Elliott Investment Management join the Board of Directors at Pinterest. Specifically, Marc Steinberg, the Senior Portfolio Manager at the firm, will take a seat on Pinterest’s board on Dec. 16.

Pinterest CEO Bill Ready said the following about the news:

“We’d like to welcome Marc to the Pinterest Board following our collaborative dialogue with Marc, Jesse Cohn, and Elliott over the past few months […] We appreciate the perspective the team brings, as well as their commitment to our Company and mission.”

What This Means for PINS Stock

Elliott Investment Management is an activist investment firm that has a direct 3% stake in PINS stock and a roughly 9% stake overall. Its business focuses on taking stakes in companies to improve their share prices before selling the stock.

Elliott Investment Management looks to want the same from Pinterest, with plans for how to improve the social media business. Considering the fact that PINS stock is down 38% year-to-date (YTD), this could be good news for holders of the shares.

Even so, PINS stock isn’t seeing much movement today with some 2 million shares on the move as of this writing. That’s well below the daily average trading volume of about 13.9 million shares. The stock is also down 1.4% as of Wednesday morning.

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On the date of publication, William White did not hold (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer, subject to the Publishing Guidelines.

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