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171.39 5.78 (3.49%)
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  • On behalf of everyone here at Facebook Airlines, welcome to the 170's. We should be arriving at the gate in just a few minutes. Thank you for continuing to fly with us.
  • bloomberg reported that FB missed earnings at an estimate of 1.38 so all the algos sold FB. then bloomberg corrected itself and it quickly corrected itself haha
  • It is a good bet on FB tomorrow because earnings report from GOOG is a good sign that adv. revenue increases a lot. FB has ASIA market as a cushion particularly INSTAGRAM will make a big hit. DAU AND MAU keeps going up which signals that FB dominates the advertising pool with GOOG. With INSTAGRAM on board and MESSENGER coming soon, make me feel like tomorrow FB will hit HOME RUN again.
  • 169+ fly baby!
  • Two questions... FB has run up approximately $17 in last 30 days, and $26 in last 60 gays... (personally i'm fine with it trading flat until next earnings run up) But lets says FB beats by predicted numbers, and guides conservatively and we get a 3% move Thursday (either way), Does anyone think FB will trade back down to fill in gaps, or because of profit taking? If yes what price do you think it will go down to? Just curious. (disclosure, long calls)
  • this thing is going straight to $200
  • Shares dipped roughly 4% in after-hours trading over apparent confusion related to the company's recent switch to reporting GAAP numbers, but quickly rebounded.
  • Knuckleheads who sold, only took a few minutes to turn green again. Gotta enjoy the rollercoaster or stay out of the market.
  • How could Netflix miss EPS and skyrocket while Facebook gets just a modest bump?
  • FB is up to $172+ but it won't update on Yahoo. This damn site needs to catch up. I think Yahoo broke after that swing.
  • Hello folks. Another quarter waiting blockbuster. I've been holding since the low $20's. Not selling like I did in the early NETFLIX AT $5 & AMAZON ipo price. Keep blaming myself too greedy for a 30K day gain in those days. But not on FB. I am here until it is a $2T business. But hey, today I see FB as Netflix, AMAZON, EBAy, WALMART, INSURANCE BUSINESS, CABLE, WIRELESS CO, and so on....FB will help make America Great AGAIN! GoodLuck all.
  • who thinks it will be over 168 after hours?
  • It's almost too easy to make money with FB. Everybody freaks out about what to invest in. Buy FB. Smoke cigars and drink whiskey and watch money pour in. E.V.E.R.Y day.
  • My money is right where my mouth is. Just bought shares at 171.39. Money's gonna be shooting out of my every orifice during tomorrow's epic rally. Targeting 176 area.
  • If I had $1 billion, I'd put most of it into FB at 171. This company will make $10+/share in 2018. Paying 17x 2018 earnings is an amazing bargain. FB stock owners will outperform 99.999% of all other stocks, hedge funds, and mutual funds over the next 2 years.
  • Originally I purchased SNAP then I recalled someone saying always purchase the industry leaders. So I sold SNAP and replaced it with FB. Sure glad I made that choice!
  • So children, while we're waiting out the clock shall we have ourselves a good read about our investment? All in favor raise your hands. You there in the back, wake the hell up this is our FB we're talking about! Earnings: Analysts on average expects GAAP earnings of $1.12 per share, according to FactSet, up from 97 cents in the year-earlier period. The Estimize consensus, made up of estimates from sell-side and buy-side analysts as well as hedge-fund managers, academics and others, is for earnings of $1.21 per share.

    Facebook has beaten earnings expectations for 16 quarters in a row, though some outlets and analysts initially said the company missed expectations last quarter due to confusion around Facebook's unannounced switch to GAAP.


    Revenue: The FactSet consensus is for revenue of $9.2 billion, up from $6.4 billion in the year-earlier period. The Estimize consensus is for revenue of $9.3 billion.

    Facebook has surpassed revenue expectations every quarter in its history expect for one, the quarter ended March 2015.


    Stock Reaction: Shares of Facebook have gained 14% in the past three months, outperforming the S&P 500 index , which has gained 5%.

    Facebook was one of the stocks affected in the tech slump of June, with a two-day period cutting $18.17 billion off (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/faang-stocks-lose-126-billion-in-market-cap-in-2-days-2017-06-12) its market cap, but in the past month its stock has gained 7%, compared with the S&P 500's gain of 2%.

    The average analyst rating on Facebook is buy with a $170.98 price target, according to FactSet, reflecting.

    What else to look for: Facebook's planned deceleration did not appear to scare analysts (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/facebook-is-the-greatest-social-network-and-can-do-no-wrong-analysts-say-2017-05-04) last quarter, as they pointed to Facebook's record of impressive growth and its wealth of other ad opportunities.

    One of the most prominent ad opportunities is in video, as Facebook has been placing ads in the middle of Facebook Live (https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-to-test-mid-roll-video-ads-1483996638) videos, created a new video tab and is reportedly looking to add original content to its platform (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/do-apple-and-facebook-have-what-it-takes-to-succeed-in-tv-2017-06-27).

    Don't miss: Facebook, Snap are sitting on a $16 billion opportunity (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/facebook-snap-are-sitting-on-a-16-billion-opportunity-2017-05-31)

    The company has pushed growth in video, and Shyam Patil, an analyst at Susquehanna, said his advertising checks have been strong, with "strength across the board" for ads on Facebook and on Instagram. He's projecting advertising revenue growth of 44% year-over-year, compared with 51% in the first quarter.

    In addition to Instagram, Facebook is looking for revenue from its Messenger app, which has 1.2 billion users as of April, as well as WhatsApp, which had 1.2 billion monthly active users as of February. Facebook began showing adds on Messenger on July 11 and plans to turn to WhatsApp next, according to The Wall Street Journal (https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-to-show-ads-on-messenger-to-bolster-revenue-growth-1499790600). But there are also content changes afoot on the main platform, which hit a milestone of two billion users (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/facebook-reaches-two-billion-users-2017-06-27) in June.

    Read also: Rising 'Dark Net' could spell trouble for Facebook, Google (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/rising-dark-net-may-spell-trouble-for-google-facebook-says-goldman-2017-07-13)

    Expect the topic of communities to come up in Facebook's earnings call. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg spoke about using Facebook as a tool to revitalize connections last quarter and has been touting its potential to organize physical communities as he travels to every state in the U.S (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/zuckerberg-facebook-can-build-communities-like-churches-have-2017-06-27). this year. In that vein, after meeting with people across the U.S., Zuckerberg said Facebook teams are be looking to connect users (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/zuckerberg-facebook-looking-at-connecting-you-with-people-you-should-know-2017-05-22) with people they should know, such as mentors.

    Overall, Facebook is looking at 2017 as a year of investment, and the company said in its last earnings that it will be ramping up "infrastructure supporting global growth," with capital expenditures for the full year up more than 50% compared with last year.

    -Caitlin Huston; 415-439-6400; AskNewswires@dowjones.com

  • Similar setup to how MCD went before earnings, sell off to shake investors, gives it room to run if they impress with ER.
  • Curious, I have asked friends if they have ever bought anything because of an ad on Facebook; they all said no. I realize it is anecdotal, but what is the bang for the buck for advertisers? Just recognition?
  • Look at the pre market this thing is ready to take off open the gates !