In the spirit of World Cup competition, we're holding our own tournament in search of the Better Stock Today. We're pitting 32 companies against each other, and you, the reader, will determine the winner.
Today it's the round of 16, and Facebook takes on LINN Energy in our search for the better stock.
Jamal Carnette, Motley Fool tech analyst, thinks Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) should advance to the next round because of one big reason: the price still doesn't match its potential. Facebook is the first place many people go to in the morning, and that's immensely valuable to the social media giant's real customers -- marketers. In addition, Facebook is looking at growing both users and viewing times. Facebook has redefined the Internet, and it will continue to grow its massive ad-based revenue at a healthy clip. That's why Facebook deserves to win this match.
Joel South, energy analyst at The Motley Fool, thinks LINN Energy (NASDAQOTH:LINEQ) is the premier upstream master limited partnership and worthy of your investment. LINN offers a top-tier distribution yield of 9.7%, and management continues to execute on its strategy of acquiring mature oil and gas assets that are operated strategically to increase cash flow and return excess cash to unitholders.
Vote here to determine the winner of this match and sound off in the comments. Check back to Fool.com to see who advances in the tournament.
Jamal Carnette has no position in any stocks mentioned. Joel South has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Facebook. The Motley Fool owns shares of Facebook. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.