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RBC names Zoom Video a top pick, says stock can bounce back 30%

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Eric Yuan, founder and chief executive officer of Zoom Video Communications, at right, speaks with Jay Heller, head of capital markets & initial public offering execution of Nasdaq, during the company’s IPO at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York on April 18, 2019.

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A hybrid return to office in the corporate world is an opportunity for Zoom Video to differentiate itself and excel, and investors should buy in, according to RBC Capital Markets.

Shares of the video conferencing company rose dramatically in 2020 as the pandemic caused a scramble for solutions for companies working from home. However, the stock is down 38% from its late October peak as the fast vaccine development led investors to focus on Zoom’s future use case.

RBC analyst Rishi Jaluria initiated coverage of the stock with an outperform rating, naming Zoom a top pick. Jaluria said in a note to clients on Thursday evening that the platform will continue to be a key part of work life in the future, particularly for larger enterprise customers.