Historically it has been often told that fall is always a great time for technology stocks to reap the big gains investors love to see. When comparing to Silicon Valley’s top social media plays however this theory has far been true. Except for LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) and Yelp (NYSE: YELP) who are up 197% and 152% respectively the rest of the group is performing sub-par to say the least, as you can see in the chart below.
The Four Struggling Silicon Valley Social Media Plays
Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) has been the big headliner since the beginning being one of the biggest disappointments of all-time, as despite having now 1 billion users the stock has fallen flat ever since the IPO, down 45% so far.
Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) the online coupon website started off strong but have seen their best days behind them as they have struggled recently down 77%.
Pandora (NYSE: P) the popular free online music website who due to huge licensing fees has struggled as well down 41%.
What the future holds for all these companies is still up in the air but as of right now the four on the bottom need to seriously reanalyze their companies from top to bottom and start following in line with LinkedIn and Yelp and ask them what they’re doing so they can get back on track or else they might just disappear forever.
Silicon Valley’s Stock Funk