- By Tara Clarke, Associate Editor, Money Morning - July 14, 2014
So far in 2014, we've seen Facebook stock (Nasdaq: FB) continue its dramatic share price rebound, Twitter stock (NYSE: TWTR) plunge more than 40%, and two new social media IPOs debut - GrubHub (NYSE: GRUB) and Weibo (Nasdaq: WB) - but have you ever wondered, how do social media companies make money?
To learn how to gauge which companies will succeed, we first need to understand how social media advertising actually works...
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Fresh Highs for S&P and Dow Jones Today, GoPro Dives 16%, Plus These Top Stories
- By Garrett Baldwin, Economist, Money Morning - July 2, 2014
Stock market news, July 2, 2014: Both the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones today (Wednesday) were able to just barely finish with fresh record highs. The Nasdaq was mostly flat but finished slightly down.Here's the scorecard from today's trading session, and the top stock market news recap...
Why Facebook's (Nasdaq: FB) News Feed Tinkering Scandal Will Blow Over
- By Diane Alter, Contributing Writer, Money Morning - June 30, 2014
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...
GoPro IPO Price Could Be a Steal for Investors
- By Kyle Anderson, Associate Editor, Money Morning - June 11, 2014
Action-camera company GoPro Inc. (Nasdaq: GPRO) released more information about its upcoming IPO on Wednesday, stating the company plans to raise up to $427.2 million in the deal. That would give GoPro a valuation of approximately $3 billion.
In today's regulatory filing, the company said that an IPO price range of $21 to $24 per share has been set.But given some of the figures backing the GoPro IPO, that price might be a steal...
The GoDaddy IPO Comes with Some Troubling Numbers
- By Kyle Anderson, Associate Editor, Money Morning - June 10, 2014
The clock is officially ticking on the GoDaddy IPO after the Internet company filed the prospectus for an initial public offering yesterday (Monday).
While the company did not provide any specifics of the IPO date or IPO price, the filing did say that GoDaddy plans to raise up to $100 million in the IPO.But what investors really need to be watching are these troubling numbers...
IPO Calendar 2014: 8 Companies Going Public This Week
- By Kyle Anderson, Associate Editor, Money Morning - June 9, 2014
Following June's slow start, the IPO calendar is once again loaded this week with eight upcoming IPOs.
This year has been the busiest for IPOs since the "Dot-Com" era of 1999 through 2001, with 117 companies already debuting year to date.
And for investors, that's meant an abundance of investment opportunities as the average IPO has returned a 13.2% gain so far in 2014, according to Renaissance Capital.For investors looking to profit from the IPO market this week, here are the eight companies going public.
Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) 2nd Annual Shareholder Meeting Highlights
- By Diane Alter, Contributing Writer, Money Morning - May 23, 2014
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.
2014 IPO Market: What to Watch and How to Profit Now
- By Kyle Anderson, Associate Editor, Money Morning - May 22, 2014
Through today, 111 initial public offerings have taken place in the United States this year, making 2014 the busiest year for the IPO market since the "Dot-Com" era of 1999 through 2001.
While the size of the 2014 IPO market is huge, the deals are just getting started.There are still some big profit opportunities awaiting 2014’s initial public offering investors, including what may be one of the biggest IPOs of all time. Here are some of 2014’s biggest upcoming IPOs…
Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) Stock Up Ahead of 2nd Annual Shareholder Meeting
- By Diane Alter, Contributing Writer, Money Morning - May 22, 2014
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
- By Diane Alter, Contributing Writer, Money Morning - May 19, 2014
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.
Chinese E-Retailer JD.Com Leads This Week's IPO Calendar
- By Kyle Anderson, Associate Editor, Money Morning - May 19, 2014
This week's IPO calendar is headlined by the $1.6 billion initial public offering (IPO) of Chinese e-commerce company JD.com, which will be making its public debut on Thursday, May 22.
JD.com is China's second largest e-retailer, and has been in the news lately because it is the biggest competitor to Alibaba Group Holding.But it isn’t the only profit opportunity for investors looking to play the IPO market this week. Here’s the full list of upcoming IPOs this week…
Uber IPO: Issues Facing the $10 Billion Driver-On-Demand App
- By Kyle Anderson, Associate Editor, Money Morning - May 16, 2014
According to a Bloomberg report yesterday (Thursday), Uber is in talks to begin a new round of fundraising that would value the on-demand taxi booking company at more than $10 billion.
The $10 billion valuation would be a dramatic increase from $3.5 billion it was valued at last summer.An Uber deal probably won’t make the 2014 IPO calendar, and Uber stock would undoubtedly be a hot commodity and one of larger recent tech IPOs when it hits the market. But there are still a number of issues facing the company…
This Chart Shows How Huge the Alibaba IPO Will Be
- By Kyle Anderson, Associate Editor, Money Morning - May 16, 2014
The Alibaba IPO was officially filed earlier this month, and analysts estimate that the deal could be the largest initial public offering in U.S. history.
Bloomberg has estimated that the Hong-Kong based e-commerce firm could be valued as high as $168 billion, and will be selling a 12% stake in the company through the IPO. That means the company would raise $20.16 billion through its IPO.Here’s how the Alibaba IPO stacks up against the biggest IPOs ever…
Chinese E-Commerce Company Headlines This Week's IPO Calendar
- By Kyle Anderson, Associate Editor, Money Morning - May 12, 2014
According to Renaissance Capital, 104 IPOs have already been priced in the U.S. in 2014, and this is another busy week on the IPO calendar as eight companies make their initial public offering.
The biggest IPO this week is from the Chinese e-commerce company Jumei, which is looking to raise $195 million. But that's not the only opportunity for investors looking to play the IPO market this week.Take a look at this week's upcoming IPOs and the details of each deal...
Alibaba IPO Filing: Here’s What We Know
- By Kyle Anderson, Associate Editor, Money Morning - May 6, 2014
The Alibaba IPO has officially been filed as the company released the prospectus yesterday (Tuesday) for what is expected to be one of the largest U.S. IPOs of all time.
While the prospectus is more than 300 pages long, it still leaves many questions unanswered, including the Alibaba IPO price. The company is expected to release further information and addendums to the prospectus as the Alibaba IPO date approaches.Here’s what we know now, and what we’re still waiting to learn…
IPO Calendar: 9 New Stocks to Hit the Market This Week
- By Kyle Anderson, Associate Editor, Money Morning - May 5, 2014
It's another loaded week on the IPO calendar as nine companies make their public debuts.
So far this year, 97 companies have held initial public offerings and a total of 142 companies have filed for an IPO. That makes 2014 the busiest year for IPOs since the "Dot-Com" era of 1999 through 2001.Here’s this week’s full list of upcoming IPOs and the financial details behind them…