13-week gains: 32%
Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is no stranger to attention itself — and lately, that’s actually been a good thing. While Mark Zuckerberg’s project was the talk of the town following its botched IPO, the stock has climbed to the tune of 32% gains over the past 13 weeks.
Just before Apple reported its miss in October, Facebook jumped over a relatively low earnings bar and its stock got a double-digit pop as a result. Since then, the social media site also made headlines by revealing its new Social Graph search feature and trying to take on SnapChat with its Poke app.
The stock’s total losses since the IPO are still nearly 19%, but its price right now is nearly double late-summer lows.
Keep an eye out; Facebook reports earnings after the bell next week on Jan. 30.