Global X Social Media ETF
Why Facebook will benefit from Instagram’s popularity among teens
We discussed how Facebook (FB) and Google (GOOG)(GOOGL) are the most preferred social networks for the purpose of social login. But Instagram has emerged as the most popular social network among teens in the U.S.
Pandora Media’s revenue growth is driven by mobile advertising
Pandora’s main focus is adding, retaining, and engaging listeners to build market share and grow its listener hours.
Must-know: Is Facebook performing strongly versus its comps?
Social media stocks performed well last year, with the Global X Social Media Index ETF (SOCL) up 65% from January 2013.
Things to look out for from Twitter over the next few quarters
The departure of Twitter’s COO signals that the company is taking active steps to drive growth, and investors should be looking at other announcements from TWTR over its growth as one of the primary drivers of stock price.
Twitter stock gains on a robust revenue growth announcement
Overall, Twitter had a great 2014, showing robust revenue growth. Twitter also easily beat analysts’ consensus estimates.
Measuring Pandora Media’s market performance versus its peers
Pandora’s valuations are considered lofty at a 175.4x forward price to earnings ratio considering the company has struggled to earn profits.
Why do Twitter and its social media peers attract investors?
People have been asking me over the past few weeks what my views are on the Twitter IPO (TWTR) as well as my view on Twitter as a general business.
Why did Internet stocks like Facebook fall sharply on July 8?
Although the broader market and tech sector were down yesterday, Internet stocks suffered a far steeper decline.
Why Twitter stock is down over 50% from December 2013 highs
One of the reason’s that Twitter’s stock price has fallen sharply over the past few months is user growth that hasn’t met the market’s expectations.
Why Twitter’s chief operating officer, Ali Rowghani, resigned
Ali Rowghani, Twitter’s (TWTR) chief operating officer, or COO, resigned from his post. A filing from Twitter states that Rowghani will remain a Twitter employee and serve as a strategic advisor to the CEO, Dick Costolo.
Twitter stock dropped despite many holders’ pledge not to sell
Despite approximately 1/3rd of Twitter stockholders pledging not to sell the stock upon expiry, the stock took an unexpected sharp drop on the day.
Pandora faces competition from the 800-pound gorilla in the room
Although the threat of Apple and Google can’t be discounted, noticeable losses for Pandora may still fail to materialize.
Is a high cost structure making Pandora investors short the stock?
To generate profitability, Pandora would need to either increase the revenue per song played by inserting more ads or reduce the per-song royalty fees.
Why was analyst guidance about Yelp’s strong outlook so wrong?
Yelp (YELP)—along with peers like Groupon (GRPN), OpenTable (OPEN), and Foursquare—have revolutionized the way local businesses make themselves known to potential customers.