Dear Bass: when you say "WE" are discussing (market cap?), did you mean both you and Justdoitrt? Or was that an imperial "we"? It seems to me that when Justdoitrt uses the expression "OS" he is referrin to Shares Outstanding. Unless I am mistaken in my expansion, then my only concern is with Jusdoitrt's figure of 2.42 B shares "OS". When in fact, the shares OS is a far more lumbering 62B, I believe. I am now going to look over your comment and ponder it.
Will Hoodie try to FORCE us to pay to use FB? Like Obamacare's heath insurance?
WE are really discussing two different things here which seem similar but are not. Market cap or total value is more important in acquisitions and mergers It may be important to small investors if the fundamentals of the company were not good. This is not the case with FB. Stock price to future earnings is what is important to small investors here. This is the valuation metric that small investors should look for at when deciding how much to pay in relation to future earnings and this also depends on their investment time horizons. For example, XOM has a total value or market cap of about $400 billion. Only a few people in this world would be able to acquire it, so why would anyone be concerned with that value unless they plan on buying the whole company. The only value investors are really concerned with is PE or the relationship between stock price and earnings ( what they can afford to risk) and the current stability of the company's financial state. No even Bill Gates can buy XOM for $400 billion plus a premium, so why would he overly concern himself with metric.
So,the valuation investors should be concerned with is stock price to future earnings and this is what analysts are looking at. As the revenues trend up and cost stabilize, earnings should go up in the future.* The company really could do $3 in earnings now but the COO wanted to hire GOOG talent. Look at the qualifications of these people... Harvard, Stanford, Cornell. GOOG etc.... To attract and retain these people she had to pay more.
Note: The company is operating break-even because of the new hires, this point will often distort the PE.
* For example, look at GOOG in the first 5 years at MSN Finance 10 year trend data. Right now the FB data points map close it. Also, look at the inverse stock price relationships of it early competitors, Yahoo and AOL, as it gain in popularity. Their prices went down as the GOOG user base and ad revenues grow. Actual facts for FB projections.
What are you? A SHORTIE?😡! That will make the stock worth $240 a share! It will plummet like a lead zeppelin!
A sanitation worker at my company bought two for him and his wife. Poor guy. People joke about it EVERY day! I hope he does something before he quits. For his sake.
The first real Facebook (NASDAQ: FB ) Phone with Home pre-installed, the HTC First, has officially bombed. The device launched exclusively on AT&T last month, and has fared so poorly that Ma Bell almost immediately slashed the price to $1 and is reportedly looking to discontinue the device as soon as it's satisfied contractual obligations to HTC. Ma Bell had reportedly only sold 15,000 units in the first month.
The First was originally expected to roll out to other countries, but due to its poor performance stateside, that won't be happening. The First's U.K. launch has been halted due to negative feedback in the U.S., and all pre-orders have been cancelled.
I tried to contact FB Help. It creates the illusion that if you keep plugging away and trying, then if you fail to resolve your problem, you will eventually reach a tech. Instead, FB help is a fully computerized system. Programmed to give you the bum's rush out the back door--into an alley with rats and dented metal trashcans...and dumpsters.
Wow. Huh. But explain the term "fragmented industriy" and apply it here. I honestly don't know what that means.
Are you the same character that was going around saying how $27 was the "new" support level? Are you a protege of Cramer?
Oh--So I guess that his point about how, of all the companies mentioned, FB alone flooded the market with an INSANELY overpriced float has NO relevence here at all? Even though Hoodie ordered Morgan Stanley to print them out like French signats?
You seem to be very obsessed with FB for a person who does not have faith in the company. You are also comparing apples with oranges, meaning that you would have to compare FB with the beginning business cycles of those companies. FB book is in a growth period of its business cycle while GOOG and AMZN are mature companies. To be accurate, you would have to use historical data of about the first 5 of each company and compare each company for a trend projection of FB. The data speaks for itself, FB is trending in the same direction as GOOG for the first 5 years. In mapping, you would also have to use scalars compare these companies. Twenty years ago investors were think in millions not billions. So far, the GOOG 5 year trend data almost maps right onto to FB.
Beware it may break that support. Note that the volume is fading since February, and the 25 support is not as supportive as before....
I think 20 is a good chance although 23.5 may be a better support than 25