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Facebook Crosses $121, Makes New All-Time High

Facebook Crosses $121, Makes New All-Time High - Facebook, Inc. NASDAQ:FB

When Facebook Inc FB 0.79% held its highly-anticipated IPO back in May of 2012, shares began trading on the open market in the low $40s. If you had told early buyers that Facebook would be trading above $120 four years later, many of them wouldn’t have been surprised.

Five months after the IPO, when Facebook’s stock hit an all-time low of $17.55 and was trading more than 50 percent below its IPO price, $120 per share would have seemed like a pipe dream.

Yet today, Facebook stock climbed to its first new all-time high since May, trading as high as $121.77 on Wednesday morning. The stock is now eyeing a new closing high above the $120.50 mark established on May 10.

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Facebook is making new highs roughly a week ahead of its Q2 earnings report, set to be released on July 27. The market likely has high expectations for Facebook. Not only is the stock trading at all-time highs, the company has a track record of earnings beats. In fact, since Facebook’s IPO, the company has only produced a single earnings miss and a single revenue miss.

This quarter, Wall Street is expecting EPS of $0.81 on revenue of $6.02 billion. The revenue number would be Facebook’s highest quarterly mark ever, above Q4 2015’s $5.84 billion.

Facebook shares are up 16 percent in 2016.

Disclosure: the author holds no position in the stocks mentioned.

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