Why Is Buzzfeed (BZFD) Stock Up Today?


  • Buzzfeed (BZFD) stock is rising on news it will use artificial intelligence (AI) for content creation.
  • This comes from an internal memo making the rounds.
  • With that news comes heavy trading of BZFD shares.
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Buzzfeed (NASDAQ:BZFD) stock is rising on Friday on reports that the company will use AI to generate content.

According to an internal memo, Buzzfeed is planning to make use of OpenAI, the owner of ChatGPT, for content creation. This comes after a report that Meta (NASDAQ:META) is considering a deal with Buzzfeed to bring more content to its platforms, such as Facebook.

Here’s what a portion of the Buzzfeed internal memo says, as reported by Yahoo Finance:

“To fulfill the promise of our mission, we need to build a stronger business foundation by executing a forward-looking strategy. We must look ahead and shift our business towards longer term trends in order to seize the opportunities that will come in the eventual recovery.”

BZFD Stock Needs the Boost

Reports of the Meta deal, as well as the AI content memo, bring a welcome rally to BZFD stock. The company’s shares gained 120% during Thursday trading and are starting out Friday up 38.8% in pre-market trading.

Investors have been dealing BZFD stock falling in price since it went public in late 2021. The company’s stock was trading at closer to $10 per share during its debut but currently goes for about $2.09. Year-to-date, BZFD shares are up 186.3%.

With today’s news comes heavy trading of BZFD stock too. There have been some 19 million shares traded as of this writing. For comparison, the company’s daily average trading volume is around 3.5 million shares.

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