The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Facebook, Twitter, First Trust US IPO Index And Renaissance IPO ETF

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Chicago, IL –March 13, 2017 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include Facebook (NASDAQ: FB Free Report ), Twitter ( NYSE: TWTR Free Report ) , First Trust US IPO Index ( NYSEARCA: FPX Free Report ) and Renaissance IPO ETF ( NYSEARCA: IPO Free Report ) .

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Here are highlights from Friday’s Analyst Blog:

Should You Invest in Snap via IPOs?

Snap , the parent of Snapchat, made its public debut last week. It was the biggest IPO since Alibaba’s in 2014. The shares opened at $24 after listing at $17 and surged on the first two days and lost all those gains in the next two days. Trading in shares has been very heavy and volatile.

While it was a hot IPO, many have been concerned about the valuation. At current share price, the company has a market cap of $26 billion. They had reported net revenue of $404 million and a loss of $515 million for 2016. No analyst has assigned a “Buy” rating to the stock.

Snap has 158 million average active daily users who send more than 2.5 billion messages every day. Instagram, which is owned byFacebook (NASDAQ: FB Free Report ), reported 300 million daily active users and their user growth is outpacing Snap’s. And, Instagram Stories is pretty similar to Snapchat.

Investors should remember that not all IPOs are successful. Investing in smaller, rather unknown companies can be quite risky. A handful of these newly minted companies may turn out to be excellent investments; some may result in big losses.

It remains to be seen whether Snap will grow likeFacebook or sputter like Twitter (NYSE: TWTR Free Report ). Facebook had an IPO price of $38 per share and is currently trading above $138. Twitter IPO’d at $26 per share and now trades at $15.

Using an ETF approach is a low-risk and convenient way of getting exposure to this ‘hot” corner of the investing world. To learn more about theFirst Trust US IPO Index (NYSEARCA: FPX Free Report ) and Renaissance IPO ETF ( NYSEARCA: IPO Free Report ) , please watch the short video above. FPX has already added Snap and IPO is expected to add it soon.

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