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Five Star Equities

May 31, 2012 08:20 ET

Social Media Stocks Falter --Facebook Debuts on the Options Market

Five Star Equities Provides Stock Research on Facebook and Pandora

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 31, 2012) - Social media stocks have fallen sharply recently. The Global X Social Media ETF (SOCL) is down almost 14 percent in the last month. There are currently a total of four social media companies (Facebook, Groupon, Zynga, and Pandora) who have went public in the last year that are trading below their initial IPO price. Five Star Equities examines the outlook for social media stocks and provides equity research on Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) and Pandora Media Inc. (NYSE: P).

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Facebook options began trading Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange, and will make its debut on the BATS Options Exchange Wednesday. According to an article from the Dow Jones Newswires roughly 365,000 Facebook options had been traded Tuesday, giving the right to buy or sell 36.5 million shares of the stock. "When you see a lot of people buying puts, that may put downward pressure on the stock because of the hedging that market makers have to do," said Brian Overby, TradeKing senior options analyst. Facebook after Tuesday trading was worth $79 billion, down from its IPO valuation of $104.1 billion.

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As reported in a recent New York Times article Facebook is hoping to release a smartphone by next year. Last year technology website AllThingsD reported that Facebook and HTC partnered up to create a smartphone. The project (code-named "Buffy") is still currently in progress.

Pandora Media is an Internet radio in the United States. As of January 31, 2012, it had over 125 million registered users. The Music Genome Project and its playlist-generating algorithms predict listener music preferences, play music content suited to the tastes of each individual listener and introduce listeners to music they will love. The company recently reported for the first quarter of fiscal 2013, total revenue was $80.8 million, a 58% year-over-year increase.

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