180.87 -0.19 (-0.10%)
After hours: 7:56PM EDT
|Bid||180.64 x 800|
|Ask||180.89 x 900|
|Day's Range||180.83 - 183.63|
|52 Week Range||123.02 - 218.62|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.30|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||26.87|
|Earnings Date||Jul 23, 2019 - Jul 29, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||221.50|
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much-reported plans to launch a cryptocurrency that could be used on its platforms and elsewhere. The BBC reports Facebook wants to launch its cryptocurrency, which the company internally refers to as GlobalCoin, in 12 countries by Q1 of 2020. Separately, The Financial Times reports that Facebook has talked with major financial trading firms and cryptocurrency exchanges about supporting GlobalCoin.
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For investors wanting to focus on Facebook's (NASDAQ:FB) fundamentals, it has been a year full of distractions. Just about every week, it seems, some new political headline or scandal comes out. FB stock has been a classic example of headline risk. You never know what you're going to get in terms of the latest news from Facebook.Source: Shutterstock There has been no change on that front lately. The company has been hit with more privacy scandals, including a major failure to control user data. Political candidates continue to use big tech as a punching bag on the campaign trail. And foreign politicians are involved as well. For example, on Wednesday, Ireland -- which leads data compliance oversight for the EU -- announced a new investigation against Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL). The EU regulators have already levied large fines against Google, so this is another troubling development for big tech. Now there are concerns about the impact of the China tech battles on FB stock.Add it all up, and it's worth revisiting the question of whether Facebook is better off as one company or several. The political winds seem to be blowing increasingly in favor of smaller tech companies rather than a few giants. So what's the right play for Facebook, and what does it mean for FB stock?InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips The Case For Facebook Splitting UpLast November, here at InvestorPlace, I suggested that Facebook should spin off Whatsapp and Instagram. My argument was that "By spinning off WhatsApp and Instagram, FB could avoid taxes and attract new investors." There are three good reasons to think about splitting Facebook into its component parts. * 5 Large-Cap Stocks Getting Crushed in the Trade War First, it should lower the overall tax burden. Countries, in particular European ones, are launching or considering taxes on large tech companies. Some Democratic presidential candidates seem to be considering such a policy as well. By making Facebook three smaller companies, it should lower their exposure to these taxes to some degree.Second, a split-up Facebook gives investors new options. Some folks like the stable, giant cash flows that the Facebook legacy platform throws off. This company would presumably trade at a lower P/E ratio and offer a nice dividend. Instagram would be an attractive high-growth stock targeting wonderful advertising demographics. Meanwhile Whatsapp would be an interesting standalone play on a variety of things such as emerging markets, where the app is huge, and potential mobile banking and payments solutions. It's not hard to see how these three companies could be worth a lot more than FB stock alone is today.And finally, there is the regulatory matter. Some politicians from both sides of the aisle are talking about breaking up the tech giants. President Trump, for one, when asked about it last year said, "I am definitely in charge, and we are certainly looking at it […] That doesn't mean we're doing it, but we're certainly looking at it." Meanwhile, various Democratic candidates are taking tough stances on the tech companies. With another election coming up, tech companies will face heavy fire if anything manipulative happens on their platforms that disenfranchises voters. Can Facebook Truly Break Up Given the Chinese Threat?The case for splitting up Facebook makes a great deal of sense. Recently, however, the trade war has added a new angle to the discussion. Not surprisingly, Facebook's executives have argued that the company doesn't need to break up. Generally, management has incentives to maintain the status quo.Now, however, Facebook is making a novel argument for why it should be allowed to maintain itself as a giant tech conglomerate. That reason, they say, is China. Sheryl Sandberg recently said, "While people are concerned with the size and power of tech companies, there's also a concern in the United States with the size and power of Chinese companies, and the realization that those companies are not going to be broken up."For what it's worth, Mr. Zuckerburg also commented last year, when testifying in Congress, that Facebook and other tech giants would risk falling behind Chinese technology if the government regulated too heavily. At the time, it seemed like an idle threat. Given the recent developments with Huawei in particular, however, this is turning into a real issue. It's almost certain that China will retaliate heavily against American tech companies if its major players are locked out of key international markets.All that said, I'm not sure this works as a get-out-of-jail-free card for Facebook and other tech titans. They've taken advantage of their power. Companies like Google have run into numerous problems in Europe. And Facebook's political scandals loom large, to say nothing of their repeated problems with handling data and upholding consumer privacy. I'm not sure politicians will turn a blind eye to these issues merely because China is a mounting concern. FB Stock VerdictFacebook management's argument that they need to stay together for national security purposes is interesting, but I'm not sure I find it that compelling. There are still a lot of benefits that Facebook could achieve by splitting into three companies. It'd reduce regulatory risk while unlocking more upside in the company's various assets.That said, we'll have to see how the Huawei scandal and the trade war in general play out. One thing is for sure, FB stock will remain a political football in coming quarters. With the company's attractive sub-20x forward P/E ratio, wonderful balance sheet, and huge cash flows, however, FB stock remains a compelling holding despite the political headaches. Barring a wider market selloff, FB stock should reclaim the $200 level this summer.At the time of this writing, Ian Bezek owned FB stock. You can reach him on Twitter at @irbezek. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 5 Safe Stocks to Buy This Summer * The 5 Best Telecom Stocks to Buy Now * 6 Innovative Stocks With Big Long-Term Growth Potential Compare Brokers The post Facebook Stock Is Still a Buy Despite China Risk appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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is talking with major record labels to expand the ways users can include music in posts on its flagship Snapchat app, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. Citing people familiar with the matter, the Journal said that while Snap over time has secured case-by-case licenses to use individual artists' music on the platform, it is now seeking broad rights to the catalogs of Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group. The licences wouldn't let Snap create on-demand music service like Spotify or Apple Music.
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[Editor's note: This story was originally published in March 2019. It has since been updated and republished.]The stock market's volatility at the start of 2019 didn't make me any less bullish on stocks, and that mentality has paid off -- the Dow Jones is up 10% year-to-date. And my penny stock picks? While some are down from their first-quarter peaks, most of them remain considerably higher on a YTD basis.Among these stocks, market movements can cause some noise. But the investment thesis on cheap stocks to buy is predicated on huge moves higher in the long-term. Thus, in the near-term, macro-driven movements amount to nothing more than a sideshow.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsFrom this perspective, now might be a good time to pile into some stocks under $6. These stocks to buy are a high-risk bunch. But they do have high-reward potential, too. * 5 Safe Stocks to Buy This Summer With that in mind, here is a list of five of the best penny stocks to buy that I think have more upside potential to ride the market's bullishness. Pier 1 (PIR)Source: Shutterstock PIR stock price: 64 cents Year-to-date gain: 100%Furniture retailer Pier 1 Imports (NYSE:PIR) has had a tough time getting its act together for several years. PIR stock has collapsed over the past year. These problems aren't new. Over the past five years, this stock has lost more than 90% of its value.Having said that, there is visibility for a turnaround in PIR stock in the near future.At its core, Pier 1 has been killed by rising e-commerce threats creating huge pricing and traffic headwinds. Pier 1, which stands somewhat square in the middle of price and quality, doesn't really have anything special about the business to protect against these headwinds. Consequently, sales and margins have dropped in a big way.But, the company has a three-year strategic plan to turn the business around. The plan includes bigger investments in omni-channel commerce capabilities and marketing.No one knows whether this plan will actually work. But home furnishings is a market with enduring demand, so that helps.Meanwhile, PIR stock is dirt cheap. This company used to have earnings power of $1 per share. Even half of that earnings power (50 cents) would be huge for a stock trading under $1. At 50 cents per share in earnings power, it wouldn't be unreasonable to see this stock hit $8 (a market-average 16x multiple). Groupon (GRPN)Source: Shutterstock GRPN stock price: $3.52 Year-to-date gain: 10%Much like Pier 1, savings-king Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) feels like one of those companies that were loved yesterday but will be forgotten tomorrow. But I don't think that's true. I get that the savings and deals market is commoditized now. I also understand that Groupon really isn't a household name for coupons like it used to be.But I'm a numbers guy. And Groupon's numbers are pretty good. Its margins are improving thanks to management's focus on higher-margin businesses. Operating expenses are also being removed from the system, so the company's overall profitability profile is improving.Aside from the numbers, Groupon launched an aggressive advertising campaign last year with hyper-relevant Tiffany Haddish that scored just shy of 100 million views. I think this campaign will have a long-term positive effect on usage, which could drive the stock higher. * 5 Safe Stocks to Buy This Summer Put it all together, and it looks like GRPN stock could have a big-time rally in 2019. Zynga (ZNGA)Source: Shutterstock ZNGA stock price: $6.12 Year-to-date gain: 55.6%Editor's Note: ZNGA was trading under $6 when the article was written.I'm not a huge fan of the mobile gaming sector. It's a tough space plagued with competition and low margins. Plus, competition is only building thanks to social media apps becoming increasingly multi-purpose. But mobile gaming company Zynga (NASDAQ:ZNGA) seems to have found the key to success in the mobile gaming world.Zynga used to be a mega-popular browser game company with tons of users. But then the company overreached by branching into games that had heavy overlap with the traditional video game market, like sports titles. They couldn't compete in that market. Eventually, the over-extension sparked user churn, and ZNGA stock spiraled downward.That forced Zynga to re-invent itself into something much more relevant and defensible. They did just that. Zynga has transitioned its business model from web-focused to mobile-first while narrowing its gaming title focus. This pivot has streamlined operations, re-invigorated top-line growth, cut costs and improved profitability.Consequently, the numbers supporting Zynga are pretty good. In Q4, its revenue rose 7% year-over-year and its bookings jumped 19% YoY. Finally, its operating cash flow soared 241%.From where I sit, this pivot appears to be in its early stages. Mobile is a secular growth narrative, and ZNGA has developed a gaming portfolio that is focused and tailored to that growth narrative. Thus, so long as mobile engagement heads higher, Zynga's numbers should get better. Better numbers will inevitably lead to a higher stock price. Arotech (ARTX)Source: arotech.com ARTX stock price: $2.24 Year-to-date gain: -14.5%There is no hiding the fact that the defense sector has been hot under President Donald Trump. Trump came into office, upped the ante on defense and military spending, and in response, the whole world is spending more on defense and military.Defense contractors win when this happens. That is why mega-cap defense contractors like Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) and Boeing (NYSE:BA) have been on fire for the past several quarters. But one micro-cap defense contractor that has missed out on this rally is Arotech (NASDAQ:ARTX). Over the past several years, the financials at Arotech haven't gained any ground. Five years ago, its revenues were $103.5 million and its net income was $3.5 million. In 2017, its revenues were $98.7 million and its net income was $3.8 million.In other words, its profits haven't risen much in five years. When profits don't go up, the stock tends not to go up. It is a simple relationship. But its profits are stabilizing. When profits go from declining to stabilizing, they usually go to growth next. * 5 Safe Stocks to Buy This Summer And, when profits go up, stocks tend to go up. As such, it looks like Arotech is finally joining the tide when it comes to big boosts in defense and military spending. This tide will inevitably lift Arotech's earnings power substantially, and ARTX will rally as a result. Blink Charging (BLNK)Source: Shutterstock BLNK stock price: $2.53 Year-to-date gain: 47.%When it comes to cheap stocks, there are few as volatile as Blink Charging (NASDAQ:BLNK).Over the past two years, BLNK stock has gone from $10 to $3, and popped from $4.50 to $8 … it now sits at a paltry $2.53. This volatility won't give up any time soon. Thus, if you want to avoid volatility, I'd normally say avoid BLNK stock …That being said, if this company's secular growth narrative surrounding building a network of electric vehicle charging stations globally materializes within the next five years, this stock could be a 5- or even 10-bagger.It is a big risk. But, eventually, global infrastructure will need to match demand. At that point in time, there will be some huge contracts awarded to electric vehicle charging station companies.Will Blink be one of them? Perhaps. Tough to tell. But if they do land some big contracts, this stock could have another huge pop in a short amount of time.As of this writing, Luke Lango was long FB, PIR, GRPN and ARTX. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 5 Safe Stocks to Buy This Summer * The 5 Best Telecom Stocks to Buy Now * 6 Innovative Stocks With Big Long-Term Growth Potential Compare Brokers The post 5 Cheap Stocks to Buy That Are $6 or Less appeared first on InvestorPlace.
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Facebook's founder Mark Zuckerberg has held talks with his old rivals the Winklevoss twins about the social media giant's developing digital currency, the Financial Times reported Thursday. The Winklevoss twins founded Gemini Trust, which began trading as a bitcoin exchange in New York in 2015. The twins are often remembered for suing Zuckerberg, claiming the Facebook founder stole their idea for the social network platform when the trio attended Harvard University.