Buy, Sell, or Hold: Facebook

Even as Facebook  (NASDAQ: FB  ) has begun to rally after its most recent quarterly earnings, the social network is demonstrating that it can execute in growing its core ad business as it transitions to mobile platforms. Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL  ) still can't compete meaningfully as a social network with Google Plus, and Facebook is even taking some cues from Big G's experimental ways by testing new initiatives.

While investors initially had pinned their hopes on Facebook's platform business, the storyline has shifted to its mobile ad platform and user engagement remains high. Now, any growth in the payments business is just gravy on top.

In the following video, Fool contributor Evan Niu, CFA, and Eric Bleeker, CFA, discuss why they're optimistic about Facebook's future, despite recent gains.

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  • Report this Comment On August 14, 2013, at 12:39 AM, Leftyi wrote:

    TBH I wouldn't buy FB, I wouldn't buy it after they've proven their stability of income and profitability. The market is still young, theres room to grow, they need to prove it once and for all.

  • Report this Comment On August 14, 2013, at 12:31 PM, cellofool100 wrote:

    I bought FB recently for my 14 year old son. He loves FB, has gotten me fixed up with an acct where I can hook up with old High School/college buddies and relatives. I watched the debacle of their IPO with interest and have sat on the sidelines. I bought in because I like the service and see only more positives coming. TMF way: buy things you use, buy things you like, etc.

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