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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.

Why Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Is Down Today

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Why the sudden slip in Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) stock?

Shares of the social networking leader slipped some 5% intraday Friday to $56.50. That followed a 5.15% drop on Thursday. The recent slump has nearly wiped out all of 2014's gains and leaves shares close to FB's Jan 2 opening price of $54.83.

While FB shares are still up a modest 5% year to date, they sit roughly 20% off the highs hit less than a month ago.

Why Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Buying Oculus Is Smart Move


Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) announced yesterday (Tuesday) that it plans to purchase the virtual-reality company Oculus VR Inc. for $2 billion.

Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg has pegged virtual reality as the "platform of tomorrow," and that's what led to the purchase. Still, some analysts are turned off by Facebook's $2 billion commitment.

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Why Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Is Buying Oculus VR Inc. for $2 Billion


Facebook's shopping spree continued this week with the purchase of Oculus VR. But what on Earth is the world's largest social media outfit going to do with a company that makes virtual reality goggles?

You have to know that CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a plan...

What's Next for Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) Stock

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The big question looming over Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) is what its next move will be.

It's going to be tough to trump the social media giant's $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp on Feb. 19. [Almost as hard as it's going to be to beat the 158% price move FB stock has seen over the past year.]

While many balked at the exorbitant price paid for the five-year-old messaging app for smartphones, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sees great potential in the acquisition. Referring to WhatApp's soaring growth, Zuckerberg said, "No one in the history of the world has done anything like that."

Where's it headed next? Here's a look.

Why This Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Acquisition Means Huge Profits

When Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) recently announced it was buying the messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion, it touched off an avalanche of controversy and criticism.

We saw comments from the usual market pundits and stock jockeys. But with WhatsApp - thanks to the unique name, and the immense purchase price - even the late-night comedians stepped up.

Stock Market Today: Dow Jones Industrial Average Falls, These Stocks Soar

U.S. stocks closed mixed today, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average incurring losses, while the S&P 500 and the tech-heavy Nasdaq noted modest gains.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 0.07% or 11 points, to 16,340; the S&P 500 closed up 0.03%, or 0.5 points, at 1,868 points; and the Nasdaq closed up 0.5%, or 16 points, at 4,323 points.

Energy futures fell today, with crude oil, heating oil, and natural gas futures significantly off. Light, sweet crude oil for April delivery is down 2.1% at $97.91 per barrel today; heating oil is down 1.4% at $2.92 per gallon; and natural gas is down 1.7% at $4.52 per million BTUs.

Meanwhile, metals futures rose, with gold trading up 1.5% at $1,367.50 per ounce, platinum trading up 0.7% at $1,475.30 per troy ounce, and silver rising 2.2% at $21.28 per ounce.

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What’s Driving Facebook Stock (Nasdaq: FB)? Women.

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It may have been geeky male programmers that created social media apps like Facebook and Twitter, but it's mostly female users who drive their profitability. Here's what women do online that

makes them so valuable to social media stocks...

Why Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Is Buying Drone Maker Titan Aerospace


What is Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) up to?

The social networking leader is slated to buy long-endurance, solar-powered drone maker Titan Aerospace in a $60 million deal.

What Pushed Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) Stock to Record Highs This Week

Monday's broad-based rally sent the S&P 500 Index to an intraday record and also helped push Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) stock to an all-time high of $70.92.

Shares of the social networking giant climbed 3.4%, or 2.33 points, to the new high. Volume was heavy, with 76.63 million shares changing hands - compared to FB's average daily volume of 63 million shares.

Why Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Really Bought WhatsApp


Facebook is crazy for wanting to buy messaging company WhatsApp for $19 billion - crazy like a fox. But most in the media have completely missed the key to why this deal is so smart.

This is how Facebook plans to become the king of mobile...

Why Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Bought WhatsApp for $19 Billion

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For Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB)if you can't beat 'em, buy 'em...

In its biggest acquisition yet, Facebook announced late Wednesday it's buying mobile messaging company WhatsApp in a $19 billion blockbuster deal.

What's Pushing Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Higher


Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) stock soared 14% yesterday (Thursday) since it reported a year-over-year revenue increase of 63% in Wednesday's earnings report.

Money Morning's Defense & Tech Specialist Michael Robinson thinks there's one key development driving FB's stock and earnings higher.

Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Up 9% After Hours


At first blush, Facebook's earnings look good - the social networking giant beat expectations by $.04 a share, and revenue was up 63% year over year. But there are several trends among Facebook users that are going in the wrong direction, and threaten future growth.

This is an ominous sign for shareholders...

Will Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Get Boost from New Ads?


Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) stock has more than doubled this year, but can it get another shot in the arm with a new ad strategy?

The company recently announced that it will begin using video ads that will automatically play on users' news feeds.

While some users may find this annoying, it could be highly profitable...