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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Social Networking Stock, FriendFinder Networks (NASDAQ:FFN), Up over 11% on Online Dating Industry Forecasts

Social Networking Stock, FriendFinder Networks (NASDAQ:FFN), Up over 11% on Online Dating Industry Forecasts

New York, New York- February 15 , 2012 - www.InvestorIdeas.com, a global investor research portal, specializing in sector research including tech stocks issues an investor alert for social networking stock,  FriendFinder Networks Inc. (NasdaqGM: FFN ) . The stock is trading up at $2.2705, up 0.2305(11.30%) 1:56PM EST on online dating industry data and forecasts.

FriendFinder Networks Inc. (NasdaqGM: FFN ) issued a press release where it shared market research that affirms the scope of the online dating industry and forecasts the market to exceed $2.5 billion by 2015.  The research report was conducted by Marketdata Enterprises, a Tampa, Florida market research publisher, which has tracked the dating service market since 1998.

"The Marketdata study confirms what we have known for some time - online dating presents a tremendous opportunity for FriendFinder Networks.  Already considered one of the most significant participants in online dating, with properties that include FriendFinder.com, PerfectMatch.com, AsiaFriendFinder.com, SeniorFriendFinder.com, AdultFriendFinder.com, Amigos.com and BigChurch.com, FriendFinder Networks operates more than 40,000 sites, catering to over 528 million registrants.  This robust platform provides us with tremendous coverage and exposure to a strong and growing market," commented Marc Bell, President and CEO of FriendFinder Networks.



ABOUT FRIENDFINDER NETWORKS INC.  (NasdaqGM: FFN )
FriendFinder Networks Inc. (www.ffn.com) is an internet-based social networking and technology company operating several of the most heavily visited websites in the world, including AdultFriendFinder.com, Amigos.com, AsiaFriendFinder.com, Cams.com, FriendFinder.com, BigChurch.com and SeniorFriendFinder.com, and social commerce company operating JigoCity websites in more than five countries, providing members high quality, daily deals that are relevant to their individual lifestyles. FriendFinder Networks Inc. also produces and distributes original pictorial and video content and engages in brand licensing.

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Social Networking Stock Alert: LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) Trades Up on Fourth Quarter News

New York, New York - February 10, 2012 - www.InvestorIdeas.com, a global investor research portal, specializing in sector research including tech stocks issues an investor alert for social networking and media stock, LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE:LNKD). The stock is trading up at $84.64 8.25(10.80%) 10:10AM EST, with a morning high of $86.10. The Company reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2011 on the close yesterday.
Summary of Results
  • Revenue for the fourth quarter was $167.7 million, an increase of 105% compared to $81.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2010
  • Net income for the fourth quarter was $6.9 million, compared to net income of $5.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2010; Non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter was $13.3 million, compared to $5.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2010. Non-GAAP measures exclude tax-affected stock-based compensation expense and tax-affected amortization of acquired intangible assets
  • Adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter was $34.4 million, or 21% of revenue, compared to $16.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2010, or 20% of revenue
  • GAAP EPS for the fourth quarter was $0.06; Non-GAAP EPS for the fourth quarter was $0.12
  • For the full year 2011, revenue increased 115% to $522.2 million from $243.1 million. GAAP EPS increased to $0.11 from $0.07 and Non-GAAP EPS increased to $0.35 from $0.24. Adjusted EBITDA increased to $98.7 million from $48.0 million
"Q4 once again exceeded our expectations for member engagement and business growth. It was a fitting end to a memorable year in which we reinforced our position as the pre-eminent professional network on the web," said Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn. "We believe continued focus on our members and technology infrastructure positions us well for accelerated product innovation in 2012."
Investorideas.com Newswire About LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD)
Founded in 2003, LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With more than 150 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. The company has a diversified business model with revenues coming from member subscriptions, marketing solutions and hiring solutions. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, LinkedIn has offices across the globe.
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Friday, February 3, 2012

Social Networking Stocks Continue Run with Facebook Frenzy; FFN, GRPN, LNKD, RENN

New York, New York - February 3, 2012 - www.InvestorIdeas.com, a global investor research portal, specializing in sector research including tech stocks issues an investor alert for social networking stocks for the morning of February 3rd as the Facebook IPO frenzy continues to drive the sector. Tech stocks were strong in yesterday�s session, with significant gains in the Social Media/Networking stocks.
Facebook�s pending $5 Billion IPO has investors buying into the sector ahead of its market debut expected in May. Most retail investors know the chance of participating in the IPO are slim and none so they are entering the game with some of the other well known players in the space.
Social Networking stocks Snapshot Trading February 3rd
FriendFinder Networks Inc. (NasdaqGM: FFN) is becoming a best friend to investors this week, trading up again this morning, at 1.3950, up 0.0650(4.89%) 9:54AM EST with a high of $1.47
Groupon, Inc. (NASDAQ: GRPN) is trading up at $23.79, up 0.71(3.07%)
Linkedin Corporation (NYSE:LNKD) is moving up, trading at $79.93, up 2.95(3.83%)
Renren Inc. (NYSE: RENN) is gaining in morning trading, at $5.66, up 0.24(4.43%) 9:58AM EST
SINA Corporation (NASDAQ:SINA) is trading at $76.26, up 0.96(1.27%)
Zynga Inc. (NASDAQ: ZNGA) is running, trading at $13.24, up 0.85(6.90%)
Investorideas.com Newswire Read the entire S1IPO filing for Facebook: http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1326801/000119312512034517/d287954ds1.htm
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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Social Networking Stocks Snapshot Following Wednesday's Filing of Facebook IPO; FFN, LNKD, RENN, SINA Trade Up

New York, New York - February 2, 2012 - www.InvestorIdeas.com, a global investor research portal, specializing in sector research including tech stocks issues an investor alert for social networking stocks for February 2nd, following the S1 IPO filing of Facebook Inc, ( Facebook.com) yesterday. The Company is raising $5 Billion in its IPO and intends to start trading in May.
The filing shows revenue of over $3.7 Billion for 2011, up significantly from 2010 revenue of $1.97 Billion.
According to the S1 filing, Facebook had 845 million Monthly Active Users MAUs as of December 31, 2011, an increase of 39% as compared to 608 million MAUs as of December 31, 2010.
Facebook had 483 million daily active users (DAUs) on average in December 2011, an increase of 48% as compared to 327 million DAUs in December 2010. It also had more than 425 million MAUs who used Facebook mobile products in December 2011. There were more than 100 billion friend connections on Facebook as of December 31, 2011. Also noted; users generated an average of 2.7 billion Likes and Comments per day during the three months ended December 31, 2011.
Stocks in the sector are trading up on higher than usual volume on the Facebook boost.
Social Networking stocks Snapshot Trading Snapshot:
FriendFinder Networks Inc. (NasdaqGM: FFN) is trading up at $1.25 0.11(9.65%) with a high of $1.30
Linkedin Corporation (NYSE:LNKD) is trading at $76.41, up 4.04(5.58%) 12:11PM EST with a high of $77.83
Renren Inc. (NYSE: RENN) is trading higher at #5.59, up 0.58(11.58%) 12:16PM EST on volume of over 15 Million shares. The high of the day so far is $5.74.
SINA Corporation (NASDAQ:SINA) is trading up at $75.71 up 1.82(2.46%) with a high of $77.80
The Global X Social Media Index ETF (NasdaqGM: SOCL) that tracks the sector is trading up at 14.99, up 0.40(2.74%) 12:20PM EST.
Read the entire S1IPO filing for Facebook:http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1326801/000119312512034517/d287954ds1.htm
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