Tech Sector Plunges But Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) Jumps on Green Line – FB, LNKD, AOL, TRIP, YOKU

Shares of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) reported quick gains on Wednesday, other than the tech sector joined a broad market bullish momentum by new worries related to the U.S. ‘fiscal cliff.’
Facebook shares rose more than 12% to close at $22.36, bucking anticipations of a selloff as over 800 million shares held by insiders turn into entitled for sale. The lockup duration for those shares is set to finish on Wednesday, prompting uncertainties that it could possible double the size of the firm’s share float and cause the stock to decrease.

Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Youssef Squali stated in a note to clients that patient investors should investors take benefit of the market displacement that’s likely to ensue among now and year-end to accumulate the stock.

Moving readers toward the broader market, let’s consider percentage change in stocks prices of other stocks in the similar sector who contribute major role in the market that includes Linkedin Corporation (NYSE:LNKD) lost -0.49%, AOL, Inc. (NYSE:AOL) slid -4.94%, Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP) which increased 0.28% and Youku Tudou Inc (ADR) (NYSE:YOKU) closed down -5.51%.

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) stock’s trade at beginning with a price of $20.10 and throughout the trading session climbed at a high of $22.50 other than when day-trade ended the stock finally advanced 12.59% to $22.36.

The stock is going forward its 52 week low with 27.41% and lagging behind from its 52 week high price with -50.31%. FB last month stock price volatility remained 3.95%.

FB stock institutional ownership remained 30.76% while insider ownership included 6.40%. In its share capital FB has 2.17 billion outstanding shares among them 1.09 billion shares have been floated in market exchange.

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Published by Alan Masterson

Alan has over 25 years of trading experience in the U.S. equity markets. He began his career in finance working on a program trading desk specializing in over-the-counter stocks. His career progressed from that point to his current position as senior trader on an institutional trading desk. In the evenings, Alan teaches economics at a local community college. He has contributed articles to various publications over the last six years, including feature articles for an economics magazine and various financial blogs. You may contact Alan via his email ( or his Google+ page (

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