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Stocks that beats the estimates

Facebook (FB) beats the estimates by $0,10. Q1 EPS came in at $0,34. Revenue of $2,5B, beats the estimates by $160M. The stock slid -2,65% yesterday, but will open up about 5% later on today. Facebook stock trades at about 100 times earnings.

They still succeed on mobile advertising. 0% of their revenue came from mobile in Q1 of 2012. Now, mobile ad revenue accounts for 59% of Facebook`s total ad revenue. That is a big surprise for many investors.

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Facebook is growing fast and the trend seems to continue. They have a growing base of monthly and daily active users. They have higher quality ad products, new ad products and the marketers spend more on their ads. Ad revenue growth in Q1, 2014 is 82%.

Facebook have so far been the king of social media but its crown has started to slip. The biggest thing for Facebook right now is mobile. The big question for me is what the acquisition of the instant messaging service, WhatsApp, will give them in return? It remains to be seen.

Apple

Apple Inc (AAPL) slid yesterday, trading down -1,31% to $524,75, but the stock will open up about 7% later on today. The stock is down -6,5% so far in 2014. Mr Tim Cook crushed expectations in the quarter.

Apple Inc earned $11,62 compared to consensus of $10,21. They generated $45,65 billion in sales. It is not a surprise to see the stock pop up today! Iphone sales are very strong at 43,7 million units. It was expected to see a sale of about 38,5 million phones.

We can confirm that the relationship with China mobile (CHL) is a success. Mac sales were also solid at 4,1 million, but iPad is disappointing with a sale of 16,35 million compared to the expectations of 19,8 million.

I think that the iPhone launch in Chine will power growth in coming quarters. All this thanks to the big and fat company in China called China Mobile, which have over 700 million active smart phone users. China dominates the digital world and are a hotbed of crazy innovation!

Apple Inc added $30 billion to its buyback, upped its divided 8% and announced a 7 for 1 split in the stock. That is very unusual nowadays. At 9x earnings, Apple shares are attractive at current levels.

Apple has bought 24 different companies in the last 18 months, but they will wait to lauch any new products, and will likely have to wait until the second half of the year for product launches. These results make it clear Apple is in a position of strength and sky is not falling.

This is good news for investors concerned about the slow growth in Apple. Some investors are worried that Apple has lost its innovative edge under CEO Tim Cook. What I am looking for is a mobile payment solution. Come on Apple!

I know you have 800 million iTunes accounts. Will credit cards linked to them be leveraged for a payment service in the near future? Think different and be innovative. This is the way to make more growth and happy investors.

Microsoft (MSFT) is also down. Slid -0,75% yesterday. It`s understandable to see Facebook grow like they do, because they are young and fresh. But what about Microsoft and Apple? They are big and fat and slow.

They have been strong rivals for many years and they both have a turbulent history. Take a look at their growth. The seven last quarters, the growth has stopped at the most fundamental level. How are they going to grow in the future? Are we in a tech bubble?

Reports today:
08:30 a.m EST Core Durable Goods Orders m/m
08:30 a.m EST Unemployment Claims
08:30 a.m EST Durable Goods Orders m/m

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Sell off on friday

A big drop for U.S tech stocks on friday. Nasdaq was down -2,60% on friday. S&P 500 -1,25% and the Dow -0,96%. Nikkei is also down today, together with the other Asian markets. Nikkei is down -1,69%.

Europe is also down today. Stoxx 50 is down -0,89%. FTSE 100 -0,71%. CAC 40 -0,72% and DAX -1,24%. At the same time, you can see the commodities trading down too. Gold is down -0,16%. Silver is down -0,33%. Crude oil (Brent) -0,95%, and Copper -0,13%.

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(Nasdaq: Apris 4, 2014)

Many investors have talked about the valuations in the tech stocks for a while now, and many predicted a tech bubble was on the way. I wrote about it for some weeks ago, and I said Twitter was the most expensive stock in this universe.

52 Week high for Twitter is 74,73, and the stock traded down -2,07% on friday. Twitter is down about 50% from the top very soon. Marketers are embracing Facebook over Twitter, and they will rather go for Youtube and LinkedIn before Twitter.

Sometimes investors need to take some profit and friday was a great day for that. It seems like the U.S markets will open down today. I`m excited about the trading sessions, not only today, but for the rest of this week. Take a look at the dollar. It`s up!

Tech and biotech is so far the most popular sectors in 2014, but both of them slide now. Many tech stocks are trading down in Europe too. This is a great time for daytraders. I will follow the charts this week before I start my vacation on friday. Easter bunny is waiting.

 

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Salesgrowth

What is the revenue of all these social media companies? Snapchat say they have 400 million snaps per day, and Pinterest say they have 1,5 million pins per day. Wow. It sounds like they both are big companies. Are they? Snapchat has been valued at $2 billion with about 30 million active users.

What about Facebook? They also have a lot of users, but how many of them is active users? And what about Twitter? Nasdaq is now trading at 4197,58. Last time Nasdaq was trading at about 4000 was in 1999. You all know that the dot-com-bubble bursted in year 2000.

Today I want to show you an overwiev of the media companies. Who is the biggest, and who have the biggest growth? You know it is more easy for small companies to have a huge growth than the big one, so don`t look at the growth isolated.

Below you will see a list of 15 different companies in the media online business. The first list is a list with the companies with the best growth. No matter what the market cap is. Take a look at the list below, which is a list that compares the sales growth in 2013.

Company Salesgrowth Market Cap
Qihoo 360 Technology 106,20% 9,88
Youku Tudou 76,80% 5,12
Yelp! 67,50% 4,63
LinkedIn 60,10% 25,58
Facebook 51,70% 137,17
Baidu 47,40% 60,94
Tencent holdings 4,80% 119
Sohu.com 32,2 2,76
Yandex 28,60% 13,89
Sina 28,1 5,52
Google 13,90% 371,74
Groupon 8,00% 7,62
Pandora Media 0,00% 5,26
Yahoo! -0,60% 40,58
Zynga -27,00% 3,18

The blue shows the companies with salesgrowth in plus, and the yellow, shows the company which is in status quo. Red speak for them selves. Take a look at Zynga. Salesgrowth last year was down -27%.

Next list is about the market cap where Google is the biggest. Take a look:

Company Salesgrowth Market Cap
Google 13,90% 371,74
Facebook 51,70% 137,17
Tencent holdings 40,80% 119
Baidu 47,40% 60,94
Yahoo! -0,60% 40,58
LinkedIn 60,10% 25,58
Yandex 28,60% 13,89
Qihoo 360 Technology 106,20% 9,88
Groupon 8,00% 7,62
Sina 28,10% 5,52
Pandora Media 0,00% 5,26
Youku Tudou 76,80% 5,12
Yelp 67,5 4,63
Zynga -27,00% 3,18
Sohu.com 32,20% 2,76

No major reports today.

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