Social Stocks To Watch: Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD), Yelp Inc (NYSE:YELP), Baidu Inc (NASDAQ:BIDU)

When Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) revealed it plans to acquire Oculus VR, Oculus’ Kickstarter funders were furious, for obvious reasons. Now another company which is trying to raise money through the crowd-funding site promises to give back any funds they raise of the social network buys their company for $2 billion. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) stock performance was 0.35% in last session and finished the day at $56.95. Traded volume was 108.49million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 62.12million shares. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) insider ownership is 0.50%.

LinkedIn Corp. (NYSE:LNKD) Chief Executive Officer Jeff Weiner sold $39.5 million worth of stock in the first three months of the year, while co-founder Reid Hoffman made $76.6 million. In all cases, the executives sold more than they typically do. LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD) dropped -3.73 percent to $159.65 Monday on volume of 6.08million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $158.06 to $169.34. LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD) has a market capitalization of $19.24billion.

Yelp Inc (NYSE:YELP) advanced about 4 percent in the current trading session after Oppenheimer lifted its ratings for the company from “Market Perform” to “Outperform” in a research note sent to investors on 7th of April. Yelp Inc (NYSE:YELP)’s stock on Apr 07, 2014 reported a increase of 0.36% to the closing price of $66.00. Its fifty two weeks range is $23.11 -$101.75. The total market capitalization recorded $4.68billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 8.69million shares. In its share capital, YELP has 71.36million outstanding shares.

Baidu Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU)’s Qunar travel website is in discussions to merge with International Ltd. (CTRP), according to two people with direct knowledge of the talks. On Monday, shares of Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU) dropped -3.91% to close the day at $143.51. Company return on investment (ROI) is 16.70% and its monthly performance is recorded as -21.17%. Baidu Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:BIDU) quarterly revenue growth is -18.75%.

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