Shares of Facebook were falling 5.8% to $61.14 Wednesday.
Instagram's numbers are gaining on Twitter (TWTR), which said it had 241 million MAUs at the end of 2013. With Instagram's current growth rate it may surpass Twitter's numbers within the next year. For comparison, Facebook said it had 1.23 billion MAUs at the end of 2013, and Facebook's recent acquisition WhatsApp has 465 million in late February.
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TheStreet Ratings team rates FACEBOOK INC as a Hold with a ratings score of C. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate FACEBOOK INC (FB) a HOLD. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed -- some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing."
Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows: