In recent years, traders and investors have increasingly turned
to social media to discuss their investments. Now, interested
parties can get a scientific look at what is being discussed on a
weekly, monthly and even hourly basis.
, here is the social media outlook for Thursday, August 2.
First Solar (NASDAQ: ) shares traded up about 21 percent after
the company reported second-quarter earnings that included an 81
percent year-over-year rise in profits. The company beat analyst
estimates on both earnings and revenue.
Papa John's International (NASDAQ:
) traded down about 1 percent after the company reported strong
second-quarter results and increased its guidance for the full year
2012 net income.
Knight Capital Group (NYSE: ) shares were down about 45 percent
on Thursday. The company suffered a $440 million loss after a
technological trading error occurred on Wednesday.
Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:
) shares were down about 14 percent on Thursday. After market close
Wednesday, the company forecasted quarterly profits to be about
half of what analysts estimated.
) is often on the top of this list. Apple is currently in a lawsuit
with Samsung over patent violations.
Knight Capital Group (NYSE: )
Facebook (NASDAQ: ) shares traded down about 3 percent on
Thursday. The company hit new 52-week lows after investor concern
for revenue growth.
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (NASDAQ: ) reported earnings that
missed on revenue and cut forecast on Thursday. Regardless, shares
were up on high inventory and demand.
First Solar (NASDAQ: )
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