Social Stocks: Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR), Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU), Renren Inc (NYSE:RENN), Yelp Inc (NYSE:YELP)

Technology Stocks News 6

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB), for the first time, has joined a number of technology companies releasing their diversity figures publicly. The Menlo Park, California social media giant revealed its figures Wednesday even as tech titans like Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) have begun seeking public input on how to close the huge gender gap present throughout the technology industry. Numbers released by Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) continue to reaffirm the diversity problem faced by these companies. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) stock performance was 2.62% in last session and finished the day at $67.44. Traded volume was 44.31million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 64.08million shares. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) insider ownership is 0.50%.

Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) on June 23 said it hasn’t agreed to block extremist accounts in Russia, rebutting earlier statements by the country that access was being restricted. Instead, the San Francisco-based microblogging service said it’s been showing Russian officials how to report illegal content so that it could be withheld in the country, without committing to remove any specific accounts. Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) rose 2.55 percent to $39.46 Wednesday on volume of 25.46million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $38.01 to $39.59. Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) has a market capitalization of $23.25billion.

Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU) calls traded at a slightly faster-than-usual pace on Friday. Most active among non-expiring contracts was the weekly 6/27 180-strike call. More than 2,800 contracts changed hands here, the majority of which were bought to open. Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU)’s stock on June 25, 2014 reported a increase of 1.80% to the closing price of $184.46. Its fifty two weeks range is $88.89 -$189.34. The total market capitalization recorded $64.64billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 4.31million shares. In its share capital, BIDU has 350.30million outstanding shares.

In May, Fundrise, a Washington-based site, raised $31 million from a group of investors led by Chinese social-networking company Renren Inc. (NYSE:RENN), and two executives at World Trade Center developer Silverstein Properties Inc. On Wednesday, shares of Renren Inc (NYSE:RENN) close the day at $3.33. Company return on investment (ROI) is -10.30% and its monthly performance is recorded as -1.19%. Renren Inc (NYSE:RENN) quarterly revenue growth is 4.72%.

Yelp Inc (NASDAQ:YELP)’s stock had its “” rating reiterated by investment analysts at Telsey Advisory Group in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. They currently have a $105.00 price objective on the stock. Yelp Inc (NYSE:YELP) stock performance was 2.86% in last session and finished the day at $78.00. Traded volume was 3.10million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 6.51million shares. Yelp Inc (NYSE:YELP) insider ownership is 0.20%.

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