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Snapchat would make for an ideal takeover target due to its ability to grow ad revenues incredibly fast.

Facebook is often left playing catch up to Snapchat in an attempt to compete with the latest popular trends in interactive messaging.

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We’re seeing this type of activity pick up in Snap Inc (SNAP) as price – in a downtrend – made yet another new low.

SNAP is a great example of our “weak stocks getting weaker” principle which has us trading retracements IN the direction of the prevailing trend and NOT against it.

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Snap shares have tumbled since its March initial public offering.

SunTrust Robinson Humphrey on Tuesday initiated coverage of Snap shares with a sell rating, citing the competitive threat of its larger rivals copying its innovations.

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Commitment from Bobby Murphy and Evan Spiegel to not sell shares until 2018 should lead to limited downside over the next few days.

Snapchat is an image messaging and multimedia mobile application created by former Stanford students Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy.

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In this Motley Fool Money podcast segment, host Chris Hill, Million Dollar Portfolio 's Jason Moser and Matt Argersinger, and Total Income 's Ron Gross consider the business model problems of Snap Inc. (NYSE: SNAP) as it delivers its second-ever earnings report as a public company. After all, the newsletter they have run for over a decade, Motley Fool Stock Advisor , has tripled the market.

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Snap, Inc. Shares Rise on Analyst Upgrade [0.06]

Posted on Aug. 15, 2017, 10:36 p.m. by Latest Articles in Stocks @ [source]

Just yesterday, Cantor Fitzgerald dropped its price target on Snap (NYSE: SNAP) from $17 to $15 while maintaining its overall neutral rating on the Snapchat operator's shares. Cantor Fitzgerald is encouraged that the majority of these lock-up shares were freed without massive selling pressure.

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Last week, after Snap (SNAP) reported its Q2 results and the stock fell 13%, we initiated a long position in the company (read here). We were attacked by many Snap bears who believed that the company is worthless.

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Snap shareholders are having a difficult time.

Cantor Fitzgerald on Tuesday raised its rating for Snap shares to overweight from neutral, citing their "attractive" valuation after the social media firm's large sell-off.

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Most of the big hedge funds that bought Snap shares in the first quarter sold them just one quarter later, leaving billionaire George Soros as the only major investor still owning shares in the social media company.

David Tepper's Appaloosa Management dissolved its 100,000-share stake in Snap in the second quarter, according to a regulatory filing Monday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Snap shares rose 6.5 percent Monday morning in volatile trade, rebounding from earlier losses.

Shares of the Snapchat parent are likely to face new pressure on Monday, when employees for the first time are allowed to sell their stock following the company's blockbuster initial public offering.

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Shares of both Snap Inc. SNAP and Blue Apron APRN have had a rough go of it since their respective highly-publicized IPOs earlier this year, and confidence in the companies' futures seems to be slipping every day.

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Snap (NYSE: SNAP) is one of the biggest IPOs of 2017, but the market is backing away from the company with every new quarterly report the Snapchat operator puts out.

In this episode of Industry Focus: Tech , analyst Dylan Lewis and senior tech specialist Evan Niu dive into Snap's second earnings report, which the company released last week, and explain why it sent shares down over 10%.

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Snap Gets 10% Dead Cat Bounce [0.03]

Posted on Aug. 14, 2017, 3:50 p.m. by 24/7 Wall St. @ [source]

Snap Inc.’s (NYSE: SNAP) shares have been down, and by almost any measure should be.

JPMorgan analyst Doug Anmuth estimates that up to 782 million shares of Snap could become available for the first time starting on Monday.

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Snap shares rose more than 7 percent Monday morning in volatile trade, reversing earlier losses.

Shares of the Snapchat parent are likely to face new pressure on Monday, when employees for the first time are allowed to sell their stock following the company's blockbuster initial public offering.

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Facebook’s projected growth is greater than Google’s and just shy of Amazon’s yet has a P/E ratio that’s in-line with Google’s and a fraction of Amazon’s and Netflix’s.

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) recently announced earnings and once again delivered phenomenal growth numbers across the business with profits and revenue up 69% and 45%, respectively.

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Would Snap Merger With Twitter Solve Many Problems? [0.00]

Posted on Aug. 12, 2017, 12:35 p.m. by 24/7 Wall St. @ [source]

The two also-rans of social media are in deep trouble. A merger of the two could bring some level of benefit.

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Third Point's Dan Loeb sold out of Snap shares in the second quarter, one quarter after buying the social media stock, according to a regulatory filing Friday.

Third Point dissolved its holding of 2.25 million shares of the Snapchat parent in the second quarter, Friday's 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission showed.

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Why Snap Stock Plunged Today [0.11]

Posted on Aug. 11, 2017, 6:37 p.m. by Latest Articles in Stocks @ [source]

Shares of Snap (NYSE: SNAP) are plunging today, down 12% as of 12:00 p.m. EDT, after the Snapchat operator reported second-quarter earnings.

Evan Niu, CFA owns shares of Facebook.

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This is turning strong quarterly performances into disappointments," Drexel Hamilton analyst Brian White wrote in a note.

While a financial outlook in an earnings report can provide important insights on a company's business and help better manage Wall Street's forward expectations, it is not unusual for companies to omit earnings guidance when they release their quarterly financial results.

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This is turning strong quarterly performances into disappointments," Drexel Hamilton analyst Brian White wrote in a note.

Jefferies analyst Brian Fitzgerald echoed White, saying that "even an overly conservative guidance would be appreciated" by shareholders, even if they don't have any say.

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