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Facebook Company Stock Price (Nasdaq: FB) Could See 18% Upside

Facebook company stock price just got another bullish signal with an upped one-year target from analysts.

Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) shares have been on a tear over the last several months, and analysts expect more upside. Then Thursday, Citigroup analyst Mark May raised his 12-month price target on Facebook to $97 from $91. That’s an 18% upside from where FB presently trades.

Here’s a closer look at where the Facebook stock price is headed…

Tech Investing

Should I Buy Box Stock?

Box Inc. (NYSE: BOX) stock has been the most talked about new stocks of 2015.

After setting an offer price of $14 on Jan. 22, Box stock soared 77% in its first day of trading to a high of $24.73 per share.

It's been a very different story for Box stock since that first day, however. After its huge first-day pop and subsequent pullback, investors have been asking us "should I buy Box stock?"

Here's what you need to know about Box stock now...

Global Economy

Get in on This Europe ETF Now to Beat Surging European Markets

Investors shouldn't let fears over the Greek debt crisis scare them away from a promising Europe ETF play.

After all, the European markets don't seem too concerned. Just look at the events that unfolded this week.

That's why this Europe ETF play is a good way to jump in on the current investor indifference over Greece and a couple of other promising trends...

Energy

Here's How Bad Energy Sector Layoffs Are in 2015

Slumping oil prices have been a benefit at the pumps, but its wreaking havoc on our nation's energy workforce.

Amid a 55% plunge in crude oil prices since last June, there have been roughly 91,000 energy sector layoffs announced since late December.

Warnings about unstainable debt held by energy companies and a burst of bankruptcies are expected to result in more pink slips.

Here's why that's so troublesome for the U.S. economy...

Commodities

A Commodities Market Rebound Investors Don't Want to Miss

Uranium has been one of the worst performing commodities markets for years. Since 2011's Fukushima reactor leak, the price of uranium fell by more than half.

But we're now at a pivotal point in this sector. Demand is about to jump, uranium supply outlook is getting tighter, and Japan's nuclear needs are coming back.

Within the next two years, this commodities market is forecast to face a deficit scenario that will drive prices higher once again...

U.S. economy

10 People to Blame for the 2008-2009 U.S. Stock Market Crash

The 2008-2009 U.S. stock market crash saw the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunge 54% in 17 months.

Housing prices fell 30% from their 2006 peak. The unemployment rate doubled from 5% (7 million Americans unemployed) pre-crisis in 2008, to 10% by the end of 2009 (15 million). And U.S. debt rose from 66% gross domestic product (GDP) to 103% from 2008 to 2012.

To blame was a systemic breakdown that encompassed Wall Street and Washington.

We like to call it the "Washington-Wall Street Corruption Corridor" - and these ten players had key roles...

Investing Tips

How to Profit from America's $20 Billion Waistline War

Weight loss is a $20 billion per year industry. Yet, it seems the more we spend on shedding pounds, the more pounds we have to shed. Today, two-thirds of adults and one-third of children in the U.S. are overweight or obese, and the numbers are climbing.

With a growing market of that magnitude and so much money changing hands, it's no wonder investors' eyes light up when they hear the words "new obesity drug."

But if you want to find the "gold in those hills," that is, to invest in a stock that will really pay off, you have to know where to look.

Because if you stake a claim in the wrong place, you may lose more weight from your wallet than your waistline...

Oil

This U.S. Oil Rig Count Chart Shows How Lower Prices Impact Drillers

This U.S. oil rig count chart shows the massive impact falling oil prices have had on oil drillers.

Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI) reported today (Thursday) that the number of oil rigs in the United States dropped to 802 last week. It was the 17th straight week of declines as 11 rigs shuttered operations.

Here's the dramatic affect that low oil prices are having on the industry...

Wall Street

Here's How Wrong Wall Street Stock Market Predictions Are

Trusting Wall Street stock market predictions could be hazardous to your portfolio's health.

In particular, the annual Wall Street stock market predictions made by the top analysts are so inaccurate, a blindfolded monkey with a dartboard could do better.

Collectively, the forecasts of these "experts" over the past 15 years have been off by an average of 14.7 percentage points a year. That's worse than if they'd simply guessed the long-term average return of 9% every year.

Any other worker with a track record like this would be fired immediately...

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