What's Next for Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) Stock
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.
This line from new "Late Night" host Seth Myers pretty much sums it all 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.
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.
As crazy as it sounds, it's not that crazy at all...
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.
Here's why the rally isn't over...
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
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
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.
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
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...
What Is the Impact of Bitcoin on the U.S. Dollar?
From December 2012 to December 2013, the price of Bitcoin has gone up an astronomical 9,100%. Any currency capable of that popularity and upswing begs the question, if people start using it en masse, what is the impact of Bitcoin on the U.S. dollar?
One thing is clear: Our government is concerned about the growing acceptance of this virtual currency...
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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...
Will Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Feel "S&P Effect"?
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...
Stock Market Today Down on Taper Fears
Stock Market News Today, Dec. 12: U.S. stocks are weighed today after having started the day higher on upbeat retail sales data. They retreated on more concerns that the U.S. Federal Reserve will scale back its $85-billion-per-month bond-buying stimulus program.
The S&P 500 today fell 0.38%, or 6.72 points, at 1,775.50, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.66%, or 104.03 points, at 15,739.50 points. The Nasdaq Composite Index fell 0.14%, or 5.41 points, at 3,998.40.
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The Highest Paid CEOs in America
It's a big number: $4.7 billion. That's how much the 10 most well-compensated CEOs in America collectively took home in 2012. All made in excess of $100 million, but those at the very top slipped into 10-figure territory. That's right, we're talking about compensation of more than $1 billion a year.
Is anyone really worth that kind of money?
Facebook's "Dead Last" Chart Reveals a Troubling Fact
I've made no bones about my feelings for Facebook Inc (Nasdaq:FB) - that it's overrated, a flash in the pan, and ultimately doomed.
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...