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  • Facebook stock plunges to all-time low (Shares down 40% from May IPO price)

    07/27/2012 7:31:49 AM PDT · by Qbert · 26 replies
    CNN Money ^ | July 27, 2012 | Emily Jane Fox
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Facebook's stock opened at an all-time low, after its first earnings report failed to ease worries over slowing sales growth and its plan for mobile advertising. Shares of Facebook (FB) tumbled nearly 15% to below $23 on Friday, 40% below the company's initial offering price from May. Facebook earnings matched analysts' expectations when it reported its earnings after the bell on Thursday. The company also delivered a 32% gain in second-quarter revenue, to $1.18 billion. That slightly topped forecasts. But investors are not sure how the company will bring in more revenue from its 955 million...
  • How Zuckerberg cashed in $1.13 BILLION worth of shares before the stock cratered...

    05/23/2012 2:47:20 PM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 23, 2012 | Daniel Bates and Michael Zennie
    Mark Zuckerberg and leading Facebook investors cashed out millions of shares before the price dropped off a cliff, according to company filings. It was also revealed that a company executive issued a warning days before the Initial Public Offering that Facebook;s revenues are lower than expected, information that would have likely dropped the opening price of the stock. The new reports are already raising questions about whether top investors profited from the IPO at the expense of smaller buyers.
  • Senate panel to launch review of Facebook IPO

    05/23/2012 11:32:12 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 16 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | May 23, 2012 | AP via Foxnews
    A Senate panel is reviewing Facebook's high-profile stock offering last week amid allegations that the bank handling the IPO may have provided select clients with a negative assessment of the company. A Democratic aide to the Senate Banking Committee says the panel wants to learn more about the initial public offering. The committee seeks briefings with representatives of Facebook, regulatory agencies and others. The aide spoke on condition of anonymity because the committee's planned inquiry hasn't been publicly announced. Regulators are examining whether Morgan Stanley, the lead underwriter for the IPO, selectively informed clients of an analyst's negative view of...
  • Short sellers lining up to bet against Facebook

    05/23/2012 12:30:10 PM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 23, 2012 | Edward Krudy and Alistair Barr
    Short sellers desperate to bet against Facebook shortly after its debut on public markets are now getting their chance. Shares of the much-anticipated IPO have fallen sharply since they opened at $42.05 on Friday amid an initial flurry of trading problems at the Nasdaq and after news that top underwriters cut their revenue estimates just days before the offering. Yet, short sellers are still eager to bet against the stock given its lofty valuation.
  • Facebook Slides Amid Roadshow Questions (Morgan Stanley, Goldman, JPMorgan busted...)

    05/22/2012 4:58:37 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/22/12 | LYNN COWAN And LIZ MOYER
    Analysts for at least two of Facebook Inc.'s lead underwriters revised their financial forecasts for the company while it was holding initial-public-offering roadshow meetings with investors, according to people close to the deal. The revised figures were passed along only to some investors, according to Scott Sweet, an adviser with IPO Boutique who worked with hedge funds and others that were buying into the deal. That angered some who didn't get the updated figures, he said. Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. updated their financial projections for the social network after the company added warnings to its IPO prospectus...
  • Of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, IPO, Social Media and Weddings

    05/22/2012 1:39:18 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 10 replies
    Israel News Agency / Google News ^ | May 21, 2012 | Joel Leyden
    Of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, IPO, Social Media and Weddings By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency New York --- May 21, 2012 ... Another historic tech, Internet IPO has taken place. One that made headlines on Friday and continues to leave many wondering if Facebook is really a safe investment? Share prices that started out at 38 dollars have now sunk today to 34 dollars. Is Facebook a good investment? The answer to that question is yes. As many criticize Facebook for lacking real value or service, comparing Facebook to Google that serves the function of finding things, Mark Zuckerberg stays...
  • Four reasons the Facebook IPO fizzled

    05/22/2012 9:45:15 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 29 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 05/22/12 | Howard Gold
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Facebook’s much-hyped initial public offering started out with lots of hope, but it ended Friday with a thud. The stock barely closed above the offering price of $38 a share — and only after the underwriters reportedly bought up enough stock to keep it in the plus column. And Monday it opened with an 8% decline. Why? There are four reasons:
  • Morgan Stanley cut Facebook view pre-IPO: report (This info sent only to some major clients?)

    05/22/2012 7:43:06 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 5 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 05/22/12 | Greg Morcroft
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- The consumer Internet analyst at Morgan Stanley /quotes/zigman/182639/quotes/nls/ms MS +3.26% , the lead underwriter for last week's Facebook Inc. /quotes/zigman/9962609/quotes/nls/fb FB -4.64% IPO, trimmed his outlook for the social-networking firm's revenues just days before the deal went live, Reuters reported Tuesday. The report said that the action, which it said was relayed to some of Morgan's major clients during Facebook's pre-IPO road show, came as a surprise to many potential investors so close to the stock's debut. Reuters explained that the cut came after Facebook released an updated prospectus ahead of the share sale that cautioned...
  • Well, Now That Everyone Has Sobered Up, Let's Figure Out What Facebook Is Actually Worth...

    05/21/2012 3:02:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/21/2012 | Henry Blodget
    Thank goodness that's over. The Facebook IPO could have been a major disaster for millions of individual investors. If the stock had "popped" to a truly ludicrous level on IPO day, millions of investors would likely have piled into it, hoping for further gains. And then, eventually, the hype would have faded, and these investors would have gotten creamed as the stock fell back to a more reasonable price. As it was, Facebook's IPO price was not truly ludicrous--it was just extremely expensive. The "extremely expensive" part was why I called Facebook "muppet bait." And it was why I kept...
  • Investors Pummel Facebook (Another Obama kiss-of-death victim...)

    05/21/2012 5:46:52 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/21/12 | GINA CHON And DREW FITZGERALD
    Criticism of the Facebook Inc. FB -10.99% stock deal grew as the shares dropped below their offering price in their first full day of trading Monday, wiping $11.5 billion off the social network's market value. The company, its investment bankers and the Nasdaq Stock Market came under fire for failing to ensure a smooth debut for one of the most anticipated deals in recent memory. Facebook shares, which opened Friday at $38 and managed to add just 23 cents during the day, fell 11% Monday to $34.03. While investors agreed Facebook shares weren't worth $38 apiece, they couldn't find consensus...
  • Mark Zuckerberg just got married to a liberal

    05/19/2012 6:31:27 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 78 replies
    Facebook ^ | May 19 2012 | Facebook
    Got married to Pricilla Chan, from Braintree Ma, now living in Palo Alto Ca. Last night? Spent it with Obama. What are her likes? Obama. Guess who is nosing up the campaign money trail?
  • Jim Cramer Many people do not even have their orders filled..$FB a giant fiasco and a hidden one..

    05/19/2012 8:03:59 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 77 replies
    Jim Cramer Twitter ^ | May 19, 2012 | Jim Cramer
    Jim Cramer Tweeting and requesting tweets about possible problem with NASDAQ Facebbok
  • FB is for "Facebook Bubble"

    05/18/2012 9:37:53 AM PDT · by cll · 21 replies
    Google Finance ^ | 5/18/2012
    Follow the slow motion train wreck here. This looks like a bubble to me. http://www.google.com/finance?q=fb#
  • GOODBYE, AMERICA: Billionaire Facebook Cofounder Renounces Citizenship (Your taxes are not for me)

    05/11/2012 2:24:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/11/2012 | Nicholas Carlson
    Billionaire Facebook cofounder Eduardo Saverin is renouncing his citizenship ahead of the company's IPO at the end of next week. Saverin is the cofounder who got booted from the company WAY back in 2005. They made a movie about it. His 4 percent stake is worth about $4 billion and he's going to save a boatload on taxes with the move. Singapore, where Saverin lives, does not have a capital gains tax. He will have to pay an exit tax on his holdings, but it will be at Facebook's valuation now, not after the IPO. “Eduardo recently found it more...
  • Facebook IPO Filing: All the Dirt

    01/28/2012 3:23:06 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/28/12
    Facebook IPO Filing: All the DirtWall St. Cheat Sheet – 4 hours ago The much anticipated initial public offering for Facebook could be filed for as early as Wednesday. But as for the actual date for the IPO, an anonymous source says, “timing is still being discussed.” The article reports that the estimated valuation for the company will be between $75 and $100 billion, raising $10 billion. **SNIP** Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook in February of 2004. The website claims more than 800 million members and has changed the way the world communicates. According to Dealogic, a $10 billion Facebook offering...
  • Mark Zuckerberg’s $2 Billion Tax Bill

    02/03/2012 6:10:20 PM PST · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | February 03, 2012 | Robert Frank
    Mark Zuckerberg’s $2 Billion Tax Bill By Robert Frank Buried in the registration statement of Facebook’s IPO was this startling line: “We expect that substantially all of the net proceeds Mr. Zuckerberg will receive upon such sale will be used to satisfy taxes that he will incur upon his exercise of an outstanding stock option to purchase 120,000,000 shares of our Class B common stock.” What that means, in dollar terms, is that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg may face a tax bill this year of more than $2 billion. The Financial Times puts the figure at $1.5 billion. But if...
  • Jim Rogers: I Would Not Buy Facebook

    01/30/2012 8:43:19 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | January 30,2012 | CNBC
    Rogers told CNBC that the timing of an IPO this week would be a smart move by Facebook. "It's been demonstrated many, many times before that sellers are usually smarter than the buyers, and they usually know when the best time to sell is, and Facebook is doing it," he said. Turning to the broader US economy, Rogers said the United States looks and feels better because the government is throwing money at it. "There is an election in November 2012. Every time there is an election, the government pumps as much money as it can so it can to...
  • Calif. stands to reap windfall from Facebook IPO

    01/12/2012 12:05:28 PM PST · by pf flyers · 10 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 12, 2012 | JUDY LIN
    What's good for Facebook and its employees could be very good for California's treasury. If the Menlo Park company goes public this year, as many have speculated, the state stands to reap hundreds of millions of dollars in capital gains taxes from Facebook investors and employees profiting from stock transactions. That could bring a much-needed windfall to a state government facing a $9.2 billion deficit.
  • The Red Giant (Five Reasons Facebook is Over)

    01/03/2012 6:31:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies · 1+ views
    The Reformed Broker ^ | 01/03/2012 | Joshua M Brown
    One of the biggest market events of the coming year will undoubtedly be the Facebook IPO. You will read seven million articles about it in the next three months (sorry about that). It will likely come public as one of the largest IPOs in history, with a starting valuation somewhere in the vicinity of $100 billion. It is a tech giant to be sure, one of the most important companies in world right now.But there is a major difference between Facebook and the other tech giants of the past and present like Microsoft, Apple, Google, Oracle, IBM, Yahoo, Netscape and...
  • Facebook Deal Offers Freedom From Scrutiny

    01/04/2011 11:12:20 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 9 replies
    CNBC ^ | 01/04/11 | Miguel Helft
    In Silicon Valley, going public used to be the ultimate rite of passage for a start-up — a sign it had arrived. No more. With its $500 million infusion from Goldman Sachs and other investors, Facebook is now flush with cash, and a market value of about $50 billion, giving it the financial muscle it needs to compete with better-heeled rivals like Google. And Facebook hopes for an even bigger advantage from the deal, the ability to delay an initial public offering. That would allow it to remain free of government regulation and from the volatility of Wall Street. It...
  • The Next Bubble – Don’t Get Fooled Again

    06/17/2011 9:53:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Steve Blank ^ | 06/17/2011
    First, let us start with a definition of a tech bubble.A tech bubble is the rapid inflation in the valuation of public and private technology companies that exceeds their fundamental value by a large margin. It is accompanied by the rationalisation of the new pricing, and then followed by a spectacular crash in value. (It also has the “smart money” investing early and taking profits before the crash.)Bubbles are not new; we have had them for hundreds of years (the Tulip Mania, South Sea Company, Mississippi Company, etc.). And in the last decade, we have had the dot.com bust and...
  • Facebook Lost U.S. Users Last Month

    06/14/2011 5:20:08 AM PDT · by upchuck · 13 replies
    AFP ^ | June 13, 2011
    Facebook is approaching 700 million members but its growth is slowing and it lost users in the United States and Canada last month, the Inside Facebook website said Monday. Facebook had 687 million members at the start of June, said Inside Facebook, which closely tracks developments and trends at the Palo Alto, California-based social network. Inside Facebook said overall growth at the social networking giant "has been lower than normal for the second month straight, which is unusual." The United States lost nearly six million users in May, Inside Facebook said, falling from 155.2 million at the start of May...
  • Goldman excludes US clients from Facebook offering

    01/17/2011 1:38:22 PM PST · by EBH · 18 replies
    yahoo/afp ^ | 1/17/2011
    Goldman noted that the transaction has received heavy media attention in recent days and said "in light of this intense media coverage, Goldman Sachs has decided to proceed only with the offer to investors outside the US." "Goldman Sachs concluded that the level of media attention might not be consistent with the proper completion of a US private placement under US law," it said. US securities law bars public promotion of private offerings and the Facebook deal has already reportedly attracted the attention of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Goldman stressed that the decision to limit the offering...
  • Facebook plans IPO between April and June: report

    11/28/2011 4:59:05 PM PST · by Enosh · 11 replies
    (Reuters) – Facebook Inc is looking to go public between April and June 2012 with a valuation of over $100 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The social media giant is considering raising as much as $10 billion in its IPO, the report said. Sources familiar with the matter said the company has not made any decision over which banks will be involved in the IPO. Facebook’s CFO David Ebersman is in talks with Silicon Valley bankers about an IPO, but founder CEO Mark Zuckerberg has not decided on any terms of the IPO,...