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Previous Close183.70
Bid0.00 x 800
Ask0.00 x 900
Day's Range184.85 - 187.50
52 Week Range123.02 - 208.66
Avg. Volume16,865,079
Market Cap531.134B
Beta (3Y Monthly)1.25
PE Ratio (TTM)31.48
EPS (TTM)5.91
Earnings DateOct 28, 2019 - Nov 1, 2019
Forward Dividend & YieldN/A (N/A)
Ex-Dividend DateN/A
1y Target Est232.33
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  • Facebook and Twitter accuse China of disinformation campaign
    Yahoo Finance Video

    Facebook and Twitter accuse China of disinformation campaign

    Twitter and Facebook have taken steps to block a state-backed Chinese misinformation campaign aimed at sowing "political discord in Hong Kong”. Yahoo Finance’s Myles Udland, Jen Rogers, Andy Serwer and Dan Howley discuss

  • Google, Facebook, Amazon testify against French digital tax
    Yahoo Finance Video

    Google, Facebook, Amazon testify against French digital tax

    Big tech companies are in the spotlight today as companies like Google, Amazon, and Facebook testify in a U.S. government hearing against the French digital tax. Yahoo Finance's Zack Guzman, and Jessica Smith discuss.

  • China's Fake Social Media Accounts Could Be Devastating for U.S., Brett Bruen Says

    China's Fake Social Media Accounts Could Be Devastating for U.S., Brett Bruen Says

    Aug.19 -- Brett Bruen, Global Situation Room Inc. president, and Samm Sacks, New America China Digital Economy fellow, discuss Twitter Inc. disclosing that it found and deleted hundreds of accounts it said China used to undermine the Hong Kong protest movement. They speak with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology."

  • China could unload US Treasuries — but here's why they (probably) won't
    Yahoo Finance

    China could unload US Treasuries — but here's why they (probably) won't

    Historic lows in long-term rates, and the inverted yield curve, suggests that China would be fighting what’s currently the market’s most powerful trend.

  • Dow Jones Futures: Stock Market Rally Nears Key Level; Another Big Tech Probe?
    Investor's Business Daily

    Dow Jones Futures: Stock Market Rally Nears Key Level; Another Big Tech Probe?

    Stock futures: About a dozen states reportedly plan a Big Tech antitrust probe, likely ensnaring Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Google. Baidu, spinoff iQiyi and Fabrinet moved on earnings.

  • GuruFocus.com

    Facebook Inc (FB) COB and CEO Mark Zuckerberg Sold $43.5 million of Shares

    COB and CEO of Facebook Inc (30-Year Financial, Insider Trades) Mark Zuckerberg (insider trades) sold 237,823 shares of FB on 08/16/2019 at an average price of $182.75 a share. Continue reading...

  • Twitter, Facebook Say China Used Fake Accounts to Target Hong Kong Protests

    Twitter, Facebook Say China Used Fake Accounts to Target Hong Kong Protests

    (Bloomberg) -- Twitter Inc. found and deleted hundreds of accounts it said China used to undermine the Hong Kong protest movement and calls for political change.The company said it took down 936 accounts that originated within China and attempted to manipulate perspectives on the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong. Facebook Inc., acting on a tip from Twitter, said it also found a similar Chinese government-backed operation on its social network, with five fake accounts, seven pages and three groups.“Based on our intensive investigations, we have reliable evidence to support that this is a coordinated state-backed operation,” Twitter said Monday in a blog post. “Overall, these accounts were deliberately and specifically attempting to sow political discord in Hong Kong, including undermining the legitimacy and political positions of the protest movement on the ground.”Facebook came to the same conclusion. “Although the people behind this activity attempted to conceal their identities, our investigation found links to individuals associated with the Chinese government,” the company said in a blog post.This is the first significant move against coordinated disinformation from China by Twitter and Facebook. The social networks are blocked in the mainland, but many people still access the sites via technical workarounds. In Hong Kong, where the sites aren’t blocked, protesters have roiled the financial hub for 11 weeks fighting to secure democratic freedoms. The alleged disinformation campaign is one of several ways China has sought to quell the largely leaderless protest.QuickTake: Facebook, Twitter and the Digital Disinformation MessThe social networks began to remove government propaganda campaigns after discovering Russia’s network of accounts, groups and ads attempting to sow discord around the 2016 U.S. presidential election. China’s impact could ultimately be greater than Russia’s, according to Brett Bruen, the president of Global Situation Room Inc., who worked in the Obama White House on tackling disinformation and other projects. The Chinese government has been building influence in outside territories, digitally and otherwise, for many years, though it has rarely used its power over other regions, he said.“It’s like the Death Star from Star Wars,” Bruen said. “The capability is there, but has never been fully deployed. If they choose to operationalize the capabilities they’ve been building in a more aggressive way, that could present a massive change to world politics.”Twitter said the accounts it suspended “represent the most active portions of this campaign; a larger, spammy network of approximately 200,000 accounts” were taken down before they were “substantially active.”In a related announcement, Twitter said it will stop accepting advertising from state-backed media worldwide, after finding propaganda messages that Chinese-run media paid to promote on its site. The ban doesn’t affect taxpayer-funded or independently operated media like the BBC.Facebook still accepts ads from state-run media, but is looking more closely at its policies. “We’re also taking a closer look at ads that have been raised to us to determine if they violate our policies,” the company said in a statement.(Updates with Facebook considering change in policy in final paragraph.)To contact the reporter on this story: Sarah Frier in San Francisco at sfrier1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Jillian Ward at jward56@bloomberg.net, Andrew Pollack, Alistair BarrFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • GuruFocus.com

    Greenlea Lane Capital Management, Llc Buys Facebook Inc, Sells Wayfair Inc, Shake Shack Inc, ...

    Investment company Greenlea Lane Capital Management, Llc (Current Portfolio) buys Facebook Inc, sells Wayfair Inc, Shake Shack Inc, Spotify Technology SA during the 3-months ended 2019Q2, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Greenlea Lane Capital Management, Llc. Continue reading...

  • FTC chairman says Facebook's plan to merge brands may make it harder to split: FT

    FTC chairman says Facebook's plan to merge brands may make it harder to split: FT

    Simons said all options were on the table as the FTC investigates Facebook for potential antitrust violations, but added that any attempt from Mark Zuckerberg to combine the social media company's three major brands could complicate any case, according to the FT report. "If they're maintaining separate business structures and infrastructure, it's much easier to have a divestiture in that circumstance than in where they're completely enmeshed and all the eggs are scrambled," Simons told the FT.

  • Twitter blocks 200,000 accounts allegedly used by China to spread disinformation in Hong Kong

    Twitter blocks 200,000 accounts allegedly used by China to spread disinformation in Hong Kong

    The company also said it will ban ads from state-backed media companies, expanding a prohibition it first applied in 2017 to two Russian entities.

  • 3 Tech Stocks for Growth Investors to Buy in August

    3 Tech Stocks for Growth Investors to Buy in August

    It's time to check out 3 tech stocks that came through our screen today that growth investors might want to consider as we move beyond Q2 earnings season...

  • Factbox: Track Facebook's fight against disinformation campaigns in 2019

    Factbox: Track Facebook's fight against disinformation campaigns in 2019

    ** Jan. 31 - 783 pages, groups and accounts engaged in "coordinated inauthentic behavior tied to Iran." 234 accounts, pages and groups on Facebook and Instagram operating as part of a domestic network in Indonesia. 31 Facebook pages, groups, and accounts which were part of a network that operated in Romania.

  • Barrons.com

    Facebook and Twitter Suspend Accounts After Alleging Deceptive Tactics Against Hong Kong Protestors

    Facebook and Twitter said Monday they have shut down accounts originating from China that they believe are likely to be either state-sponsored or linked to people associated with the Chinese government.

  • Facebook Libra Partner Mastercard Is Building Its Own Cryptocurrency Team
    Investor's Business Daily

    Facebook Libra Partner Mastercard Is Building Its Own Cryptocurrency Team

    Mastercard is building its own cryptocurrency team. The payments giant is a partner in the Facebook Libra project. Meanwhile Bitcoin is attempting to rally.

  • Reuters

    UPDATE 3-Twitter, Facebook accuse China of using fake accounts to undermine Hong Kong protests

    Twitter Inc and Facebook Inc said on Monday they had dismantled a state-backed social media campaign originating in mainland China that sought to undermine protests in Hong Kong. Twitter said it suspended 936 accounts and the operations appeared to be a coordinated state-backed effort originating in China. Facebook said it had removed accounts and pages from a small network after a tip from Twitter.

  • Alphabet Stock Is Undervalued, But Upside Remains a Challenge for GOOGL

    Alphabet Stock Is Undervalued, But Upside Remains a Challenge for GOOGL

    Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) stock has traded in the $1140-$1265 per share range since announcing earnings July 25. The company saw sales grow 26% year-over-year. With shares trading at a reasonable valuation, is Alphabet stock a buy? A rebound in the company's flagship advertising business, along with growth in the cloud business, are strong catalysts going forward. But several risks remain on the horizon, which could mean downside to the GOOGL stock price.Source: Valeriya Zankovych / Shutterstock.com Let's take a closer look at GOOGL stock, and see what lies in store for the search giant's shares. A Closer Look at Alphabet StockAlphabet saw quarterly earnings in the second quarter of $14.21 per share. This beat expectations by $2.75 per share. As mentioned above, this was thanks to a rebound in the company's advertising business. Sales bounced from $28 billion in Q2 2018 to $32.6 billion in Q2 2019. Alphabet's non-advertising revenue saw even more impressive growth. Sales grew roughly 40% year-over-year, jumping from $4.4 billion to $6.2 billion.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 7 Safe Dividend Stocks for Investors to Buy Right Now Operating income was $9.2 billion, up from an adjusted $8.1 billion in the prior year's quarter. With the market absorbing last month's earning report, what's the next move for Alphabet stock? Shares continue to be down from their 52-week high of $1296.98. Material upside could be a challenge. A myriad of risks could impact the GOOGL stock price. Regulation and Competition Are Risks to GOOGL Stock PriceWith about $50.8 billion in operating cash flow, the company has plenty of capital to boost shareholder value. While the company loses around $1 billion per quarter from their "Other Bets" growth initiatives, this is a mere drop in the bucket. With more cash than opportunities, the company announced a $25 billion stock buyback plan. This is modest compared to Alphabet's market cap ($831 billion). As InvestorPlace contributor Todd Shriber discussed Aug. 15, Alphabet could easily plow their $121 billion of cash on hand into a massive buyback. This would really move the needle for GOOGL stock.The GOOGL stock price faces downside risk from increased regulatory pressure. Last year's $5 billion European Commission fine is just the start. In the U.S., politicians on both sides of the aisle want to rein in Alphabet. Additional movement by U.S. regulators will cause additional downside in the stock.Beyond governmental regulation, Alphabet stock could face headwinds as the tech space evolves. While Google built a license to print money with search advertising, cloud computing is highly competitive. Rivals such as Amazon's (NASDAQ:AMZN) Amazon Web Server rule the market. In this and other growth areas, GOOGL will not have the 80% market share they have in online search. Future growth opportunities will not be cash cows like search advertising.With this in mind, is the current valuation of GOOGL stock justified? Compared to its "FAANG" peers -- Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Amazon, Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) and Google -- Alphabet stock appears undervalued. But given the opportunities and risks, this valuation could be justified. Shares Remain Undervalued Relative to FAANG PeersGOOGL stock is a constituent of FAANG. Compared to this esteemed group of tech giants, GOOGL stocks trades at a discount. Alphabet stock currently has a forward price per earnings ratio of just under 22. The company's Enterprise Value/EBITDA ratio is 16.3.Here are the valuation ratios for the rest of the FAANG components:Facebook: Forward P/E of 19.6 and EV/EBITDA of 18.1Amazon: Forward P/E of 54.7 and EV/EBITDA of 27.7Apple: Forward P/E of 16.5 and EV/EBITDA of 12.4Netflix: Forward P/E of 54.9 and EV/EBITDA of 72.2You can make the argument that GOOGL has less runway than NFLX and AMZN. But both are reaching the limits of scale themselves. Alphabet has the capital to chase the opportunities the rest of FAANG are targeting. Each of them has the opportunity, but not the edge, in dominating these markets. With Alphabet stock offering earnings today and growth opportunities tomorrow, it may just be the best of the bunch to own. Bottom Line on GOOGL StockCompared to the other big tech high-flyers, GOOGL stock is a bargain. Shares trade at a slight discount to Facebook, and a substantial discount to Amazon and Netflix. But unlike the latter two, Google has matured to "cash cow" status. With more capital than they can put to work, Alphabet stock needs a big catalyst to move the needle.Meanwhile, regulation and competition remain big risks. With Washington putting Alphabet in its crosshairs, the company could face substantial headwinds. The new frontiers of tech (cloud computing, artificial intelligence) are highly competitive. Alphabet will likely not find another cash cow to compliment their search advertising business. Both of these threats could cause material downside in the GOOGL stock price.With these factors in mind, what's the call? If you are looking for a growth stock with a reasonable valuation, consider GOOGL. But with the specter of recession just around the corner, investors may soon have the opportunity to enter GOOGL stock at a lower entry point.As of this writing, Thomas Niel did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Cheap Dividend Stocks to Load Up On * The 10 Biggest Losers from Q2 Earnings * 5 Dependable Dividend Stocks to Buy The post Alphabet Stock Is Undervalued, But Upside Remains a Challenge for GOOGL appeared first on InvestorPlace.

  • Facebook Moderators Say Their Counsellors Were Pressured To Reveal Details Of Therapy Sessions

    Facebook Moderators Say Their Counsellors Were Pressured To Reveal Details Of Therapy Sessions

    Counsellors who work with third-party Facebook moderators are alleging they are being pressured to reveal details of their sessions with workers. Face It Accenture is an Austin, Texas company that employs 1,500 Facebook moderators, whose job it is to scour the website and remove offensive content. Because these employees are often exposed to horrific posts, including hate speech and images of child abuse, they are offered mental health counselling. Or as Accenture refers to it, “wellness coaches.” But according to a report in The Intercept, those coaches are accusing Accenture managers of repeatedly pressuring them to reveal the details of those counselling sessions. One counsellor resigned rather than break this rule. No Confidence In a letter posted to Workspace that has been viewed thousands of times, an anonymous group of moderators allege that when a manager received pushback from a counsellor, citing confidentially concerns, they replied that “because this was not a clinical setting, confidentiality did not exist.” Facebook did not respond to specific questions about the violation, but released a statement affirming it’s dedication to “the needs of employees,” while Accenture denied the allegations. In Moderation A report earlier this year in The Verge detailed the difficulties of the moderators’ job, as the third-party contractors are exposed to horrific images, and are expected to view as many as 800 pieces of “disturbing content” per shift, with few breaks. Clean Up Crew Big tech companies like Facebook and YouTube are increasingly relying on so-called “digital janitors” to help clean up the internet and remove the posts no one needs to see. But while it is a growing sector, it’s not the best gig, as it is typically low wage, contract or part-time work without benefits, and the moderators are exposed to the bowels of the internet. How companies like Facebook and Google treats their contract workers is now being heavily scrutinized. As socially conscious ESG investing becomes more popular, the treatment of contract workers could very well become an issue, as the way a company treats its employees is a big part of achieving the S in the Environmental Social Corporate Governance rating. -Michael Tedder Photo by Adobe

  • Bloomberg

    Google, Facebook Unite With Trump to Protest French Tech Tax

    (Bloomberg) -- Terms of Trade is a daily newsletter that untangles a world embroiled in trade wars. Sign up here. The relationship between President Donald Trump and the largest U.S. technology companies has often been frosty but a common opponent -- France’s plan to tax U.S. tech giants -- will bring the two sides together, at least temporarily.Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Facebook Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. all testified in Washington on Monday in support of the Trump administration’s efforts to potentially punish France for enacting a 3% tax on global tech companies with at least 750 million euros ($832 million) in global revenue and digital sales of 25 million euros in France.France’s digital tax “is a sharp departure from long-established tax rules and uniquely targets a subset of businesses,” Nicholas Bramble, trade policy counsel at Google, said at the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office hearing in Washington on Monday. “French government officials have emphasized repeatedly that the” tax is intended to target foreign technology companies.How ‘Digital Tax’ Plans in Europe Hit U.S. Tech: QuickTakeThe U.S. is probing France’s new tax, which French President Emmanuel Macron signed into law last month, using a tool that could be a precursor to new tariffs or other trade restrictions. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer could take action as soon as Aug. 26 when a comment period on the issue closes.The effort to crack down on France has created common ground for Trump -- who has called Google and Facebook “on the side of the Radical Left Democrats” and accused Amazon of avoiding taxes -- and technology companies that are both worried foreign governments are looking to use American corporations as a way to collect additional tax revenue.While Amazon has increased its profit margins, even so the French digital tax could eat into profitability, said Peter Hiltz, the online retailer’s director of international tax and policy planning.If another country -- such as Spain -- were to enact a tax similar to France, that tax could compound, he said. If a French buyer were to buy a product from a Spanish seller, that transaction would be taxed by both countries, he said.The U.S. is looking to use France as an example to deter other countries from targeting American technology firms for tax dollars. The U.K., New Zealand, Spain and Italy are among countries considering their own digital taxes, a move that U.S. officials say could lead to companies being taxed multiple times on the same profits.Trump has threatened to tax French wine or other goods in response to the digital tax. Trump said he was considering a 100% tariff on French wine at a fund-raiser last week, though it’s unclear if he was being serious.He also tweeted last month “we will announce a substantial reciprocal action on Macron’s foolishness shortly!” The so-called 301 investigation, which looks into unfair trade practices, is the same tool Trump used to slap tariffs on China over alleged intellectual-property theft.The U.S. says countries considering their own version of a digital tax should focus on ongoing global talks with 130 countries on how to tax tech companies. Any future pact would likely create a whole new set of rules governing which countries have the right to tax the companies, which corporate profits are taxable, and how to resolve the inevitable disputes that would arise. A deal could be reached as soon as next year.Opposition to France’s tax is a rare area of bipartisan agreement in Congress. In a letter to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in June, Senators Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, and Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, urged the U.S. to look at “all available tools under U.S. law to address such targeted and discriminatory taxation.”The lawmakers included a suggestion to use a section of the tax code that would double the rate of U.S. taxes on French citizens and companies in the U.S.(Updates with Amazon representatives comments starting in the sixth paragrah.)To contact the reporter on this story: Laura Davison in Washington at ldavison4@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Joe Sobczyk at jsobczyk@bloomberg.net, Sarah McGregor, Robert JamesonFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.

  • 5 Companies Still Run by Families
    Motley Fool

    5 Companies Still Run by Families

    In a world of large, faceless corporations, it can sometimes be nice to think of family values in business. What are the biggest family-owned businesses around?