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What if Facebook Traded at Apple’s Multiple? (Answer: $6.30)
CNBC ^ | 5/30/12 | Lee Brodie

Posted on 05/30/2012 5:04:58 PM PDT by jimbo123

Currently Facebook's forward P/E is around 53, but as shares of Facebook [FB 28.19 -0.65 (-2.25%) ] sink to new lows on almost a daily basis, the market is starting to question that valuation.

And that led us to wonder, where would Facebook trade if it had the same valuation as say Apple -- or as Google?

Fast breaks it down by the numbers.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnbc.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fail; obamafail
Looks like California won't be getting all the Obama Money from the Facebook dweebs. Unexpected!
1 posted on 05/30/2012 5:05:06 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I would suspect that a great deal of the purchasers of the Facebook’s IPO were Facebook subcribers...........gives you and indication of the kind of smart you’ll find on Facebook posts.


2 posted on 05/30/2012 5:13:32 PM PDT by BilLies (330,000 northern Union Whites died between 1861-65 to free the slaves. Memorial Day.)
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To: jimbo123

The old pump’n dump works every time!


3 posted on 05/30/2012 5:17:24 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Goldman Sachs is making out like a bandit on this deal. They screwed Zuckerberg and Morgan Stanley while making a lot of money in a short period of time.


4 posted on 05/30/2012 5:22:40 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I still do not understand the Facebook business strategy, does anyone actually click those ads?


5 posted on 05/30/2012 5:27:11 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: jimbo123

didn’t Suckerberg make a couple of billion the first weekend?


6 posted on 05/30/2012 5:28:47 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: BilLies

I highly doubt that. Don’t know the statistics but I would bet over 70% are 25yr old and under


7 posted on 05/30/2012 5:29:19 PM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (If You Dont Look Like Obamas Son, No One Cares)
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To: GeronL

Their business strategy is collecting and selling personal information.

They are getting into facial recognition software and any pictures uploaded to their site or anywhere (public) can be tagged and put in a database.

You also can never really delete any information you post either.


8 posted on 05/30/2012 5:47:26 PM PDT by desertfreedom765
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To: desertfreedom765
If you want to play with a powerful photo-recognition database, try Tin Eye, at tineye.com.
9 posted on 05/30/2012 6:13:45 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: jimbo123

Anyone want to guess the share price on say, Labor Day?

I’m guessing $9.75


10 posted on 05/30/2012 6:13:59 PM PDT by mkleesma (`Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.')
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To: jimbo123

We estimated this yesterday here. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2889183/posts. Post #16. Short seller rule as this roller coaster ride runs its’ course.


11 posted on 05/30/2012 6:14:57 PM PDT by Broker (Matthew 5:11)
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We estimated this yesterday here. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2889183/posts. Post #16. Short sellers rule as this roller coaster ride runs out its’ course to a stop.


12 posted on 05/30/2012 6:17:13 PM PDT by Broker (Matthew 5:11)
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13 posted on 05/30/2012 6:18:32 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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14 posted on 05/30/2012 6:22:53 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: desertfreedom765

“Their business strategy is collecting and selling personal information.”

Exactly.

I truly can’t believe all the information people are freely giving up to this website - pictures, names of family members, addresses, phone numbers, birthdays, job and office locations...Hell, you might as well give them your SSN and credit card numbers! Smart thieves are mining this data every day.

If you must go there, do this:
-create a Google/Hotmail/yahoo account with NO PERSONAL INFORMATION.
-sign up for a Facebook account with equally fictitious information, using the above email address.
-post NOTHING personal.

Remember, the internet is FOREVER.


15 posted on 05/30/2012 6:24:44 PM PDT by mkleesma (`Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.')
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To: GeronL

If they do (click), it’s not to buy GM cars, that much we know ! ($10 mill down the hole to pay for the ads, GM says, and $30 mill for their content!)


16 posted on 05/30/2012 6:28:02 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: mkleesma

Dude, as someone else has observed, Google knows as much about you as Fakebook.


17 posted on 05/30/2012 6:29:27 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!

“Dude, as someone else has observed, Google knows as much about you as Fakebook.”

Yes! And my email address on Google is a derivative of mkleesma, which, by the way is also a completely fictitious name.
So, they know they have a fictitious user, somewhere in New England, who goes to Free Republic, likes sports, and watches Monty Python and 80’s music videos on Youtube.

I’ll give them that.


18 posted on 05/30/2012 6:41:00 PM PDT by mkleesma (`Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.')
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To: mkleesma

Beware the IP address, it can also give you away.


19 posted on 05/30/2012 6:55:11 PM PDT by quesera (Painfully watching the decline of American greatness.)
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To: jimbo123

But they already spent it...


20 posted on 05/30/2012 9:39:44 PM PDT by douginthearmy (Obamagebra: 1 job + 1 hope + 1 change = 0 jobs + 0 hope)
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To: Swordmaker; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ShadowAce; Las Vegas Dave

Thanks jimbo123.


21 posted on 06/03/2012 12:50:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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