Five stocks you can fall in love with

Facebook

Social media giant Facebook (FB) is another stock I have fallen in love with over the years. I acquired stock while shares were showing weakness immediately after the company went public in 2012 with an average price of $30.87 per share. Over the last several years, the stock has appreciated in value to $183.33, for a 495% gain. Facebook has come under pressure in recent months over its recent data scandal, but the stock quickly rebounded as Wall Street realized the sell off was premature, and the company still offered one of the best online advertising options versus Google (GOOGL). Facebook appears to be working to do a better job protecting its users’ data, and with earnings forecast to rise by 26.4% a year for the next five years, I will continue to hold my position and expect a lot more upside moving forward. FB trades at $183.33 with an average price target of $217.61.

Disclaimer: As of the time of writing, the author holds a long position in this stock.

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Michael Fowlkes

Michael Fowlkes

Michael Fowlkes is a financial writer who has been with the Fresh Brewed Media family since 2004. Over the course of his tenure with Fresh Brewed Media, he has worn many hats, including portfolio manager, options analyst, and writer. Michael received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech in Accounting and got his start in finance working as a stock trader for six years at Chase Investment Counsel in Charlottesville, Va.

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