爱思英语编者按:自今年5月IPO(首次公开招股)以来,Facebook股价已下跌40%。数百万投资者都有同一个问题:Facebook股票是否适合买入?而最简单的答案就是:不适合。近期,Facebook的股票刚涨了一点,但又因为Barron's 这本杂志搞得股票大跌。

Facebook Got Crushed Today

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Facebook had been doing so well! Then Barron's had to come along and ruin the party.

Facebook's stock fell 9% today after Barron's said the stock was only worth $15 this weekend.

During the day it fell as much as 10%, tripping a NASDAQ breaker, which protects stocks getting hammered.

The stock had been on a run after Mark Zuckerberg gave a pretty wide-ranging interview two weeks ago.

Barron's article on Facebook wasn't filled with particularly new insights. It mostly listed all the issues with Facebook people have been talking about since the S1.

The main reason Barron's is negative on Facebook is that users are increasingly mobile, and Facebook missed that shift.

No question Facebook missed the shift, but it is fixing that error. It's building native applications for iPhones and Androids. It's working on mobile advertising, which it says is going well. It also started a mobile ad network, which could be promising.

However, Facebook hasn't really earned investors trust, so saying "trust us, mobile will be fixed," isn't all that assuring.

But if you're selling based on Barron's story, you're looking backwards, not forwards on Facebook.