Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) reported revenue that missed Wall Street expectations and earnings that beat them

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) reported revenue that missed Wall Street expectations and earnings that beat them

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) reported revenue that missed Wall Street expectations and earnings that beat them

Facebook Inc. FB, +2.91% shares rose roughly 3% in the extended session Tuesday after the company reported revenue that missed Wall Street expectations and earnings that beat them. The social network reported third-quarter net income of $5.14 billion, or $1.76 a share, compared with $4.71 billion, or $1.59 a share, in the year-ago period. Revenue rose to $13.73 billion from $10.14 billion in the year-ago period.

Analysts surveyed by FactSet had estimated $1.46 a share on revenue of $13.77 billion. For the fourth quarter, analysts model earningsof $2.20 a share on sales of $16.38 billion. Facebook stock has fallen 17% this year ahead of Tuesday’s extended session, with the S&P 500 index SPX, +1.57% falling 1.2%.

Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards.

Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the downside.

The projected upper bound is: 154.57.

The projected lower bound is: 136.82.

The projected closing price is: 145.69.

Candlesticks

A big white candle occurred. This is generally considered bullish, as prices closed significantly higher than they opened. If the candle appears when prices are “low,” it may be the first sign of a bottom. If it occurs when prices are rebounding off of a support area (e.g., a moving average, trendline, or retracement level), the long white candle adds credibility to the support. Similarly, if the candle appears during a breakout above a resistance area, the long white candle adds credibility to the breakout.
During the past 10 bars, there have been 4 white candles and 6 black candles for a net of 2 black candles. During the past 50 bars, there have been 25 white candles and 25 black candles.

A piercing line occurred (which indicates that prices moved down on the previous bar, opened even lower, but then closed significantly higher). This implies strength as the momentum appears to be shifting from the bears to the bulls. Note that the higher the close of the white candle (relative to the black candle), the more bullish the Piercing Line pattern.

Momentum Indicators

Momentum is a general term used to describe the speed at which prices move over a given time period. Generally, changes in momentum tend to lead to changes in prices. This expert shows the current values of four popular momentum indicators.

Stochastic Oscillator

One method of interpreting the Stochastic Oscillator is looking for overbought areas (above 80) and oversold areas (below 20). The Stochastic Oscillator is 26.3252. This is not an overbought or oversold reading. The last signal was a buy 1 period(s) ago.

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

The RSI shows overbought (above 70) and oversold (below 30) areas. The current value of the RSI is 38.20. This is not a topping or bottoming area. A buy or sell signal is generated when the RSI moves out of an overbought/oversold area. The last signal was a buy 36 period(s) ago.

Commodity Channel Index (CCI)

The CCI shows overbought (above 100) and oversold (below -100) areas. The current value of the CCI is -131.This is an oversold reading. However, a signal isn’t generated until the indicator crosses above -100. The last signal was a buy 11 period(s) ago.

MACD

The Moving Average Convergence/Divergence indicator (MACD) gives signals when it crosses its 9 period signal line. The last signal was a sell 4 period(s) ago.

Rex Takasugi – TD Profile

FACEBOOK INC A closed up 4.130 at 146.220. Volume was 93% above average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 22% narrower than normal.

Open High Low Close Volume___
139.935 146.640 139.742 146.220 50,528,280

Technical Outlook
Short Term: Neutral
Intermediate Term: Bearish
Long Term: Bearish

Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period
Close: 150.82 161.89 177.35
Volatility: 51 36 46
Volume: 25,656,680 24,535,284 27,929,546

Short-term traders should pay closer attention to buy/sell arrows while intermediate/long-term traders should place greater emphasis on the Bullish or Bearish trend reflected in the lower ribbon.

Summary

FACEBOOK INC A is currently 17.6% below its 200-period moving average and is in an downward trend. Volatility is extremely high when compared to the average volatility over the last 10 periods. There is a good possibility that volatility will decrease and prices will stabilize in the near term. Our volume indicators reflect volume flowing into and out of FB.O at a relatively equal pace (neutral). Our trend forecasting oscillators are currently bearish on FB.O and have had this outlook for the last 27 periods.

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