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Friday, 27 July 2018

Facebook's $100 billion-plus rout is the biggest loss in stock market history

Read? Facebook's $100 billion-plus rout is the biggest loss in stock market history


Walau!


Facebook on Thursday posted the largest one-day loss in market value by any company in U.S. stock market history after releasing a disastrous quarterly report.

The social media giant's market capitalization plummeted by $119 billion to $510 billion as its stock price plummeted by 19 percent. At Wednesday's close, Facebook's market cap had totaled nearly $630 billion, according to FactSet.

No company in the history of the U.S. stock market has ever lost $100 billion in market value in just one day, but two came close.

On Sept. 22, 2000, Intel shed $90.74 billion in market value as the dot-com bubble burst. Earlier that year, Microsoft lost $80 billion from its market cap in one day.

Other companies that have experienced similar one-day losses in dollar amount include Apple in 2013, when it lost $59.6 billion, and Exxon Mobil in 2008, when it lost $52.5 billion.

Facebook's enormous loss in value came a day after the company reported weaker-than-expected revenue for the second quarter as well as disappointing global daily active users, a key metric for Facebook. The company also said it expects its revenue growth rate to slow in the second half of this year.


4 comments:

  1. 1-day market cap loss is bigger than most companies total cap! LOL

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  2. More hoo-ha to come ... Twitter next on the chopping block!

    GSS -- Great Stock Sales coming in Aug & Sep?? Hohoho!!

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  3. See?

    Count in real money is a lot "clearer" than counting in percentages ;)



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  4. Wah!


    [NEW YORK] Facebook and its chief executive Mark Zuckerberg were sued on Friday in what could be the first of many lawsuits over a disappointing earnings announcement by the social media company that wiped out about US$120 billion of shareholder wealth.

    The complaint filed by shareholder James Kacouris in Manhattan federal court accused Facebook, Mr Zuckerberg and chief financial officer David Wehner of making misleading statements about or failing to disclose slowing revenue growth, falling operating margins, and declines in active users.

    Mr Kacouris said the marketplace was "shocked" when "the truth" began to emerge on Wednesday from the Menlo Park, California-based company. He said the 19 per cent plunge in Facebook shares the next day stemmed from federal securities law violations by the defendants.

    The lawsuit seeks class-action status and unspecified damages. A Facebook spokeswoman declined to comment.

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