Alphabet, Meta Platforms Targets Cut at KeyBanc on Tougher Ad Environment By Investing.com

© Reuters. By Senad Karaahmetovic KeyBanc analysts lowered price targets on Alphabet (NASDAQ:) and Meta Platforms (NASDAQ:) amid increasing concerns the ad market will see a downturn in 2023. These concerns have made investors further skeptical of revenue estimates for both META and GOOGL, analysts said in a client note. As a result, the analysts … Read more

Meta Platforms Should Reduce Headcount Expense by 20%

© Reuters. By Sam Boughedda In an open letter to Meta Platforms (NASDAQ:) on Monday, Altimeter Capital Chair and CEO Brad Gerstner said that the social media and metaverse company needs to get its mojo back and re-build confidence with investors through a reduction in headcount, Capex and limiting investment in the metaverse. Gerstner recommends … Read more

Meta Platforms Falls After BofA Downgrade to Neutral on Ad Budget Cuts By Investing.com

© Reuters By Senad Karaahmetovic Bank of America analysts downgraded Meta Platforms (NASDAQ:) stock to Neutral from Buy with a price target of $150 per share (down from $196). While recent checks from BofA on ad spending showed stability as far as Q3 is concerned, the analysts argue that the ad spending pressure is likely … Read more

Snap Sinks Following Weak Results, Drags Meta and Pinterest Lower By Investing.com

© Reuters. After-Hours Stock Movers: Immunic, Inc. (Nasdaq: IMUX) 76% LOWER; announced the outcome of a pre-planned interim group-level data analysis of its phase 1b clinical trial of IMU-935 in patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis. The overall trial is ongoing and remains blinded. The pre-planned interim analysis revealed that the group averages for Psoriasis Area and … Read more

Meta Platforms’ Near-Term Challenges Remain

© Reuters By Sam Boughedda Facebook parent company Meta Platforms (NASDAQ:) hosted its annual Meta Connect event on Tuesday, featuring a keynote presentation by CEO Mark Zuckerberg, outlining Meta’s progress on Reality Labs products and software, and its vision for the future of the metaverse Meta shares fell almost 4% in Tuesday’s session, while it … Read more

Atlantic Cuts Meta Platforms to Neutral, Doesn’t Expect Shares to Re-Rate Higher By Investing.com

© Reuters. By Senad Karaahmetovic  Atlantic Equities analysts downgraded Meta Platforms (NASDAQ:) shares to Neutral from Overweight with a new price target of $160 per share. The analysts believe Meta’s growth is “increasingly challenged” amid mounting macro headwinds. Moreover, rising competition for advertising dollars and easing secular tailwinds in digital advertising are further complicating the … Read more

Alphabet and Meta Platforms Remain BofA’s Top Value Internet Stocks By Investing.com

© Reuters. By Senad Karaahmetovic Bank of America has reiterated the firm’s positive stance on Alphabet (NASDAQ:) (NASDAQ:) and Meta Platforms (NASDAQ:), which BofA still sees as the top value stocks within the Internet sector. Still, Bank of America acknowledges that Street estimates for Alphabet/Meta advertising revenues are likely too high for 2023. Moreover, Increasing … Read more