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Alibaba Stock Price: BABA Debut Will Not Be a Repeat of Facebook

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The Alibaba stock price range has set at $66 to $66, after the company upped its initial range this week. It’s been estimated that the Alibaba IPO could raise up to $24.3 billion, making it the largest initial public offering since Facebook Inc.’s (Nasdaq: FB) $16 billion IPO in 2012.

Because of their similar sizes, and the fact that they’re only separated by two years, the Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE: BABA) IPO and Facebook IPO have been repeatedly compared to one another.

But these two massive IPOs are very different. Here’s why the Alibaba stock price’s debut will be trump Facebook’s...

Facebook (FB) or Twitter (TWTR) – Which Stock Is Better?

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Which social media powerhouse - Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) or Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) - should investors buy now?

That's the question host Stuart Varney posed to Money Morning Defense & Tech Specialist Michael Robinson on FOX Business' "Varney & Co." program yesterday (Tuesday).

While both FB stock and TWTR stock are looking attractive right now, Michael had no problem whatsoever choosing one over the other...

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Why FB, UA, AMZN, and These 9 More Are Today's Hottest Stocks to Watch

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The earnings calendar is jam-packed this week with big results from Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) and Under Armour (NYSE: UA) most recently, and results are helping the Standard & Poor's 500 Index hit record highs.

S&P 500 companies are beating on EPS and revenue at a rate not seen in years. The index components that have reported are beating revenue consensus estimates by 1.43% on average.

Earnings dominate today's hot stocks to watch list, and some are sizzling hot numbers...

Why Next Week's Earnings Are Critical to Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock

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Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) stock was rattled Tuesday when Fed Chair Janet Yellen singled out valuations on social media stocks as "stretched." FB stock slipped 1.08% to $67.17. Facebook shares were quick with a rebound, however, bouncing back 0.49% to $67.66 by Wednesday's close.

Next week Facebook will come under intense scrutiny again when the company reports second-quarter earnings.

Here’s a full breakdown of what analysts will be looking for in FB earnings…

Act on This Massive Profit "Spark" Ahead of the Big Boys

It's easy to see why investors pile into a company's stock on the heels of highly successful products, technologies, or services.

Investors rewarded Apple shares after their steady flow of innovative product launches, while Google shares have been on an almost uninterrupted rise since its 2004 IPO.

Even Facebook has recovered nicely after its initial IPO debacle.

In each of those examples it's tempting to focus on the products the company offers, to draw a direct line to their success. iPhones and the introduction of stylish touchscreen interfaces in the case of Apple, the aggregation and accessibility of all things data-related in the case of Google, or just mere self-indulgence in the case of Facebook.

What's important to notice, though, is that in each case we likely wouldn't be talking about them had it not been for shrewd leadership at the top.

For small caps, finding the right leader can prove a more critical "spark" to major profits... Full Story

Facebook's (Nasdaq: FB) "Experiment" Is One More Freedom Slipping Away

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It's Independence Day tomorrow, so here's a story about your freedom to think about and act on.

News came to light this week that a Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) data scientist named Adam Kramer conducted an experiment on 689,003 users of the social network site over a seven-day stretch in January 2012.

Facebook wants us to believe it's all a big kerfuffle over nothing. But it's news for a few reasons...

Why Facebook's (Nasdaq: FB) News Feed Tinkering Scandal Will Blow Over

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Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) stock has been logging impressive gains, and the company's strategic acquisitions continue to bolster investor confidence.

But a recent study in which Facebook tweaked the content mix in the news feeds of almost 690,000 users for one week in early 2012 could erode users' trust - and raises concerns about privacy all over again.

Here's why some believe the study, and Facebook, crossed a line - and what this development means for FB stock...

Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Shakes Off Privacy Issues

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Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) stock has climbed 161% in just one year - a great reversal from its 53% tumble in the first three months of trading.

Facebook stock's rebound is one reason investors were praising Facebook Founder and Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg at the recent shareholder meeting, in addition to FB's recent buying spree.

But now Facebook is facing something that Zuckerberg may not be able to deal with so easily...

Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Up Ahead of 2nd Annual Shareholder Meeting

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Facebook Inc.'s second annual shareholder meeting will bring something new to the table...

This year's gathering, to be held today at the Sofitel San Francisco Bay, could get feisty as it marks the first time stockholders are able to put their own proposals up for vote.

The good news going in to the meeting is the Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) stock price is in much better shape than it was at the time of its first shareholder meeting.

Here’s what’s up for discussion this year…

Facebook Inc.'s (Nasdaq: FB) Rumored "Slingshot" App Takes Aim at Competition

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Since an unsuccessful $3 billion takeover attempt of Snapchat in 2013, Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) has been developing its own video messaging app to compete with its competitor.

Known within the company as Slingshot, Facebook has been working on the new messaging app since Snapchat rebuffed its overtures late last year, reports the Financial Times. And, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has personally been overseeing the top-secret project, according to people familiar with the matter.

Here’s why this is important to Facebook and the FB stock price.

What the F8 Conference Means for Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock

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Announcements from the Facebook Inc. F8 developer conference in San Francisco Wednesday amplified the company’s recent focus on mobile - and in particular efforts to monetize mobile.

Such a strategy is just what investors have wanted to see, and it will serve as a powerful catalyst for Facebook stock.

And front and center was a new service that has the potential to double Facebook’s revenue…