Facebook's (NASDAQ:FB) second-quarter revenue and profits came in much higher than Wall Street analysts were expecting, and today shares had their biggest one-day gain ever. No fewer than eight investment firms raised their target price on Facebook's stock.
Mobile advertising, which basically didn't exist a year ago, now makes up 41% of Facebook's ad revenue. However, Motley Fool analyst David Hanson says investors looking for the "next big thing" from Facebook shouldn't expect it to be mobile ads. While the stock has a lofty valuation, no one should be betting against CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his team.
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