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'Time for facts not conjecture' says Cambridge Analytica chief

Cambridge Analytica issued a series of facts about its operations in order to address and stem the flow of speculation and false accusations being made about the company. "It has become open season for critics to say whatever they like about us based on speculation and hearsay," said the acting CEO Alexander Tayler, "conjecture and rumor is being portrayed as fact which is damaging and unfair to the company, its employees, and its clients. It would be impossible to address the hundreds of articles and broadcast segments that have misrepresented Cambridge Analytica or replicated false statements made by those focused on creating a political scandal." The press release said in part: "1. No laws were broken. Cambridge Analytica did not "hack" Facebook. 2. Cambridge Analytica did not use the GSR data or any derivatives of this data in the US Presidential Election. We used data from the RNC, data from public sources such as the voter registry, data from commercial data brokers, and research we collected ourselves with a clear statement of consent. 3. Cambridge Analytica did not work at all on the Brexit Referendum. 4. Mr Wylie is not a whistle-blower. He has repeatedly claimed to be a founder of Cambridge Analytica. In reality, he was a contractor of SCL Elections and left in mid-2014. His work for Cambridge Analytica began in August 2013 and ended in July 2014. 5. Cambridge Analytica and SCL Elections are different companies. 6. SCL Elections licensed 30M records on US citizens from GSR but has since deleted all the GSR data and its derivatives. 6. SCL Elections licensed 30M records on US citizens from GSR but has since deleted all the GSR data and its derivatives. 7. Cambridge Analytica only collects data with informed consent.8. We are undertaking an independent third-party audit in order to demonstrate that we do not hold any GSR data. We will share the results of this investigation as soon as we receive them.9. Cambridge Analytica has cooperated with the UK Information Commissioner's Office.10. Cambridge Analytica is a politically neutral company." Reference Link

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FB Facebook
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0.73 (0.46%)

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JEFF
04/09/18
NO CHANGE
Target $215
JEFF
Buy
Facebook headlines not hurting engagement on platform, says Jefferies
Jefferies analyst Brent Thill lowered his price target for Facebook to $215 from $230 reflect higher operating expenses. The analyst, however, keeps a Buy rating on the shares after analyzing Facebook's traffic over the course of March. Recent headlines around the company's data policies have not meaningfully impacted engagement on the platform, Thill tells investors in a research note titled "Data Shows Friends Don't Let Friends Leave Facebook." The analyst sees opportunity for long-term investors with Facebook shares currently trading at 18 times 2019 earnings estimates. Thill views the stock's current valuation as "compelling." He cautions, however, that near-term headline risk and Europe's data protection regulations could weigh on investor sentiment.
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KEYB
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NO CHANGE
Target $245
KEYB
Overweight
No meaningful impact on Facebook spending, says KeyBanc
KeyBanc analyst Andy Hargreaves says advertiser checks suggest no meaningful change in spending trends on Facebook and virtually no hesitancy from advertisers to continue spending. Engagement will be the key going forward in his view, and he sees limited signs of material impact to date. The analyst recommends buying Facebook, reiterating an Overweight rating and $245 price target on the shares.
04/05/18
WELS
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NO CHANGE
Target $230
WELS
Outperform
Facebook expected to 'weather the storm,' says Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo analyst Ken Sena says his advertising and agency contacts continue to point to the fact that marketers with direct and purchased access to third party data will still be able to apply it to Facebook targeting. Moreover, combined with the fact that Facebook's first party data and advertiser's customer data will continue to be applicable to Facebook targeting, the analyst expects no material negative impact on advertiser spending. Sena reiterates an Outperform rating and $230 price target on the shares.
04/04/18
SPHN
04/04/18
NO CHANGE
Target $32
SPHN
Overweight
Acxiom overreaction to Facebook news a buying opportunity, says Stephens
Stephens analyst Brett Huff noted that Acxiom (ACXM) CEO Scott Howe published a blog post stating that he has seen "some signs" that Facebook (FB) is reconsidering its new policy on data imports in light of advertiser concerns. Huff, who thinks the blog post is a potential indication of the level of concern advertisers are having about Facebook's recent move, remains a buyer of Acxiom shares as he views the recent negative stock reaction to Facebook's news as overdone. He maintains his $32 price target and Overweight rating on Acxiom shares.

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