The incredible company that most comments seem to show few are for yet continues a "successful" climb. If and when the curtain is really pulled back on the Wizard in this scenario, there will be more than just slight shock for the scarecrows and Dorothy's out there. Media positions as one thing, but people have their own conclusions. This is really indicative of the bottom up, outside in approach now. Individuals not nearly as smoke-screen susceptible as before. The thing is, how long does the ride last on this Facebook game?
Facebook is finally seeing a turnaround in the stock market. The social media giant had its biggest day today since May after it reported better than expected earnings for the third quarter yesterday. This news gives hope to investors because it comes in light of what seemed to be the companies downward spiral. The shares went up from 11 cents to 12 cents a share. The company took in 1.3 billion in revenue which was up 32 percent from last year at this time. The increase can be attributed to the use of Facebook marketing on mobile devices which made up 14 percent of the total revenue. What are the masses saying about their favorite social media company now??....
Such comments below seem to be indicative of the increasing rise of the SmartPower class - questioning authority, radically re-evaluating values, more socially aware. But are today's corporations truly listening? Further with such great wealth divide in this country and around the world, is now the time to be announcing such great wealth that so few can access at the moment? While that may be the case, betcha the demand for iPhone 5 will still be very high. Let's watch and see.
Apple has re-confirmed its position as the world's most valuable company. It has the highest value which has now reached $624 billion. The previous record was a little over $620 billion. It was set by Microsoft Corp. in 1999 during the Internet boom. Apple's stock had been dipping in the last four months but regained value due to its IPhone 5, which is to be released soon. Experts say the company can grow even more. And technies say?
Guessing the future value of a company is a little like asking the BBC Weatherman if there is going to be a hurricaine over night. ... The iphone is not number 1 smartphone in several key markets and appears to be losing ground. The ipad ... is very much a toy. ... Itunes is a shockingly bad platform. ... Macbooks and their ilk are strong performers in some markets. But here again the walled garden approach to the OS and lack of seriously punchy business applications ...Apple has been very good at proving the concept that making sexy retail products ...
Apple is only the most valuable company in history if you don't take into account inflation. ... [Otherwise] IBM would be square at the top of highest value in history ... I understand they are looking at today's market, not compared to the 60s ...
Even in 1944 a pair of academics named Max Horkeimer and Theodor Adorno wrote that "...the triumph of advertising in the culture industry is that [people] feel compelled to buy and use [certain products] even though they recognize them as false. Could that be what is going on here? Perhaps, but notice how no one who seems to have bought the FB stock dare comment. Everyone who comments is the smartest person in the room. Interesting. People now seem to want to cultivate true need, true business that builds and creates something valid. This FB situation will probably make for changes that last long past the closing of their offices one day.
Facebook is now worth $19 a share.This is half its original IPO price of $38 in May. The company's founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg's seat may be in danger as critics want him to resign claiming he is not fit for the job. The lockup period has expired and more and more investors sell their shares. Facebook has now lost $40 billion, which is half of its market value. On Thursday alone, Zuckerberg lost about $670 million.
... You really need to account for the herd mentality here. This stock came out overvalued and hyped, and there has be a drastic revaluation ...I would guess that much of today is all these new Facebook millionaires who had stock options trying to cash in. ... I bet Facebook's stock will go up from this point, at least modestly.
Facebook seems to be out to be one of the most controversial companies in tech if not business overall. In an era when suffering is so real for so many people, the perceived smoke and mirrors of the company seems to wear thin for most commenters; yet others seem to want to believe in the hype and magic of it all. Perhaps this is more about the current aspiration to become rich easily and quickly during times of great inequality (as Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz alluded to during his recent talk at legendary DC bookstore Prose and Politics). Watch and learn.
Facebook’s stock hit a new low at below $24. It debut in min-May at $38. Analysts say that this means that Facebook’s user base is growing, but not its revenues and earnings. Just the other day, Facebook posted a net loss of $157 million, or 8 cents a share. After this inaugural earnings report, Facebook did not offer financial forecasts to quell fears about its ability to boost advertising growth. However, the company’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook was seeing encouraging results from newly-introduced advertising services and that Facebook now has a "clear path" to building a strong mobile business.
The party ended for Facebook when potential investors raised the viable question about how this company could possibly be worth 100 times earnings, employs only 3000 people, and whose earnings are totally subject to the whims of advertisers. … To be worth a 100 billion you’ve got to' make something--even if its burgers.
Facebook created doubt when they announced that the CEO made a billion dollar acquisition of a no revenue company (instagram) without board approval. … It signaled that Facebook did not value money because of how easily they are able to raise it through equity sales. Additionally, the expansion of the IPO through both an increased share price as well as last minute addition of almost $2 billion worth of shares created another nagging suspicion that Facebook employees and investors wanted out.
Facebook has billions in cash and no debt. If they were still a private company, they’d have no balance sheet problems. Buying Instagram made a lot of sense because it gives Facebook photo editing tools for its mobile app and it nips a growing social network in the bud.
So, what happened to all the "Apple FanBoys"? Looks like the comments are reflecting a bit of skepticism in the company's future. Could there be a shift looming here as is the case in some many others areas? Perhaps, but I don't think anyone would count Apple out in the near future. But as more competitors enter the market and pricing changes, business could be affected. We'll be tracking the comment-sphere for developing feelings on Apple because often Wall St.'s take is not quite that of Main St's. Let's watch and see what the real story is that develops from the consumer not the analyst in the new bottom-up culture shift.
Analysts were expecting Apple Inc. to report a 33 percent increase in earnings last quarter, however just a few days ago Apple stated a rise of a mere 21 percent. Apple is called the world’s most valuable company, yet the shares are down 10 percent from their peak of $644 in April. Are consumers waiting out for newer editions of Apple products, or has the company been hurt by the strengthening dollar, which is reducing international sales? Let us examine what people are thinking.
Any company that missed analyst projections would cause the Street to hit the sell button…but this is about the business question of whether Apple has underlying weakness in being so dependent on the one product line that needs heavy carrier subsidy.
Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my! This Facebook IPO drama makes us wonder if it's the tech industry or a soap opera. One thing for certain is that this issue is not going anywhere anytime soon. All the interest and comments point to the fact that transparency is a more and more important value in our society today! Btw, no hoodies on the congressional floor, Mark.
In the latest move in the Facebook IPO scandal, now Congressional panels are forming to review the situation. There is no shortage of comments on incident.
Facebook has a lot to learn ...but not nearly as much as Wall Street. How can someone teach economic lessons to people who are used to taking down $10 million salaries and double/triple bonuses a year?
Too early to judge or the market does not see the value in what Facebook is bringing to the table or even something more? Word on the street is that there was "selective dissemination" about the impending price drop. When media continues to report on only the same several tech companies incessantly, does it make room for overhype, shade and any other number of negative outcomes?
Tech and business media in a frenzy reporting on the news: Facebook stock slumps after even a disappointing (to many) debut. Stock dips to $31. Many comment from the sidelines.