3 Buzzing Social Media Stocks: Facebook Gets a Bump, Pandora Sells Off, LinkedIn’s New Hire

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB): Facebook has been upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform by Cowen in the wake of a stock run that has seen shares swell some 73 percent since the social network’s second-quarter report. The analyst believes strong ROI in the News Feed is sustainable with increasing advertising demand meeting rising inventory and prices, and sees Instagram and Video as additional monetization opportunities that are not fully reflected in shares.