5 Companies Getting Burned By Facebook

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Facebook dislikeFacebook (FB) is burning more than just IPO investors these days.

Forget the leading social networking website operator's ability to stay above last week's initial $38 price tag. Some market watchers may view that as a failure, but it's Facebook's success as a platform that's giving other publicly traded companies fits.

Let's go over some of the surprising -- and not so surprising -- losers that are seeing their models take a hit at Facebook's expense.



Motley Fool contributor Rick Munarriz does not own shares in any stocks in this article. The Motley Fool owns shares of Google. The Fool owns shares of and has written calls on Activision Blizzard. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of Activision Blizzard and Google. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended creating a synthetic long position in Activision Blizzard.


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nick

LOL. Google is an internet pioneer. I will NEVER rely on a friend to give me sourced information that two g's two o's an l and an e can give me.

May 24 2012 at 1:39 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Buzzy Mike

interesting : http://www.buy-fb-fans.com/

May 24 2012 at 12:00 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Dee

like Ray replied I am amazed that a mother able to profit $4635 in 1 month on the computer. did you read this page NuttyRich.com

May 23 2012 at 12:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
budwsr25

Facebook was and is overrated. They make money from ads that know onw views or clicks on. GM was smart dropping the ads. Also I think that it stupid that almost every company has a facebook page. Companys are they have nothing to offer the public. People like so they can enter a contest and then never go back to it until there is another contest. People thought they were going to make millions of this stock and it just wasn't and isn't going happen. If 25% of the people on face book were to close their pages they would loose millions of dollars. It's accout holders are it's bread and butter and with out them facebook would be long gone. Im sure the next big thing will be along will soon.

May 23 2012 at 11:55 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Cc27edd

Patience is a VIRTUE.........

May 23 2012 at 10:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mn4470

What is wrong with Morgan Stanley? Their stock is in the tank and they come out with a plan like this for Facebook? Are they trying to go out of business?

This might be one of the most important IPOs ever and they bungled it.

May 23 2012 at 8:55 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
frankiedee14

Pardon me, need to go in the bathroom and puke. Not an investor, just watch the show !

May 23 2012 at 1:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ddefrank71451

Looks like whoever wrote this article bought stock in facebook and is trying to support the price. Facebook as it is supplanting Google, or Angie's list? Not without a whole load of effort.

May 23 2012 at 1:41 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Larry

Q: Looking for a sure way to make s small fortune in the stock market?
A: First you need a large fortune.

May 23 2012 at 1:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Rick

your much better off playing the lottery................. atleast you can win a couple of bucks but with stocks and bonds you could louse thousands if not millions in a blink of a eye.......

May 23 2012 at 1:11 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply