When Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) held its IPO, there were so many negative stories you couldn't help but think the stock would be left languishing for months and years to come.  But, in reality, the exact opposite has happened.

For beginning investors, it can be extremely difficult to tease apart the difference between the performance of a company from the performance of its stock.  In the following video, the Motley Fool's Brian Stoffel tries to show how certain moves by Facebook-the-company have helped propel Facebook's stock to heights.

In fact, Brian, who is a big fan of the KISS ("Keep It Simple, Stupid") method of investing, attempts to explain why the company's stock is doing so well in just one sentence.  Watch the video to see if he accomplishes that fact, and leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

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