NEW YORK (
will miss analysts' estimates in its first quarterly results as a public company, according to almost half of the readers responding to
on the subject.
Just over 48% of reader predicted that Facebook will miss Wall Street's forecast in its second-quarter results, which will be released after market close on Thursday.
Analysts surveyed by
expect the social networker to report revenue of $1.15 billion and earnings of 12 cents a share.
Just over a third of poll respondents, however, expect Facebook tol beat expectations, with just under 18% predicting in-line numbers.
, however, could impact Facebook's results. The maker of online games like FarmVille is a key Facebook partner and cut its full-year earnings guidance on Wednesday, citing "a more challenging environment on the Facebook web platform."
Facebook's shares have tumbled more than 28% since the company's IPO. The stock was off 7.02% at $27.28 shortly before market close on Thursday.
Written by James Rogers in New York.
>To submit a news tip, send an email to:
Check out our new tech blog,
. Follow TheStreet Tech