May 4, 2017

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) to Add 3,000 more people to its Operations Team

Long after a week, the news broke of multiple videos of suicides, posted on Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) remaining on the site for hours, then social media company has announced a new plan, to add 3,000 more people to its operations team, for better screening of harmful videos, and other posts to respond to them more quickly in the future.

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook said that this would be in addition to the 4,500 people already working in this capacity. What is not clear is whether these are full-time employees or contractors, and how screeners will, in effect, be screened. Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) shares went down -0.64% to $151.80 on Wednesday.

It’s a big hiring move, but is it enough? The company currently has close to 2 billion users — we’ll be getting an update on that number later today when Facebook posts its quarterly earnings (interesting timing to release this on just ahead of those) — and Zuckerberg said that there are “millions of reports” received every week.

“If we’re going to build a safe community, we need to respond quickly,” Zuckerberg wrote in a post earlier today. “We’re working to make these videos easier to report so we can take the right action sooner — whether that’s responding quickly when someone needs help or taking a post down.”

Technical Stock Analysis

Shares outstanding are recorded as 2840.93 billion and total shares floated are 2279.47 billion. Current ratio which is the relationship between current assets and current liabilities, indicating the liquidity of a business is calculated as 12.00. Company’s distance from 20 day simple moving average is 5.44% and distance from 50-Day simple moving average is 7.80%.

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Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) yearly performance is 29.27% and net profit margin is 36.90%. Annual EPS Growth of past 5 years is 62.10%. The current share price indicates that stock is -1.07% away from its one year high and is moving 40.26% ahead of its 52-week low.

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If we look at stock performance in last active day trading, we see that stock has moved went down -1.01% to end the day at $18.53. The current share price indicate that stock is -34.38% away from its one year high and is moving 24.03% ahead of its 52-week low.

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