The work-from-home stocks have made a great room following the pandemic impact.
The term “work-from-home” has become quite familiar after the COVID-19 pandemic hike in 2020. The work-from-homes stocks outperformed most of the other sectors in the market.
The coronavirus vaccine invention might have reduced the chances of work-from-home stocks to have a bullish period—like in 2020. Though, these stocks have still more potential than most of the other sectors in the market.
With that being said, things seem ambiguous and people are asked to take care—with the emergence of a new wave of coronavirus. So, the work-from-home stocks have room to make big moves this year, too. There are some decent stocks to bet on for long-term investment. Here are the three-best work-from-home stocks to watch for in 2021.
Zoom (ZM) is the video networking platform that had a stunning last year. ZM stock rallied over 400% in 2020. The use of the Zoom application has become part of life during the pandemic. Most of the professionals are using Zoom for corporate meetings, university and school meetings, and other communication purposes.
Zoom has become a daily use platform while staying at home. ZM stock is anticipated to continue its growth in 2021—and has soared up to 15% year-to-date.
Zoom stock has made huge success during this pandemic period. Investors’ interest in the stock has skyrocketed the value of shares. The average trading volume remains over 8.6 million, as we write this. Moreover, the video calling company has highlighted raising $1.5 billion in a secondary share sale, valuing the stock 10 times more than its debut price.
Although the company might not surge as it did in 2020, the prospects are high heading forward. Zoom will not settle down that easily and has the potential to go big in the coming time. So, keep an eye on ZM stock this year.
Smartsheet (SMAR) is a software as a service for collaboration and work management firm. The company had a decent period in 2020. Recently, the company was named the Best Enterprise Software Vendor in Constellation Research’s 2020 Enterprise Awards. Based on the Constellation analyst’s reviews along with forward-thinking buy-side executives, these awards are given to the most innovative emerging firms.
The company ranks among the top cloud-based networks that provide organizations in work settings. Smartsheet’s signature application that provides efficient workflow and effective business results have been in high demand. Reportedly, around 75% of the Fortune 500 including various multimillion-dollar departments use the firm’s signature services.
In the third quarter of 2020, the company reported that its revenue soared over 38% to $98.9 million, surpassing the Zacks estimate by 4.65%. The increase in Smartsheet’s revenue was driven by higher demand for data collection and risk management.
Smartsheet (SMAR) stock remains a prominent work-from-home stock that can potentially make big gains in the future.
The company provides app-building tools and solutions to various enterprise-level businesses. Appian’s advanced business apps with minimal need for actual coding remains in high demand among enterprise businesses.
Recently, the company announced that it has joined Accenture’s INTIENT partner ecosystem as its main partner. Appian will become part of an ecosystem that is designed to support independent software vendors (ISVs). Through this collaboration, the cloud-based company would have wider access to life sciences enterprises.
Appian has big plans for the future and wants to diversify its ecosystem across different businesses. Appian (APPN) stock might face a dip in the mid-term run but it has a strong long-term prospect. Once the business operations ease-out, the demand for Appian’s cloud tools will expand further.