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Social Stocks Try To Make New History: Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ:AKAM), Blucora (NASDAQ:BCOR)

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) [Detail Analytic Report] moved up 0.23% before trading session on Monday as the Italian data defense right has ordered Facebook to provide an Italian user by means of all of their data, comprising personal information, photos, as well posts of a separate fake account set up in that person’s name by somebody else.

As well, US social network must give details of how personal data was employed, comprising who it was sent to or might contain attained knowledge about it. Facebook declined to comment on the Italian order, instead sending us a standard boilerplate response. The original Facebook user had asked the Italian protection authority to order the fake account to be blocked and cancelled. In addition, the complainant asked for both their own data, as well as that of the fake account, to be sent to them in a readily-accessible form.

On the other side, a Facebook Inc (FB) shareholder filed a offered class action court case on Friday in a offer to stop firm’s plan to issue new Class C stock, calling move an unfair contract to entrench CEO Mark Zuckerberg as controlling shareholder. Facebook aims to create a new class of shares that are publicly listed, other than do not contain voting rights. Facebook will release two of the so-called “Class C” shares for each outstanding Class A and Class B share held by shareholders. Those new Class C shares will be publicly traded under a new symbol.

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM) [Detail Analytic Report] plunged over 2.71% in last session as it released that improved than anticipated quarterly revenue and profit, assisted by higher demand for its cloud security services. Revenue from Akamai’s cloud security business, which protects websites and data centers from cyber attacks, increased 46% to $80.7M for Q1.

A Piper Jaffray analyst, Michael Olson stated in a research report that revenue outlook is slightly under consensus, owing to year-over-year drop in revenue from two major media delivery customers that are taking more of their volume in-house. Importantly, impact from these customers is Turing less material as they go from 11% of revenue in 2015 to around 6% in 2016.

The president and chief executive officer of Blucora, Inc. (NASDAQ:BCOR) [Detail Analytic Report], John Clendening stated that their team persists to drive efforts to strengthen Blucora and execute on their strategic transformation into a technology-enabled financial solutions company. They start 2016 with good momentum punctuated by their strong financial performance during this year’s tax season.

Looking ahead, they are committed to their 2016 stated objectives of forcefully paying down debt, divesting our non-core businesses, cutting operating expenses, and delivering on their business performance goals. He is thrilled to lead a newly transformed Blucora, eager for what they can achieve together, as well as confident in their ability to enhance shareholder value.

The CEO and treasurer of Blucora, Eric Emans noted that firm has made progress toward its commitment to pay down debt. They retired over $65M of debt in quarter, lowering their net leverage ratio and highlighting firm’s growth, predictable profit generation and strong free cash flow conversion.

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