Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) Weekly Fall Eases, Ads More Effective Than Expected
Shares of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) finished after Friday’s trade with a solid gain, but it was not enough to stop the stock from declining for a third consecutive week.
The price gain gave the brief impression that the week’s declines may have been wiped out, but the stock has still shown weak performance and ended down 2.24%. The gain did however help alleviate the stock’s five-day rate of fall. The shares have declined 29% since the social-media service’s initial public offering price of $38, and has yet to record weekly gain.
The leading social networking site got a boost Friday from a comScore blog post, which said that upcoming data to be provided this week shows that Facebook ads are more effective than investors think.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) hit 26.95% as their profit margin for the last twelve months and had an operating margin of 47.32%.
Within the industry, Akamai Technologies, Inc (NASDAQ:AKAM) had a 16.10% profit margin in the last twelve months and an operating margin at 24.08%. Return on equity for this company was 8.77% in the last twelve months. Return on assets was 8.08%.
Linkedin Corporation (NYSE:LNKD) recorded a profit margin of 2.40% for the prior 12 months and an operating margin at 5.70%. Return on equity for this stock was 4.92% while return on assets was 2.44%.
Also within the industry, AOL, Inc (NYSE:AOL) had a 1.35% profit margin in the last twelve months and an operating margin at 4.08%. Return on equity for this company was 1.32% in the last twelve months. Return on assets was 1.03%.