One of the biggest news of all time - Meta Shares smashed over 26%

Shares of Facebook parent company Meta platforms smashed over 26% on 3rd Feb 2022, the greatest in stock market history, after the social media giant issued a gloomy prediction, blaming Apple Inc’s privacy changes and expanded competition. Shares were down 25.6 % shortly after the opening in New York, resulting in an approximately $200 billion hit to the firm’s market value.

Facebook’s proprietor Mark Zuckerberg had some $20 billion in value tapped from his holding by the way on wall street, according to filings on the company stock he holds.

Newly named Meta is investing laboriously in its futuristic “Metaverse” project, but as of now leans on hype revenue for almost all its income,

It is by far the collapse in market value for any US firm. But there’s no assurance the losses will hold, particularly given the recent volatility that’s switched across technology shares.

The drastic fall comes after the social media giant reported a rare plunge in profit due to a sharp growth in expenses, as it invests heavily in its change into a virtual reality-based company. Earlier, Facebook’s market capitalization had fallen $120 billion on July 26, 2018.

Meta platforms carried on its new name last fall to highlight CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s priority on the metaverse. Since then, the firm has been locomoting resources and hiring engineers – including from competitors like Apple and Google – who can help discover its vision.

Analysts expected 1.95 billion daily active users on Facebook, while Meta reported 1.93 billion – a fundamental indicator of the development course for a company fueled by the people who prefer to interact with its platforms.