Investors looking to bet on social and mobile mega-trends have a handful of options, including operators such as LinkedIn (LNKD), Yelp (YELP) and Pandora (P). But at the end of the day, Facebook (FB) and Twitter (TWTR) remain the clear leaders in the space.
Still, the question remains whether FB stock or TWTR stock is the better place for your hard-earned cash. After all, the Facebook vs. Twitter rivalry is old news, but there’s still not a clear winner.
Instead, there’s actually been some weakness for both names lately. So far this year, Facebook stock is has shed almost 4%, while Twitter stock has lost nearly 11%.
Part of the weakness for both FB and TWTR is simply profit-taking … but the overall volatility in the markets has also been a factor. Plus, Wall Street is jittery about earnings expectations as well.
So in a standoff between FB stock and TWTR stock, which pick looks more attractive? Let’s take a look: