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LIGHTNING ROUND: Analysts have "no idea" on Facebook results

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 02:40

StockTwits' Phil Pearlman says the wide dispersion in estimates for Facebook's first earnings report means no one knows what to expect and that investors will learn a lot from the release.

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Doctor executive editor felt -- going to now throw lightning round on wide out FaceBook first public earnings report. Coming out so what are the key points they got it well I. I think there's the big question that everybody is talking about advertising. And FaceBook change. And how they can better focus and target their advertising the thing that strikes me though. Views this version of analyst. Yeah they're all over them where its stock price. Well the thing about analysts' estimates if they are. A proxy war street. And so we'll see them all over the map and this is their first report to see them all over the map to move that. Investors have no clue when it -- it. And this is the first oral report. You know so the way I see that is that we're gonna learn a lot and until you're following the markets closely and you're interested FaceBook. You're gonna get a chance to watch their first and from there first starting report. And and listen to their second three months from now and what you'll see -- -- to be expectations. -- version of that fact -- refused comment. 38 distant number. Yet there -- 38 from right and 38 people love to. Sort of huddle around numbers. And those are insignificant. In new reference point that's where the stock prices now and prices kept. -- -- it you know it. Well with Zuckerberg -- very young CEO these. Genius. You surround himself with very Smart people -- need to continue to keep his poll. Fallen. The market. And what that means is buying instead. Brilliant move some people through that you overpaid but you know you got it right I mean those guys were -- threat to hand terror threat in the hole so full faith. We've got it early enough where they would do damage are you from anyway now. Well the good -- is changing so quickly obviously Twitter. You know Twitter want to be created FaceBook if they have a huge amount of and -- I think that's a huge threat. You know I think it is especially they -- -- -- by larger companies significantly Google and apple that it become very. Thanks so much pleasure.

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LIGHTNING ROUND: Analysts have "no idea" on Facebook results

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 02:40