- By Diane Alter, Contributing Writer, Money Morning - May 29, 2014
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) Buys Moves App to Compete in Fitness Tracking
- By Diane Alter, Contributing Writer, Money Morning - April 25, 2014
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...
The Two Prime Contenders For Upcoming Social Media IPOs
- By Tara Clarke, Associate Editor, Money Morning - April 25, 2014
With Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) stock now surging after its 2012 initial public offering disaster (investors have enjoyed a 140% return over the past nine months), excitement over upcoming social media IPOs is higher now more than ever.
Of all the potential upcoming social media IPOs this year, two stand out - both are well-established and stable companies with overwhelming public popularity.Here's a look at these two companies that may debut this year...
Why Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Is Down Today
- By Diane Alter, Contributing Writer, Money Morning - April 4, 2014
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.Here’s what’s behind the dip, and what’s ahead...
Why Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Is Buying Oculus VR Inc. for $2 Billion
- By Diane Alter, Contributing Writer, Money Morning - March 26, 2014
Why This Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Acquisition Means Huge Profits
- By Michael A. Robinson, Defense + Tech Specialist, Money Morning - March 13, 2014
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.This line from new "Late Night" host Seth Myers pretty much sums it all up:
Why Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Is Buying Drone Maker Titan Aerospace
- By Diane Alter, Contributing Writer, Money Morning - March 4, 2014
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.As crazy as it sounds, it's not that crazy at all...
What Pushed Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) Stock to Record Highs This Week
- By Diane Alter, Contributing Writer, Money Morning - February 25, 2014
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.Here's why the rally isn't over...
Why Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Really Bought WhatsApp
- By Garrett Baldwin, Economist, Money Morning - February 21, 2014
Why Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Bought WhatsApp for $19 Billion
- By Diane Alter, Contributing Writer, Money Morning - February 20, 2014
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.Here's what’s behind the hefty price tag…
What's Pushing Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Higher
- By Money Morning Staff Reports, , Money Morning - January 31, 2014
Money Morning's Defense & Tech Specialist Michael Robinson thinks there's one key development driving FB's stock and earnings higher.To watch Robinson's interview on CNBC World as he describes why FB stock keeps climbing, click here.
Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Up 9% After Hours
- By Diane Alter, Contributing Writer, Money Morning - January 29, 2014
Will Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Get Boost from New Ads?
- Money Morning Staff reports - December 17, 2013
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...
Will Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Feel "S&P Effect"?
- By Diane Alter, Contributing Writer, Money Morning - December 12, 2013
Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) stock still has a lot to prove if it wants to win over value investors, but it took a big step in that direction Wednesday with the announcement of its addition to both the S&P 500 and S&P 100 Indexes.
The social networking giant will replace Teradyne Inc. (NYSE: TER), a manufacturer of test computer chips, in the prestigious broad-based S&P 500, and will change places with natural gas company Williams Cos. Inc. (NYSE: WMB) in the more elite S&P 100 at the close of business on Dec. 20.And this is a bullish sign for FB...
Facebook's "Dead Last" Chart Reveals a Troubling Fact
- By Keith Fitz-Gerald, Chief Investment Strategist, Money Map Report - November 1, 2013
Yes, the company just knocked the ball off earnings yesterday. And the stock is up 4.86% as I write this. But I really couldn't care less what happens in the short term. I still can't get behind its long-term potential.
This is where the rubber meets the proverbial road for me...
Investing in Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock After Q3 Earnings
- By Kyle Anderson, Associate Editor, Money Morning - October 31, 2013
The Q3 earnings report released yesterday (Wednesday) gives us some clues...
FB stock surged 14% in after-hours trading Wednesday, after the social media giant announced a third-quarter profit of $425 million, or $0.17 a share.To continue reading, please click here...