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CLOSING UPDATE: Facebook decreased further 0.02%, led Communication network software sector lower 21 July 2017 17:53 EDT

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This is an end of day Alert, produced after today's NASDAQ market close. It concludes the BSS News Bites intra-day Alert series (summaries below).

Facebook, NASDAQ's largest communication network software company by market capitalisation, has decreased 0.1% to trade at $US164.43 vs. the Communication network software sector which weakened 3.5 points (or 0.07%) to 5,378.4. Representing a weighting of about 97.2% of the sector, the stock accounted for 84.4% of today's loss. Trading volume was 53% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which rose 0.3 points (or 0.01%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -0.1%.

Technical indicators complementing today's significant downtrend:

+ The 0.8% discount to 12-month high of $US165.70 against the 44.8% premium to 12-month low of $US113.55 suggests the climb might be peaking.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Overvaluation:

+ Price/Earnings of 41.1 [27.9]

+ Price/Earnings/Growth of 0.41 [0.1]

+ Return on Equity 17.3% [20.8%]

Bearish Signals:

+ Tobin's Q Ratio is 6. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is overvalued and ranks in the bottom 7% of stocks by value of Q Ratio.

+ As per the Du Pont analysis, Return on Equity of 17.3% is lower than sector average of 20.8%.

Note

Bullish Signals:

The positive 3.37 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bullish signal.

In the last three months the stock has hit a new 52-week high nineteen times, pointing to a significant uptrend.

The price lifted 2.8% in the last week and jumped 6.8% in the last month.

Total Liabilities/EBITDA of 0.5 is comfortably below the Joseph Piotroski benchmark of <5.

Net profit margin has averaged 27% in the last 3 years. This is considered superior and suggests a high margin of safety.

The Brand Value represents 1.4% of the estimated Enterprise Value of $US387.5 billion.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Undervaluation:

Return on Capital Employed 20.2% [17.5%]

TODAY'S ALERTS

Afternoon Alert: Facebook decreases 0.04%, leads Communication network software sector lower

21 July 2017 13:29 EDT

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has decreased 0.04% to trade at $US164.47 vs. the Communication network software sector which weakened 2.5 points (or 0.05%) to 5,379.4. Representing a weighting of about 97.2% of the sector, the stock accounted for 76.8% of today's loss. Trading volume was 79% of average so far today.

Morning Alert: Facebook keeps rising: up 3.1% in 4 days

21 July 2017 11:08 EDT

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) extended its gains on Friday, rising an additional 20.0c (or 0.1%) to trade at $US164.73. Trading volume was 85% of average so far today.

RECENT ALERTS

CLOSING UPDATE: Facebook increased 0.2%, led Communication network software sector higher

20 July 2017 17:52 EDT

Facebook, NASDAQ's largest communication network software company by market capitalisation, has increased 0.2% to trade at $US164.53 vs. the Communication network software sector which strengthened 12.1 points (or 0.2%) to 5,381.9. Representing a weighting of about 97.2% of the sector, the stock accounted for the gain. The shares have outperformed 81% of the market in the past six months. Trading volume was 67% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the NASDAQ-100 Index which rose 5.1 points (or 0.09%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 0.1%.

Afternoon Alert: Facebook keeps rising: up 2.8% in 3 days

20 July 2017 13:29 EDT

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) extended its gains on Thursday, rising an additional 10.0c (or 0.1%) to trade at $US164.24. Trading volume was 1.1 times average so far today.

Facebook Inc. (O:FB)

ISIN: US30303M1027

PermID: 4297297477

CIK: 1326801

CUSIP: 30303M102

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