2. Groupon, Inc. ( GRPN): Operates as a local commerce marketplace that connects merchants to consumers by offering goods and services at a discount in North America and internationally. Market cap at $7.44B, most recent closing price at $11.24. Groupon is up 145% in a 1 year period. The company is growing e-commerce sales rapidly. In Q2, e-commerce sales accounted for 40% of revenues, and grew 59% from the previous year. 3. Facebook, Inc. ( FB): Operates as a social networking company worldwide, building various tools that enable users to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other on mobile devices and computers. Market cap at $102.32B, most recent closing price at $42.51. Facebook crossed the $100 billion market capitalization valuation as investors grew bullish on its mobile growth ambitions. The company was set to release auto-playing video ads, but opted to delay until it could complete more testing. 4. Sina Corp. ( SINA): Provides online media and mobile value-added services (MVAS) in the People's Republic of China. Market cap at $5.35B, most recent closing price at $80.0. Sina is a microblogging provider in China, and its shares are benefiting from news that Twitter will file an IPO. Sina had 54 million daily active users as of June 2013. The company said in August that it would release a new platform to compete with Tencent’s networking platform. The product would be a complementary offering to Weibo. 5. Zynga, Inc. ( ZNGA): Develops, markets, and operates online social games as live services on the Internet, social networking sites, and mobile platforms in the United States and internationally. Market cap at $2.45B, most recent closing price at $3.09. Zynga shares are up by the least amount, even though its FarmVille 2 is one of the most actively played games on Facebook. Zynga faced a steady exodus of top talent at the executive level, putting its ability to turnaround operations into question. In August, the company restructured Zynga into divisions. The company’s new focus will include studios and publishing.
( Written by Chris Lau, a Kapitall contributor. Additional reporting by Emily Smykal, a Kapitall editor. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research, all other data sourced from Finviz.)