Netflix Vs. Pinterest: Which Stay-at-Home Stock Is A Better Buy?

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Netflix, Inc. (NFLX - Get Rating) and Pinterest, Inc. (PINS - Get Rating) has been receiving significant attention amid the pandemic. The uncomfortable number of increases in coronavirus infections could bring the country to a halt again. Hence, school closure, shelter-in-place guidelines, and work from home will give people more time to engage in social viewing, helping both the companies benefit further.

Both the stocks generated decent returns over the past year. While PINS returned 255.8% over this period, NFLX gained 53.7%. In terms of year-to-date performance as well, PINS is a clear winner with 261.7% returns versus NFLX’s 49.9%. But which of these stocks is a better pick now?

Let’s find out.   

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NFLX is widely known as the streaming giant due to its dominance in the sector. The company offers streaming services and engages in the internet delivery of TV shows and movies directly on TVs, computers, and mobile devices in the United States and internationally. The platform has over 195 million global paid members.

The company’s focus on creating original content has been one of the key drivers of subscriber growth in the last decade. NFLX caters to a wide range of users and has invested heavily in developing content. Consequently, the company continues to invest heavily in local language content as part of its international expansion. However, the company has been facing a potential shortage of films and movies as production remained suspended during the first half of this year.

PINS provides a visual discovery engine in the United States and internationally. The company’s engine allows people to find inspiration for their lives, including recipes, home and style ideas, travel destinations, and others. PINS engage in pinboard-style photo-sharing website operations and allows its users to create and manage theme-based image collections.

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