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Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Targets at $91 on Whopping Instagram Valuation

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Analysts just reiterated their 12-month price target for Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) at $91. That's a near 12% increase from where FB stock trades today.

The target is in a large part thanks to Facebook's photo sharing arm, Instagram, which is presently worth a whopping $33 billion, according to industry experts.

Here's an in-depth look at the immense value Instagram now brings to Facebook and to FB stock...

FB Earnings: The Game-Changer That Drove Revenue Up 58% in 2014

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Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) beat top and bottom line estimates today (Thursday).

Full year 2014 FB earnings revealed a 58% increase in revenue year over year ($12.47 billion). Monthly active users (MAUs) - FB's lifeblood - grew to 1.39 billion for an increase of 13% in 2014. And mobile MAUs grew 26% in the same period.

The company overcame a disastrous 2012 IPO. Now, Facebook stock is up more than 38% in the last 12 months, and nearly 150% in the last two years.

There's one reason behind FB's big turnaround, and we've been saying it for two years. In 2013, Facebook mastered an element that is crucial to social media company profits...

Dow Jones Today Falls 195 Points After Fed Statement

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The Dow Jones today shed 195 points. The cause? A U.S. Federal Reserve statement about interest rates issued at the conclusion of the FOMC meeting.

The energy sector also dragged down the markets today. Both Barclays Plc. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc.issued negative research notes on the price of oil.

Here are the other top market stories - plus today's new profit tip for investors...

Facebook Earnings for Q4 Could Drive Huge FB Stock Bump

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Facebook earnings for Q4 come out today after the close, and expectations are high. The social media giant is expected to post EPS of $0.48. That's up $0.02 from $0.46 three months ago. Whisper numbers are even more bullish, with EPS coming in at $0.49.

Even if FB posts a strong quarter, will it be enough to impress investors?

Here's how FB earnings can achieve just that - and drive the stock after-hours in an Apple-like rise...

"Facebook at Work" (Nasdaq: FB) Wants to Be Your New Officemate    

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Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) has long been known as a social media site. Now it wants to be known as a workplace site, too.

The world's largest social media company plans to launch "Facebook at Work" in early January. A select few companies are testing the platform, and details are still being finalized.

While a workplace version of Facebook faces hurdles, a number of companies should be concerned - here's why...

The Social Media War Is Over. The Winner Is…

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Since appearing on FOX Business last week to talk about three major tech companies - Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon.com - I've been getting a ton of questions about what the future really holds for these companies.

Especially Facebook and Twitter.

Those are probably the two best-known players in the social media sector right now.

After releasing their third-quarter earnings reports just days from each other last week, it's evident that their fortunes are starting to diverge.

While Facebook's fortunes are on the rise, Twitter is choking.

Today, I'll tell you why...

Stock Market Today Moving on FOMC, FB, and ORB News

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Good morning! Futures indicate the stock market today will open just a notch above yesterday's close, despite a rally in Europe. The markets are patiently waiting for an announcement after the close of the Fed Open Market Committee's two-day meeting. After the recent market slip - down 6.8% in less than one month - the big question is: "Will the Fed extend QE3?"

The most important number to watch today - besides the Dow - is the Federal Reserve's interest rate on fed funds, which will likely remain unchanged at a range of 0% to 0.25%.

Here's what else you should know - including your Tip of the Day - to make your Wednesday profitable:

Tuesday's Hot Stocks to Watch Headlined by Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB)

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Almost 70% of U.S. companies that have reported Q3 earnings have beaten expectations. Earnings gains have been generally less than 10% - not outstanding, but good enough to reassure investors about the health of U.S. companies.

Tuesday's list of hot stocks to watch includes a social media giant, a pharmaceutical titan, a big biotech, a struggling luxury retailer, and more.

Here's today's full list of all seven stocks to watch for earnings reports.

Stock Market Futures Rise Today Ahead of Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Earnings

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Good morning! Stock market futures indicate a market open higher than yesterday's close. The markets are waiting for the beginning of the Fed Open Market Committee to begin its two-day meeting. After the recent market slip - down 6.8% in less than one month - the big question this week is will the Fed extend QE3?

The most important number to watch today - besides the Dow - is the earnings report from social networking giant, Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB).

Here's what else you should know - including your Tip of the Day - to make your Tuesday profitable...

How Does Facebook Make Money?

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So far in 2014, we've seen Facebook stock (Nasdaq: FB) continue its dramatic share price rebound, up more than 40% this year alone. But have you ever wondered, "How does Facebook make money?"

Here’s what’s behind Facebook’s “Cinderella story” – and why a change it announced last week is going to make this social media company “an absolute juggernaut”…

Facebook Stock Price (Nasdaq: FB) Keeps Paying, Despite Bad Press from BABA

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Everyone's been down on the Facebook stock price (Nasdaq: FB) this week. It's been getting bad press lately from Alibaba IPO speculators.

Regardless of the negativity, don't forget that the Facebook stock price has absolutely delivered for investors - and it's got a lot more in store.

Here’s why FB investors should laugh it off – all the way to the bank…

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