Axar.az
UP
12 December 2018


"Fed up with Facebook"

Home page Social Network
12 Punto 14 Punto 16 Punto 18 Punto

Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) losses are becoming other companies’ gains.

Axar.az reports citing Reuters.

Concerns about the social media giant’s declining profit margins and battered reputation have prompted 93 U.S. mutual funds to completely sell out of their positions in the company so far this year, exacerbating a roughly 35 percent decline in Facebook’s share price from its highs, according to Refinitiv’s Lipper research service.

The selling by fund firms including Fidelity Investments, The Hartford and Putnam Investments combined for a total of nearly 12 million shares, and came amid similar moves to liquidate positions in the company by prominent growth-focused hedge funds. Jana Partners and Third Point LLC, for instance, together sold nearly 3.7 million Facebook shares in the third quarter, according to securities filings.

Funds that have dumped Facebook, whose shares helped lead the broad U.S. market higher the last two years, are now favoring investments ranging from payments companies like Visa Inc (V.N) and Worldpay Inc (WP.N) to consumer companies including PepsiCo Inc (PEP.O) and Chef’s Warehouse Inc (CHEF.O) because they expect the troubles at the social media company to continue as it leaves its era of rapid growth behind.

Facebook was rocked by disclosures earlier this year that the personal information of up to 87 million users may have been improperly shares with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica.

Date
2018.12.06 / 22:59
Author
Axar.az
Comments
See also

Trump trolled by Indian teen - Twitter

Pastor zip-lines into church to show Jesus Christ's return

Extraordinarily talented' hackers are jailed for £77m - Photo

Chinese human doll rocks Instagram - Photo

Twitter uproar over Michelle Obama trashing Trump

3 trans women, young mother violently stamp on man

From Rihanna to Trump: 'Be humble'

Cristiano Ronaldo dethrones Selena Gomez

20 most asked questions

Khabib thanks Turkey for Istanbul graffiti - Photo

Latest
 
Xocalı soyqırımı — 1992-ci il Bağla
Bize yazin Bağla
ArxivBağla