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
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
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 Stock (Nasdaq: FB) News: Site Still a Fave Among Teens
Facebook stock update: Reports of Facebook Inc.'s (Nasdaq: FB) demise among teens appear to have been greatly exaggerated.
According to a recent study from Forrester Research, titled "Why the Sky Isn't Falling on the World's Favorite Social Network," Facebook is still the go-to site among youth for social media.
Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Challenges Networkers with "Wedge"
Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) has built its own networking switches--crucial hardware devices that transport Internet information between machines--to power its increasing number of services.
And it's getting some major attention for this new creation - called "Wedge." Here's why it's such a big deal.
Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Shakes Off Privacy Issues
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 Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) 2nd Annual Shareholder Meeting Highlights
The Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) stock price is up 60.5% from the IPO price - so investors were thrilled at the shareholder meeting.
Here’s how it all went down.
Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Up Ahead of 2nd Annual Shareholder Meeting
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
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
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…
Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) Buys Moves App to Compete in Fitness Tracking
To add to its string of significant acquisitions, Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) has purchased Moves, a free app that logs users' daily exercise and fitness routines.
It also keeps track of places visited, with a map showing where users have been throughout the day and how they got there.
Here's how the Moves app will keep Facebook highly competitive among its rivals...
Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Up on Strong Q1 Earnings
Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) reported blockbuster Q1 2014 numbers Wednesday after the close.
FB stock is up 3% in afterhours trading as earnings were stellar from Q1 2014.
Here are all the details you need to know.
Why Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Is a Bet on the Future
Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani knew, even when Facebook slumped below $20 in late 2012, that the company had tremendous promise. When he failed to catch the bottom back then, Gilani vowed to pounce when the time was right.
In February, when Facebook announced its $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp Inc., Gilani did just that.
In this Q&A with Money Morning Executive Editor William Patalon III, Gilani talks about how what Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is doing now will pay off in the future...
Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) Is Looking to Move into Mobile Payment
Facebook has made a string of important acquisitions recently: A mobile messaging app, a satellite drone maker, and a virtual-reality company.
Now things are really getting interesting as the company moves into another burgeoning industry: mobile payments.
Check out how Facebook could become the next big global e-money institution...
Why Wall Street Loves Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Right Now
The demise of momentum stocks, or Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) stock at least, appears to be greatly exaggerated.
Shares of Facebook, a notable momentum stock over the last 12 months, spiked $4.22, or 7.3%, to $62.41 Wednesday. The move marked the stock's best one-day gain since Jan. 30.
Over the last three months, shares of the social networking leader are up 9%. Year to date, they have logged gains of 14.2%. FB shares were up more than 25% earlier this year, but slipped along with other high-growth stocks over the last few weeks amid a notable shift from growth to value.
Giving Facebook shares a boost Wednesday were bullish comments from several Wall Street firms: