SI
SI
discoversearch

We've detected that you're using an ad content blocking browser plug-in or feature. Ads provide a critical source of revenue to the continued operation of Silicon Investor.  We ask that you disable ad blocking while on Silicon Investor in the best interests of our community.  If you are not using an ad blocker but are still receiving this message, make sure your browser's tracking protection is set to the 'standard' level.
Technology Stocks : PayPal Inc. - PYPL -- Ignore unavailable to you. Want to Upgrade?


To: BigMacAttack who wrote (148)10/20/2021 12:39:11 PM
From: Glenn Petersen  Read Replies (1) | Respond to of 157
 
Pinterest shares soar following report PayPal may buy it

PUBLISHED WED, OCT 20 202111:29 AM EDT
UPDATED 10 MIN AGO
Jessica Bursztynsky @JBURSZ
CNBC.com

KEY POINTS

-- Shares of Pinterest soared Wednesday morning on a report PayPal may acquire the social media company.

-- The company’s stock was halted twice.

-- PayPal has discussed acquiring the company for a potential price of around $70 a share, which would value Pinterest at about $39 billion, according to Bloomberg.

Shares of Pinterest soared Wednesday morning on a Bloomberg report that PayPal may acquire the social media company.

The company’s stock was halted twice, before gaining about 9% as of midday. PayPal, meanwhile, dipped more than 3% on the news.

PayPal and Pinterest declined to comment.

PayPal has discussed acquiring the company for a potential price of around $70 a share, which would value Pinterest at about $39 billion, according to Bloomberg. Pinterest stock closed at $55.58 per share on Tuesday.

Pinterest went public in April 2019, where it was valued at just more than $10 billion.

PayPal has largely benefited from the boom in online shopping since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Last year, it pitted itself against the growing buy-now-pay-later companies with its “ Pay in 4” offering. A potential acquisition of Pinterest could push the company into social commerce, a growing space that other tech giants are already working on.

Facebook, for example, has heavily pushed into making Instagram shoppable. Last summer, it began testing a dedicated “Shop” tab on its home screen. It also lets users shop through regular Instagram posts, Live, Stories and its Explore feed, and has tested shopping on its short-form video feature Reels.

Social commerce lets companies track clicks and purchases within their respective apps, so they can prove the effectiveness of ads to advertisers. It also could allow the companies to receive a cut of each transaction.

Pinterest shares soar following report PayPal may buy it (cnbc.com)