|Bid||281.71 x 1100|
|Ask||282.15 x 1300|
|Day's Range||273.79 - 283.60|
|52 Week Range||137.10 - 304.67|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.30|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||34.37|
|Earnings Date||Oct 29, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||296.17|
Bill Gates says misinformation online could result in fewer people being vaccinated against the coronavirus.
Today's Senate hearing on immensely important legal protections for online platforms quickly proved to be little more than an excuse for Senators to accuse the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google of partisan interference with next week's election. The actual law being considered for revision was mentioned only a handful of times in the nearly four-hour hearing, the balance being taken up by partisan bickering and, ironically, misinformation. Section 230, a law which is under serious and justified consideration for revision, was barely a footnote.
Facebook jumped over 5%, with Apple and Google-parent Alphabet each rising over 3%, and Amazon adding 1.6%. Heavyweight U.S. technology companies, also including Zoom Video Communications, Nvidia and Microsoft, have grown their businesses and outperformed smaller rivals this year as the pandemic accelerates trends toward online shopping, video streaming and other technologies.