gf995. Sorry but I agree with chtp on that. When there was speculation sandberg was leaving to run for political office and she announced on TV she was staying as COO at FB, shares rose between $3-$4 a share. If she left suddenly, the stock would drop into the $60s quickly. I think $60s could happen regardless between now and June, but it would happen in one trading session if the stock were trading around $75-$76.
gf995... like they say in the mob, "Nothing personal, just business." Sad, tragic. Yes these are the words that describe her loss. BUT... What about OUR losses? FB has thumbed its nose at investors and been quite insensitive on the need to focus on monetization to shareholders can benefit. I, like millions of others holding shares of this stock, are suffering because this investment has done jack diddley over the course of 15 months. If Sandberg can't run the company now as COO, then she should take a leave of abcense. Or step down as suggested. Shareholder feelings are never considered in this company. That needs to change NOW. Sorry but I agree WITH GF995 it is an issue that needs to be addressed under the current surprise set of events.
I do apologize. With all due respect I hold far more than that, and I do have to concern myself with anything that might affect leadership or the stock price.
Trying not to be morbid or classless, sorry - But anyone have ideas as to whether they could be an effect is Sandberg steps away from FB briefly given the recent tragedy, and shareholder meeting coming up
I hold approx. $100,000 in shares and think you are way out of line. Her personal life is not our business. FYI, she is most effective COO in social media, period.
Sorry. don't disagree. But some of us have more than a few shares, the shareholder meeting is coming up and this conversation needs to be started at some point.
While this tragedy is awful, it seems a good time for Sandberg to step down and allow someone more shareholder focused to step in.
Sorry to have to bring this up at such a sad time, but the stock really should be at $100. This leadership in place has serious groupthink issues. Sandberg said she would stay 5 years, and it's been 3.
A change at the COO level is always risky. But it would show shareholders that they matter, and that FB is aware that there is a perception, antipathy, and shareholder yield problem here that is keeping the stock price down despite solid revenue growth.
It's time to stand aside, Ms Sandberg. There are a dozen other female tech execs in silicon valley for Zuck to choose from. This is no time to be away from her kids.
That's preposterous. While I'm sure many shareholders who agree with you. I do not.
The stock has clearly underperformed given the revenue it has been seeing. If the company were run by senior MBA students at Harvard, FB would already be $120. Instead the groupthink is rampant, and everyone cares more about the grand long term mission instead of today's shareholders.
Long term planning and a mission is great but FB should have already broken $100. They are overspending wildly and needlessly. Any change would be welcome in the current leadership to break their groupthink and disinterest in shareholders.
There are many young women dying to be COO who do not have two young children at home to care for. Sandberg said she would likely only stay 5 years. It's been 3 and she spent much of that time on her book tour. She should step aside now for her kids and the for the sake of the company.
Chptomoon,So sad and you even said please, lol. Did you buy LUBE. March 19th FB was at $82.75, 3 days before the peak of $86.07 and you didn't have a clue then or now. Hold on, you deserve it Long.
Sentiment: Strong Sell
^^^ another new ID (created May 1 2015) by artbyxxx to continue bashing Fb for his own personal gain.... what-aMAGGOt eh?
If you count the days that fb has closed higher than the close on friday this year, it will be about 45 days. the amount of days that fb closed lower than fridays close this year is about 37 days. FB is weak, it's trading in the bottom half of the range this year. The 50 Day Moving Average at $81.21 is above the closing price of $78,99 and FB has not been so close to the 200 DMA at $77.21 since July 2013. That doesn't mean that you can't get a bounce this week though. I Looked at Stochastics, Williams%R, RSI and Money Flow, I have come to the conclusion that FB could bounce up this week. I know that it has been crashing, the fundamentals have deteriorated and the social media stocks are taking a severe beating. Perhaps a test of the 50 DMA will occur. There is resistance at $80 however. If it does have a dead cat bounce to $80, I will load up on puts. Good Luck
Sentiment: Strong Sell
It's a terrible tragedy how a young man running a wildly successful company could be struck down at 47. We all send condolences.
I have suggested that she step down in the past. Now with all due respect to this horrible tragedy, this is really appropriate now. While she can Lean In further, now is the time for her to be her kids.
This family tragedy should trigger Sandberg to step back from FB and allow a new COO to be vetted. She has two small children at home with no father, she already a billionaire, and her husband's company's shares will make her fantastically wealthy when survey monkey does go public.
While others may feel it's too soon to consider, FB is a huge company struggling with expenses and guidance. A new COO with a more focused interest in shareholder yield would certainly be welcome at this company and this appears to be the right time for her to spend more time with her two young children.
While this is certainly a tragedy, she now has two small kids at home without a father and should be thinking about stepping back from FB to care for full time.
A new COO would certainly make perfect sense after the shareholder meeting. With all due respect to her leaning in and her strong tenure, a change in leadership to someone more attentive to the stock price and shareholder yield would be welcome.