first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Edward Sheldon, CFA | Wednesday, 12th May, 2021 | More on: ABNB Edward Sheldon has no position in any shares mentioned. 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Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images Airbnb (NASDAQ: ABNB) shares have experienced quite a sell-off recently. Since rising to $220 in mid-February – when high-growth stocks were on fire – the stock has fallen to $143. That represents a decline of 35%. The stock is still well above (110%) its December 2020 IPO price of $68, however.Has this share price pullback created a buying opportunity for me? Let’s take a look at the investment case.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Airbnb shares: the bull caseThere are a number of things to like about Airbnb from an investment view, in my opinion.The first is that the global travel industry looks set to boom now that Covid-19 vaccines are being rolled out. Right now, there’s an enormous amount of pent-up demand to travel. After more than 12 months of lockdowns and other coronavirus challenges, people are desperate to take a holiday. This backdrop should favour Airbnb in the years ahead.Secondly, Airbnb’s offering is very well suited to the current environment. What a lot of people are looking for right now is a holiday with friends and family. Instead of taking a touristy-type holiday (i.e. visiting Paris to see the Mona Lisa), they want to spend quality time with the people close to them. They also want to protect themselves from Covid-19. Airbnb’s apartments, houses, and villas could be a perfect solution.Third, Airbnb is the clear leader in the holiday rentals online marketplace space. It does have quite a few competitors now. However, ABNB is the dominant player in the space by a wide margin. Its powerful brand (which has become a verb) gives it a competitive advantage.Finally, it’s worth noting that broker sentiment towards Airbnb shares has been quite positive recently. In March, for example, Citigroup raised its price target for the stock to $197 from $165. More recently, Evercore initiated coverage of the stock with a $245 price target.The bear caseThere are risks to the investment case, however. One is that in the short term, results could be weak due to global lockdowns. Airbnb is set to release its Q1 results tomorrow, after the US market closes. Currently, Wall Street analysts expect the group to post revenue of $715m and earnings per share of -$1.15 for the quarter. If results are below expectations, the stock could be volatile.Another issue is that it’s hard to know how long it will take for the travel industry to really get going. In the short term, we could continue to see setbacks due to Covid-19.Finally, Airbnb’s valuation remains quite high. At its current share price, it has a market capitalisation of around $87bn. That’s only a little below the combined market caps of Marriott International ($46bn), Hilton Worldwide Holdings ($34bn), and InterContinental Hotels Group ($12bn). This high valuation adds risk. It seems a lot of future growth is priced in.ABNB stock: my move nowWeighing everything up, I’m going to keep Airbnb stock on my watch list for now. If it falls further, I may buy some shares.However, at the current share price, I’m not convinced that the risk/reward proposition is brilliant. Should I buy Airbnb shares now?last_img

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