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Re: Facebook (FB)

Postby winston » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:58 am

Researchers find flaw in WhatsApp

CheckPoint said the vulnerability gives a hacker the possibility "to intercept and manipulate messages sent by those in a group or private conversation" as well as "create and spread misinformation".

WhatsApp Inc noted it recently placed a limit on forwarding content, added a label to forwarded messages, and made a series of changes to group chats in order to tackle the challenge of misinformation.

Founded in 2009 and purchased by Facebook in 2014, the company said that at the beginning of the year it had more than 1.5 billion users who exchanged 65 billion messages per day.


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Re: Facebook (FB)

Postby winston » Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:15 pm

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Internet Stocks to Buy: Facebook (FB)

Let’s get social for a minute, starting with Facebook (NASDAQ:FB). Shares crumbled earlier this year, falling from $185 to $150 in just a few days. Those that didn’t buy watched Facebook rally to more than $215 before reporting earnings.

Then management gave investors a very downbeat, depressing quarter in July. After again tumbling, one could make the case that Facebook is a buy right now. In fact, I’m not really disputing that.

However, given the negative outlook from management for the remainder of fiscal 2018, I’d be leery of FB stock. Particularly if and when we get a pullback in the broader market. Will that selling pressure take Facebook back down to the $150s?

It’s possible and if it does, we may want to think about buying again.

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Re: Facebook (FB)

Postby winston » Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:18 pm

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High-Growth Stocks: Facebook (FB)

Admittedly, the problem with Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is that investors don’t believe it is a high-growth stock anymore.

Facebook stock plunged after Q2 earnings — setting a record for the most market value lost in a day, as I pointed out this week — because management commentary projecting rising costs and potentially slower user growth.

And I do think investors might want to let FB stock settle down a bit after the big plunge and some choppy trading of late.

That said, there is a strong possibility that the market overreacted to Q2 commentary, as Luke Lango argued recently. This remains a growth stock, with the Street anticipating a 25% increase in revenue next year.

Instagram and WhatsApp have only scratched their potential. FB stock is cheap as well, trading at less than 20x 2019 EPS estimates backing out its cash pile.

Facebook stock feels a bit different after the post-Q2 plunge, with a seemingly perfect bull run from $19 to $218 having come to an end.

But that doesn’t necessarily mean that Facebook’s growth is at an end — or that the stock can’t pick itself back up in the second half of the year.

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Re: Facebook (FB)

Postby winston » Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:43 pm

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The company will next report results on Oct. 31 after the close.

Analysts are looking for earnings of $1.53 per share on revenues of $13.8 billion.

When the company last reported on July 25, earnings of $1.74 per share beat estimates by four cents on a 42% rise in revenues.

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Re: Facebook (FB)

Postby winston » Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:18 am

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Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) shares dropped close to 3% on Thursday, capping a 26% decline from its late July high to near a retest of its March/April lows.

Shares have been slammed by tepid quarterly results and weak guidance that pointed to a shift away from a focus on profit margins to address issues like content quality and privacy.

Investors didn’t want to hear that, especially after the Cambridge Analytica scandal earlier in the year. Add a loss of interest by younger users in the main Facebook platform and worries about yesterday’s hearings on Capitol Hill, and further downside looks likely.

The company will next report results on Oct. 24 after the bell. Analysts are looking for earnings of $1.48 per share on revenues of $13.8 billion.

When the company last reported on July 25, earnings of $1.74 beat estimates by four cents on a 41.9% rise in revenues.

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Re: Facebook (FB)

Postby winston » Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:49 pm

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5 Reasons to Ignore the Noise and Buy Facebook Stock Now

Facebook's core investment thesis remains intact

By JOSH ENOMOTO

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Re: Facebook (FB)

Postby winston » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:24 pm

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Facebook earnings rise by 9pc to US$5b, claims 2.2b monthly users

Facebook did not hit it out of the ballpark with its latest quarterly report, but the bar isn’t so high these days for the image-battered social networking giant.

The company reported a slight revenue miss but stronger than expected profit for the July-September period.

Coming three months after its stock suffered its worst one-day drop in history, wiping out US$119 billion of its market value, the mixed results were perhaps not the redemption Facebook hoped for.

Shares were volatile in after-hours trading — dropping the most, briefly, when executives discussed a decline in expected revenue growth and increasing expenses during the conference call. Still, the stock generally vacillated in the low single-digit percentages, suggesting, at least, that the social media giant didn’t spook investors too badly.

With the myriad problems Facebook is facing, that passes for good news these days.

"Overall, given all the challenges Facebook has faced this year, this is a decent earnings report,” said eMarketer analyst Debra Aho Williamson.

Facebook had 2.27 billion monthly users at the end of the quarter, below the 2.29 billion analysts were expecting. Facebook says it changed the way it calculates users, which reduced the total slightly. The company’s user base was still up 10 percent from 2.07 billion monthly users a year ago.

The company earned US$5.14 billion, or US$1.76 per share, up 9 percent from US$4.71 billion, or US$1.59 per share, a year earlier.

Revenue was US$13.73 billion, an increase of 33 percent, for the July-September period.

Analysts had expected earnings of US$1.46 per share on revenue of US$13.77 billion, according to FactSet.

Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg called 2019 "another year of significant investment” during the earnings call. After that, he said "I know that we need to make sure our costs and revenue are better matched over time.”

The company had already warned last quarter that its revenue growth will slow down significantly for at least the rest of this year and that expenses will continue to balloon as it spends on security, hiring more content moderators around the world and on developing its products, be they messaging apps, video or virtual reality headsets.

The following day the stock plunged by 19 percent. Shares not only have not recovered, they have since fallen further amid a broader decline in tech stocks.

Facebook’s stock climbed US$4.07, or 2.8 percent, to US$150.29 in after-hours trading. The stock had closed at US$146.22, down 17 percent year-to-date.

Source: AP

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Re: Facebook (FB)

Postby winston » Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:48 pm

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Facebook (FB)

Social media giant Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is one of the best stocks to invest in right now.

Shares are cheap at $131. And now we have a clear buying opportunity on our hands according to two top analysts.

Looking at TipRanks best-performing analysts, FB stock is expected to see upside of 43%, with prices spiking to $188.10.

Meanwhile, top-100 analyst KeyBanc analyst Andy Hargreaves adds, “We believe this provides an opportunity to purchase above-average growth at Facebook for a price that is well below average.”

He believes investors are heavily discounting FB’s growth prospects and extraordinary core momentum. His $245 price target suggests even greater upside potential with FB rising to $195.

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Re: Facebook (FB)

Postby winston » Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:17 pm

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Best Stocks to Buy for the Santa Claus Rally: Facebook (FB)

Since the January opener, FB stock is down nearly 19%. From its all-time closing high, shares have lost an alarming 34%.

But will jolly Saint Nick provide relief to this embattled name? Historical indicators suggest that December is the perfect month to jump on FB stock. That’s because on average, shares gain 9% in the following month of January. The average for all 12 months of the year currently stands at a comparatively paltry 2.5%.

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Re: Facebook (FB)

Postby winston » Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:54 am

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Facebook (FB) was already plunging after a July earnings report when they announced that future earnings would not meet previous expectations.

Their decline was compounded this month when The New York Times published a report that claims CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg ignored warnings about several issues, including Cambridge Analytica harvesting information on 87 million users and election meddling during the 2016 election. Once the issues surfaced, the report claims the two shifted blame and hired a PR firm to defame it critics.

Since the fateful July 25 earnings call, the stock is down more than 36%. Matt McCall, editor of Investment Opportunities believes no one should give up on the social media giant.

One thing that hasn't changed is Facebook's position as the clear leader in social media, especially with its ownership of Instagram. It is heading in the right direction, and even with a temporary slowdown, future growth should be robust for a long time to come. That makes the stock a buy at current prices for those of us taking the longer-term approach.

Please note that I'm not saying the selling in FB is done ... it may drift lower still, but I don't see a lot of additional downside risk, and there's little doubt the upside from here remains significant.

FB stock remains a buy

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