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Facebook needs to live up to the hype

Inside Facebook's plan to be more human

Remember the FANG stocks that were all the rage in 2015?

Facebook. Amazon. Netflix. Google. These four titans of the Internet were market leaders last year. Hence the cutesy acronym.

FANG has lost its bite this year though. In fact, you could now just call the group F. Facebook is the only one of this formerly Fab Four in positive territory in 2016.

So will Facebook keep rallying after its earnings report on Wednesday?

The company is doing extremely well. There is no doubt about that. Earnings and revenue are each expected to increase by nearly 50% from a year ago.

But Facebook probably needs to surpass Wall Street's forecasts.

Google parent Alphabet missed on sales when it reported its results last week. And it paid a steep price. Shares plunged nearly 5.5%.

Here are some of the things that Wall Street will be focusing on.

Strength in the core: Facebook finished the fourth quarter with 1.59...


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