Social Stocks in News: Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB), Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR), Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP), Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN)

Shares of the world’s biggest social network have jumped 32 per cent so far this year, compared with a 1.6 per cent gain for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. The surge has left the 49 analysts who cover Facebook in a bind while 38 of them recommend the company with the equivalent of a buy rating, 21 of the total now have share-price targets below where Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) is trading, data compiled by Bloomberg through yesterday shows. Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) stock performance was -2.68% in last session and finished the day at $70.10. Traded volume was 59.62 million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 63.13 million shares. Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) insider ownership is 0.60%.

Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) has compiled data based on certain words tweeted and status messages set by users, which tells about the mood of the users. Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) rose 0.26% to $54.02 yesterday on volume of 11.78 million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $53.80 – $55.84. Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) has a market capitalization of 19.59 billion.

Stock analysts at Pacific Crest boosted their target price on shares of Yelp (NASDAQ:YELP) from $90.00 to $115.00 in a report issued on Friday, Analyst Ratings reports. The firm currently has an “outperform” rating on the stock. Pacific Crest’s target price suggests a potential upside of 24.03% from the stock’s previous close. Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP)’s stock on March 11, 2014 reported a lower of -2.93% to the closing price of $90.00. Its fifty two weeks range is $22.48 – $101.75. The total market capitalization recorded 5.90 billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 3.43 million shares. In its share capital, Yelp Inc. (NYSE:YELP) has 65.53 million outstanding shares.

Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) on Mar. 7 announced a partnership with businesswoman, investor, speaker, consultant, syndicated columnist, author and television personality Barbara Corcoran to celebrate women-led businesses across America. On Tuesday, shares of Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) dropped -1.31% to close the day at $8.27. Company return on investment (ROI) is -13.10% and its monthly performance is recorded as -23.92%. Groupon Inc. (NASDAQ:GRPN) quarterly revenue growth is -9.02%.

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