Sean O'Shaughnessey on July 31st, 2016
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Tech investors are a discerning bunch these days—a harsh reality that is pressuring Apple Inc. [[AAPL]] more than it deserves. In this yield-starved environment, stock investors are attracted to steady income. This would benefit Apple, except that like other former highfliers, it has been tossed out by investors. The iPhone giant’s shares have slid 6% […]

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Sean O'Shaughnessey on July 25th, 2016
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Company name Facebook Inc Stock ticker FB Live stock price [[FB]] P/E compared to competitors Good MANAGEMENT EXECUTION Employee productivity Good Sales growth Good EPS growth Good P/E growth Poor EBIT growth Good ANALYSIS Confident Investor Rating Good Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $193.14 Target stock price (averages with growth) $213.15 Target stock price […]

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Sean O'Shaughnessey on May 28th, 2016
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Facebook [[FB]] has set out to power all advertising across the Internet.To that end, the social network and online advertising company said Thursday it will now help marketers show ads to all users who visit websites and applications in its Audience Network ad network. Previously Facebook only showed ads to members of its social network […]

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Sean O'Shaughnessey on April 28th, 2016
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Facebook Inc. [[FB]] is emulating the playbook of Alphabet Inc., with a new class of stock that keeps the company in the control of its founder so he can continue to make big bets of the type that are paying off on Wall Street. Like Alphabet’s Google [[GOOGL]] business before it, Facebook is becoming an Internet […]

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Sean O'Shaughnessey on April 28th, 2016
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Facebook [[FB]] has reported its first quarter 2016 earnings with $5.38 billion in revenue and earnings per share of $0.52. Much of the revenue ($5.2 billion) came from advertising — a 57 percent annual increase — of which 82 percent was through mobile. The social networking company now counts more than 1.65 billion monthly active users. The company’s financial results […]

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Sean O'Shaughnessey on January 28th, 2016
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Facebook [[FB]] is doing a darn good job of living up to lofty expectations. The social network reported fourth-quarter earnings and revenue that handily exceeded estimates. Indeed, Facebook’s sales rose 57% from a year earlier to $5.6 billion—their fastest growth rate since the third quarter of 2014. Mobile advertising was 80% of total advertising revenue, […]

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Sean O'Shaughnessey on January 11th, 2016
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The beginning of the year is when it seems like every financial website puts out its top or worst stocks. In that vein, I offer my 15 recommended stocks for 2016 – or at least the first quarter of the year. I cannot list the worst stocks, as there are too many of those to list. I can at least list the 15 recommended stocks that will give you a good basis for the first three months of 2016.

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