Facebook Inc.’s (NASDAQ:FB) decline 6.3% on Thursday, following the termination of lockups on share sales by its biggest investors, was the second-largest post-lock-up decline among companies that have gone public since January 2011.
According to limitations exercised with IPO underwriters, pioneer investors decided not to sell their stakes for a predetermined phase following a move in market to keep from saturating the market with shares.
Facebook’s fall shows uncertainty that more sales would take place in the next months as further lock-ups ends and as the firm contends to squeeze sales from a increasing customer base, Rory Maher stated, an expert at Capstone Investments Inc.
Its competitors include Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) Gross margin remained 63.20% with 327.03 million of outstanding shares and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) whose gross margin remained 76.22% with 8.38 billion of outstanding shares.
Other technology stocks include Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT) whose gross margin remained 39.52%, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) with gross margin of 63.80%, Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) with gross margin of 68.52%, AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) whose gross margin remained 51.45%, EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC) gross margin stayed 62.26% and Zynga Inc (NASDAQ:ZNGA) having gross margin of 68.06%.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) after opening at $20.00 hit high price of $20.08 and then trading at $19.19 by plunging -3.47% and on current session volume of 73.00 million shares is surprisingly higher than its average volume of 35.80 million shares.
The stock price volatility was 4.76% for a week and 5.33% for a month as well as price volatility’s Average True Range for 14 days was 1.32.
The liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded 11.57 as current ratio and on the other side the debt to equity ratio was 0.05 and long-term debt to equity ratio also remained 0.03. The Company had total cash at hand $10.19 billion and a book value per share as $6.22 in the most recent quarter.
FB generated revenue of 4.33 billion in the following twelve months and earned $383.00 million. The Company showed a positive 13.29% in the net profit margin and as well as in its operating margin which remained 13.84%.
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