Kapitall Community: Most Held Stocks of August 2013

Each month we take a look at the holdings of Kapitall users to see what's moving among their favorite stocks. 

It's been a very good week for Facebook (FB), which possibly explains why so many of our users feel the stock is going to go up even more. An appearance Mark Zuckerberg made at the TechCrunch conference in San Francisco this week even sent the stock above its $45 IPO, although the share price has since receded slightly. Zuckerberg projected confidence and ease as he tried to urge other tech entrepreneurs not to worry too much about their IPOs, despite his own less-than-perfect experience.

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A number of firms and analyists have issued a swath of new upgrades for Facebook, and for the first time their target prices are went briefly above the $45 mark. Much of the newfound confidence, for Zuckerberg and those who follow his company, has to do with a stellar earnings report this summer that showed Facebook making great strides toward improving its mobile ad revenue. 

Meanwhile Zynga (ZNGA) has had a less stellar year, although it's currently experiencing a turnaround on the back of Candy Crush and increased user engagement. While the market is still bearish on the stock as a whole - it only has one "strong buy" rating versus many more holds - its stock price has done well this year and is up 1.2% today as of 3:09 EST. The slow growth for Zynga may have been an asset, as it is starting to get extremely close to its average target price without too much volatility. Some analysts are suggesting that this might mean more upgrades are in the game developers future. 

And Tesla Motors (TSLA) was downgraded today by TheStreet Ratings from hold to sell. While the stock's price has gone up more than any other stock on the S&P 500, its profits are lower than they were a year ago. The company's net profit margin is still in the red, by 7.52%, which is well below the industry average. Tesla now has to compete with electric cars offered by Nissan, and more car companies are now able to compete in the market for green car credits - federal subsidies granted to companies that invest in fuel-less cars. TheStreet Ratings worries that there is not enough upside potential to warrant such a risky investment. However, shares in Tesla were still up this week after announcements about the company's European roll-out. 

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Do you see potential in these most-held stocks on the Kapitall platform? Use the list below as a starting point for your own analysis. 

 

1.Facebook, Inc. (FB, Earnings, Analysts, Financials):Operates as an integrated social networking website worldwide. Market cap at $107.71B, most recent closing price at $44.75.

 

 

2.Apple Inc. (AAPL, Earnings, Analysts, Financials):Designs, manufactures, and markets personal computers, mobile communication and media devices, and portable digital music players, as well as sells related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications worldwide. Market cap at $434.22B, most recent closing price at $472.69.

 

3.Ford Motor Co. (F, Earnings, Analysts, Financials):Develops, manufactures, distributes, and services vehicles and parts worldwide. Market cap at $68.39B, most recent closing price at $17.39.

 

 

4.Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA, Earnings, Analysts, Financials):Develops, markets, and operates online social games as live services on the Internet, social networking sites, and mobile platforms in the United States and internationally. Market cap at $2.48B, most recent closing price at $3.02.

 

 

5.Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD, Earnings, Analysts, Financials):Operates as a semiconductor company in the United States, Japan, China, and Europe. Market cap at $2.82B, most recent closing price at $3.75.

 

 

6.Tesla Motors, Inc. (TSLA, Earnings, Analysts, Financials):Designs, develops, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles and advanced electric vehicle powertrain components. Market cap at $19.49B, most recent closing price at $164.93.

 

 

(List compiled by James Dennin. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research, all other data sourced from Finviz.)

 

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Facebook, Inc.(FB, Chart, Download SEC Filings) Apple Inc.(AAPL, Chart, Download SEC Filings) Ford Motor Co.(F, Chart, Download SEC Filings) Zynga, Inc. (ZNGA, Chart, Download SEC Filings) Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.(AMD, Chart, Download SEC Filings) Tesla Motors, Inc.(TSLA, Chart, Download SEC Filings)

 

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