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Stock analysis: How Facebook ranks after reclaiming $38 IPO price

Special to The Globe and Mail



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Facebook Inc. shares surged at the end of July after the company released impressive quarterly results that showed significant progress in its aim to make money off mobile.  It’s current flirting with its $38 (U.S.) IPO price after trading well below that level for much of its existence as a publicly traded stock.

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What does the future hold for the social media king now that it’s returned to many investors’ radar screens?

This report provides a detailed analysis that investors may want to review before buying or selling the stock.

StockReports+ gives each stock an average score that combines the quantitative analysis of six widely-used investment decision-making tools: earnings, fundamentals, relative valuation, risk, price momentum and insider trading. Facebook's average score is 5 out of 10, relatively in line with the market. But even after the stock’s recent price surge, the majority of analysts are calling it a buy.

Read more in this comprehensive report.