Social Media Outlook for Thursday August 2 (FSLR, PZZA, KCG, ANF)

By Viktor Puskorius,

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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.

Provided by Social Market Analytics , here is the social media outlook for Thursday, August 2.

Most Bullish

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: PZZA ) traded down about 1 percent after the company reported strong second-quarter results and increased its guidance for the full year 2012 net income.

Most Bearish

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: ANF ) 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.

Most Discussed

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) 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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This article appears in: Investing Investing Ideas
Referenced Stocks: AAPL , ANF , FSLR , GMCR , PZZA

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