META Share Price Collapses after Publication of Quarterly Report

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Just yesterday, META's stock price closed at USD 493.50, up approximately 40% since the start of 2024 and up nearly 300% since the start of 2023.

However, following the release of Meta's quarterly report, its shares plummeted to USD 400 in post-market trading, representing a decline of more than -15%.

It is noteworthy that the report exceeded expectations in some of the main indicators:
→ earnings per share: actual = USD 4.70, forecast = USD 4.32;
→ revenue: actual = USD 36.4 billion, forecast = USD 36.1 billion.

However, investors were disappointed by plans for the coming months, as Meta said second-quarter revenue would be between USD 36.5 billion and USD 39 billion, below the average estimate of USD 38.24 billion. This could be due to increased investment in developing AI-based products , which do not yet generate income.

At pre-market today, the META share price is around USD 418.

The technical analysis of the META stock chart shows:
→ The price still remains within the long-term ascending channel (marked in blue), which describes the price increase in 2023-2024.
→ The pattern of decline from the high around USD 530 towards the lower boundary may be a sign that indicates a potential change in sentiment - optimism is not endless.
→ Divergence on the RSI indicator turned out to be an effective warning for a price decline.

Market participants who bought META stock at prices between USD 480 and USD 530 will find their positions in the red when trading opens today, most likely with a bearish gap — somewhere around the lower boundary of the mentioned channel. So it is safe to assume that any rise in price towards the specified range will represent an opportunity for them to exit the position and minimize losses, which in turn will put pressure on potential attempts by the bulls to resume the multi-month trend. Resistance may also come from the median line of the channel, which today lies right at the lower limit of the range between USD 480 and USD 530.

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