Facebook Inc (FB)

FB (NASDAQ:Internet) EQUITY
$99.75
neg -4.32
-4.15%
Today's Range: 97.46 - 102.68 | FB Avg Daily Volume: 29,914,500
Last Update: 02/08/16 - 4:14 PM EST
Volume: 71,064,271
YTD Performance: -0.56%
Open: $100.09
Previous Close: $104.07
52 Week Range: $72.00 - $117.59
Oustanding Shares: 2,846,280,476
Market Cap: 314,485,529,793
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for FB
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A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 23 24 25 26
Moderate Buy 4 4 4 4
Hold 1 1 1 1
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 1.21 1.21 1.20 1.19
Latest Dividend: 0.00
Latest Dividend Yield: 0.00%
Dividend Ex-Date: 12/31/69
Price Earnings Ratio: 85.65
Price Earnings Comparisons:
FB Sector Avg. S&P 500
85.65 0.00 30.32
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-4.31% 37.63% 263.37%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue 58.40 2.36 0.49
Net Income 96.00 1.94 0.43
EPS 85.40 1.29 0.31
Earnings for FB:
EBITDA 6.24B
Revenue 12.47B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (03/16) Qtr (06/16) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $0.44 $0.54 $2.36 $3.29
Number of Analysts 9 9 10 10
High Estimate $0.50 $0.62 $2.70 $4.01
Low Estimate $0.35 $0.44 $1.99 $2.90
Prior Year $0.23 $0.30 $1.49 $2.36
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 89.86% 78.89% 58.66% 39.34%
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By

Doug Kass

 | Feb 8, 2016 | 6:17 PM EST
Again, I am endeavoring to be opportunistic (trading) in a market that is fragile,  too volatile and unpredictable to be comfortable with an abundance of many longer-term investments. At the bottom this afternoon, things looked dreadful. It was not easy to make a long trading rental and add to existing shorts. The S&P 500 ended at 1853, very close to my fair market value of 1860. The U.S. dollar weakened a bit after a five day period of consolidating against the euro. Bonds dropped by nearly 10 basis points in yield at the intermediate- and longer-term maturities. Non taxables were well-bid and closed-end municipal bond funds were slightly higher on the day. High yield was junky, reflecting systemic concerns in the European Union and China (large reserve pull down). iShares iBoxx $ High Yield  Corporate Bond Fund (HYG) was down 91 cents and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) was down 40 cents. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) got pulled down and traded poorly. Gold fell from its highs but still closed $32.70 to the good. Silver was up 55 cents. I had been working on a positive thesis on gold but other projects got in the way, and I blew the opportunity as the price has risen on eight out of the 10 last trading days.   In agricultural commodities, wheat got schmeissed (down eight cents) and corn was down three cents. Lumber was flat. Crude closed down 84 cents, at $30.25, but natural gas was up six cents. Energy stocks, including Exxon Mobil (XOM) and Schlumberger (SLB), prospered today, despite a depressed commodity price. It might be foreshadowing better oil prices; we will see. Banks again were weaker as European institutions took a nosedive. I added to my large position. But life insurance wasn't any better, falling from the pressure of lower yields. I covered some MetLife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC) shorts. Brokerages got caught in the systemic rumors and concerns and were lower on the day; I added to Morgan Stanley (MS) and Goldman Sachs (GS). Oaktree Capital Group (OAK) ended the day fractionally higher. Retail that I owned wasn't half bad; Best Buy (BBY) and Bed, Bath and Beyond (BBBY) closed higher, but Macy's (M) retreated by 60 cents. That said, remodeling favs Home Depot (HD) and Lowe's (LOW) continued the thrashing that accelerated on Friday. After the close, The Gap (GPS) reported that same-store sales were down 8%. However, its guidance was better than expected and the stock is rallying a small fraction after hours. Lululemon (LULU), Coach (COH) and Under Armour (UA) were all much weaker in a poor apparel space. Autos were mixed; Ford (F) was higher and General Motors (GM) lower. I wonder, after great gains on the short side, whether I am outstaying my welcome. But, I have taken down these shorts to small. Media was awful -- even good performer Comcast (CMCSA) faltered. New lows for Disney (DIS). Old tech was weak, led by Microsoft (MSFT) and Intel (INTC), but bounced off their lows along with the rest of the market. Staples were broadly higher, led by PG, which embodies the flight to safety.  Biotech was decimated. Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) was down by another $6.50 and my spec fav Intrexon (XON) was down by a beaner. Allergan (AGN) hit a new recent low at $266. (T)FANG weakness and future were chronicled in my opening missive today. The acronym was lower, but Alphabet (GOOGL) and Netflix (NFLX) managed to rise modestly. Tesla (TSLA) got hit badly (down $14), as did Facebook (FB) and, to a lesser degree, Amazon (AMZN). NOSH was starving; Nike (NKE), O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) and Home Depot (HD) were down bigtime. Starbucks (SBUX) rallied off the lows to end the day flat. CRABBY was mixed, led to the downside by Citigroup (C); I added it. Disease-like laggards Potash (POT) and Twitter (TWTR), which reports Wednesday, continued to lag.  iShares China Large-Cap (FXI) -- a Best Ideas List participant as a short -- doesn't have an uptick in it.  Apple's (AAPL) strength was conspicuous , up $1.20. During the day I added to many of my existing longs and added to new banks Regions Financial (RF) and BB&T (BBT); I put them on the Best Ideas List. Again, i see banks as multiyear plays and not as short-term trades. I also covered small positions in a broad list of my core shorts, including DIS, MET and LNC. As mentioned, I day traded an aggressive position in SPY for a profit. I will continue to try to accomplish that feat. I ended the day at market neutral. For the time being and assuming no change in fundamentals, I remain a SPY buyer between the capitulation low (two Wednesdays ago at $181.25 and about $183.50) and I remain a seller on strength above $185. I know that's a pretty tight range, which likely will be resolved s
By

Mark Sebastian

 | Feb 8, 2016 | 3:51 PM EST

It has a huge tailwind because of term structure, and if the VIX moves to 35, VXX will move higher.

By

James "Rev Shark" DePorre

 | Feb 8, 2016 | 2:12 PM EST

It is only after everyone is worn out and disgusted when real contrarian thinking starts to works.

By

Jim Cramer

 | Feb 8, 2016 | 12:24 PM EST

TheStreet's Jim Cramer, portfolio manager of Action Alerts PLUS, said there's no need to rush into the stock market right now.

By

Doug Kass

 | Feb 8, 2016 | 12:00 PM EST

Don't bottom-fish. The bubble has burst for these former hot stocks.

By

James "Rev Shark" DePorre

 | Feb 8, 2016 | 10:57 AM EST
An oversold bounce is just not that easy to achieve this time.
By

Doug Kass

 | Feb 8, 2016 | 10:25 AM EST
Tesla (TSLA), which I put on my "Best Short Ideas" list in October and made my "Short Trade of the Week" on Jan. 28, fell from $275 last July to around $153 this morning (dropping -$13 on Friday alone). Facebook (FB) has fallen from $115 on Feb. 1 to about $101 today (and -$7 on Friday). Amazon (AMZN) has tumbled from nearly $694 on Dec. 29 to $479 this morning (down $36 on Friday). Netflix (NFLX), which is also on my "Best Short Ideas" list, has tanked from almost $131 on Dec. 4 to $81 at last check this morning (including -$7 on Friday). Alphabet/Google (GOOG, GOOGL) has dropped from nearly $795 on Dec. 29 to around $695 for GOOG so far today (-$24.44 on Friday). I've been short on the TFANGs with the exception of Alphabet. (I profitably covered my FB and AMZN shorts recently, but remain short on NFLX and TSLA). A Little History The market's technical complexion began to change in late 2014, with Wall Street's leadership narrowing.  I consistently warned at the time that historically, a narrowing market bodes poorly for stocks' major indices. Typically, leadership narrows because around 98% of stocks are facing challenges while the remaining 2% float in euphoria. But mathematically, the major indices' few winners can't long disguise what's going on with everyone else. Nonetheless, investors embraced the TFANGs for seven years. To paraphrase Peter, Paul and Mary: "Puffed, the Magic Dragon Lived by the sea. And frolicked in the autumn mist In a land called Silicon Valley." But last March in The Power of Free, I warned that while social-media and the technology disruptors like the TFANGs might be at the edge of huge innovations, they might also represent "profitless prosperity." As I wrote at the time: "For me, at these valuations and within the context of the broader market's levels, there is a bit of you either are a believer or you aren't. Obviously, anything can happen in the short term, and more power to profitable trading. As an investment, however, the markets (and their valuations) seem to be saying that Facebook, OpenTable, Priceline (PCLN), TripAdvisor (TRIP), Yelp (YELP), GrubHub (GRUB), LinkedIn (LNKD), Salesforce (CRM) and that ilk are indeed not just changing the world for consumers and corporations, but are going to be profit machines for decades. That is not hyperbole. Being here to stay, which is even uncertain for some of the aforementioned names, is not even close to good enough, in my humble opinion. I am not a believer in social media, new tech, sustainable profit margins of the cloud, the endless power of big data, the optimistic prospects for smart advertising and the like being profit machines for decades. I am not even a believer that a majority of these companies will be profit machines, ever. Rather, the new social-media paradigm is reminiscent of another new paradigm infamously featured in a column in Wired Magazine back in 1997: The Long Boom: A History of the Future 1980-2020. Written by Peter Schwartz and Peter Leyden, the article started with the following summary of view that proved to turn out poorly, as two recessions (one was shallow; the other represented the deepest contraction in nearly 80 years) followed soon after during the next decade: 'We're facing 25 years of prosperity, freedom, and a better environment for the whole world. You got a problem with that?' -- Doug's Daily Diary, The Power of Free (March 9, 2015) Given the deep recent drops in the TFANGs, LNKD and DATA, we must now ask: What were investors thinking when the TFANGs were a lot higher? My answer: Onc
By

Bret Jensen

 | Feb 8, 2016 | 10:00 AM EST

I am using the downturn to continue to build up positions in value stocks.

By

Robert Lang

 | Feb 8, 2016 | 10:00 AM EST

Like a dark cloud, the bear market spreads to cover everything.

By

Jim Cramer

 | Feb 8, 2016 | 9:49 AM EST

The stock is totally out of synch with the fundamentals.

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