Meta First Ever Decline in Revenue with Tik Tok Competition and Soft Digital Advertising

Social media beast Meta, owner of Facebook reported worse than expected second quarter earnings after the close Wednesday. $FB guiding lower, and revenue and EPS missed as it posted a net profit of $6.7 billion for the second quarter, the third quarter in a row Meta’s bottom line has fallen. The company hasn’t experienced such a slump since the fourth quarter of 2012. Q2 daily active user base rose to 1.97 billion users. Up from 1.96 billion three months ago. … Continue reading “Meta First Ever Decline in Revenue with Tik Tok Competition and Soft Digital Advertising”

Pinterest Stalked by Activist Investor Elliott Management

Pinterest stock jumped to 20.25 +2.69 or +15.3% after the WSJ reported that activist Elliott Management Corp. has built a stake of over 9% in the company to become the biggest investor in PINS. The once hot social-media company that Paypal had eyes on much higher, though $PYPL backed out after the payments company’s shareholders balked. Now like many social media companies it has a decline in users and faces other challenges from a collapsing stock market and economy. Elliott has been in … Continue reading “Pinterest Stalked by Activist Investor Elliott Management”

Meta Earnings Release Better Than Expected Offers Relief Boosting Stock 15%

Social media beast Meta, owner of Facebook reported better than expected first quarter earnings after the close Wednesday. $FB guiding lower, and revenue missed but beat on EPS. Daily active users, which declined in the fourth quarter for the first time, bounced back a bit from 1.93 billion to 1.96 billion. $FB was up 15.1% after earnings, the stock fell 26% after the dismal Q4 results. Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: $FB) Reported Earnings After Close Wednesday $2.72 beat EPS $2.56 expected … Continue reading “Meta Earnings Release Better Than Expected Offers Relief Boosting Stock 15%”

Meta Platforms Stock Plummets 25% as Earnings Meet Reality

Social media beast Metal Platforms (nee. Facebook) reported dismal fourth quarter earnings after the close Wednesday. $FB missed EPS estimates and issued downside 1Q22 revenue. It wasn’t lost on the market the negative divergence versus that of GOOG and raised a red flag for Twitter (TWTR) Snap (SNAP) and Pinterest (PINS).  The uncertainty from Apple IOS changes are still weighing heavily on FB’s advertising. Full functionality of the metaverse may be years away, if ever. It is essential for FB to turn its advertising … Continue reading “Meta Platforms Stock Plummets 25% as Earnings Meet Reality”

Relief For Twitter With Modest Apple iOS 14.5 Impact & Positive Q4 Guidance

Social media company Twitter reported worse than expected third quarter earnings Tuesday with a net $537 million loss. However $TWTR revenue growth outpaced the increase in users. Apple’s iOS 14.5 privacy change impact on Q3 revenue compared with Q2 “remained modest.”

Facebook Issues $50 Billion Buyback Among Troubled Earnings Release

Social media beast Facebook reported mixed third quarter earnings after the close Monday. $FB guiding inline and warning on uncertainty from Apple IOS changes that saw $SNAP lose 26% last week. Launched $50 Billion Buyback program as transitions from social media company to a metaverse company in coming years. Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: $FB) Report Earnings After Close Monday $3.22 Beat $3.17 EPS AND $29.01 Bil Beat $29.45 billion Revenue Forecast Earnings release: after market; conference call: 5 p.m. Facebook Q3 … Continue reading “Facebook Issues $50 Billion Buyback Among Troubled Earnings Release”

Facebook Earnings Beat But Warn on Deceleration in Revenue Growth

Social media beast Facebook reported better than expected second quarter earnings after the close Wednesday. $FB stock lost around 4% after guiding total revenue growth rates to decelerate significantly on a sequential basis. Sees itself transitioning from a social media company to a metaverse company in coming years.

Weibo Crypto Suspensions Send Bitcoin Lower

Chinese social-media service Weibo suspended some crypto-related accounts Sunday. Bitcoin and many other top cryptocurrencies declined on the move. $WB took similar action in 2019 when it suspended the accounts of exchange operator Binance Holdings and blockchain platform Tron.

Goldman CIO Survey Shows Bitcoin Least Favorite Long For Hedge Funds

Goldman Sachs issued a note Saturday after two CIO roundtable sessions earlier this week attended by 25 CIOs from various long-only and hedge funds. They said their most favorite long is Growth style but least favorite on Bitcoin. Suggesting institutional adoption ia a ways off.

Twitter Disappoint With Weak User Growth and Advertising Revenue Growth Concerns

Social media company Twitter reported better than expected third quarter earnings Wednesday beating on revenue and earnings BUT missed on key user metrics sending the stock down 17%. Investors are concerned for advertising revenue growth with $TWTR blatant political meddling.