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Facebook shares hit an all-time low in early trading today as the lock-out period ended for inside investors, freeing them to offload 270 million shares.

The lock-out period, when inside investors are forbidden from trading their shares to give a recently public company a headstart, finished today, increasing the available shares in the social media firm by nearly two-thirds.

At one point, Facebook stock was valued at $19.71, down 7 per cent, an all-time low and close to half the IPO price of $38.



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Good. The sooner that Facebook is gone, the sooner we can stop liking each other and start beating each other up in real life rather than having pointless pissing matches on each others' walls. thumb.gif
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Isn't every subsequent day a new low for its shares? tongue.gif
    
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Facebook will soon be the Enron of social media.
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The first thought that came through my head when I heard FB was going Public was "Oh, so its starting to fail so they need to squeeze a quick buck out of the dying horse before its too late." It's looking that way...
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why is facebook failing soo hard lol, i dont get it

Maybe cus so many poeple use the facebook mobile apps, which have 0 advertisements?

I like Facebook, Keeps me up to date with my family since I am not the kind of person who calls people lol

I do it for a living, I dont want to be pn the phone further than that.

PLus I love all the stupid Pictures, Memes, Jokes, pics of Family, Cousins I live to far from.

Id be a little sad if Facebook went off-line with no clear reason why.

Also If I had money Id probobly buy a few stocks.

you never know, these sort of things rebound
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why is facebook failing soo hard lol, i dont get it
Maybe cus so many poeple use the facebook mobile apps, which have 0 advertisements?
I like Facebook, Keeps me up to date with my family since I am not the kind of person who calls people lol
I do it for a living, I dont want to be pn the phone further than that.
PLus I love all the stupid Pictures, Memes, Jokes, pics of Family, Cousins I live to far from.
Id be a little sad if Facebook went off-line with no clear reason why.
Also If I had money Id probobly buy a few stocks.
you never know, these sort of things rebound

Facebook is not failing hard. Their IPO was valued too high, it should had been in the $10-20 range according to their P/E ratio. People's expectation were too high for Facebook and most of the buyers really had no direct knowledge in stocks besides buying big names. Buying Facebook stock is like paying $45,000 for a $15,000 car.

In other words, no Facebook will not rebound back up to their IPO price of $38, unless you generate HUGE revenue which I don't see happening because, lets be honest, who doesn't have adblock or who actually click on the ads?
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Facebook is failing Hard! Good riddance. The community is to naive too have something like this floating around compiling all your information.
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why is facebook failing soo hard lol, i dont get it

It has nothing to do with the service, and everything to do with the financials of the company. There is little investor confidence in the CEO especially after he bought that one company recently. The company also doesn't have much tangible value. If something came along that replaced facebook, the company would be worth almost nothing overnight because of how quickly users would move to something new. As more and more users move to mobile phones, facebook makes less and less money because they haven't figured out a way to monetize that platform. Another recent announcement shows that a huge amount of accounts are fake, which doesn't help them at all. Watching how quickly MySpace burned out provides a bad precedent for investors in social media and nobody wants to see billions of dollars evaporate the second people jump ship to the next platform. And their IPO was too high.

That said, it might be worth watching closely. Facebook still has a huge brand name with a massive userbase. If they find a way to tap into the userbase and turn it into much safer and steady cash flow, the stock will go up a lot more than it is going down now. Do keep in mind OCN that lowering stock price doesn't mean Facebook is going away.

I'm not a stock expert by any means, but I've been doing a heck of a lot of reading lately to keep my investments up to date and this is what I took away from that.
    
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It has nothing to do with the service, and everything to do with the financials of the company. There is little investor confidence in the CEO especially after he bought that one company recently. The company also doesn't have much tangible value. If something came along that replaced facebook, the company would be worth almost nothing overnight because of how quickly users would move to something new. As more and more users move to mobile phones, facebook makes less and less money because they haven't figured out a way to monetize that platform. Another recent announcement shows that a huge amount of accounts are fake, which doesn't help them at all. Watching how quickly MySpace burned out provides a bad precedent for investors in social media and nobody wants to see billions of dollars evaporate the second people jump ship to the next platform. And their IPO was too high.
That said, it might be worth watching closely. Facebook still has a huge brand name with a massive userbase. If they find a way to tap into the userbase and turn it into much safer and steady cash flow, the stock will go up a lot more than it is going down now. Do keep in mind OCN that lowering stock price doesn't mean Facebook is going away.
I'm not a stock expert by any means, but I've been doing a heck of a lot of reading lately to keep my investments up to date and this is what I took away from that.

Time line
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